Helen M. Haramia

A.J. Bekavac Funeral Home

Bekavac Funeral Home and Crematory

Obituaries | The Tube City Almanac | November 16, 2021

Helen M. (Yonek) Haramia, age 81, of Jefferson Hills passed away on Monday, November 15, 2021 at Jefferson Hospital. Born April 16, 1940 in Clairton, she was the daughter of the late Paul and Helen (Piach) Yonek. She retired as a Unit Clerk for Jefferson Hospital. Helen was known for her cooking, baking, and an open seat at the table for holidays.  She will be remembered as a kind and gentle spirit, who loved doing the Sunday crosswords and gardening. Helen was preceded in death by husband Matthew L. “Bones” Haramia. She was survived by her sons Darren M. (Donna) Haramia of Munhall and Brian L. (Lorna D.) Haramia of Jefferson Hills; grandchildren David (Carol) Cochenour, Robert (Darlene) Cochenour, Christina (Tony) Lohman, Stephanie Catchot, and Corinne (Neil) Galloway; her many great-grandchildren; siblings Barbara (Regis) Fiore, Deborah Yonek, William Yonek; nieces Marci Provins, Kimberly (Todd) Provins-Stancliff, Lauren (Matt) Krupp, Courtney (Ben) Reed; nephew PJ Chonko; brother-in-law Robert (Catherine) Haramia; sister-in-law Janet (William) Clelland; and many cousins. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her brother Paul Yonek; and nephew Craig Provins. Friends will be received at the A.J. Bekavac Funeral Home, Clairton on Friday, November 19, 2021 from 6 PM-8 PM. A funeral service will take place on Saturday, November 20, 2021 at 10 AM in the A.J. Bekavac Funeral Home chapel with Rev. Paul Edwards officiating. Burial will follow at Round Hill Cemetery, Elizabeth Twp. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude and American Heart Association. Offer condolences at

Originally published November 16, 2021.

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