Pauline "Polly" Diehl Bequeath

June 4, 1928August 17, 2011

Pauline “Polly” Bequeath, 83, of Monaca, passed away Wednesday, August 17, 2011 surrounded by her loving family. She was born June 4, 1928 in Bedford, PA, daughter of the late Irvin and Ada (Shippey) Diehl. Polly was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. She loved her family and enjoyed the simple pleasures of working in the yard or cooking a great family meal. Later in life she treasured the times she and Blair would take bus trips to interesting places or simply to the casino. She was a member of the Monaca United Methodist Church. Polly is survived by her husband of 59 years: Blair Bequeath; two daughters and sons-in-law: Karen (James) Savage, New York; Barbara (David) Kay, Monaca; five grandchildren: Leigha Zeiber, Courtney (Doug) Anzur, Brandon (Amy) Zeiber, Alisha (Randy) Taormina and Alaina (Michael Short) Kay; three great grandchildren: Jayden and Ethan Anzur, and Carsyn Short; one sister and brother-in-law: Betty and Charles Hafer, Hagerstown, MD; two nephews: Sonny (Sue) Hafer and Terry (Ann) Hafer. Friends will be received Friday, August 19, 2011 from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. in the SAUL-GABAUER FUNERAL HOME, INC., 273 Route 68, Rochester (adjacent to Sylvania Hills Memorial Park Mausoleum). Her funeral service will be held 10 a.m., Saturday in the funeral home with Pastor James Trusel, officiating. Private entombment will follow at Sylvania Hills. If desired, memorial contributions may be directed to the American Cancer Society in honor of Polly Bequeath. The family wishes to express special thanks to the staff of Annex 2 at Friendship Ridge for their compassionate care. Online condolences may be offered at


  • Visitation Friday, August 19, 2011
  • Visitation Friday, August 19, 2011
  • Funeral Service Saturday, August 20, 2011

Pauline "Polly" Diehl Bequeath

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August 19, 2011

My deepest sympathy. What a wonderful woman and a loving family. Although our time together was short,your memory will live on. Andrea-Annex 2.

Linda (Hoenig) Winters

August 19, 2011

Karen and Barb,
I am so sorry for the loss of your Mom. Know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. Your Mom and my Mom had some really fun times together after becoming friends in band parents. Your Mom always had a smile on her face. Please know I am thinking of you both.

James Savage Sr

August 19, 2011

I didn't know you well Pauline,but what I did know makes you a perfect fit for heaven.You will be sadly missed but never forgotten,that I am sure of.You were always one of Gods angels,now you can do the work that angels do.