Raymond L. Bezila, Jr., 73 of West Deer Township, died Tuesday August 3, 2021 at his home with his family by his side. Ray bravely fought a long battle with cancer. He was born October 14, 1947 in Pittsburgh to the late Raymond L. and Anna E. (Winter) Bezila, Sr. Ray was a 1965 graduate of Avonworth High School, and was a 1969 graduate of St. Francis College, Loretto, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree, while in his final year of college he attended and graduated from Montefiore School of Medical Technology. Ray worked as an Administrative Director of the Pathology Lab for UPMC for over 36 years working at UPMC-Presbyterian, UPMC-Shadyside and UPMC-Passavant. He was an active member of Our Lady of the Lakes Parish, West Deer helping with all of the church organizations and functions, and was also a Eucharistic Minister and usher. Ray enjoyed golf, fishing, cooking though loved spending time with his family and especially loved spending time with his children, and grandchildren. Ray loved spending time with his children, and was a devoted “Pap Pap” to the LOVES of his life, his 5 grandchildren. He was very involved with ALL of their school events, and especially ALL of their sports. He was their most dedicated, proudest and loudest fan.
Survivors include his wife of 49 years Donna L. (Sullivan) Bezila, his children Erin L. (Michael) Laurent and Steven S. (Nicole) Bezila both of Richland, grandchildren Abbey, Sydney, Tyler, Anthony and Charlotte and his brothers Richard P. (Geri) Bezila of San Diego, CA, Norbert C. (Becky) Bezila of NC, James G. (Laurie) Bezila of GA and Martin Bezila of Pittsburgh.
Besides his Parents, he was preceded in death by his sister-in-law Denise Bezila.
All are invited to a mass of Christian Burial on August 21, 2021 at 12:30 in Our Lady of the Lakes Parish, St. Victor Church, 531, Bairdford Road, West Deer Township, with the Rev. James P. Holland, officiating. He will be privately laid to rest in Transfiguration Church Cemetery, West Deer. Arrangements have been entrusted to the SIWICKI-YANICKO FUNERAL HOME, 23 McKrell Road, Russellton, West Deer Township. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be sent in his name to Our Lady of the Lakes Parish Social Ministry Fund, PO Box 149, Bairdford, PA 15006 or the Little Sisters of the Poor, 1028 Benton Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15212, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Bezila Bunche’s Team for Light the Night fundraising page at https://pages.lls.org/ltn/wpa/.pittsburgh21/bezilabunch. View the obituary and leave condolences at www.siwicki-yanickofh.com.
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Our Lady of the Lakes Parish
PO Box 149, Bairdford PA 15006
Little Sisters of the Poor
1028 Benton Avenue, pittsburgh PA 15212
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Bazila Bunch’s Team for Light and Night Fundraising Page