Mary Elizabeth (Hanick) Truax

Born: Sat., Jul. 26, 1941
Died: Thu., Nov. 28, 2013

Private Interment

Location: St. Clare Cemetery


2:00 PM to 4:00 PM, Sun., Dec. 01, 2013
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Sun., Dec. 01, 2013
Location: Paul E. Bekavac Funeral Home

Mass of Christian Burial

10:00 AM Mon., Dec. 02, 2013
Location: St. Elizabeth of Hungary Roman Catholic Church

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Mary Elizabeth (Hanick) Truax, 72, of Pleasant Hills, passed away on Thursday, November 28, 2013 in her home. She was employed by the PA Turnpike Commission at the Monroeville Exchange and was a member of St. Elizabeth of Hungary Roman Catholic Church in Pleasant Hills. Born July 26, 1941 in Clairton, she was a daughter of the late Andrew and Elizabeth (Guba) Hanick. She is survived by brothers, Dennis J. (Barbara) Hanick of Elizabeth Township, Andrew Hanick of Elizabeth Township and Ralph Hanick of Auburndale, FL. Mary was a wonderful aunt to many nieces and nephews and especially enjoyed her time with her great nieces. She will be dearly missed by her family, friends and co-workers. Friends will be received in the Paul E. Bekavac Funeral Home, Elizabeth on Sunday, December 1, 2013 from 2-4PM and 6-8PM. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, December 2nd in St. Elizabeth of Hungary Parish, with Fr. Dale DeNinno officiating. Everyone please meet at church. Private interment will take place in St. Clare Cemetery, Clairton.

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Andrea Matola Lauer
   Posted Sat November 30, 2013
Living a hop-skip-and-a-jump away as next door neighbors with only four days between our births, we grew together through dancing school, grade school, First Holy Communion, dances at the recreation hall above the fire station, proms, boy friends and high school. I was in her wedding and she in mine.

Our "gang" was Mary, Catherine Stella Haramia and Annette Jolliffe Anderson. We tromped through the woods, played hide-and-seek on Farnsworth, sloshed in the rain puddles and tested the tar application in the alley with our bare feet. As a young child her nick name of "Sparkle" was spoken often by Aggie Semack who adored her. Though miles away, we celebrated our friendship with Christmas cards, phone calls and most reunions of the Class of 1959 Clairton High School. Mary had a great laugh and loved news worthy tid-bits and enjoyed dancing. We were never at a loss for a topic of conversation and seemed to reminisce at the drop of a hat. I'll miss you Mary.
Friends forever,
Andrea Matola Lauer

Mickey Hickey
   Posted Sat November 30, 2013
I remember Mary so well, as we always danced at the dances in Clairton. She was a good dancer and was very friendly toward people. We danced at the reunions as well. She was a real friend and I liked her alot. I'm sure that she will be missed by all the people that loved her for sure. I will miss seeing her at the reunions and having a few dances with her. I thought she was a lovely person in high school. I will miss her a lot.


Sister Felicia Matola, FMSA
   Posted Sun December 01, 2013
My deep sympathy goes to all the Hanick family who lived next door to us on Farnsworth Avenue, on the death of Mary- a dear, dear friend. While Mary was older than me we did so many things together and had such good fun! We went to St Joe's school together and used to run down the hill to get there in time to sing in the church choir. Her big smile and lovely laugh are things I will miss. I know she loved her nieces and nephews so much and talked about them often. I hope Mary will have a beautiful funeral and a great send-off. Thank you Mary for your friendship. May you rest in peace in the arms of God.

Sandra Truax-Binlein
   Posted Thu December 05, 2013
My sons and I will miss Mary all we are long distances. My condolences to her family and I will keep her in my prayers.

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