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Wendell G. Yates

March 20, 2019 |

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

Wendell G. Yates, age 95, of Elizabeth, passed away on Monday, March 18, 2019 at Grandview Estates of Elizabeth. He retired after 39 years as a steelworker for U.S. Steel, Clairton Works. An Army veteran, he served 2 1/2 years in China, Burma and India during World War II. He was a member of Blaine Hill AARP and Forward Twp. Senior Citizens. Born June 19, 1923 in Elizabeth, he was a son of the late Bert H. and Violet C. (Cramer) Yates and husband of the late Thelma Ruth (Herget) Yates. He is survived by daughter, Dorothea Kelly of West Newton; one granddaughter; one great-granddaughter; and one great-grandson; also, nieces and a nephew. In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by daughter, Wendy Thorn, and brother, Bert Yates. Visitation and service were private. Burial was in Round Hill Cemetery, Elizabeth Twp. Arrangements by the Paul E. Bekavac Funeral Home, Elizabeth. Offer condolences at www.bekavacfuneralhome.com.

 


Genevieve T. DeVecchio

March 16, 2019 |

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

Genevieve T. (Gimiliano) DelVecchio, age 90, of Clairton passed away with her children by her side on Friday, March 15, 2019. Born June 16, 1928 in Clairton, she was the daughter of the late Guilio and Frances (Garcia) Gimiliano. 

 
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Craig M. Provins

March 16, 2019 |

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

Craig M. Provins, age 48 of White Oak, passed away on Wednesday, March 13, 2019 at Jefferson Hospital. Born February 24, 1971 in McKeesport, he was the son of David (Linda) Provins and Barbara (Regis) (Yonek) Fiore. Craig was a steelworker and welder for U.S Steel in Clairton.

 
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Debra L. Huston

March 15, 2019 |

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

Debra L. Huston, age 60, of McKeesport, formerly of Port Vue, passed away on Thursday, March 14, 2019 at UPMC Presbyterian. A former registered nurse at Southwestern Nursing Center, she was an RN at Forbes Center for Rehabilitation in Pittsburgh. 

 
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Frank A. Speney, Sr.

March 10, 2019 |

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

Frank A. Speney, Sr., age 92 of Port Vue, passed away at home on Sunday, March 10, 2019.  Born September 15, 1926 in McKeesport, he was a son of the late William M. and Anna (Reitz) Speney.  Frank was a fixture in the automotive industry in the area as a consummate and professional salesman, starting his career with his father at the Palace Garage in McKeesport, selling Nash, Rambler, and Studebaker.  He then opened Speney Chevrolet in West Newton, operating it for 52 years from 1958 until 2010.  He also became a co-owner of the Palisades Ballroom in McKeesport, where he was able to practice one of his passions: dancing.  

 
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Charles Gordon Harris

March 10, 2019 |

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

Charles G. Harris, age 71 of Dunleavy, PA, passed away on Saturday, March 9, 2019 in UPMC McKeesport Hospital.  Born October 1, 1947 in Pittsburgh, he was a son of the late Gordon and Anna (Makary) Harris.  

 
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Margaret Sporio

March 08, 2019 |

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

Margaret Sporio, age 103 of Jefferson Hills, passed away at home on Friday, March 8, 2019.  Born May 12, 1915 in Clairton, she was a daughter of the late Michael and Helen Berchok. 

 
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Janet M. McCarthy

March 08, 2019 |

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

With hearts full of sorrow, we announce the loss of our Janey on Thursday, March 7, 2019. Janet M. (Kerber) McCarthy, age 73, of Mt. Lebanon, passed away at home surrounded by family and close friends from complications of breast cancer - a five-year challenge that she met with amazing courage and grace.

 
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Vincent D. Giansante

March 06, 2019 |

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

Vincent D. Giansante, age 67 of Clairton, passed away on Friday, March 1, 2019 in Lawson's Nursing Home in Jefferson Hills.  Born July 9, 1951 in McKeesport, he was a son of the late Antonio and Catherine W. (Sgroi) Giansante.  

 
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Gary N. Pollock

March 02, 2019 |

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

Gary N.Pollock, age 75, of West Newton and formerly of Elizabeth, passed away on Saturday, March 2, 2019 at home. He was a retired coke department clerk at U.S. Steel Clairton Works and a former union grievance steward. He was a U.S. Army veteran and served during the Vietnam War. He enjoyed collecting antiques, woodworking, drinking coffee, watching Rocky and Rambo movies, and spending time with family and his grandkids.

 
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Frances I. Semow

March 01, 2019 |

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

Frances I. (Vay) Semow, age 87, of Elizabeth Twp., passed away on Monday, February 25, 2019 at The Gardens of Lincoln Court in North Versailles. She was a former member of St. Michael Parish in Elizabeth Twp.

 
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Marshall M. Fiore

February 28, 2019 |

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

Marshall M. Fiore, age 91 of Jefferson Hills, passed away on Thursday, February 27, 2019 at Grandview Estates in Elizabeth Twp.  Born September 18, 1927 in Forward Twp., he was a son of the late Ralph and Julia (Marco) Fiore.  Marshall was the owner and operator of Fiore Development and E & M Development Companies.  He was a member of St. Clare of Assisi Parish and a US Army veteran serving as an MP during World War II.  He was also a charter member of 885 Fire Station, a Jefferson Borough councilman for 16 years, a member of the Clairton Sportsman Club for 50 years, an usher at St. Paulinus, St. Joseph, and St. Clare of Assisi for 30 years, and a member of the American Legion Daniel Keffer Post 75 in Clairton. Marshall was an avid hunter and a great cook who loved to make pies for his family and friends, was known for making Flitnies (fried bread dough), and was a devoted husband and loving father.

 
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Bettie Ann Randolph

February 27, 2019 |

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

Bettie Ann Randolph, age 76 of Jefferson Hills, passed away on Tuesday, February 26, 2019 in UPMC Presbyterian Hospital.  Born September 24, 1942 in McKeesport, she was a daughter of the late Al and Beatrice (Manning) Randolph.  A former mainframe computer operator at GM's Fisher Body plant in West Mifflin, Bettie Ann enjoyed her independence to its fullest while living a unique and adventurous life.  She is survived by her siblings Kenneth (Sharon) Randolph of Jefferson Hills and Gail (Jack) Smith of Elizabeth Twp, and also nieces and nephews.  Besides her parents, Bettie Ann was preceded in death by her brother Albert (Linda) Randolph. 

 
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William E. "Bill" Mathews

February 27, 2019 |

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

William E. "Bill" Mathews, age 68 of Forward Twp. and formerly of Clairton, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, February 26, 2019.  Born May 28, 1950 in McKeesport, he was a son of the late William R. and Jane (Tulius) Mathews.  He is survived by his loving wife of 47 years Helen (Demchak) Mathews; his children Beth (Doug) Kimball of Glassport and Ryan Mathews of Elizabeth; his grandchildren Michelle (Kenny) Picard and Amber Kimball; his best friend, great-grandson, and little buddy Cameron Picard; his brother Robert (Carol) Mathews; and also many step-siblings, cousins, nieces, nephews, friends, and many others who cared deeply for Bill.  Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother John (Kim) Mathews.  

 
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Veronica Elkowitz

February 22, 2019 |

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

Veronica (Papucic) Elkowitz, age 73 of Clairton, passed away on Thursday, February 21, 2019 in Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh.  Born July 9, 1945 in McKeesport, she was the daughter of the late Michael "Mate’" and Katherine (Runatz) Papucic.  Veronica worked as an EKG Tech for McKeesport Hospital, and was a member of the Whitehall Church of Christ in Whitehall, the C.F.U Lodge #248, and a former Tamburitzan.  She is survived by her husband, Joseph Elkowitz; her children Michael (Darlene) Mursch of West Mifflin, Jamie (Sarah) Elkowitz of Jefferson Hills, and Shaun (Jessica Bartko) Elkowitz of Clairton; her grandchildren, Marissa Mursch, Holly, Ally, and Essy Elkowitz, Krista Hajiyev, and Allyn Fenwick; her great-granddaughter Marley Graham; and her niece Michelle Tevis.

 
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