Stephen Baptist Hega, Sr., 86, of North Charleroi, passed away at Jefferson Hospital on January 13, 2023. Born on June 4th, 1936, Steve was the son of late Steve and Josephine (Appoloni) Hega.
Born and raised in Lock 4, Steve graduated from Charleroi Area High School in 1954 and married the love of his life Emagene Parks, then shortly after high school Steve joined the Army National Guard. Steve worked for many years at the Wheeling-Pittsburgh Steel Corporation in Allenport. He enjoyed gardening, going on vacations to the beach, and wrote poetry. A loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, Steve will be sadly missed.
Surviving to cherish Steve’s memory; his wife of 68 years Emagene Hega, his son Stephen B. (Kathy) Hega, Jr., his daughter Valerie Jo (Bill) Stack, his grandchildren Brett (Tracy) Katinsky, Brooke Katinsky, Rachel (Jason) Karelli, Stephen Hega, and Nathan (Aly) Hega, and his great-grandchildren Anthony, Luca, and Giana Karelli, and Kellan Hega.
In addition to Steve’s parents, he is preceded in death by his sister Stephanie Steffari.
Per Steve’s wishes all services were held private for the immediate family only. Arrangements have been entrusted to Hogan-Melenyzer Funeral Home & Cremation Services Inc., 226 Fallowfield Ave., Charleroi, PA 15022. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.hogan-melenyzer.com.
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