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Agnes M. Prisbylla

February 27, 2024 |

By Bekavac Funeral Home and Crematory | Posted in: Bekavac Funeral Home and Crematory

Agnes M. Prisbylla, age 97 of Castle Shannon and formerly of Port Vue, passed away on Monday, February 26, 2024.  Born February 14, 1927 in Clairton, she was a daughter of the late Joseph and Frances (Tomac) Salopek.  A retired operator for Bell Telephone and a member of Sts. Joachim and Anne Parish - the former St. Mark's Church, Agnes was preceded in death by her husband, the late Joseph Prisbylla, who passed away September 12, 1993, and her siblings: Joseph, Frank, John, Louis, and John R. Salopek, Mary Francetic, Margaret Thompson, Ann Hafner, and Katherine Marlatt.  She is survived by her children Barbara (Bernie) Krah of Saltzburg and Lawrence (Laura) Prisbylla of Castle Shannon; her grandchildren Brian Krah, Michael (Molly) Bennett, Sarah (Mike) Dmowski, Benjamin Prisbylla, and Hannah (Anthony) Auberzinski; her great-grandchildren Madison Krah, Miles and Maggie Bennett, and Sobek Auberzinski; her dear friends Diane Carr and Laura Conrad; her sister-in-law Stella Muschweck; and also nieces and nephews.  

 
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Richard J. Croyle

February 26, 2024 |

By Bekavac Funeral Home and Crematory | Posted in: Bekavac Funeral Home and Crematory

Richard "Rich" J. Croyle, age 75, of Clairton passed away on Friday, February 23, 2024, at home. Born March 21, 1948, in Clairton, he was a son of the late William Henry and Annette Ruth (Burnside) Croyle. He worked as maintenance for Steel Valley COG in Homestead and was an Army veteran serving during Vietnam War. He was a member of the American Legion, Daniel Keffer Post #75, a former member of the Clairton Business Planning Commission, and a purple heart recipient.

 
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Robert C. Johnson

February 23, 2024 |

By Bekavac Funeral Home and Crematory | Posted in: Bekavac Funeral Home and Crematory

Robert C. Johnson, age 66, of Elizabeth Boro, passed away Thursday, February 22, 2024 at Jefferson Hospital. He retired as a CAD Designer for Chemco Systems in Monogahela. He was a member of St. Joachim and Anne Parish, St. Michael Church in Elizabeth Twp. He enjoyed golfing, taking his 1977 corvette to local car shows and going to his camp in Slippery Rock. Born November 22, 1957 in McKeesport, he was a son of the late Robert J. and Shirley J. (Cottom) Johnson. He is survived by his wife of 30 years, Ruth E. Johnson; daughters, Amber (Michael) Greer of Jefferson Hills and Michelle (Jeffrey) Moeslein of Upper St. Clair; son, Robert A. (Gab) Johnson of Elizabeth Boro; grandchildren, Dom, Abby, Joey and Ryder; brother, Scott A. Johnson of Forward Twp.; also, nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Bruce Johnson. A Memorial Service will take place at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to Prostate Cancer Research c/o UPMC Cancer Institute, 5150 Center Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15232. Arrangements by the Paul E. Bekavac Funeral Home, Elizabeth. Offer condolence at www.bekavacfuneralhome.com

 


Kenneth Arnold

February 17, 2024 |

By Bekavac Funeral Home and Crematory | Posted in: Bekavac Funeral Home and Crematory

Kenneth Arnold, age 88 of White Oak, passed away at home on Saturday, February 17, 2024.  Born June 22, 1935 in Pittsburgh, he was a son of the late Harry and Doloroas (Weis) Arnold.  A US Army Veteran who served during the Cuban Missile Crisis, Kenneth worked for years at Thoroughfare Markets then retired as a distributor for Voortman’s Cookies.  In his spare time, he enjoyed gardening and trips to the casino.  Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife Joyce (Lasch) Arnold, who passed away January 18, 2021, his brother Harry Arnold; and his brother-in-law James Lasch.  Kenneth is survived by his children Jeff (Debi) Mullen of Horsham, PA, Scott Arnold of White Oak, Lori (Randy) Anselmino of North Huntingdon, and Greg (Denine Frye) Arnold of Jeannette; his nine  grandchildren; his eleven great-grandchildren; his brothers-in-law Tom (Lynn) and Frank (Lorraine) Lasch; and also nieces and nephews. 
 
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Thomas E. Hurst

February 16, 2024 |

By Bekavac Funeral Home and Crematory | Posted in: Bekavac Funeral Home and Crematory

Thomas E. Hurst, age 73, of Elizabeth Twp., passed away on Friday, February 16, 2024 at home. A Navy veteran having served during the Vietnam War, he was a retired school bus driver for the Elizabeth Forward School District. He was a member of AA with 32 years of sobriety. Born April 5, 1950 in Elizabeth Twp., he was a son of the late Fred E. and Virginia (Fichtner) Hurst. He is survived by his wife of eight years, Renee (Stewart) Hurst; sons, Jason (Heidi) Hurst of West Newton and Rev. August P. (Gretchen) Hurst of Volant; stepsons, Chad (Karen) Stewart of Finleyville and Kyle (Otilia) Stewart of Monessen; grandchildren, Autumn, Grayden, Genevieve, Jaxson, Jeremy and Arianah; sisters, Lois (the late Robert) Trow of New Alexandria and Janet (the late Thomas) Styche of Weedville; also, nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by brother, James Hurst, and niece, Amy Styche. No visitation is planned. A memorial service at Buena Vista United Presbyterian Church, 335 Styche Street, will take place Saturday, February 24, 2024 at 1 PM with his son, the Rev. August P. Hurst officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to charity of one's choice. Arrangements by the Paul E. Bekavac Funeral Home, Elizabeth. Offer condolences at www.bekavacfuneralhome.com.

 


Robert "Bob" T. Sedor

February 14, 2024 |

By Bekavac Funeral Home and Crematory | Posted in: Bekavac Funeral Home and Crematory

Robert (Bob) Thomas Sedor, age 65, of Beaufort, SC and formerly of Clairton, passed away on November 25, 2022, of sudden health complications while in hospital in Beaufort, SC. Born November 23,1957 in McKeesport, he was the son of the late Paul Sedor, Sr. and mother Margaret (Seman) Sedor. Bob grew up in Clairton and attended Clairton High School.  He acquired the nickname “Seymour” during his teen years and many people only knew him by that name and still use it today. During the summers of his last few years of High School he took advantage of that time and worked at a pizza shop in Atlantic City where he was welcomed back yearly.  It wouldn’t be the last time he enjoyed being a short order cook as he relished the opportunity later in life, taking a position as a part time cook while living in White Haven, PA. His real passion, and main line of work as a contractor and skilled craftsman led him to reside in several locations from Pittsburgh to Georgia, to the Pocono’s and back down south to Beaufort, SC, where he settled into an area he seemed to love most.  He was happiest using his hands and talents to do construction, build homes and do carpentry work. From reading the blueprints, ordering materials, framing, and finishing, he excelled and enjoyed the opportunities to share his talents and enthusiasm with clients and family.  In addition to those skills, he had most recently been operating multiple furniture stores in both the Pocono area and in Beaufort, SC, with his wife, Maggie. In remembering Bob, these are a few heartfelt comments from friends and family that echo his personality.  Comments such as, “I loved his cooking”,   “My favorite times were working with him as general contractors for HUD/URA”, “He was my mentor and always had my back”,  “I am going to miss our conversations over breakfast and road trips”,  “His construction knowledge and talent is something I will always brag about”,  “What fun we had growing up as cousins and living so close together”, are just a few of the many cherished memories and thoughts from those who loved him and will continue to keep him alive in their hearts. Besides his father, Paul Sedor Sr, Bob was preceded in death by his then wife Susan (Thomas) Sedor, mother to their daughter Julia Rose Sedor, on November 22, 1991.  He is survived by his wife Margaret “Maggie” McDevitt of Beaufort, SC; his mother Margaret Rose (Seman) Sedor of Clairton; daughter Julia Rose Sedor of Hazleton, PA; adopted children Destiny, Raymond and Sincere; siblings Paul (Janet) Sedor Jr, Margaret “Peggy” (Kevin) Sedor-Sparks, and Stephen Sedor; also, many nieces and nephews. 

 
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Patrick D. "Denny" Mannion

February 13, 2024 |

By Bekavac Funeral Home and Crematory | Posted in: Bekavac Funeral Home and Crematory

Patrick “Denny” D. Mannion, age 82 of Lincoln Borough, passed away on Monday, February 12, 2024 in Jefferson Hospital surrounded by family.  Born January 13, 1942 in Braddock, he was a son of the late Patrick T. and Ann (Onda) Mannion.  A US Air Force Veteran, Patrick was a member of Sts. Joachim and Anne Parish, St. Eugene Church, and retired as an electrician at GM’s Fisher Body Plant in West Mifflin.  His family will remember him as a fun loving man who loved to tell stories and crack jokes, loved to sing and root on the local sports teams, and was a car and racing enthusiast who even worked on a pit crew.  Most of all, they’ll remember him as a devoted father and grandfather and for being fiercely proud of his Irish and Mannion family heritage.  They will always love him as much as he loved them: with all of their hearts.  Patrick is survived by his daughters Danica (Jeff) Miller of Elizabeth Twp. and Jessica Mannion of Lincoln Borough; his grandchildren Sydney and Luke; his sister Patty Ann (Anthony) Zusinas of Moon Twp.; and also nieces and nephews.  Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother James Mannion. 
 
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Anna Mae Puskaric

February 13, 2024 |

By Bekavac Funeral Home and Crematory | Posted in: Bekavac Funeral Home and Crematory

Anna Mae Puskaric, age 94 of Chesaning, MI and formerly of White Oak, passed away on Sunday, February 11, 2024 in Chesaning Comfort Care. Born May 9, 1929 in McKeesport, she was a daughter of the late Adam and Nellie (Rausch) Dannenhauer. Anna Mae graduated from McKeesport High School and was a secretary for the Potter-McCune Company for many years before its closing. She always helped family and friends and was a volunteer in the kitchen at McKeesport’s Meals on Wheels for over 25 years. She loved line dancing and only stopped a few years ago. Anna Mae was an active member of the Evangelical Congregational Church of McKeesport for much of her life.

 
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Barbara J. Gonze

February 12, 2024 |

By Bekavac Funeral Home and Crematory | Posted in: Bekavac Funeral Home and Crematory

Barbara J. (Bondy) Gonze, age 82, of Elizabeth, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her loving family on Saturday, February 10, 2024. She was the past president of the Women's Club of McDonald and Villas at Woodcreek in Bridgeville. Born December 12, 1941 in McDonald, she was a granddaughter of the late Harry and Margaret (Rogers) Bondy. She is survived by her husband of 65 years, Edward Gonze; sons, Jeffrey (Laurie) Gonze of Elizabeth and Mark (Kathleen) Gonze of Lutherville, MD; grandchildren, Zachary Gonze, Cody (Lauren) Gonze, Kaylie (Joshua) Meliker, Kyle Gonze, James Barrickman and Ana Barrickman; great-grandchildren, Kalli Gonze and Thomas Gonze; dog, Jack. Friends will be received in the Paul E. Bekavac Funeral Home, 221 North Second Avenue, Elizabeth on Friday, February 16, 2024 from 2 PM until the time of blessing at 4 PM with Fr. Edwin Wichman officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Stroke Association, Four Gateway Center, 444 Liberty Avenue, Suite 1300, Pittsburgh, PA 15222 or online at donatenow.heart.org. Offer condolences at www.bekavacfuneralhome.com.

 


Ida Jean Hansen

February 12, 2024 |

By Bekavac Funeral Home and Crematory | Posted in: Bekavac Funeral Home and Crematory

Ida Jean (Dusi) Hansen, age 90, of Forward Twp., passed away on Friday, February 9, 2024 at The Residence at Arrowood. She retired after 35 years of service as a clerk at Boston Super Dollar grocery store and also from D. Jenkins Deli with 10 years of service. She was a member of Saints Joachim and Anne Parish, St. Michael Church in Elizabeth Twp. Born April 14,1933 in Forward Twp., she was a daughter of the late Giammaria and Ida (Bosetti) Dusi and wife of the late Arthur W. Hansen. She is survived by brothers, Frank Dusi of West Mifflin, Ernest Dusi of Apollo and Al Dusi of Elizabeth Twp.; also, nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by sisters, Catherine Heckman, Antoinette Dusi and Annie Rothey, and brothers, Andrew, John, Samuel, Paul and George Dusi. Friends will be received in the Paul E. Bekavac Funeral Home, 221 North Second Avenue, Elizabeth on Wednesday, February 14, 2024 from 11 AM until the time of blessing at 1PM with the Rev. Thomas J. Burke officiating. Burial will follow in Monongahela Cemetery, Monongahela. Offer condolences at www.bekavacfuneralhome.com.

 


Duane R. Halt

February 12, 2024 |

By Bekavac Funeral Home and Crematory | Posted in: Bekavac Funeral Home and Crematory

Duane R. Halt, age 80 of Lincoln Borough, passed away at home on Monday, February 12, 2024. Born January 1, 1944 in Clairton, he was a son of the late William J. and Helen (Layko) Halt. A US Army Veteran of the Vietnam War, Duane worked as a truck driver for Swank Construction, at Clairton Slag in West Elizabeth, and lastly as a case aide for Ward Home, Inc. in Mt. Lebanon. He is survived by his wife of 58 years Dianne (Cochran) Halt; his children  Duane (Sherri) Halt of New Castle,  Renee (Bill) Halt-Maglet of Webster, and Georgette (Jeff) Ayres of North Huntingdon; his seven grandchildren Haylie (Kevin) Helinski, Randi Parkinson, Jake (Anthony) Withers, Nathan Withers, Celine (Tyler) Halt, Dean (Ezra) and Will Ayres, and his great grandchildren Addy and Cam Helinski; his sisters Norma Kerr of Elizabeth and Linda (Joe) Paul of Pleasant Hills; his sister-in-law Corinne Halt, nieces and nephews; and his dogs Clyde and Baylie. Besides his parents, Duane was preceded in death by his daughter Denise Lynn Withers, son-in-law Mark Withers, and his brother William Halt. Friends will be received in the A.J. Bekavac Funeral Home, 555 5th Street, Clairton, PA on Thursday, February 15, 2024 from 2pm-4pm and 6pm-7:30pm.  A blessing will take place on Thursday, February 15, 2024 at 7:30 pm with Pastor Sandra E Fitzgibbons in the chapel at the A.J. Bekavac Funeral Home.  www.bekavacfuneralhome.com

 


Gerald K. Shaner

February 09, 2024 |

By Bekavac Funeral Home and Crematory | Posted in: Bekavac Funeral Home and Crematory

Gerald K. "Gerry" Shaner, age 95 of Liberty Borough and formerly of both McKeesport and Las Vegas, NV, passed away at home on Sunday, February 4, 2024.  Born March 22, 1928 in Scottdate, he was a son of the late Clarence and Ruth (Sisley) Shaner.  A member of Mary, Mother of God Parish - St. Patrick's Church in McKeesport, Gerry retired as a nuclear engineer for Westinghouse Corp./ U.S. Department of Energy, West Mifflin and a U.S. Air Force Veteran of the Korean War. 

 
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Louis Bucko

February 09, 2024 |

By Bekavac Funeral Home and Crematory | Posted in: Bekavac Funeral Home and Crematory

Louis Bucko, age 69, of Clairton, passed away on Wednesday, February 7, 2024 at Jefferson Hospital. He retired after more than 42 years as a project superintendent for CEC Environmental Consultants in Moon Twp. He enjoyed fishing, trips to the casino, and hanging out with his dog Cash. Born June 26, 1954 in Pittsburgh, he was the son of the late Louis F. and Anna (Dunda) Bucko. He is survived by his wife of 35 years, Deborah K. (Simms) Bucko; children, Sarah G. Bucko of Pittsburgh and Christopher M. Bucko of Clairton; sisters, Barbara Bergmann of Concord, CA and Cecelia (Joseph) Dimperio of Mt. Lebanon; also, many nieces and nephews. No visitation or services are planned. Arrangements by the Paul E. Bekavac Funeral Home, Elizabeth. Offer condolences at www.bekavacfuneralhome.com.

 


Alberta Geraldine Julian

February 08, 2024 |

By Bekavac Funeral Home and Crematory | Posted in: Bekavac Funeral Home and Crematory

Alberta Geraldine (DiFalco) Julian, age 89 of Pleasant Hills and formerly of Clairton, passed away on Tuesday, February 6, 2024 in Jefferson Hospital.  Born November 5, 1934 in Clairton, she was a daughter of the late Dominic and Josephine (DaBaldo) DiFalco.  A member of Triumph of the Holy Cross Parish, Alberta was a member of the mothers club of the former St. Clare of Assisi Parish, a volunteer at St. Clare Convent, and a former Democratic Committeewoman.  She also enjoyed her many trips to New York City.  Besides her parents, Alberta was preceded in death by her husband, Anthony James Julian, who passed away October 29, 2021, and her siblings: Joseph DiFalco, Anna Pastore, and Ellen Julian.  She is survived by her children Thomas Julian of Pittsburgh and Barbara (Joe) Mills of West Mifflin; and also many nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews.  There is no visitation scheduled for Alberta.

 
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Joseph P. Raposky Jr.

February 08, 2024 |

By Bekavac Funeral Home and Crematory | Posted in: Bekavac Funeral Home and Crematory

Joseph P. Raposky Jr., age 84, of Finleyville, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, February 6, 2024 at Allegheny General Hospital. After retiring from managing an auto salvage business, he enjoyed spending time with and caring for his family, working outside with wood, and doing puzzles. Joe was looked up to by everyone, both family and community, for his no nonsense guidance and ability to handle problems. Born October 10, 1939 in Large, he was a son of the late Joseph P. Raposky Sr. and the late Mary (Sopko) Raposky. He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Nancy C. Raposky; children, Robin (Jeremy) Musher of Sewickley and Lori (Lou) Stephens of Peters Twp.; granddaughters, Caitlin (Joshua) Jordan of Whitehall and Emily Steve of Peters Twp.; sister, Jane Foshee; also, nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his grandson, J. Alexander Grassel; brother, Michael Raposky, and sister, Kathleen Campbell. A private memorial service for immediate family will be at a future date. Arrangements by the Paul E. Bekavac Funeral Home, Elizabeth. Offer condolences at www.bekavacfuneralhome.com.

 

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