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Francis C. Bekampis

March 21, 2022

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Francis C. Bekampis

March 21, 2022

Francis C. Bekampis, 96, of Ashley passed away peacefully on Monday March 21, 2022 at home with his wife, Gertrude and dog, Brady by his side.

He was born in Wilkes-Barre to the late Charles and Anna Ferris Bekampis.  Francis graduated from G.A.R. High School and Penn State University. He served in the U.S. Navy as Radioman 3rd class in Hawaii during World War II.

Francis was employed at Pethick Construction, Plains Twp. and then Twin City Builders as an estimator/ project manager.  He was a very active member of St. Leo the Great Parish, Ashley, where he served as a lector and member of the Holy Name Society.  He volunteered at the church bazaar in the summer and assisted with the preparation of Lenten meals. He was also a member of Knights of Columbus, council 12089 and their 4th Degree Assembly, Ashley.

He loved his family, his God, and his country passionately.  He was a great husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather.  Earlier in life he enjoyed playing golf and camping with family and friends.  He will be missed immensely by both family and friends.

Francis was preceded in death by an infant son, Thomas and his sister, Dorothy Kauczka.

He is survived by his wife of 67 years Gertrude Harcarik Bekampis, son, Francis Bekampis and his wife Carolyn, Wayside, NJ, daughter, Theresa Supczenski and her husband Michael, Trucksville, daughter, Ann Marie Chopack and her husband James, Columbia, MD, brother, George Bekampis and his wife Lucille, Hilton Head, SC, grandchildren, Melissa Macarelli and her husband Dan, Michael Supczenski and his wife Ashley, Justin Chopack and his wife Pam, Dr. Christopher Bekampis, Jessica Bekampis, Angela Bekampis, Stephanie Bekampis, Emily Bekampis, great granddaughter Madison Macarelli, and his beloved dog Brady.

Funeral service will be held Saturday, March 26, 2022 at 12:30 P.M. from Nat & Gawlas Funeral Home 89 Park Ave. Wilkes-Barre, with a Mass of Christian Burial to follow at 1:00 P.M. in St. Leo’s the Great Parish, 33 Manhattan St., Ashley. Interment will be in Sacred Heart Cemetery, Dallas.

Friends may call from 4:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. on Friday at the funeral Home.

Online condolences can be made by visiting Francis’s obituary at the funeral home website www.natandgawlas.com