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Frances W. (Derewonko) Mehalcik

August 10, 1926 ~ July 5, 2021 (age 94)

Obituary

Frances W. Mehalcik, age 94, of McKeesport, formerly of Glassport, died July 5, 2021, at home surrounded by her most treasured earthly possessions, her family; she crossed the threshold of our worldly barrier, and entered the realm of our loving Lord. Born August 10, 1926, in Glassport, she was the daughter of the late Michael and Ann (Wiernicki) Derewonko and the wife of the late John L. "Sauers" Mehalcik, who died May 29, 2000.
Frances retired from Duquesne University of Pittsburgh, where she was a waitress. She became lifelong friends with dear co-workers; JoAnne Topoleski and Dolly Pavlecic. She was a member of Saints Joachim and Anne Parish and attended Queen of the Rosary Church of Glassport. Frances enjoyed her soap operas, crossword puzzles, and baking. She was also an avid Penguins hockey and Steelers football fan.
Frances was defined by her faithful and unwavering love for all who entered her life; she will be sadly missed by each.
She is survived by her daughters, Michele (Arthur) Balogh of Elizabeth, Mary (Wayne) Mattis of Elizabeth, Stephanie Diffendal of McKeesport, and Suzanne (Mark) Mondak; 10 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren; sister, Barbara (Charles) Minda of  Elizabeth; many nieces, nephews, and cousins.  
In addition to her husband and parents, Frances was also preceded in death by her sons, John L., Jr. and Mark Todd Mehalcik; grandchildren, Kenric G. Mondak and Holly A. Diffendal.
Arrangements were entrusted to Willig Funeral Home & Crematory.
Memorial mass at Queen of the Rosary will be announced at a later date.
Inurnment will be in the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies, August 10, 2021, at 1 p.m.
Frances's family would like to extend an eternal thanks to Vitas Hospice Care, whose diligence and professionalism were invaluable.
Condolences and memories may be shared at www.willigfuneralcremationservices.com.
Chuck Danforth, Supervisor

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