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Age 85, of Oakmont, formerly of Dorseyville, PA passed away on Saturday, June 9, 2018. He was born September 16, 1932 in Ohio, to the late William and Mayme (Myers) Harvanek. He was owner of Oakmont Truck Rental and Harvanek Service Center and a member of the Oakmont Rotary where he served as a foreign exchange student liaison, hosting students from various countries and a District Governor in 1991-1992. He was instrumental in arranging for a liver transplant for a child from Venezuela and a cochlear implant for a child from Dominican Republic, treatment that they would not have otherwise received. He created a float for the annual Oakmont Christmas parade entitled "We are the World" which highlighted his foreign exchange students. His work in the Rotary included many humanitarian efforts. Father of Darlene (Bruce Boone) DeLaPaz of Media and William L. (Susan) Harvanek, Jr. of Concord, NC. Grandfather of Dana DeLaPaz, Jacob Geary, William J. Harvanek, Laurie (Lee) Herendeen, Eric Harvanek, Sara (John) Wood, and Toni (Russell) Dailey; great-grandfather of Becket and Emery Herendeen, Rebecca and Johnny Wood, Anthony, Tobias and Titus Dailey; brother of Richard Harvanek. He is also survived by his companion, Dorothy Wise. He was preceded in death by his son, Mark Harvanek, former wife, Bernadette Harvanek, and multiple brothers and sisters. Friends and relatives will be received on Friday, June 15, 2018 from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at the BURKET-TRUBY FUNERAL HOME CREMATION & ALTERNATIVE SERVICES, INC. 421 Allegheny Avenue, Oakmont, PA. A funeral service will be held on Saturday, June 16, 2018, 10 a.m. in the funeral home. Interment will follow in the Verona Cemetery, Oakmont. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Oakmont Rotary c/o S & T Bank, 2190 Hulton Road, Verona, PA 15147

Published in Pittsburgh Post-Gazette from June 12 to June 14, 2018
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