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William E. Chomas

January 2, 1934 ~ May 29, 2019 (age 85)
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William E. Chomas, age 85, of Elizabeth Twp., passed away on Wednesday, May 29, 2019 at home. He retired after 31 years as a police officer in Elizabeth Twp. A Navy veteran serving during the Korean War, he was a member of Elizabeth United Methodist Church and the Stephen Bayard Masonic Lodge 526 in Elizabeth. Born January 2, 1934 in McKeesport, he was a son of the late Joseph and Bertha (Kadar) Chomas. He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Beverly J. (Pierce) Chomas; daughters, Karen L. Cochenour of California, Diane L. (Marty) Konopka of West Newton, Susan D. Hellet of Panama City, FL, and Carol Jane Sechrist of Elizabeth Twp.; grandchildren, Greg, Mark, Jesse, Michelle, Tia, Tara and Jayna; 14 great-grandchildren; siblings, Robert Chomas of Elizabeth Twp., James L. Chomas of Elizabeth Twp. and Barbara Minter of Erie; also, nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by son, William E. Chomas Jr.; granddaughter, Nicole; and brother, Richard Chomas. Friends will be received in the Paul E. Bekavac Funeral Home, Elizabeth on Friday, May 31, 2019,  from 2-4 and 6-8 PM. A funeral service will take place on Saturday, June 1, 2019 at 10 AM in the Paul E. Bekavac Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Jack Piper officiating. Burial will follow in Round Hill Cemetery, Elizabeth Twp. Memorial contributions may be made to Elizabeth United Methodist Church, 317 North Second Avenue, Elizabeth, PA 15037.

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