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Behm Funeral Homes, Inc.

1477 Jefferson Rd, Jefferson, PA

OBITUARY

Anita L. (Bertugli) Dukate

March 9, 1933December 22, 2019
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Anita L. Bertugli Dukate, 86 of Rices Landing, died Sunday, December 22, 2019 at Ruby Memorial Hospital, Morgantown, WV, after an extended illness. She was preceded in death by her husband of 48 years John F. Dukate Jr. She was born on March 9, 1933 to the late Attilio and Albertina Campani Bertugli and lived in Rices Landing most of her life. Anita was a graduate of Jefferson High School and worked for many years in the G.C. Murphy Store in Waynesburg. She also had worked as a secretary and bookkeeper for the Intermediate One for 21 years before retiring. She was a lifetime member of Sacred Heart RC Church in Rices Landing, where she wore many hats over the years-as an organist, lector, Eucharist Minister, and member of the church financial council. Anita also served on the Hewitt Cemetery Board, Rices Landing Zoning Board, and was inspector of elections for many years. She was a proud member of the American Legion Auxiliary #816, Rices Landing, Fraternal Order of Eagles and the Fraternal Order of the Moose Lodge, both of Waynesburg. Anita was known for her baking skills, especially for her homemade bread, and Christmas Eve at her home, where a bounty of delicious food and warm welcomes were always plentiful. She touched many lives and will be deeply missed. Left to cherish her memory is her loving sister, Esther Kovach; along with her children, John (Nancy) Dukate of Uniontown, Diane (Tom, deceased) Kinney of Cornersville, TN, and Sandy (Jay) Gardner of Morgantown, WV; 7 grandchildren, Bethany (Charlie) Burtyk, Adam (fiancée, Kristine) Dukate, Amy (Ron) Spruance, Tina (Lance) Atkinson, Emily (Jordan) Miller, Shelby (Jimmy) Kelly, and Rainey Block. She was also blessed with 7 great grandchildren, Maria (Josh) Everhart, John, Luke and Ava Spruance, Bishop and Ellora Atkinson, and Addison Burtyk. She will also be remembered by her many nieces and nephews, who faithfully visited and help care for her. In addition to her parents and husband, Anita was preceded in death by her sisters, Eola Trumka and Erma Mosier, as well as her brother, Remo Bertugli. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, December 27, 2019 in the Behm Funeral Home, 1477 Jefferson Rd., Jefferson, PA 15344, Gregory P. Rohanna, supervisor, where a Blessing Service will be held on Saturday, December 28, 2019 at 10:30 a.m., followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Matthias Parish, St. Hugh worship site at 11:00 a.m., with the Rev. Fr. J. Francis Frazer as celebrant. Interment will follow in Hewitt Cemetery, Rices Landing. At your discretion you may donate to the Polycystic Kidney Disease Foundation (at www.pkdcure.org ). Condolences may be expressed online at www.behm-funeralhomes.com.

  • FAMILY

  • John (Nancy) Dukate, Son
  • Diane Kinney, Daughter
  • Sandy (Jay) Gardner, Daughter
  • Esther Kovach, Sister
  • 7 grandchildren, Bethany (Charlie) Burtyk, Adam (fiancée, Kristine) Dukate, Amy (Ron) Spruance, Tina (Lance) Atkinson, Emily (Jordan) Miller, Shelby (Jimmy) Kelly, and Rainey Block. She was also blessed with 7 great grandchildren, Maria (Josh) Everhart, John, Luke and Ava Spruance, Bishop and Ellora Atkinson, and Addison Burtyk. She will also be remembered by her many nieces and nephews, who faithfully visited and help care for her.
    In addition to her parents and husband, Anita was preceded in death by her sisters, Eola Trumka and Erma Mosier, as well as her brother, Remo Bertugli.

Services

  • Visitation Friday, December 27, 2019
  • Blessing Service Saturday, December 28, 2019
  • Mass of Christian Burial Saturday, December 28, 2019

Memories

Anita L. (Bertugli) Dukate

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Beverly Kerr

December 25, 2019

She will be missed. I always remembered on Christmas when Diane and her family would come to visit us they would talk about how they couldn’t wait to get to moms and grandmas for all that great food and love. She left you all great memories . Hugs to you all🥰
Doug and Beverly

David Dukate

December 24, 2019

Aunt Anita
Thank you for the fond memories---

Love,
nephew, David Dukate

Cheryl Herda

December 24, 2019

My beloved Aunt Anita
You will be missed by many; you leave behind treasured memories by many; most of all you shared your love of your faith by many

Love
Cheryl

Fred and Elaine McDowell

December 24, 2019

Dear Aunt Nita... We so hate to see you leave us, but know your suffering and pain are over. With the loss of your freedom, you knew your ability to live life on your terms was gone and it was time to move on to the next chapter.
All of us will miss you terribly, but will have all those fond memories of picnics, and just Saturday nights of playing while you played cards with Uncle Jr. and mom and dad.
Rest well sweet lady until we meet again. We know you are resting in the hands of our lord and with your love.

Keith and Elaine

John Mosier

December 23, 2019

Eternal rest grant unto her O Lord, and may perpetual light shine upon her.

Rest in peace Aunt Anita. I will always fondly remember Christmas Eves at your home while growing up. You and your family are in our prayers.

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