Felix Bechetti

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October 4, 2012

Felix Bechetti, 97, of Bear Creek Township, died Thursday morning, October 4, 2012, at United Methodist Homes, Wesley Village Campus, Jenkins Township.

Born in the Keystone section of Plains, he was a son of the late Raele and Genoeffa Bensi Bechetti. Felix attended Plains Memorial High School and was an Army Veteran of World War II, serving in the Pacific Theater.

He was employed as a truck driver for Addy Asphalt of Keystone until his retirement. Felix was recording secretary for the United Steel Workers of America for 25 years. He was a member of St. Maria Goretti Church, Laflin, and the Plains American Legion Joseph E. Conlon Post 558 and the Perugia Beneficial Society, Keystone.

Felix is preceded in death by his brother Frank Casaia and sister, Josephine Pascucci.

Surviving are his wife of 61 years, the former Lillian Pascucci, Bear Creek Township; sons, Daniel and his wife, Susan, Bear Creek Township; Geno and his wife, Holly, Chino Valley, Ariz.; grandchildren, Chris and Greg Naylor, Dan Bechetti Jr.; great-grandchildren, Cody, Harmony, Miles; brother Fred Casaia and wife Jean, Duryea; nephews and nieces.

Funeral with Military Honors will be held Monday at 11:15 a.m. from the Corcoran Funeral Home Inc., 20 S. Main St. Plains, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 12 p.m. in St. Maria Goretti Church, Laflin. The Parish Rosary Group will recite the Divine Mercy Chaplet and Rosary in the Church at 11:30 a.m. before the Mass. All are invited to join them. Interment will be in Italian Independent Cemetery, West Wyoming. Friends may call today from 1 to 3 p.m.

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Published in Times Leader from Oct. 6 to Oct. 7, 2012
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