Wanda Stella (Sokol) Kohan

Born: Fri., Jul. 4, 1924
Died: Mon., Sep. 7, 2015


2:00 PM to 4:00 PM, Fri., Sep. 11, 2015
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Fri., Sep. 11, 2015
Location: Robert A Billick Funeral Home, Inc.

Blessing Service

9:00 AM Sat., Sep. 12, 2015
Location: Robert A Billick Funeral Home, Inc.

Funeral Mass

9:30 AM Sat., Sep. 12, 2015
Location: Epiphany of Our Lord

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Wanda Stella Kohan was 91 years of age when she passed away peacefully on Labor Day, September 7, 2015 in her residence in Monongahela. Born in Charleroi on the Fourth of July in 1924, she was the daughter of the late Michael and Josephine Domack Sokol. Wanda retired from Corning Glass Charleroi Plant after 35 years. She was a member of the Epiphany of Our Lord Roman Catholic Church and a former member of the Eagles Ladies Auxiliary. Wanda was devoted to her family and embraced living in the United States. Besides her parents, she was proceeded in death by her late husband Rudolph B. Kohan, a daughter Sally Ann Kohan, a sister Irene Kerestes, and a brother Carl Sokol. She was loved dearly by her daughter and son-in-law, Cynthia and Pete Belavich of Monongahela, and a son and daughter-in-law, Rudolph D. and Frances Kohan of Georgia. Gram will always be remembered by her five grandchildren and their spouses: Robert F. (Donna) McFaddin Jr. of Virgina, Jill (Bill) Spencer of Upper St. Clair, Jason (Kristen) Kohan of Georgia, Melisa (Thomas) Gardner of Georgia, and Katie (Jason) Frost of Georgia. Bubba's love and affection lives on in the hearts of her ten great-grandchildren: Jenna M. McFaddin, Robert J. McFaddin, Lillian Spencer, Sarah Spencer, Hunter Kohan, Alexis Comacho, Abigail Gardner, Ellis Gardner, Liam Frost and Stella Frost. She has a special place in the hearts of her nephew Joseph Kerestes and friend Frank Smith, in addition to numerous nieces, nephews and friends. Wanda enjoyed creating home crafts, crocheting and knitting afghans, painting ceramics - particularly Christmas ornaments and villages, and completing bead work. She loved reading and playing cards, video games and board games. Family and friends will be received on Friday from 2 pm until 4 pm and 6 pm until 8 pm in the Robert A. Billick Funeral Home Inc. on Grand Blvd and Marion Ave. in Monessen. Please visit www.billicksfuneralhome.com. A Blessing will be held on Saturday at 9:00 am in the funeral home followed by a 9:30 am Funeral Mass in the Epiphany of Our Lord Roman Catholic Church with FR. Michael Crookston officiating. Wanda's interment will follow in St. Hyacinth's Cemetery.

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Janet Leone Hoade
   Posted Thu September 10, 2015
Rudy, so sorry to hear about your mom. I lost mine 4 years ago and it leaves a hole in your heart like nothing I have ever imagined. Each day will get a little better but it will take what seems forever for your heart to heal. Just know that your mom loved you very much and she is with the Lord, her true home. You truly have my sympathy.

Joe Kerestes
   Posted Thu September 10, 2015
Wanda was the best Aunt a person could have. Always welcoming and offering you food(the best) and delicious home made candy.Always jolly with a joke or a smile.Talented at cards, and puzzles or video games. She was an excellent mom and grandma .She taught her children and grandchildren to read and do math.She also helped with time, money, and advice.Cindy you two were a powerful team.She helped you when you were young,and you returned the favor ten times over.When she was older. Cindy and Pete your loving care helped to enrich and extend her years living an interesting life. Cindy, pete, Rudy, Fran and all of your children and grandchildren and great grandchildren made up a family that spanned generations of love and success. May you all please accept my condolences on the passing of a powerful Matriarch whose influence. will be long remembered.God Bless You All, Joe Kerestes

Melisa Gardner
   Posted Fri September 11, 2015


To Grandma with Trixie, You will always be loved and missed. We love you so much. Melisa,Thomas, Ellis, and Abigail Gardner.