Alec Bekanich

Born: Fri., Jan. 16, 1970
Died: Fri., Sep. 14, 2018

Funeral Service


5:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Sun., Sep. 16, 2018
Location: Gubbiotti Funeral Home, LLC.

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Alec Bekanich, 48, of Forty Fort, formerly of Exeter, passed away from Lung cancer on Friday, September 14, 2018, in the care of Celtic Hospice, Geisinger South, Wilkes-Barre.

Born in Pittston he was the son of the late Frank (Sam) and Teresa Shandra Bekanich.

He is survived by his mother, Teresa; Exeter, his loving wife, Mary Jo LaFrance Bekanich, son, Tyler and fiancé Haleigh Gennetts; Wilkes-Barre, Step-son, Joe Konopke; Luzerne, brother, Joseph; Forty Fort, Nephew Joey and great nephew and nieces, Cade, Meila, and Layla.

Alec was a member of the Back Mountain Club House for 7 years. He was an avid concert / festival goer where he shared his love for music with his wife and friends. To quote a line from The Grateful Dead “What a long strange trip it’s been”. Fly high on the rail in the sky.  NFA

Relatives and friends are invited to a visitation Sunday, September 16, from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at the Gubbiotti Funeral Home, LLC, 1030 Wyoming Ave., Exeter. A celebration of life will be held at 7 p.m. with the reverend Grace Taylor.

In lieu of flowers donations could be made to, Team Bekanich.

Interment will be privately held.

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tim wagner
   Posted Fri September 14, 2018
My dear friend and sober buddy! I will deeply miss our talks and messages online and at meetings! also music stuff, but most of all that humungous smile of yours! you would make me smile when I did not feel like it pal! I will always remember talking about all the music stars I ran into in my life and you with yours! you are with Gods and ours Angels now and no more pain, I love ya and will miss ya brother, may you rest in peace! till we meet again pal!

Walker Jones
   Posted Fri September 14, 2018
Dear Bekanich Family,

My brother is Kenny Jones and I know that he is very sad about this news. He is holding Alec and you all in thought and prayer.

When our mom passed, this poem came to my attention. Hope it brings you comfort.

Warm wishes,
Walker Jones

On The Death Of The Beloved
— John O’Donohue

Though we need to weep your loss,
You dwell in that safe place in our hearts,
Where no storm or night or pain can reach you.

Your love was like the dawn
Brightening over our lives
Awakening beneath the dark
A further adventure of color.

The sound of your voice
Found for us
A new music
That brightened everything.

We look towards each other no longer
From the old distance of our names;
Now you dwell inside the rhythm of breath,
As close to us as we are to ourselves.

Though we cannot see you with outward eyes,
We know our soul’s gaze is upon your face,
Smiling back at us from within everything
To which we bring our best refinement.

Let us not look for you only in memory,
Where we would grow lonely without you.

You would want us to find you in presence,
Beside us when beauty brightens,
When kindness glows
And music echoes eternal tones.

When orchids brighten the earth,
Darkest winter has turned to spring;
May this dark grief flower with hope
In every heart that loves you.

May you continue to inspire us:
To enter each day with a generous heart.

To serve the call of courage and love

Until we see your beautiful face again

In that land where there is no more separation,

Where all tears will be wiped from our mind,

And where we will never lose you again.

Cheryl and Robert Falvo
   Posted Fri September 14, 2018
Condolences to The Entire Family. 🙏 Al you will be truly missed by all who got the chance to have met you. I for one am glad I was one of them. You were an amazing person and a Great friend. Your smile lit up a room. Rest in Peace my Friend. Free from Pain.❤🙏👼XO

Cheryl and Robert Falvo
   Posted Fri September 14, 2018
Condolences to The Entire Family.🙏 Al you were an amazing person and a Great friend. Your smile lit up a room . And you were always the Life of the party,whether it be Bowling or just hanging around. So Glad we became friends. And I will cherish the memories. Now you are Free from Pain. R.I.P. 🙏👼❤

Jack and Mary Ann Burns
   Posted Fri September 14, 2018
Jack and I are very sad for your loss. We continue to pray for you and all your family. Thank God you don't have to do this alone. We won't be home from FL till Sunday. We will certainly be with you in spirit on Saturday.
Love and condolences

Charlie and Sheila Burns
   Posted Sat September 15, 2018
Mary Jo, Marlene, and family: one night Alec told me "the hardest trip I ever took was the inside one." We are so very sorry for your loss.

Dale A. Skursky
   Posted Sat September 15, 2018
My prayers and condolences are with the family and friends. Enjoy your trip home Al.

Jack O'Mara
   Posted Sat September 15, 2018
Though nothing can bring back the hour
Of splendor in the grass, of glory in the flower,
We will grieve not, rather find
Strength in what remains behind,
In the primal sympathy
Which having been must ever be,
In the soothing thoughts that spring
Out of human suffering,
In the faith that looks through death.

Bob Kochie, Jr. and family
   Posted Sat September 15, 2018
We send our love to the family in this difficult time and always. I met Al a very long time ago and lived with him for a short period of time. What I received from Al was laughter and joy. He was my Manny and I was his Hoppy! I will meet you on the other side brother. RIP

Christine Morreale
   Posted Sat September 15, 2018
Alec, may you RIP. I will remember all the fun times bowling as kids and then adults. You were a good man. To the Bekanich family, I am so sorry for your loss. Hold on to the wonderful memories. May God Bless!

Ron & Mary Claire Voveris
   Posted Sat September 15, 2018
Our sympathy to Theresa and the Bekanich family, please accept our deepest condolences on your loss. Pittston line dancers, Ron & Mary Claire4

Brad Patton
   Posted Sat September 15, 2018
My sincere condolences to all of Alec's family and friends. Ran into him at pretty much every concert I went to over the past five years or so. Will miss seeing his smiling face.

Fare You Well, Alec.

River gonna take me, sing me sweet and sleepy
Sing me sweet and sleepy all the way back home
It's a far gone lullaby sung many years ago
Mama, Mama, many worlds I've come since I first left home

Going home, going home
By the waterside I will rest my bones
Listen to the river sing sweet songs
To rock my soul

Bill Trimblett
   Posted Sun September 16, 2018
Rest in Peace my friend....I will always remember our younger days bowling in tournaments all over the valley and then later as adults at were a Good Friend with a Heart of easy my Friend....Condolences to Mary Jo Tyler and Mrs "B"...Thoughts and prayers

Tom Moran
   Posted Sun September 16, 2018
Alec, Attend many of my shows over the years. What a kind , wonderful person, who loved music (Grateful Dead). I will always appreciated the support over the years. Rest in Peace my friend. Tell Jerry Hi peace tom

Jane Roche
   Posted Sun September 16, 2018
Dear Mary Jo and Mrs. Bekanich,
I am truly sorry for your loss. Alec was a very special guy .He will be truly missed. May he rest in Peace. May god bless both of you and some how give you strength and courage at this time.
love you Jane

Marie Raymond
   Posted Sat September 22, 2018
I know you are with our Lord, Jesus and all the ones who have gone before us. I am mourning your loss to our family, as you were so good to your mom. You are very missed.
Will see you in heaven one day.
John 11:25-26
Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in me will live, even though they die; and whoever lives by believing in me will never die. Do you believe this?”

   Posted Sat September 29, 2018
I am sorry for your loss. Death is an enemy, we look forward to when God gets rid of death permanently. May God give you strength. Revelation 21:4

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