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Sandor Alexander Beregi

May 17, 1969 — October 17, 2019

Sandor “Shunny” Alexander Beregi, a life-long resident of Monessen, PA, passed away at home, surrounded by his loving family on Thursday, October 17, 2019, at the age of 50, after a year and a half long battle with a very rare and aggressive cancer. He was the son of the late Alan and Carol Jo (Guerra) Beregi. Shunny is survived by his devoted wife, best friend, and soulmate, Lindsay (Shepler) Beregi; his furchild, Rudy; his mother-in-law, Nancy (Cieply) Shepler (Jim Greenwald); his father-in-law and step mother-in-law, Mickey and Susan Shepler; his sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Megan (Shepler) and Christopher Vaccaro; his aunts and uncles, Mary Louise and Thomas Persico; Cindy and Kevin Coccari; Joanne and John Greenwald; Lev and Janet Cieply; Orest Cieply; Alison and Michael Tarquinio; Sari Shepler; cousins Kelly and Aaron Kunder, Erin and Chase Helon, Jodi Carini, Billy Carini, Justin and Stacey Greenwald, Jordan Greenwald and Alex Haber, Christopher and Lauren Cieply, Audra Cieply (Rob McCall), AJ and Autumn Cieply, Nathan Cieply, Matthew Cieply, Vincent Tarquinio, Melissa Tarquinio and numerous great-cousins. He is also survived by special family members Father Dennis Vitali, Terry (Gino) Bachetti and Nadine (Dave) Drudl, and also his grandparents-in-law, Olga Cieply, Evelyn and Lloyd Shepler, in addition to many close friends. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his grandparents, Sandor and Ann Beregi, and Louis and Mary Guerra. Shunny graduated from Monessen High School in 1988. He was currently employed at ArcellorMittal USA at the Monessen Plant, as a steelworker who specialized in the byproducts department. Shunny really enjoyed the job and the company of his co-workers. Shunny was a loyal husband, family member and friend. He had a unique sense of humor that his wife and family adored. He treated his wife like a queen and the two of them were rarely seen without the other. He loved to fly fish, was an avid aquarist, and rooted for all Pittsburgh sports teams. He was a horror movie enthusiast and he also enjoyed paranormal and bigfoot documentaries. One of his fondest memories was meeting his horror movie idol, George A. Romero, Director of the 1968 movie classic “The Night of the Living Dead.” October was his favorite month as he loved all things Halloween and he was saddened that he spent the month of October 2019 extremely ill. Shunny loved to cook and was a master at homemade wedding soup, gnocchi, stuffed banana peppers, beef ravioli and halupki. He loved ordering from pizza shops, especially Nuzzaci’s, and he always had room for a steak and lobster. In recent years, it was rare to see him without his iPad in his hands researching his latest interest. Shunny was a member of the United Steelworkers of America Local 3403. He was also a member of Hilltop Firemen’s Club in Monessen, and he was a longtime member and former bartender at the now closed Hungarian Club of Monessen where he met his wife and life partner. He will be deeply missed by his wife, his family and friends, as Shunny was a one of a kind human being who was known for his kindness, loyalty and humor. He will live on forever in the hearts of his loved ones. Vichnaya Pamyat! Memory Eternal! “If love could have saved you, you would have lived forever.” His family expresses their gratitude for the kindness shown to him by all the staff at Jefferson Hospital Cancer Institute and Allegheny Health Network Hospice. Friends will be received on Tuesday from 2 until 4 and 6 until 9 pm in the Robert A. Billick Funeral Home Inc. Grand Blvd. and Marion Ave. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday at 10 am in the funeral home with Fr. Michael Crookston Officiating interment will follow in St. Hyacinth's Cemetery.

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Tuesday, October 22, 2019

6:00 - 9:00 pm (Eastern time)

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Robert A. Billick Funeral Home, Inc.

1415 Marion Avenue
Monessen, PA 15062

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Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Starts at 10:00 am (Eastern time)

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Robert A. Billick Funeral Home Inc.

Monessen, PA 15062

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