The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA


July 13, 2013

Alex Bilak Jr.

McKEES ROCKS — BILAK – Alex Jr., 89, McKees Rocks, died Friday, July 12, 2013. Beloved husband of the late Irene; loving father of Leyte Tomchack and Alex Steven Bilak; devoted grandfather of Mikey Tomchack; beloved father-in-law of Michael R. Tomchack; son of the late Alex and Mary Bilak; brother of the late Eva Bilak, Julia Solomon, Mary Cveykus, Irene Marguccio, Michael Bilak, John Bilak and Paul Bilak; and brother-in-law of Mary Solomon and Florence Charochak. Also survived by loving nieces and nephews, and morning coffee buddy, Mr. Les. Friends received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at Valerian F. Szal Funeral Home Inc., 238 Helen St., McKees Rocks. Parastas at 7 p.m. Monday. Funeral at 9:45 a.m. Tuesday, followed by Liturgy of Christian Burial at Holy Ghost Byzantine Catholic Church at 10 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent in Mr. Bilak’s name to Good Samaritan Hospice House, 146 Neely School Road, Wexford, Pa. 15090.

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