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Dorothy (Bekavac) Sekulich

September 10, 1933 ~ April 26, 2017 (age 83)

Dorothy Sekulich, age 83 of Jefferson Hills, passed away peacefully Wednesday, April 26, 2017 in her home after a recent illness, surrounded by her four children: Joe, Cindy, Cathy, and Lori.  Born September 10, 1933 in Clairton, she was a daughter of the late Matthew (Mate) and Frances (Salopek) Bekavac.  Beloved wife of 55 years of the late Louis "Sonny" Sekulich; loving mother of Joe (Glinda) Sekulich of Jefferson Hills, Cindy (Dave) Colonna of Belle Mead, NJ, Cathy (Joe) LaFleur of Bel Air, MD, and Lori (Hugh) Bartrug of Jefferson Hills; proud grandmother of fifteen and great-grandmother of twelve; and sister of Mary (Steve) Chernicky and Carol (Mike) Brendza.  Dorothy was raised in Clairton and graduated from Clairton High School on June 5, 1951.  She was a lifelong member of the Croatian Fraternal Lodge # 248 in Clairton as well.  On May 29, 1954 she married Louis Sekulich, her high school sweetheart, at St. Joseph's Church in Clairton.  She faithfully attended class reunions every summer in Clairton Park and monthly luncheons with high school friends.  She worked and retired from JC Penney's where she rose to the position of catalog department supervisor.  Following her retirement in 1995, she and Lou traveled from coast to coast.  She always enjoyed listening to Croatian music and to Croatian radio programs every Sunday.  She was strong in her Catholic faith and was a member of St. Thomas a Becket Church in Jefferson Hills.  Dorothy was a loving soul who cherished family and friends and took great pleasure in family and Croatian traditions.  Her gentle smile will be missed by everyone who knew her.  Friends will be received in the A.J. Bekavac Funeral Home, Clairton, on Friday, April 28, 2017 from 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 PM.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, April 29, 2017 at 11 AM in St. Thomas a Becket Church with Fr. Daniel Maurer officiating.  Procession and burial will follow to Jefferson Memorial Park, Pleasant Hills.  In lieu of flowers, Dorothy's family asks that memorial contributions be made to St. Thomas a Becket's Building Fund, 139 Gill Hall Rd., Jefferson Hills, PA 15025.  


 Service Information

Visitation
Friday
April 28, 2017

2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
A.J. Bekavac Funeral Home
555 Fifth Street
Clairton, PA 15025

Visitation
Friday
April 28, 2017

6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
A.J. Bekavac Funeral Home
555 Fifth Street
Clairton, PA 15025

Mass of Christian Burial
Saturday
April 29, 2017

11:00 AM
St. Thomas a Becket Church
509 Gill Hall Rd.
Jefferson Hills, PA 15025

Committal
Saturday
April 29, 2017

12:00 PM
Jefferson Memorial Park
401 Curry Hollow Road
Pittsburgh, PA 15236


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