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Ronald W. Martin

April 12, 2021 |

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

Ronald William Martin, age 70, of Versailles passed away on April 8, 2021 at UPMC McKeesport. Born March 23, 1951 he was the son of the late Edward and Margaret (Cooley) Martin. He worked as a collection specialist at Bank of America and PNC Bank and was a member of the Lions Club in Versailles. Ronald is survived by his wife Frances C. (Thomas) Martin; son Michael (Stacy) Martin of Plum; daughter Julie Martin of Versailles; grandchildren Ryan and Austin; twin brother Donald (Debbie) Martin of McKeesport; brother Garry (Jean) Martin of Baldwin; and several nieces and nephews.

 
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Raymond C. Zecchini

April 10, 2021 |

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Raymond C. Zecchini, age 83, of Elizabeth Twp., passed away on Tuesday, April 6, 2021 at home. He was a retired fitter for People's Gas Co. He was a member of St. Joachim and Anne Parish, St. Michael Church in Elizabeth Twp. and an Army veteran during the Cold War, serving with the 33rd Tank Battalion 3rd Armored Division. He enjoyed golfing and all animals. Born October 10, 1937 in Frank, he was a son of the late Raymond and Ruth (Marks) Zecchini. He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Marlene P. (Pomycala) Zecchini; stepmother, Mary Simco Zecchini of Munhall; stepsiblings, Debbie (Dave) Taylor of Munhall and Al (Cathy) Simco of North Huntingdon; also, nieces, nephews and cousins. Visitation and services were private. Arrangements by the Paul E. Bekavac Funeral Home, Elizabeth. Offer condolences at www.bekavacfuneralhome.com.

 


Lisa M. Tedrow

April 09, 2021 |

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

Lisa M. Tedrow, age 59, of West Newton, formerly of Elizabeth, passed away on Friday, April 9, 2021 at Allegheny General Hospital. She was a bus driver for the Belle Vernon School District. Born April 11, 1961 in McKeesport, she was a daughter of Marian (Minda) Gallo of Clairton and the late Sonny Gallo.

In addition to her mother, she is survived by daughter, Jamie Williams of Uniontown; son, Brad (Jocelyn) Yurkovich of Vail, AZ; grandchildren, Anna, Owen, Hailey, Eliza and Morgan; sister, Donna Bergman of Franklin Park; brother, Adam (Saundra) Gallo of Wickhaven; stepmother, Vicki Gallo of Webster; companion, Charlie Balko of West Newton; also, nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.

 
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Carol Ann Hall

April 08, 2021 |

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

Carol Ann Hall, age 78 of Confluence, passed away on Thursday, April 8, 2021 in Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center, Johnstown.  Born February 14, 1943 in McKeesport, she was a daughter of the late Walter and Rose (Buldak) Pacewicz and wife of the late George Hall.  Carol helped as an assembler for area group homes over the years.  She is survived by her sisters Patricia Tolner of North Huntingdon and Joan Fazekas of Glassport.  Besides her parents and husband, Carol was preceded in death by her brothers Eugene, Bernard, Leonard, Thomas, and Joseph Pacewicz.

 
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Robert P. Contini

April 08, 2021 |

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

Robert P. Contini, age 74, of Elizabeth Twp., passed away on Sunday, April 4, 2021 at St. Barnabas Health System. He was a retired park manager for Allegheny County and a member of St. Joachim and Anne Parish, St. Michael Church in Elizabeth Twp. Born September 16, 1946 in McKeesport, he was a son of the late Robert and Violet (Julian) Contini. He is survived by his twin sister, Yolanda Contini of Gibsonia; brother, Perry (Paula) Contini of Gibsonia; nieces and nephews, Lee Contini, Giuliana Contini, Mariella Contini, Cassandra Bodnar, Bryan Benedict, the late Parrish Benedict; sister-in-law, Rita Contini of Elizabeth. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by brother, Ronald Contini. A memorial service will take place at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to White Oak Animal Safe Haven, 2295 Lincoln Way White Oak, PA 15131. Arrangements by the Paul E. Bekavac Funeral Home, Elizabeth. Offer condolences at www.bekavacfuneralhome.com.

 


Melvin W. Long

April 08, 2021 |

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

Melvin W. Long, age 65 of Clairton, passed away on Tuesday, April 6, 2021.  Born August 14, 1955 in Pittsburgh, he was a son of the late Isaiah and Madeline (Graham) Long.  A graduate of South Allegheny High School and Pittsburgh Diesel Institute, Melvin spent many years  as an over-the-road truck driver.  He was also a former employee with Duquesne Slag and Riverlift in Elizabeth and spent his last ten years employed with LaFarge-Holcim in West Mifflin.  In his spare time, Melvin enjoyed fishing, watching his grandchildren play sports (especially football), attending parades watching his granddaughter as a majorette, and especially hosting Sunday family dinners.  He will be remembered as a loving husband, father, stepfather, brother, uncle, and a great friend.  Melvin is survived by his wife of thirty years Judith (Piasente) Long; his daughter Shayla of North Carolina; his stepchildren Randall (Ruth) Koontz of Donora, the late Anthony (Nicole) Koontz of Clairton, Christopher (Brenda) Koontz of Mt. Pleasant, and Brian (the late Erin) Koontz of Clairton; his siblings Marcella Kelton, Allen (Chris) Long, Glenda (Ben) Rainey, Ava Long, Angela (Yvonne) Long Beck, and Elaine Long; his grandchildren Krista, Bryson, Taafe, Morgan, and Taylor Koontz and Aaixa, Justen, Aiyah, Missouri, Furlando, and Oliviyah Long; and several nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews.  Besides his stepson and parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers David Long, James Long, Vincent Long, and Isaiah "Jake" Long, Jr.. 

 
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Scott D. Charles

April 08, 2021 |

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

Scott D. Charles, age 55, of Elizabeth Twp., passed away on Wednesday, April 7, 2021 at home. An Army veteran serving during the Cold War, he was a former electrical engineer for Medrad of Pittsburgh and attended Bunola Church of the Nazarene. He enjoyed taking on-line courses in history and economics at Hillsdale College. He collected sports memorabilia, enjoyed watching the Pirates, Penguins and NASCAR, and listening to classic rock. He also enjoyed attending his grandchildren's activities. Born May 21, 1965 in Pittsburgh, he was a son of the late George F. and Gloria J. (O'Brien) Charles. He is survived by his wife of 32 years, Denise (Trumpie) Charles; daughters, Amber (Amos) Onyango of Penn Hills, Autumn (Julian) Wyldhart of San Diego, CA and Aryn (Dana) Hess of Elizabeth Twp.; grandchildren, Isaiah, Emma, Lara, Oliver, Adelaide, Lilienne, Rhys Scott (after his grandfather) and a soon-to-be eighth grandchild; grandpuppy, Cleo (Kiki); also, nieces, nephews and cousins. Friends will be received in the Paul E. Bekavac Funeral Home, 221 North Second Avenue, Elizabeth on Saturday, April 10, 2021 from 12-2 PM and 4 until the time of service at 5:30 PM in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Ronald Doran officiating. In order to comply with Covid-19 restrictions, guests are required to wear masks and follow CDC social distancing guidelines. You may be asked to limit your visiting time so that all guests will have an opportunity to pay their respects. The family would like to express their understanding to those who are unable to attend due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Offer condolences at www.bekavacfuneralhome.com.

 


Evelyn J. Thompson

April 07, 2021 |

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

Evelyn J. (Sutton) Thompson, age 75, of Elrama, passed away on Wednesday, April 7, 2021 at Rhodes Estates in New Castle. She was a retired accountant for the McKeesport Housing Authority. She was a member of Elrama United Methodist Church where she taught Sunday School and was active in the craft class making prayer shawls. She was also involved with the Jefferson Hills Board of Elections. Born June 10, 1945 in West Elizabeth, she was a daughter of the late Larry E. and Margaret L. (Parsons) Sutton. She is survived by her sister, Darla J. Hoagland of New Castle; nieces, Paula Heyman of Austin, TX and Crystal (Bryan) Heverly of West Point, NY; nephews, Craig Moore of Elizabeth and Wesley (Lisa) Hoagland of Bradenton, FL. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by sisters, Laurel Heyman and Marlene Moore. Friends will be received in the Paul E. Bekavac Funeral Home, 221 North Second Avenue, Elizabeth on Friday, April 9, 2021, from 5-8 PM. In order to comply with Covid-19 restrictions, guests are required to wear masks and follow CDC social distancing guidelines. You may be asked to limit your visiting time so that all guests will have an opportunity to pay their respects. The family would like to express their understanding to those who are unable to attend due to the Covid-19 pandemic. A funeral service will take place on Saturday, April 10, 2021 at 10 AM in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Jude Urso officiating. Burial will follow in Jefferson Memorial Park, Pleasant Hills. Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, 1100 Liberty Avenue, Suite E-201, Pittsburgh, PA 15222-4240. Offer condolences at www.bekavacfuneralhome.com.

 


Matthew M. Barna Jr.

April 07, 2021 |

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

Matthew M. Barna Jr., age 75, of Glassport, passed away on Monday, April 5, 2021 at Jefferson Hospital. He was a retired coiler for U.S. Steel Irvin Works and an avid sports fan who loved major league baseball, hockey and football. Born February 5, 1946 in McKeesport, he was a son of the late Metro M. and Nettie (Boal) Barna. He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Ethel M. (Clawson) Barna; son, Richard T. Barna of Glassport; sisters, Marlene Murphy of Fredricksburg, VA and Christine Reynolds of White Oak; brother, Samuel (Robin) Barna of Monessen; also, nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by sister, Patricia Gouker. Visitation is private. No services are planned. Arrangements by the Paul E. Bekavac Funeral Home, Elizabeth. Offer condolences at www.bekavacfuneralhome.com.

 


Angelo J. Marraccini

April 07, 2021 |

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

Angelo J. Marraccini, age 90, of Elizabeth Twp., passed away on Tuesday, April 6, 2021 at ManorCare Health Services - Bethel Park. He was a retired welder for U.S. Steel/Hercules. He was a talented baseball player in his youth and was given the opportunity to try out for the Pittsburgh Pirates. He was a member of Blaine Hill Volunteer Fire Company and enjoyed many years of hunting and fly fishing with his sons, brothers, and friends, especially at the Blaine Hill Hunting Camp in Potter County. He was a master gardener and always had a beautiful, organic vegetable garden in his yard and often shared his produce with family and friends. Born July 19, 1930 in McKeesport, he was a son of the late Angelo and Theresa (Yacomelli) Marraccini and husband of the late Sally (Bohlander) Marraccini. He is survived his sons, Darrell (Julie) Marraccini of Yeringyon, NV and Angelo J. Marraccini of Elizabeth, PA; seven grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; son-in-law, Joseph Pistell; also, nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by daughter, C. René Marraccini Pistell, four brothers and a sister. Friends will be received in the Paul E. Bekavac Funeral Home, 221 North Second Avenue, Elizabeth on Monday, April 12, 2021, from 12-1 PM. In order to comply with Covid-19 restrictions, guests are required to wear masks and follow CDC social distancing guidelines. You may be asked to limit your visiting time so that all guests will have an opportunity to pay their respects. The family would like to express their understanding to those who are unable to attend due to the Covid-19 pandemic. A graveside service will follow at Round Hill Cemetery, Elizabeth Twp. with Pastor Tom Harding officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to the Blaine Hill Volunteer Fire Company, 409 Oxford Drive, Elizabeth, PA 15037. Offer condolences at www.bekavacfuneralhome.com.

 


Charolette Jeffers

April 06, 2021 |

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

Charolette (Gill) Jeffers, age 86, of Jefferson Hills, passed away on Tuesday, April 6, 2021 at Country Care Manor. She was a retired salesclerk for JCPenney in West Mifflin and a member of the former Elizabeth Wesleyan Church. She enjoyed bingo, gardening, playing card games and crossword puzzles, but most of all she loved spending time with her family. Born January 21, 1935 in Martins Ferry, OH, she was a daughter of the late Ernest and Mildred (Sayre) Gill and wife of the late Richard C. Jeffers. She is survived by daughter, Phylis Jeffers of Jefferson Hills; sons, Scott (Cheryl) Jeffers of Monongahela and Stephen (Darlene) Jeffers of Elizabeth Twp.; grandchildren, Lucas Jeffers, Taylor Jeffers, Tyler (Alyssa) Settelmaier, Brianna Ketzler and Derek Ketzler; four great-grandchildren; sisters, Shirley (Dennis) McKnight of Belle Vernon, Lilly (Ben) Bennett of Elizabeth, Mary Allen of Port Vue and Suzie (David) Fortney of Simpsonville, SC; brother, Russell "Skip" Gill of West Mifflin; also, nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by daughter, Kathy Settelmaier and sons, James and Ricky Jeffers. Friends will be received in the Paul E. Bekavac Funeral Home, 221 North Second Avenue, Elizabeth on Thursday, April 8, 2021 from 1-3 PM and 5 until the time of service at 7 PM in the funeral home chapel with Ronald Jeffers officiating. In order to comply with Covid-19 restrictions, guests are required to wear masks and follow CDC social distancing guidelines. You may be asked to limit your visiting time so that all guests will have an opportunity to pay their respects. The family would like to express their understanding to those who are unable to attend due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Burial will be in the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies, Bridgeville. Offer condolences at www.bekavacfuneralhome.com.

 


Torrance A. Viviano

April 06, 2021 |

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

Torrance A. "Torry" Viviano, age 63, of West Mifflin, passed away on Sunday, April 4, 2021 at UPMC Presbyterian. He was a retired electrical engineer at Bettis Atomic Power Laboratory. A member of West Mifflin Community Baptist Church, he was a good provider for his family. He enjoyed ham radio and all electronics and photography. Born February 22, 1958 in Pittsburgh, he was a son of the late Dominic and Betty (Opfar) Viviano. He is survived by his son, Brandon T. (Chelsea Higgins) Viviano of Clairton; daughter, Kristen (Lydia Vota) Viviano of Wheeling, WV; grandchildren, James and Bella Viviano and Roman Higgins; former wife and friend, Kim Fleischer of White Oak; brother, Don (Connie) Viviano of Mt. Vernon, IN; and nieces and nephews, Tony Viviano, Nikki Viviano, Sarah Gillingham and Ben Painter. Friends will be received in the Paul E. Bekavac Funeral Home, 221 NOrth Second Avenue, Elizabeth on Thursday, April 8, 2021 from 2-4 and 6-8 PM. In order to comply with Covid-19 restrictions, guests are required to wear masks and follow CDC social distancing guidelines. You may be asked to limit your visiting time so that all guests will have an opportunity to pay their respects. The family would like to express their understanding to those who are unable to attend due to the Covid-19 pandemic. A memorial service will take place on Friday, April 9, 2021 at 12 Noon in West Mifflin Community Baptist Church with Pastor William Strauch officiating. Burial is private in Round Hill Cemetery. Offer condolences at www.bekavacfuneralhome.com.

 


Robert Murtha

April 03, 2021 |

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

Robert Murtha, age 90 of Elizabeth Twp., passed away on Friday, April 2, 2021 in Point Pleasant Retirement Community, North Versailles.  Born January 13, 1931 in Dravosburg, he was a son of the late John and Marie (Striegel) Murtha.  A US Navy Veteran of the Korean War, Robert was the proprietor of Murtha Trucking, Inc. and a former millwright for US Steel.  Robert was the past president of the Elizabeth Twp. Lions Club and a member of the White Oak American Legion, the Sutersville Moose, W.I.M.B.U. of Blythedale, and the Elizabeth Twp. Seniors.  He was also a volunteer for Meals on Wheels.  Besides his parents, Robert was preceded in death by his wife Shirley A. (Welty) Murtha, who passed away May 9, 2015, and his brothers Louis, Kenneth, and William Murtha.  He is survived by his children Karalee (John) Carr of Hollywood, FL and Robert J. Murtha of Mt. Pleasant; his grandchildren Meagan Knapp, John D. (Alexa) Sutton, Austin (Tricia) Murtha, and Trevor and Louis Calderon; his great-grandchildren Brooklyn Knapp, Bianca, Riley, and Austin Murtha, and Olivia and Roman Calderon; his siblings Joseph Glenn (Darlene) Murtha of Houston, TX, Timothy Ronald (Lita) Murtha of Bradenton, FL, June (the late James) Andrews of Elizabeth Twp., and James (Jackie) Murtha of Elizabeth Twp.; and many nieces and nephews.  

 
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John L. Critchfield

April 02, 2021 |

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

John L. "Critch" Critchfield, age 72, of Belle Vernon, formerly of Clairton, passed away on Friday, April 2, 2021 at home. He retired after 35 years as an operator for Eastman Chemical in West Elizabeth. An Army veteran, he was a member of New Hope Assembly of God Church in Elizabeth Twp. where he was a member of the praise team for the past 16 years. Music was John's life — he was also a member of the praise team with Greater Works Church, he composed music, and collected guitars. Born December 28, 1948 in McKeesport, he was a son of the late Lawrence and Ellener (Edwards) Critchfield. He is survived by his wife of 16 years, Sue L. (Borreggine) Critchfield; daughter, April Star Critchfield of Denver, CO; son, Seth (Ashley) Critchfield of North Huntingdon; grandchildren, Brooke, Dillon and Autumn Critchfield; stepdaughter, Bonnie (Dean) Pioveson; stepsons, Eric Castor and Jason Knowles; step-grandchildren, Naomi, Noah, Cheyenne, Chasity, Sean, Nevaeh, Damian and JJ; former wife, Marlene; in-laws; also, nieces, nephews and cousins. Friends will be received at New Hope Assembly of God, 900 Peairs Road, Elizabeth Twp., on Monday, April 5, 2021 from 5-7 PM and Tuesday, April 6, 2021 from 10 AM until the time of service at 12 Noon with Pastor Damian Schoonmaker officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to New Hope Assembly of God, 900 Peairs Road, Elizabeth, PA 15037. Arrangements by the Paul E. Bekavac Funeral Home, Elizabeth. Offer condolences at www.bekavacfuneralhome.com.

 


Timothy Edwin Mays

April 01, 2021 |

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

Timothy Edwin Mays, age 70 of McKeesport, passed away on Wednesday, March 31, 2021 at the Pittsburgh VA Medical Center.  Born November 12, 1950 in McKeesport, he was a son of the late Edwin and Mildred (Cummins) Mays. He worked as a self employed hauler and demolition man, served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War, and was a member of Park Baptist Church in Versailles.  Timothy was preceded in death by his wife Mary E. (Ainsworth) Mays, who passed away July 8, 2011. He is survived by his son Raymond (Jamie) Mays of Glassport; grandchildren Michael, Katelyn, Cameron, Shane & Madison Mays and Brittney Richie; great-grandson Jeremiah Richie; sisters Deborah (Roger) Trimpey of Buena Vista, Linda (Joe) Trumbauer of Allentown, Roberta (George Oatman) Mays of Greenock, and Lori King of Buena Vista; and also nieces and nephews. Besides his wife and parents, Timothy was preceded in death by his son Frank Mays.

 
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