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Daniel K. Gorgey

May 25, 2018 |

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

Daniel K. Gorgey, age 70 of Jefferson Hills, passed away Thursday, May 24, 2018  at LifeCare Hospitals of Pittsburgh - Suburban Campus in Bellevue.  Born January 27, 1948 in McKeesport, he was a son of the late Daniel and Agnes (Dolinsky) Gorgey.  A retired Chemical Technician at Westinghouse's Bettis Plant in West Mifflin, Daniel was a member of Ascension of Our Lord Byzantine Catholic Church in Clairton.  

 
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William M. Planich

May 24, 2018 |

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

William “Billy” M. Planich, age 68, of Jefferson Hills, passed away on Sunday, May 20, 2018 at UPMC Presbyterian. He was a retired self-employed painter for Al (Yacavace) & Bill Painting in Jefferson Hills and surrounding areas. His favorite pastime was preparing elaborate meals and sharing with family and friends. He loved mostly all genres of music but especially jazz, both old and new.  He was a car enthusiast, reading every automobile book he could get his hands on, and loved to watch Velocity 24/7 and/or any auto auction.

 
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Virginia Ruth Stolp

May 18, 2018 |

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

Virginia Ruth Stolp, age 65 of Monroeville, passed away on Thursday, May 17, 2018 in HCR ManorCare - Monroeville.  Born November 18, 1952 in Pittsburgh, she was a daughter of the late Rocco and Marjorie (McMaster) Estatico.  A manager for McDonald's, Virginia was an active member of Zion Lutheran Church in Penn Hills.

 
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Aaron Lipchey

May 11, 2018 |

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

Aaron Lipchey, age 33, formerly of Elizabeth Twp., passed away on Wednesday, May 9, 2018.  Born November 6, 1984 in McKeesport, he was a son of the late Georgiann Vaniel. He is survived by his sister, Brittany Bernard of Rostraver Twp.; niece, Piper Ann Bernard; aunts and uncles, Sandra (Ron) Sanderson of Elizabeth Twp., William (Diana) Vaniel of Marco Island, FL, Ken (Hollie) Vaniel of Latrobe, and Vicki Fazekas of Elizabeth; also, cousins and many friends. A memorial gathering will take place in the Paul E. Bekavac Funeral Home, Elizabeth on Monday, May 14, 2018 from 1 PM until the time of service at 3 PM with Pastor Mark Grice officiating. Offer condolences at www.bekavacfuneralhome.com.

 


Charles T. "Charlie" Wilcox

May 11, 2018 |

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

Charles T. "Charlie" Wilcox, age 74 of Clairton, passed away at home on Thursday, May 10, 2018.  Born September 22, 1943 in Camden, NJ, he was a son of the late Harry Norman Wilcox and Alice (Burchett) Hess.

 
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William R. Horgos

May 09, 2018 |

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

William R. Horgos, age 86, of West Elizabeth, passed away on Monday, May 7, 2018 at Jefferson Hills Manor. A Navy veteran serving during the Korean War, he was a retired industrial fireman and plant protection specialist for U.S. Steel Clairton Works. He was a lifetime member and former chief of the West Elizabeth Volunteer Fire Company and a former police officer and mayor of West Elizabeth. A former member of St. Isaac Jogues Church, he was a former security guard and weigh master with Dillner Transfer, a ham radio operator (KA3JKK), a captain with the Civil Air Patrol, and a former member of the Clairton Anglers Club.

 
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Terry J. Semian

May 07, 2018 |

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

Terry J. Semian, age 68, of Monongahela, passed away on Sunday, May 6, 2018 at UPMC St. Margaret. He retired as the owner and trucker for Terry Semian Trucking and was a school bus driver in the Charleroi School District. Born June 30, 1949 in Monongahela, he was a son of the late Joseph Semian Jr. and the late Grace Ann (Popp) Semian. He is survived by his wife of 46 years,  Marilyn L. (Behanna) Semian; son, Joseph T. (Colleen Waldron) Semian of Monongahela; sisters, Mary Jo Yunkun of Gastonville, Joyce Keeney of Iowa, and Susan Oles of Scottsdale, AZ; and brother, Tom (Linda) Semian of Avalon; also, nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, and cousins. No visitation or services are planned. Arrangements by the Paul E. Bekavac Funeral Home, Elizabeth. Offer condolences at www.bekavacfuneralhome.com.

 


Theodore M. Karloski

May 02, 2018 |

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

Theodore M. Karloski, age 71, of Glassport, passed away on Tuesday, May 1, 2018 at UPMC McKeesport. He retired as a machinist from JK Metal Works in Glassport. An Army veteran serving during the Vietnam War, he was a member of St. Michael Parish in Elizabeth Twp.

 
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Marlene R. Moore

April 27, 2018 |

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

Marlene R. (Sutton) Moore, age 81, of Elizabeth, passed away on Monday, April 23, 2018 at Grandview Estates in Elizabeth Twp. A member of First Presbyterian Church of Elizabeth, she retired as the owner and instructor of Marlene's Dance Studio in Elizabeth.

 
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Peter J. LaFrankie III

April 24, 2018 |

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

Peter J. LaFrankie III, age 59, of West Elizabeth, passed away on Monday, April 23, 2018 in Jefferson Hospital. He retired after 18 years as a custodian for the Elizabeth Forward School District. He attended St. Isaac Jogues Roman Catholic Church in Elrama and enjoyed camping and fishing.

 
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Marjorie E. Bickerton

April 23, 2018 |

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

Marjorie E. (Davis) Bickerton, age 68, of Rostraver Twp., passed away on Sunday, April 22, 2018  at the Center for Compassionate Care in Mt. Lebanon. She retired as a registered nurse for UPMC Hillman Cancer Center in Pittsburgh.

 
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Betty Jane Campbell

April 20, 2018 |

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

Betty Jane Campbell, age 92 of Port Vue, passed away on Thursday, April 19, 2018 in The Palms at O'Neil in McKeesport.  Born April 19, 1926, she was a daughter William F. and Eurenia L. Johnson.  A member of Port Vue United Methodist Church, Betty Jane was preceded in death by her husband Findley M. Campbell, who passed away February 3, 1997, and her brother William Johnson.  

 
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Margaret Ann Derkas

April 20, 2018 |

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

Margaret Ann Derkas, age 83 of Versailles, passed away on Thursday, April 19, 2018 in Monroeville Rehabilitation and Wellness Center.  Born May 15, 1934 in Greensburg, she was a daughter of the late Emerson E. and Florence I. (Swauger) Miller.  A secretary at the former Eger Motors in McKeesport and a member of St. Patrick's Roman Catholic Church in Christy Park, Margaret passed hours after her husband, the late Charles James Derkas.  

 
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Charles James Derkas

April 20, 2018 |

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

Charles James Derkas, age 83 of Versailles, passed away on Thursday, April 19, 2018 in Monroeville Rehabilitation and Wellness Center.  Born January 19, 1935 in Versailles, he was a son of the late Charles James and Julia A. (Mallak) Derkas.  A former carpet installer for Ruben's Furniture Company in McKeesport who also worked as a warehouseman for Mead Paper Company, Charles was a member of St. Patrick's Roman Catholic Church in Christy Park and a US Navy Veteran of the Korean War. 

 
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Mary T. McNeil

April 16, 2018 |

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

Mary T. (Bernadowski) McNeil, age 83, of Elizabeth, passed away on Friday, April 13, 2018 at home. She retired as the owner of the Shamrock in Elizabeth. A member of St. Michael Parish in Elizabeth where she was a former member of the Christian Mothers, she was a former member of Elizabeth Borough Council.

 
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