Dennis "Deke" Klaric

March 22, 1952 ~ July 7, 2019 (age 67)


Dennis "Deke" Klaric 67, of Allegheny Township, died Sunday, July 7, 2019 in his residence. Born March 22, 1952 in Natrona Heights. He is the son of the late F. James and Velma Kardos Klaric. Dennis had been employed by Allegheny Ludlum Bagdad as slitter operator prior to retiring in 2004 after 32 years of employment. A member of the Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church in East Vandergrift. A member of the East Vandergrift Slovak Club, he enjoyed watching sports especially football, reading books on the History of WWII. You could find Deke every morning outside the Sweetlane with the Sweetlane Bench Bunch socializing. Survivors include his wife of 18 years Beverly Phillippi Klaric of Allegheny Township. His son Jason Hirtz of Tarentum and his daughter Keri (Mike) Mason of Natrona Heights. Two brothers Bob (Lisa) Klaric of Vandergrift and Jamie Klaric of Tampa, Fl. His nieces and nephews Christopher Klaric, Jessica Emge, Haley Klaric, Michael Klaric and Casey Klaric and his beloved pets Cody and Rascal. Family and friends will be received Wednesday from 4-8 PM in the DUNMIRE-KERR & ROWE FUNERAL HOME, INC. 244 Franklin Avenue, Vandergrift. Funeral Mass will be celebrated Thursday at 1 PM in the Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church, East Vandergrift with Fr. Michael Sciberras as celebrant. Entombment will be in Greenwood Memorial Park, Lower Burrell. To leave an online condolence visit us at

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July 10, 2019

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Dunmire - Kerr & Rowe

Funeral Mass
July 11, 2019

1:00 PM
Queen of Peace Catholic Church (East Vandergrift)

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