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Stanley C. Pomycala

November 14, 2019 |

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

Stanley C. Pomycala, age 93 of Pasadena, MD and formerly of North Versailles, passed away at the University of Maryland Baltimore Washington Medical Center in Glen Burnie, MD.  Born August 14, 1926 in McKeesport, he was a son of the late Charles C. and Mary (Busch) Pomycala.  A graduate of McKeesport High School, Stanley worked as a manager for the former A&P Market, a custodian for East Allegheny School District, and with Westinghouse Corp.  He was a US Army Veteran of the Korean War, a member of the American Legion Post # 701 of White Oak and the Senior Citizens of North Versailles.  In his spare time, Stanley was an avid softball player, loved playing cards, slot machines, and games on his tablet, and, most of all, adored spending time with his granddaughters and great-grandchildren. 

 
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Pauline Theresa Kennedy

November 14, 2019 |

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

Pauline Theresa Kennedy, age 88 of West Mifflin, passed away at home on Wednesday, November 13, 2019.  Born January 26, 1931 in Harbour Main, Newfoundland, Canada, she was a daughter of the late James and Annie (Duff) Murphy.  A member of St. Clare of Assisi Parish in Clairton, Pauline is survived by her husband Edward A. Kennedy; her children Edward Kennedy of Las Vegas, NV, David (Wendy) Kennedy of West Mifflin, Martin (Karen) Kennedy of Marino Valley, CA, James (Tammy) Kennedy of Marino Valley, CA, and Sherry (Tony) Mancuso of Perryopolis; her eight grandchildren; her brothers Alvin and Thomas Murphy; and also nieces and nephews.

 
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Mary Ann Yurkovich

November 13, 2019 |

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

Mary Ann (Dinello) Yurkovich, age 91, of Elizabeth Twp., passed away on Wednesday, November 13, 2019 at home. A devout Catholic, she was a member of St. Michael Parish in Elizabeth Twp. She was an avid bingo player, enjoyed bowling, and was a caregiver to the elderly. 

 
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Gerry C. Cope

November 06, 2019 |

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

Gerry C. Cope, age 75 of Clairton, took his last breath at 10:24 AM on Tuesday, November 5, 2019 at his home.  He was an electronic technician for U.S Steel, Clairton Works for 39 years. Gerry was also a Veteran serving during the Vietnam War, a former teacher of hairdressing and a hairdresser at John Cesko's in McKeesport, a former DJ at Charley J's in North Versailles for 16 years, sang in the doo-wop group The BelAirs, was a Mason in Chapter #162, and a member of the Knights Templar.  Born October 8, 1944 in McKeesport, he was the son of the late Charles H., Jr. and Jenny (Gladkowski) Cope.  Gerry is survived by his wife of 49 years, Barbara Alice (Lloyd) Cope; daughter Laurie (James Bayto) Stonick of Clairton; son Gerry C. (Barbara Payo) Cope, Jr. of Clairton; grandchildren Gerry C., III, Christopher, Dylan, Jayden, Jackson, and Aria Cope, and Thomas and Tyler Deliman; brothers Jay (Sharon) Cope of North Carolina and Wayne (Pam) Kucich of White Oak; and also nieces and nephews. 

 
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William A. Argyle

November 06, 2019 |

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

William A. Argyle, age 76, of Elizabeth Twp., passed away on Tuesday, November 5, 2019 at Jefferson Hospital. He was a retired lab technician at U.S. Steel Irvin Works in West Mifflin. He was an Army veteran serving during the Vietnam War and received the Purple Heart in January 1966 while serving with the 173 Airborne. He was a former member of Dravosburg American Legion and Dravosburg Fire Hall, and various bowling leagues in the Mon Valley.

 
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Jay M. Medved

November 04, 2019 |

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

Jay M. Medved, age 50 of Port Vue, passed away at home on Saturday, November 2, 2019.  Born August 13, 1969 in McKeesport, he is a son of Jane (Gathoffs) Tabra of Hilo, HI and the late Richard E. Medved.  A graduate of Robert Morris University with a bachelor's degree in accounting, Jay was a retiree of the Pennsylvania Army National Guard and US Army Veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom.  He was also a member of the American Legion, Glassport, the Clairton VFW #803, and the Liberty Borough Veterans Group. 

 
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Donald J. Weiler

November 04, 2019 |

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

Donald J. Weiler, age 87 of Versailles, passed away on Sunday, November 3, 2019 in The Palms at O'Neill, McKeesport.  Born June 20, 1932 in Pittsburgh, he was a son of the late Albert and Freda (Schitzen) Weiler.  A retired payroll auditor for General Motors' Fisher Body Plant in West Mifflin, Donald was a US Navy Veteran of the Korean War, serving on the USS Wisconsin.

 
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Michelle G. Roka

November 03, 2019 |

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

Michelle G. Roka, age 63 of Versailles, passed away unexpectedly at home on Saturday, November 2, 2019.  Born February 7, 1956 in Oceanside, CA, she was a daughter of the late George and Anna (Dorko) Borges.  Michelle earned her associate’s degree in accounting, worked at the Pennsylvania Unemployment Office in McKeesport, and was a member of both Corpus Christi Parish and the Versailles VFD Ladies’ Auxiliary.  She is survived by her husband Charles “Buzz” Roka; her children Charles “Chaz” (Emma) Roka of North Huntingdon, Michael (Courtney) Roka, stationed with the US Navy out of Jacksonville, FL, and Sarah (fiance' Patrick Kiss) Roka of Versailles; her grandsons Gabriel and Charles, III; her sister Karen (Steve) Hall of Louisville, KY; and also nieces and nephews.

 
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Charlie K. Dale

November 03, 2019 |

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

Charlie K. Dale, age 59, of Elizabeth, passed away on Thursday, October 31, 2019 at home. He was a U.S. Army veteran and loved music, fishing and building cast metal cars. Born February 10, 1960 in McKeesport, he was a son of Barbara (Taylor) Dale Jenkins and the late Kenneth James Dale. In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife, Diana A. (Boyd) Dale; daughter, Casey (Rick) Snyder of Duquesne; son, Matthew (Courtney) Medved of Port Vue; seven grandchildren, Nathan, Madi, Landen, Delaney, Alexa, Elijah and Terry; sister, Cathi (Marty) Mayernik of Lincoln Borough; step-daughter, Carlene Kellar-Hospodar of Port Vue; step-sons, Terry Allen Kellar, II of San Diego, CA and Philip (Kim) Kellar of Elizabeth; also nieces and nephews. No visitation or services are planned. Memorial contributions may be made to the Disabled American Veterans, 1000 Liberty Avenue, Room 1606, Pittsburgh, PA 15222. Offer condolences at www.bekavacfuneralhome.com

 


Sandra L. Daerr

November 03, 2019 |

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

Sandra L. "Patty" (Crum) Daerr, age 73, of Finleyville, passed away on Sunday, November 3, 2019 at home. She was a member of St. Isaac Jogues Church in Elrama and a former cafeteria worker at Thomas Jefferson High School. Born August 15, 1946 in West Elizabeth, she was a daughter of the late Bert and Olive Crum. She is survived by her husband of 39 years, Raymond E. Daerr; daughters, Cindy (David) Smith of Arlington, TX and Malinda (Chris) Werner of West Elizabeth; son, Eric (Tina) Daerr of Russell; also, seven grandchildren, eleven great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Friends will be received in the Paul E. Bekavac Funeral Home, Elizabeth on Tuesday, November 5, 2019 from 2-4 and 6-8 PM. A funeral service will take place on Wednesday, November 6, 2019 at 10 AM in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Jude Urso officiating. Burial will follow in Round Hill Cemetery, Elizabeth Twp. Memorial contributions may be made to the Comprehensive Lung Center, Falk Medical Building, Fourth Floor, 3601 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213. Offer condolences at www.bekavacfuneralhome.com

 


Charles A. Flowers

November 01, 2019 |

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

Charles A. Flowers, age 79, of Elizabeth, passed away on Friday, November 1, 2019 at home. He was a retired steelworker at U.S. Steel Clairton Works. Born January 24, 1940 in McKeesport, he was a son of the late Andrew and Helen (Lang) Flowers. He is survived by his daughters, Joyce (Mike) Pilyih of Pittsburgh and Ginger (Bob) Burgess of Fremont OH; step-daughters, Charmaine (Leroy) Davis, Cheryl Huschak and Patricia Howard; step-sons, Richard, James and Dennis Cupp; also, four grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Janice Flowers; his second wife, Beulah M. “Bonnie” Flowers; as well as brothers and sisters. Friends will be received in the Paul E. Bekavac Funeral Home, Elizabeth on Sunday, November 3, 2019 from 4-8 PM. A funeral service will take place on Monday, November 4, 2019 at 12 Noon in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Jude Urso officiating. Burial will follow in Round Hill Cemetery, Elizabeth Twp. Offer condolences at www.bekavacfuneralhome.com

 


Elizabeth "Betty" Rothbauer

October 31, 2019 |

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

Elizabeth "Betty" (Vitelli) Rothbauer, age 94 of Jefferson Hills, passed away on Thursday, October 31, 2019 at Arden Courts.  Born March 26, 1925 in Blythedale, she was a daughter of the late Frank and Zelinda (Martinelli) Vitelli.  She worked as an accountant for US Steel, Clairton Works for 67 years, and was a member of St. Clare of Assisi Parish and its choir, a former member of Wilson Italian Club, and a member of the American Legion Daniel Keffer Post #75 Ladies Auxiliary, all of Clairton.  Betty joins her husband, the late Anthony J. Rothbauer, Sr., who passed away November 7, 2010; her son Anthony J. Rothbauer, Jr., who passed away June 4, 2014; siblings Clyde, John, and Joseph Vitelli, Rose Morock, Ida and Mary Meredith, Violet Salesi, Zelinda "Lena" Arilotta, and Florence, Frank, and Anthony Vitelli.   She survived by her nieces and nephews.

 
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Ruth Ann Holmes

October 30, 2019 |

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

Ruth Ann Holmes, 79, of Lambertville, NJ, formerly of Elizabeth, passed away in her sleep on October 17, 2019. She earned a master’s degree focused on communication handicaps from the University of Pittsburgh. An avid skier, she spent a few years skiing with friends in Vail, CO after graduating.  She returned to Pennsylvania to be near her family and taught Special Education in the Amish and Mennonite communities in Lancaster County. She later moved to Princeton, NJ where she met Don Griffin, her husband of 29 years. Together they organized a food co-op in their home and managed the recycling program in Lambertville, NJ, her home for 44 years. Ruth Ann taught Special Education in the Trenton school system and traveled extensively in the summers. She was a talented gardener, an avid reader and loved a succession of dogs and cats. 

 
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Irene B. Fera

October 30, 2019 |

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

Irene B. Fera, age 91 of Clairton, passed away on Tuesday, October 29, 2019 in Lawson's Nursing Home in Jefferson Hills.  Born January 12, 1928 in Clairton, she was a daughter of the late Andrew and Elizabeth (Knapp) Toth.  A member of St. Clare of Assisi Parish in Clairton and retired waitress at Mowry's Restaurant in Pleasant Hills, Irene was preceded in death by her husbands Harry Minjock, Jr. (who died November 14, 1964) and Nicholas Fera (who died June 21, 1983;) her daughter Barbara Ann Minjock (who died December 17, 1964;) and her brothers John, Bernard, and Thomas Toth.  She is survived by her brother Raymond (Patty) Toth of Martinsburg, WV; her nieces and nephews; and her dear friend and caregiver Paul S. Julian of Clairton.

 
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Harry Lee Fuller

October 29, 2019 |

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

Harry Lee Fuller, age 57, of Elizabeth Twp., passed away on Friday, October 25, 2019 at UPMC Presbyterian. He was the former owner of Amore Pizza in Elizabeth and a member of the Elizabeth Baptist Church. He was a social member of the Elizabeth Boro Fire Hall and an avid Steelers fan. 

 
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