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Joseph M. Bednar

Joseph Michael Bednar, of Robinson Township, died July 22, 2015 after a battle with cancer. He was born November 26, 1926, in McKees Rocks, the middle son of the late John Bednar and Mary Frisch Bednar. He was preceded in death by brother Raymond Bednar, wife Helen Brettschneider Bednar, daughter Diane A. Bednar and companion of the late Ruth Geisler. Mr. Bednar was a World War II Veteran, having served in the U.S. Army, and a long time employee of U.S. Steel in McKees Rocks. He was active in his community and at one time served as a member of the Robinson Township Zoning Board. Mr. Bednar was also a member of St. Malachy Church parish in Kennedy township. He and his wife both particpated in the church's bingo games - Joe volunteered with set up and game calling and Helen played. Mr. Bednar combined his love of Pittsburgh sports teams and of travelling and was able to attend two Super Bowl games in the Steelers' heyday. At home, he enjoyed gardening, reading and holiday entertaining with family. Mr. Bednar is survived by daughter Janice (Michael) Sonnett of Coraopolis; two grandchildren and one great-granddaughter; brother John Bednar of Kennedy; as well as the family of his companion, Ruth. Family will receive friends at McDERMOTT FUNERAL HOME, INC., 334 Forest Grove Rd., Kennedy Twp., SATURDAY 9:00 AM until the time of Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 AM in St. Malachy Church. Interment to follow with military honors at Resurrection Cemetery.


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