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James L. Fordanich

May 22, 1935 — January 11, 2009

James L. Fordanich, 73, of Monessen, died on on Sunday Jan. 11, 2009 in his residence.He fought a good fight and worked hard till the end. His faith and love of his family carried him on.Jim was born in Monessen on May 22, 1935, the son of the late Charles and Mary Rovnak Fordanich.He was a life long resident of Monessen, and a 1956 graduate of Monessen High School. He was a member of Epiphany of Our Lord R. C. Church in Monessen and the Norwich Volunteer Fire Dept. in McKean County where he had a camp. Jim's passion was fishing and hunting. He was retired from the Monessen Plant of Wheeling-Pittsburgh Steel Corporation with 35 years of service, having worked in the scarfing department, and currently was employed by Carry All Products of Mt. Pleasant. Jim also owned and operated his own trucking company for the past 50 years, having shared his passion for driving with his best friend, his son Jim Jr.He is survived by his loving wife, LaVerne Caterino Fordanich, his son and daughter-in-law, James Anthony and Bobbie Fordanich of Rostraver Twp., two daughters and a son-in-law, Veronica and John Warlick of Dallas, TX, and Lisa Fordanich of Canonsburg, two grandchildren, Jamie Lynn and Antonio James Fordanich, and by numerous nieces and nephews.In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by five brothers, Edward, John, Henry, William, and Robert Fordanich, and by two sisters, Edna Majerick and Dolores Monosky.Friends will be received on in the Dalfonso-Billick Funeral Home Inc. and Cremation Services 441 Reed Avenue Monessen, (724-684-8750).Services will be held on Thursday, beginning with a 9:30 am Blessing in the funeral home, followed by a 10:00 am Funeral Mass in theEpiphany of Our Lord R. C. Church. Interment will follow in St. Hyacinth Cemetery, Monessen. Condolences accepted for the family at

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