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Julia Perkoski

February 23, 2020 |

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

Julia Perkoski, age 101 of Port Vue, passed away at home on Sunday, February 23, 2020.  Born April 8, 1918 in Dilltown, she was a daughter of the late Andrew and Ella (Zidoski) Zelinsky.  Julia was a member of St. Mark's Parish and the former St. Joseph's Parish of Port Vue, where she was active with the Ladies of Charity.  Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Edward J. Perkoski, who passed away April 3, 2011; her son Edward R. Perkoski; and her siblings: Pete, George, and Andrew John Zelinsky, Mary Terza, Helen Mickosky, Ann Yanchik and Margaret Krenicky.  Julia is survived by her sons Richard (Barbara) Perkoski of Lincoln Borough, Ronald (Darla Sue) Perkoski, with whom she resided, and Kenneth (Lauren) Perkoski of McKeesport; her grandchildren Richard, Michelle, Gary, Michael, Jeffrey, Tiffany, and Matthew; her great-grandchildren Tyler, Cole, Anna, Baylee, Madison, Jeffrey, Jr., Jonah, and Levi; and also nieces and nephews.

 
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Walter J. "Luddy" Zdrale

February 23, 2020 |

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

Walter J. “Luddy” Zdrale, age 95 of Finleyville, passed away on Sunday, February 23, 2020.  Born August 12, 1924 in Clairton, he was a son of the late Jovan and Vasa (Prelevich) Zdrale.  A member of the former St. Mary’s Serbian Orthodox Church in Clairton and US Army Veteran of World War II, Walter worked first as a welder for US Steel Clairton Works.   Afterwards, he became a draftsman for US Steel in Pittsburgh and, after his retirement from there, he went to R.T. Patterson of Pittsburgh.  He was also a member of the Finleyville American Legion and the Omni Masonic Lodge #582.  Besides his parents, Walter was preceded in death by his wife Angelica C. (Collaretti) Zdrale, who passed away August 12, 1998; his daughter Lisa Zdrale; and his brothers George, Mark, and Michael Zdrale.  He is survived by his daughter Denise (Jack) Cylenica of West Mifflin, his grandson Sean R. (Georgia) Biagini of Jefferson Hills, his great-grandchildren Giovanni and Siena Biagini, and also nieces and nephews.

 
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John Orndoff

February 22, 2020 |

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

John Orndoff, age 54 of Clairton, passed away on Thursday, February 20, 2020 in Baldwin Health Center.  Born January 30, 1966 in McKeesport, he was a son of the late Wayne and Irene (Vasilchak) Orndoff.  A member of Ascension of Our Lord Byzantine Catholic Church in Clairton, John is survived by his siblings Barbara Orndoff of Parma, OH and David Orndoff of Clairton. 

 
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Ruth L. (Wallace) Davis

February 17, 2020 |

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

Ruth L. (Wallace) Davis, age 88 of Clairton and formerly of "The Patch" in Large, passed away on Monday, February 17, 2020 in Jefferson Hills Manor.  Born January 8, 1932 in Jefferson Hills, she was a daughter of the late Winfield and Gertrude (Kessler) Wallace.  Besides her parents, Ruth was preceded in death by her husband Emerson "Moose" Davis, who passed away February 20, 2002, and her siblings Jane DiClaudio, Dorothy Kosko, Betty Roesch, Marie Eggler, Bernice Bommer, Ethel Havel, and William and Jack Wallace.  She is survived by her children Janet L. Davis of Clairton and Walter (Angela) Davis of Myrtle Beach, SC; her grandchildren Jennifer Durigon and Michael and James Davis; great-grandchildren Matthew Durigon and Chase and Lexie Davis; and also nieces and nephews. 

 
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Dennis S. Tepe

February 17, 2020 |

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

Dennis S. Tepe, age 58, of New Matamoras, OH, passed away on Friday, February 14, 2020 at home. He was a chemical engineer with West Lake Chemical in New Martinsville, WV and enjoyed playing his musical instruments and fishing. Born December 17, 1961 in McKeesport, he was a son of the late James M. and Margaret Anne (Iddings) Tepe. He is survived by brothers, J. Jeffrey (Donna) Tepe of Kokomo, IN and Lawrence A. (Jackie) Tepe of Jefferson Hills; nieces and nephews, Lawrence B. (Megan) Tepe, Kristen Tepe, John Tepe and Andrew Tepe; and a great-niece, Maddie Tepe; also, aunts, uncles and cousins. Friends will be received in the Paul E. Bekavac Funeral Home, Elizabeth on Wednesday, February 19, 2020 from 2-4 and 6-8 PM. A funeral service will take place on Thursday, February 20, 2020 at 10 AM in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Ken Barner officiating. A memorial gathering will be held in Ohio on Saturday, February 22, 2020 from 10 AM to 12 Noon at the Cawley & Peoples Funeral Home, 408 Front Street, Marietta, OH 45750. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 15829, Arlington, VA 22215. Offer condolences at www.bekavacfuneralhome.com

 


Christine (Mularski) Hampe Sikoski

February 14, 2020 |

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

Christine (Mularski) Hampe Sikoski, age 90 of Port Vue, passed away on Thursday, February 13, 2020 in Mt. Vernon of Elizabeth.  Born August 28, 1929 in Glassport, she was a daughter of the late Zygmunt and Estelle (Kwiatkowski) Mularski.  Christine was a member of St. Mark's Parish in Liberty Borough and worked as a manager at John's Bargain Stores around the Mon Valley, at the former Jaison's of McKeesport, and as a school bus driver for Earl Williams and Sons.  In her spare time, she was an avid bowler, card player, and taught aerobics for the Glassport Seniors.  Besides her parents, Christine was preceded in death by her first husband Jack Hampe, her second husband Richard A. Sikoski, her sons Albert and Jeffrey Hampe; and her brothers Anthony, Ernest, and Regis Mularski.  She is survived by her daughters Linda (Brian) Fox of Casa Grande, AZ and Judith (Kevin) McGinn of Elizabeth Twp.; her grandchildren Roxanne and Bryce Fox and Melissa (Sean Snyder) Ryan; her great-grandchildren Brandon and Jordan Slachta; her great-great-grandchildren Addison and Adam Slachta; her sisters Phyllis Carrick and Grace Vargo; and also nieces and nephews.

 
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John A. Hodinko, Jr.

February 14, 2020 |

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

John A. Hodinko, Jr., age 68 of Clairton, passed away on Thursday, February 13, 2020 in Jefferson Hospital.  Born April 30, 1951 in Waynesburg, he was a son of the late John and Madeline (DeFabbo) Hodinko.  A member of the Clairton High School class of 1969 and and recipient of a Bachelor's of Science from California Univ. of PA, John retired from Eastman in West Elizabeth and was an avid golfer in his spare time.  He is survived by his wife Dorothy (Cerepani) Hodinko; his children Anita (Mike) Primm and David Hodinko, both of Clairton; his granddaughter Abigail Braum; his brothers Joel (Joan) Hodinko of Elizabeth and Jamie (Deborah) Hodinko of Erie; and also nieces and nephews. 

 
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Helen P. Ruhl

February 14, 2020 |

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

Helen P. Ruhl, age 95 of Verona and formerly of West Mifflin, passed away on Friday, February 14, 2020 in Seneca Place, Verona.  Born November 24, 1924 in West Mifflin, she was a daughter of the late Joseph and Mary (Vrombel) Dolansky.  Helen was an active member of her church, Holy Spirit Parish in West Mifflin, serving in their Ladies of Charity, Women's Guild, and Eucharistic Minister for shut-ins.  She also volunteered at Jefferson Hospital.  Helen is survived by her husband of more than 70 years John L. Ruhl; her children Mary Martha (Joseph) Yakubisin of Moon Twp., Patricia L. (Bill) Thomas of Valencia, John (Candy) Ruhl, Jr. of Big Bear, CA, and James A. (Donna) Ruhl of Liberty Borough; her grandchildren J.R. (Grace) Yakubisin, Mary Beth (Lance) Baniecki, Matthew (Mary) Yakubisin, John (Kristen) Yakubisin, Karen (Dave) Harden, Mark (Mandy) Yakubisin, Jennifer (Randall) Goldman, Bill (Jennifer) Thomas, Patti (Randy) Gomola, and Alexandra, Nicki, and Julianna Ruhl; her many great-grandchildren; and also nieces and nephews. 

 
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Ted J. Kacmarik

February 11, 2020 |

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

Ted J. Kacmarik, age 73 of Jefferson Hills, passed away on Tuesday, February 11, 2020 in Jefferson Hospital.  Born June 15, 1946 in Clairton, he was a son of the late Andrew and Cecelia (Kolokowski) Kacmarik.  A retired Chemical Operator for Koppers, Ted was a member of St. Clare of Assisi Parish in Clairton and the National Railroad Historical Society.  He is survived by his wife of 34 years Cheryl (Rothey) Kacmarik, a sister, brothers-in-law, and nieces and nephews. 

 
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Sandra Holland

February 11, 2020 |

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

Sandra (Gillen) Holland, age 77, of Dade City, FL, formerly of Clairton, passed away peacefully at home on Monday, February 10, 2020.  She was a member of New Hope Assembly of God Church in Elizabeth Twp. and was a retired manager for M & M Uniforms in Elizabeth. She enjoyed being a grandmother and great-grandmother. Born April 17, 1942 in McKeesport, she was a daughter of the late Wayne T. and Mary D. (Bircher) Gillen. She is survived by son, Wayne (Eva) Holland of Zephyrhills, FL; grandchildren, Christopher Holland, Sarah Holland Nichols, Nicholas Holland, Alex Holland, Ashley Holland, Alora Holland Butler, Wayne D. Holland and Kasandra Holland; 14 great-grandchildren; brother, John "Jack" Gillen of Tennessee; sister, Kathy Gee of Virginia; also, nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by son, James "Hymie" Roy Holland. There will be a memorial gathering in the Paul E. Bekavac Funeral Home, 221 North Second Avenue, Elizabeth on Sunday, February 16, 2020, from 12 PM until the time of a memorial service at 3 PM in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Damian Schoonmaker officiating. Offer condolenes at www.bekavacfuneralhome.com.

 


Patricia (Dachille) Madden

February 10, 2020 |

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

Patricia (Dachille) Madden, age 69 of Versailles, passed away on Saturday, February 8, 2020 in UPMC McKeesport.  Born June 3, 1950 in Elizabeth, she was a daughter of Patsy and Margaret (Karchuk) Dachille.  Besides her parents, Patricia was preceded in death by her husband, the late Patrick B. Madden, who passed away July 3, 2004.  She is survived by her children Michelle (Kevin) Snyder of Elizabeth Twp. and April and Patrick S. Madden, both of Raleigh, NC; her three grandchildren: Zachary, Nicholas, and Taylor Snyder; and also nieces and nephews.

 
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James G. Dull

February 09, 2020 |

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

James G. Dull, age 69, of Carroll Twp. and formerly of Elizabeth Twp., passed away on Sunday, February 9, 2020. He was a retired shift manager #1 control room at U.S. Steel Clairton Works and was a member of the Free & Accepted Masons. Born April 25, 1950 in McKeesport, he was a son of the late Russell and Mary (Magaro) Dull. He is survived by sons, James V. (Tracy) Dull of Elizabeth Twp. and Jason E. (Debbie Cusick) Dull of Elizabeth Twp.; grandchildren, Lacey (Tony) Biggs of Inver Grove, MN, Alexia (Steve) Krum of Elizabeth Twp., Lyndie (Vinnie) Candelore of Charlotte, NC, Angelica (Harve Anderson) Dull of Rostraver and Lauren (Dom Giuntini) Dull of Bethel Park; great-grandchildren, AJ, Payton, Veda and Hendrix; loving companion, Carole Lewis; former spouse, Diana (Caley) Dow of Liberty Borough; sister, Anne Marie Novotni of Munhall; brothers, Russell Dull of Carnegie and Fred Dull of Forward Twp.; also nieces and nephews. Friends will be received in the Paul E. Bekavac Funeral Home, Elizabeth on Wednesday, February 12, 2020 from Noon-2 & 4 until the hour of service at 6 PM with Pastor Jude Urso officiating. Offer condolences at www.bekavacfuneralhome.com

 


Teresa L. Schultz

February 09, 2020 |

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

Teresa L. Schultz, age 81 of McKeesport, passed away on Friday, February 7, 2020 in Canterbury Place, Pittsburgh.  Born June 4, 1938 in McKeesport, she was a daughter of the late Jeno and Mary (Hollis) Schmidt.  A former sales clerk at KMart in Pompano Beach, FL, besides her husband, she was preceded in death by her husband James Schultz and siblings Margaret Javorsky, and Victor, Jim, Alfred, and Wayne Schmidt.  Teresa is survived by her sister Helen Gray of McKeesport, and also nieces and nephews.

 
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Dennis G. "Denny" Nagy

February 08, 2020 |

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

Dennis G. "Denny" Nagy, age 77 of Clairton, passed away at home on February 7, 2020.  Denny was a member of the American Legion Post # 75 of Clairton where served as Adjutant for 20 years, a past member and president of the Clairton School Board, and served in the National Guard.  Born December 4, 1942 in Clairton, he was a son of the late George and Olga (Marko) Nagy.  Denny was an electrical team leader for US Steel Clairton works and retired after 40 years.  He is survived by his wife Sheila (Delestienne) Leck Nagy; his step-children Allison (Dusan) Markovic of Clinton, TN, Denise (Troy) Coughenour of Elizabeth Twp., and James (Jennifer) Leck, Jr. of Glassport; his step-grandchildren Rachel (Andrew) Burch, Alex Kuhn, Bryer and Jordan Coughenour, and Brendan Leck; his brother David Nagy of Hollywood, FL; his sister, Alice (Jim) Takacs of Hays; and also by one step great grandchild.

 
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Richard H. Boyce

February 08, 2020 |

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

Richard H. Boyce, age 83 of Versailles, passed away at home on Thursday, February 6, 2020.  Born August 21, 1936 in Maud, OH, he was a son of the late Roy Lee and Mary Louise (Layfield) Boyce.  A self-employed general contractor, Richard was an avid golfer and member of the "Bull Chippers" at Butler's Golf Course.  He is survived by his loving wife of 26 years Terrie (Fuller) Boyce; his sons Steve (Karen) Boyce and Adam (Karen) DiMeo; his daughters Karen (Robert) Manis, Diane Rudolph, Kim Sweeney, and Kelly Sutton; his sixteen grandchildren; his eight great-grandchildren; his brother William Boyce; and also nieces and nephews.

 
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