Rudolph P Mahek

Born: Mon., Sep. 19, 1921
Died: Fri., Nov. 12, 2010

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Rudolph Paul "Pete" Mahek, 89, of Lemoyne, died Friday, November 12, 2010 at his residence.

Born September 19, 1921 in Harrisburg, he was a son of Vendal and Mary (Smudich) Mahek.

Mr. Mahek retired from American Can Company after 37 years of service.

A WWII U.S. Army veteran, he served under General Patton during the Battle of the Bulge. He was a member of American Legion Post 1001.

He was an avid golfer and a member of Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament Church.

He was a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather and uncle.

Surviving is his wife of 63 years, Doris A. Mahek; a daughter, Sharon Mahek-Via of Lemoyne; a grandson, Larry David Via II of Lemoyne; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by four brothers and three sisters.

A blessing service will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Zimmerman-Auer Funeral Home, Inc., 4100 Jonestown Road, Harrisburg, with Father James E. Lease officiating. Interment will follow in Resurrection Cemetery.

Friends will be received Monday evening from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to Horizons Hospice, 2300 Vartan Way, Suite 240, Harrisburg, PA 17110 or St. Jude Children's Research Hospital at


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