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Steve Begala

August 18, 1926 ~ January 7, 2021 (age 94)

Obituary

Steve Begala, 94, and Mary Begala, 94, of Highland, IN, passed away January 7, 2021 and April 10, 2020, respectively. They are survived by: sons Steve (Kathye) Begala of Traverse City, MI, David (Peggy) Begala of Mooresville, IN, and Paul (Kim) Begala of Crown Point, IN, and sister Helen Lukatos. They have 9 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

Mary was preceded in death by: brother Ted Pachinski, and parents Charles & Francis Pachinski. Steve was preceded in death by: sisters Eleanor Townsend and Mary Gjeldum, parents Steven and Mary Begala, stepmother Elizabeth, half-sister Elizabeth Pikul, and his first wife, Margaret Dohanyos. They were married for 6 years and had two sons, Steve and David.

In Steve's early life, he was a WWII veteran in the pacific. His career started as a pipefitter for Standard Oil. 

Steve and Mary were married for 63 years and lived in Highland for 63 years as well. Steve was a plumbing contractor and was known as "Steve the plumber" by all who knew him. 

Mary was a homemaker and mother to their three sons, Steve, David, and Paul. Her love for ceramics was shown throughout the house. Their faith in God and St. Anne kept them going day by day. 

Mary was a four time cancer survivor. Steve had passed from cancer himself. They both were blessed with great, long-lasting friends and family. They were loved by all who knew them and will be greatly missed. 

Visitation will be Thursday, January 14, 2021 at Hillside Funeral Home & Cremation Center, 8941 Kleinman Rd (one block south of Ridge Rd) Highland, IN, 46322 from 9:00 am to 11:00 am with a Funeral Service at 11:00 am at the funeral home. 

In lieu of flowers, contributions preferred to the American Cancer Society. 

For additional information, please contact Hillside Funeral Home & Cremation Center Konnie Kuiper-Kevin Nordyke by calling us at 219-838-0800 or visiting us at www.hillsidefhcares.com

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Services

Visitation
Thursday
January 14, 2021

9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Hillside Funeral Home & Cremation Center
8941 Kleinman Rd.
Highland, IN 46322

Funeral Service
Thursday
January 14, 2021

11:00 AM
Hillside Funeral Home & Cremation Center
8941 Kleinman Rd.
Highland, IN 46322

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