Alfred L. Cadena, age 83 of Clairton, passed away at home on Sunday, November 22, 2020. Born October 3, 1937 in Clairton, he was a son of the late Alfred and Emma (Hrvacic) Cadena. A former Pennsylvania National Guardsman and member of Triumph of the Holy Cross Parish (the former St. Joseph's Church, Clairton), Alfred worked for many years in buildings and facilities department at US Steel - Clairton Works. He had an extreme fondness for cars, whether it be their repair, collection, or even the die-cast models. He had a passion for westerns, classic country music, and old time television, especially Perry Mason and Gunsmoke. Alfred was a handy person who was always available, and happy, to help. But most importantly, his family will remember his as a generous soul who dearly loved his family. Besides his parents, Alfred was preceded in death by his sisters Emma (John) Berchok and Lillian (the late Lewis) Martini. He is survived by his sister Bernadette (the late Sylvester) Mazza; his nieces and nephews Michele Mazza, Jeffrey (Megan) Mazza, Brian (Gwen) Berchok, Jacqueline E. (Joe) Ciotti Herrle, Mark (Sally) Martini, and Lisa (Bryan) Smith; and his great-nieces-and-nephews Brian, Jocelyn, Olivia, Madeline, Lilliana, and James.
There is no public vistation scheduled for Alfred. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held in Triumph of the Holy Cross Parish, St. Clare Church, Clairton, on Wednesday, November 25, 2020 at 10 AM. Burial will be private. The family would like to give a special thanks to Alfred's home health aides with Advanced Home Health and nurses through AHN At Home Hospice. Arrangements by the A.J. Bekavac Funeral Home, 555 5th. St., Clairton, PA 15025 (412-233-5700) www.bekavacfuneralhome.com
Originally published November 23, 2020.