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Gary Z. "BG" Bower

January 15, 1943 ~ February 15, 2019 (age 76)

Gary Z. "BG" Bower, age 76 of Clairton, passed away at home on Friday, February 15, 2019.  Born January 15, 1943 in Pittsburgh, he was a son of the late Albert and Mary Rose (Anerino) Bower.  A US Army Veteran of the Vietnam War, Gary retired from the maintenance department of the Central Medical Pavilion in Pittsburgh and also formerly worked at J & L Steel.  He was a member of the Keystone Alert "CB" Club and the American Legion Daniel Keffer Post #75 in Clairton.  Gary is survived by his wife Barbara E. (Hartlein) Bower; his children Michael (Cindee) Clinton of Clairton, Michele (David) Bendel of Elizabeth, and Denise (Michael) Studvick of Elizabeth Twp.; his six grandchildren Jennifer, Joshua, Jessica, Samantha, Adam, and Chad; his eleven great-grandchildren; and also nieces, nephews, and cousins.  Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his son Gary Clinton, his two brothers, and his sister.  Friends will be received at the Paul E. Bekavac Funeral Home, Elizabeth, on Tuesday, February 19, 2019 from 2 PM until 4 PM and 6 PM until an 8 PM Prayer Service.  A service with military honors will be held at the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies, 1158 Morgan Rd., Bridgeville, PA 15017, on Wednesday, February 20, 2019 at 10:30 AM.  If attending that service, please meet at the cemetery; there will be no procession.  

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