Valley Independent Oct 15, 2009 continuation of front page article Clyde Behanna

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Valley Independent Oct 15, 2009 continuation of front page article Clyde Behanna - Paglia (FROM said. "We sat up so close to the...
Paglia (FROM said. "We sat up so close to the screen that we thought we could get powder bums or sword nicks when the action started." One of his favorite recollections recollections was watching a movie called "Frank Harmon Harmon of Michigan." "That was on Sunday, Dec.7, 1941," Behanna said solemnly "Dad came to pick us up and told us the at Japan had bombed Pearl Harbor. That didn't mean anything to a couple kids who had been no further than Pittsburgh their entire lives. It wasn't until years later that I understood and appreciated appreciated that infamous day in history." The Harris Theatre between Sixth and Seventh Seventh streets on McKean Avenue was the "upscale" movie house in town and "even had a balcony." Clyde's grandfather, George Behanna, was bom in Carroll Township and his grandmother. Louse Fine Behanna, was a native of Floreffe. His father, also named Clyde, was one of six children children in the family. He began working for American American Steel and Wire as a very young man - "perhaps "perhaps 20." He started in the brick gang and was head roller in the Blooming Mill when he retired. His brother, Ralph, became a self-taught tool and die designer after moving to Akron, Ohio, in the mid-1930s. Another brother, Clarence, and his family lived in Washington, Pa., where he worked for Hazel-Atlas Glass. Their sister, Rosetta, married George Hilty, a successful civil attorney in Pittsburgh. The youngest brother never left Donora, except for service with the Army during World War II. "Most people knew him as BeeBee, the genera- tpr-starter guy," Clyde

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