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Bernice F. Taravella

February 19, 1926 — October 19, 2019

Bernice F. Taravella

Bernice “Bea” Taravella, 93, of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, passed away on October 19, 2019.  Born February 19, 1926, she was the daughter of the late Francis and Stella (Harper) Herrly, Jr.  Bea was a jewelry clerk at Joseph Horne’s Department Store for 25 years. She is survived by her son Charles Kleber and wife Debra (Finn) of Dover, PA; granddaughter Nicole (Kleber) Werner and husband William of Mechanicsburg, PA; great-grandchildren Sophia, Colin and Riley; sister Stella Laughlin; and many nieces and nephews.  Bea was preceded in death by her loving husband, Vincent Taravella, and sisters, Margaret Purcell and Delores “Lorie” Poelcher. 

Family and friends may call on Wednesday 2-4 & 6-8 PM at the McDERMOTT FUNERAL HOME, INC., 334 Forest Grove Road, Kennedy Township.  Mass of Christian burial, Thursday at 10 AM in St. Malachy Church, followed by Internment at Mt. Calvary Cemetery.

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Wednesday, October 23, 2019

2:00 - 4:00 pm (Eastern time)

Holy Trinity Polish National Catholic Church

200 Grace St, McKees Rocks, PA 15136

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