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Of Hempfield, formerly of North Versailles, age 88, on Thursday, November 9, 2017. Tillie was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Paul E. Gates; her parents, Frank and Helen Pavuk; and her sister, Frances Petracca; loving mother of Karen (Ron) Bevan of GA, Glenn (Karen) Gates of Hempfield and Gary Gates of MD; dear grandmother of Carlin (Garrett) Fisher of SC, Jason (Denise) Wills of Greensburg, Bryant (Molly) Bevan of CO, Joshua (Christy) Wills of Latrobe and Hannah (Adam Hewitt) of IL; proud great-grandmother of Caroline, Ethan, Caitlin and Coral; sister of Frank (Judy) Pavuk of MA. Also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Tillie was a 1951 graduate of the Pharmacy School of Duquesne University. She was a devoted parishioner over the years at St. Robert Bellarmine, St. Colman and lately, St. Edward in Herminie. Tillie has served her parishes as a Eucharistic Minister, as a Lector and as a member of the Catholic Daughters of America. With St. Edward, Tillie was a volunteer with the Prayer Shawl Ministry. Along with her husband, Paul, Tillie volunteered for many years for Boy Scout Troop #85 in North Versailles. Friends are welcome on Sunday from 3-7 p.m. at PATRICK T. LANIGAN FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY, TURTLE CREEK / MONROEVILLE CHAPEL, 1111 Monroeville Ave. at James St., Turtle Creek 412-823-9350. Mass of Christian Burial in St. Colman Church on Monday at 11 a.m. Tillie will be laid to rest in Good Shepherd Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to: St. Edward Church, 120 St. Edward Lane, Herminie, PA 15637 or St. Emma Monastery (Retreat House), 1001 Harvey Ave., Greensburg, PA 15601.
Published in Pittsburgh Post-Gazette from Nov. 11 to Nov. 12, 2017
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