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Emil Peda

January 25, 1927 — January 16, 2021

Emil (Pida) Peda 93, of Monessen died Saturday January 16, 2021. Born in North Charleroi on January 25, 1927 to the late Wasko and Julia (Kovalsky) Peda. Mr. Peda retired from Wheeling Pittsburgh Steel Monessen Plant. He was a devoted member of St. Mary Byzantine Catholic. He served his country in US the Army Air Corps during World War II and was a member of American Legion Post 28. He was active in various fraternal clubs throughout Monessen and a Graduate of Monessen Highschool Class of 1945. Emil was an avid and excellent golfer all the way up until his 90’s. He was preceded in death by two brothers John and Michael Peda and one sister Helen Valancius. He is survived by four nephews Thomas and Louise Valancius of Bethel Park, Doctors Michael and Elizabeth Valancius of Odessa Fl, Robert and Patricia Peda of Hummelstown PA, Gregory and Joann Peda Harrisburg PA; two nieces Patricia Valancius of Falls Church VA, Marianne and Ron Hoag of Winter Park FL and twenty-six Great and Great Great Nieces and Nephews. Friends will be Received on Monday January 25, 2021 from 2 pm until 5 pm in the Robert A Billick Funeral Home Inc. Grand Blvd & Marion Ave Monessen, PA 15062 Funeral Services will begin on Tuesday January 26 with Panachida beginning at 10:30 am in the funeral home followed by 11:00 am funeral service in St. Mary Byzantine Catholic church Monessen interment will follow in St. Mary cemetery. The family suggests in lieu of flowers donations be made to St. Mary Church in Monessen 125 McKee Ave, Monessen, PA 15062

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Monday, January 25, 2021

2:00 - 5:00 pm (Eastern time)

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Robert A. Billick Funeral Home, Inc.

1415 Marion Avenue
Monessen, PA 15062

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Tuesday, January 26, 2021

Starts at 11:00 am (Eastern time)

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St. Mary Byzantine Catholic Church

125 McKee Avenue
Monessen, PA 15062

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