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Arthur H. DuCarme

January 09, 2021 |

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

Arthur DuCarme, age 99, of Elizabeth Twp., passed away on Friday, January 8, 2021 in Grandview Estates, Elizabeth Twp. He retired in 1980 as a steelworker with National Tube in McKeesport. He was a U.S Army veteran of World War II and a member of the Family Motor Coach Association (FMCA). Born August 31, 1921 in Gastonville, he was a son of the late Arthur H. and Lillian (Heil) DuCarme and husband of the late Charlotte E. (Church) DuCarme. He is survived by sons, Douglas DuCarme of Elizabeth Twp. and Joseph DuCarme of Elizabeth Twp.; step-son, William Howden of Elizabeth; 6 step-grandchildren, numerous step-great grandchildren and step-great-great grandchildren; also nieces and nephews.

 
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Barbara M. Sheedy

January 07, 2021 |

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

Barbara M. Sheedy, age 92 of Versailles, passed away on Wednesday, January 6, 2021 in Riverside Nursing Center, McKeesport.  Born January 26, 1928 in Versailles, she was a daughter of the late Andrew and Mary (Takash) Biro.  A member of the Free Hungarian Reform Church of McKeesport and the Versailles AARP, besides her parents, Barbara was preceded in death by her husband, the late James J. Sheedy who passed away January 9, 2005; her brothers Alex, Andrew, Joseph, and George Biro; and her sisters Ethel Simon, Mary Kosareck, Sue Jacob, Elizabeth Tolone, and Kay Starry.  She is survived by her sons James A. (Linda) Sheedy of Versailles and with whom she resided for ten years and David B. (Michelle) Sheedy of North Huntingdon; her grandchildren Jake, Jared, David, Elliot, Aaron, and Caroline; her great-grandchildren Alexandra and Julian; and many nieces and nephews.

 
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Woneda Custer

January 05, 2021 |

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

Woneda (Grimes) Custer, age 92, of Elizabeth, passed away on Tuesday, January 5, 2021 at Jefferson Hills Rehabilitation and Wellness Center. She was a retired secretary and bookkeeper for Marraccini’s Supermarket in Elizabeth, where she worked for 58 years. She was also a member of the Elizabeth Baptist Church. Born September 25, 1928 in Lincoln Borough, she was a daughter of the late Walter L. and Catherine E. (Morgan) Grimes and wife of the late William W. Custer. She is survived by a niece, Darla S. Posney of Tarentum; great-niece, Kayla Posney and great-nephew, Camden J. Posney; also, additional nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews. Friends will be received in the Paul E. Bekavac Funeral Home, Elizabeth on Thursday, January 7, 2021 from 5 PM until the hour of service at 6PM in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Jeff Riker 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. Private burial in Mount Vernon Cemetery, Elizabeth Twp. Memorial contributions may be made to the Elizabeth Baptist Church, 735 Bunola River Road, Elizabeth, PA 15037. Offer condolences at www.bekavacfuneralhome.com

 


Gregory L. Wright

January 04, 2021 |

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

Gregory L. Wright, age 66, of Glassport, formerly of Clairton and Beaver Falls, passed away on Sunday, January 3, 2021 at Jefferson Hospital. He was a retired forklift operator for Anchor Hocking in Monaca. He was a member of the PNA, Sons of Italy, American Legion and Citizens Hose, all in Glassport, and the VFW in Clairton. Born October 23, 1954 in McKeesport, he was a son of the late Seibert "Abe" and Betty J. (Criswell) Wright.

 
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Sr. Rosemary Horvath

January 04, 2021 |

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

Sr. Rosemary Horvath, age 82 of the Sisters of the Divine Redeemer, passed away on Sunday, January 3, 2021 in the Motherhouse Chapel. 

Born April 19, 1931 in Cleveland, OH, she was a daughter of the late Frank and Mary (Cinal) Horvath.  A fifty-one year member of the Sisters of the Divine Redeemer Order, Sr. Rosemary received her parish social minister certification and was a licensed nursing home administrator. 

She worked in the business office and in data processing at the Divine Redeemer Memorial Hospital, administrator of the Little Flower Manor Nursing Home, social minister of St. Bartholomew's Parish in Penn Hills and St. Anthony's Parish in Monongahela, and for nine years as Provincial Superior, then Regional Superior, for the Order. 

Sr. Rosemary was always interested and cared about the aged and ill; was a true people person; began the flea market at the Divine Redeemer Motherhouse and was responsible for the telephone volunteers at the Motherhouse.  She also enjoyed working with computers.  Sr. Rosemary is survived by her fellow Sisters of the Divine Redeemer and her nieces Debbie and Sandy Vasko.

 
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Aurora DeVentura

January 02, 2021 |

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

Aurora (Valt) DeVentura, age 94 of Clairton, passed away on Friday, January 1, 2021 at Paramount Senior Living at Peters Township.  Born September 21, 1926 in Falcada, Italy, she was a daughter of the late Virgil and Eleana (DiBasio) Valt.  A member of Triumph of the Holy Cross Parish, St. Clare of Assisi Church in Clairton. Aurora was preceded in death by her husband Sisto DeVentura, to whom she was married to for 63 years.  She is survived by her children Lenore (Donald) Lasowecky of Aiken, SC, Jeanne (Steve Rude) Lopez of San Diego, CA, and Charles "Chuck" (Kristi) DeVentura of Peters Township; grandchildren Amanda Lasowecky, Matthew Petrovich, Angelica Martin, Joel Sarazin, and Dominick and Alyssa DeVentura; great-grandchildren Andrew and Ailana Petrovich; and brother Harris (the late Geraldine) Valt of White Oak. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by daughter Denise Golling. 

 
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Alba T. Hronakes

January 02, 2021 |

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

Alba T. Hronakes, age 92 of Clairton, passed away on Friday, January 1, 2021 at Jefferson Wellness and Rehabilitation Center.  Born April 21, 1928 in Connellsville, she was a daughter of the late Pietro and Madelina (Pilla) Pozzuto. She was a member of Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church in White Oak, a 1946 graduate of Swissvale High School, and a longtime sales clerk at JCPenney's.  Alba was preceded in death by her husband Steve M. Hronakes, who passed away on February 17, 1989.  She is survived by her sons George P. Hronakes of Wickhaven and Michael P. Hronakes of Long Island, NY; grandchildren Gina Hronakes and Christine (Justin) Carnegie; great-grandchildren Gianna, Derrick, Mario, and Maria; sister-in-laws Dara Pozzuto and Myrna Hronakes; and nieces and nephews.  In addition to her parents and husband, Alba was preceded in death by her six siblings.

 
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Mark J. Julian

December 31, 2020 |

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

Mark J. Julian, age 87 of Clairton, passed away on Thursday, December 31, 2020 in St. Clair Hospital, Mt. Lebanon.  Born August 12, 1933 in Clairton, he was a son of the late Attilio and Adeline (Lancianese) Julian.  A self-employed barber, Mark also worked as a fireman for the City of Clairton and was a Veteran of the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict, a member of Triumph of the Holy Cross Parish, St. Clare of Assisi Church, an avid golfer, and a big supporter of Clairton Athletics.  Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife Lillian "Kathleen" (Gorgey) Julian, who passed away March 13, 2011 and his late siblings: James, Joseph, Peter, John, and Marie Julian, Concerina Bonafortuna, Viola Contini and Dorothy and Frances Russo. Mark is survived by his children Marc (Susan) Julian of Upper St. Clair and Sharon (D.J.) Julian-Milas of Pleasant Hills; his grandchildren Benjamin and Adeline Milas and Brandon and Leo Julian; his siblings Valentino Julian of Seminole, FL, Anthony Julian of Pleasant Hills, and Angelina DiPietro of Gresham, OR; and many nieces and nephews. 

 
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Wade John Boyd

December 30, 2020 |

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

Wade John Boyd, age 54, of Donora, passed away on Wednesday, December 23, 2020 at home. He was a union brick layer. Born June 4, 1966 in McKeesport, he was a son of the late Wade A. and Joanne (Lukach) Boyd Cochran. He is survived by his children, Sgt. Cullen Boyd in the U.S. Army and Gabrielle Boyd of North Versailles; stepdaughter, Brittney DiPerna of Texas; grandchildren, Parker Boyd of Texas, and Javier and Luca Paredes of Illinois; former wife, Cynthia Boyd of North Versailles; stepfather, George D. Cochran of Coal Center; stepbrothers, David Cochran of Lincoln Borough and Todd Cochran of Coal Center; stepsisters, Diane Hyde of Ruffsdale and Doreen Ahlin of Mt. Pleasant; also, nieces, nephews and cousins. There is no visitation. There will be a private funeral service at Round Hill Cemetery. Arrangements by the Paul E. Bekavac Funeral Home, Elizabeth. Offer condolences at www.bekavacfuneralhome.com.

 


Frances Lofstrom

December 29, 2020 |

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

Frances Lofstrom, age 92 of Clairton, passed away on Monday, December 28, 2020 in Jefferson Hospital.  Born June 20, 1928 in McKeesport, she was a daughter of the late Michael and Josephine (Triglia) Ripepi and wife of the late Ernest "Dutch" Lofstrom.  A retired supervisor of Bell Telephone, Frances was a member of Triumph of the Holy Cross Parish, St. Clare of Assisi Church and the Sons of Columbus Santa Maria Council #3.  In her spare time, she enjoyed traveling, spending time with her family, working in her yard, and tending to her flower garden and tomato plants.  Frances is survived by her siblings Dominic (Josephine) Ripepi of Clairton, Pat Ripepi of Jefferson Hills, and Toni Rothacker of Clairton; many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, nieces, and nephews.  Besides her parents and husband, Frances was preceded in death by her sister Marie DeSimone.

 
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Ronald Claude Mortle

December 28, 2020 |

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

Ronald Claude Mortle, age 79 of Clairton, passed away on Sunday, December 27, 2020 in Jefferson Hospital.  Born August 30, 1941 in Frank, PA, he was a son of the late Samuel Mortle and Bertha (Ulbrich) Lowers.  A retired Administrative Sergeant for the US Army and Veteran of the Vietnam War, Ronald was a member of the Order of Demolay in McKeesport, the King Solomon Lodge Masonic Order in Stuttgart, Germany, the Junior Order of Mechanics, a senior trustee of the Floreffe Volunteer Fire Department, a life member of the Disabled American Veterans, the VFW #712 of Pleasant Hills, the American Legion Daniel Keffer Post  #75 of Clairton, the German Hunters Association in Heidelberg, Germany, and the Clairton Lions Club.  He is survived by his wife Virginia (Haskell) Mortle; his daughters Tara Leigh (Thomas) Clark of Penn Hills and Tiffany Anne Ferry of Penn Hills; his grandchildren Joseph Eric Mortle, Amanda Leigh Faske, Nathan Michael, Jayson David, Spencer, Tylan, Niki Shay, and Aidan Mortle, Meagan and Julia Clark, and Addison Michele Mortle; his great-grandchildren Angelo Thomas Mortle and Autumn, Branden, Logan, and Landon Faske; his sister Carol E. (the late Geno) Gergley of Clairton; and many nieces and nephews.  Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his son Eric V. Mortle, his brothers Wayne and Glenn S. Mortle, and his stepfather who raised him Claude D. Lowers.  

 
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Audrey Mae Waterloo

December 27, 2020 |

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

Audrey Mae (Betler) Waterloo, age 91, of Elizabeth Twp., passed away on Saturday, December 26, 2020 in Grandview Estates. She retired from the business office of The Daily News in McKeesport and also worked at Hiller Tire Center in Dravosburg. She was a member of Mount Vernon Community Presbyterian Church in Elizabeth Twp., enjoyed taking care of her flowers and plants, working in her yard, boating and camping. Audrey would do anything to help others. Born August 31, 1929 in New Kensington, she was a daughter of the late Russell Betler Sr. and Carolyn (Camp) Betler and wife of the late Patrick W. Waterloo.

 
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Linda J. Salim

December 26, 2020 |

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

Linda J. (Caruthers) Salim, age 60, of Elizabeth Twp., passed away on Thursday, December 24, 2020 in Jefferson Hospital. She was a teller at First National Bank in West Mifflin and a member of the Elizabeth Baptist Church. Born January 20, 1960 in Elizabeth Twp., she was a daughter of the late Ardith (McWhirter) Bates. She is survived by her husband of 38 years, Louis “Jim” Salim; daughters, Melanie Glowacki of Scottdale and Natalie (Andrew) Gregg of Mt. Pleasant; son, Matthew (Kristen) Salim of Nottingham Twp.; grandchildren, Joshua and Austin Glowacki; also, nieces, nephews and cousins.

 
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Ronald D. Mallozzi

December 26, 2020 |

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

Ronald D. Mallozzi, age 78 of Clairton, passed away peacefully at home on Thursday, December 24, 2020.  Born November 14, 1942 in McKeesport, he is the son of Louise (Cola) Mallozzi of Clairton and the late Dominick Mallozzi, Jr.  A graduate of Penn State University, Ronald retired as an engineer at Bettis National Labs, West Mifflin, and was a member of Triumph of the Holy Cross Parish, St. Clare of Assisi Church, Clairton.  Besides his mother, he is survived by his sister Nancy (Larry) Toth of Elizabeth Twp., nephew Michael (Renee) Toth, great-nephews Alex and Joey Toth, and many cousins.  Besides his father, he was preceded in death by his sister Phyllis (Mallozzi) Petros.  

 
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David W. Todd

December 24, 2020 |

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

David W. Todd, age 69, of Pleasant Hills, passed away on Wednesday, December 23, 2020 at Jefferson Hospital. He was a retired supervisor for Port Authority in Bethel Park. He enjoyed building and collecting model trains and spending time doing yard work. He loved spending time with family, especially his daughter and grandchildren. Born October 9, 1951 in Pittsburgh, he was a son of the late David O. and Ruth E. (Gerst) Todd. He is survived by wife of 46 years, Sandra K. Todd; daughter, Jody Todd (Daniel Tulisiak) Kosko of Bethel Park; grandchildren, Sydney and Luke Kosko; sister, MaryBeth (James) O'Brien of Brentwood; also, nieces, nephews and cousins.

 
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