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Harold E. "Bud" Yarris, Jr.

March 26, 2021 |

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

Harold E. "Bud" Yarris, Jr., age 74, of Floreffe and formerly of Uniontown passed away on Thursday, March 25, 2021 at Jefferson Hospital. He was a Tool and Die Maker for Fisher Body in West Mifflin. He was a Navy veteran serving during Vietnam War and a member of the American Legion Post 8 in Everett, PA.  Born December 1, 1946 in Uniontown, PA, he was a son of the late Harold E. Yarris, Sr. and Doris (Murray) Yarris. He is survived by his daughters Valarie Becker of Pleasant Hills and Susan Reid of Tampa Bay, FL; grandchildren Sheri, Brandi, Sydney, Seth, Matthew, Tim and Julianna; great grandchildren Shania, Nijia, Nakiya, Chrisanna, and Kyran; and great great granddaughter, Raelyn; sisters Judy (Dave) Sible of Gaithersburg, MD, Raedel (Dave) Ringer of Concord, NC,  Jane (Scott) Gillespie of Coplay, PA and brother, James  (Kathy) Yarris of Cranberry, PA. In addition to his wife Constance “Connie” (Simmen) Yarris who passed away in August, 2020 and parents he was preceded in death by granddaughter, Jessica and Son, John Yarris. 

 
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Linda L. Heath

March 26, 2021 |

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

Linda L. (Crookham) Heath, age 73, of Elizabeth Twp., passed away on Tuesday, March 23, 2021 at Jefferson Hospital. She retired as a self-employed aesthetician. She was a former manager at Gale Trucking in Elizabeth, a former coach at Dish Network in McKeesport, and a former member of Blaine Hill Fire Hall. Born August 26, 1947 in Clairton, she was a daughter of the late Russell and Annie (Halt) Crookham. She is survived by her husband of 26 years, Garner G.  Heath; sons, Harry "Butch" Serena of Elizabeth Twp., Earl (Lynn) Rothey of Madison and Brian Rothey of Charleston, SC; stepdaughters, Garnet (Tom) Sevcik of Elizabeth Twp. and  Patty (Chris) Kraemer of Moon Twp.; granddaughter, Samantha (John) Walker of Port Vue; sisters, Mary Ann (Bert) Morey of Texas and Faith Murphy of Elizabeth Twp.; stepbrother, Albert DiVirgilio of Elizabeth Twp.; stepsister, Denise Pellegrino of Clairton; also, nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by granddaughter, Alyssa Rothey. No visitation or services are planned. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, SW Region, 320 Bilmar Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15205. Arrangements by the Paul E. Bekavac Funeral Home, Elizabeth. Offer condolences at www.bekavacfuneralhome.com.

 


Dolores M. Campbell

March 26, 2021 |

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

Dolores M. Campbell, age 90, formerly of Buena Vista, passed away on Thursday, March 25, 2021 at Southwestern Nursing Care Center in West Mifflin. Born September 20, 1930, in Glassport, she was the daughter of the late Robert and Willis (Whiteman) Allen. She was a member of the Bell Chapel United Methodist Church until its closing, the Buena Vista Civic Club, and Ladies Auxiliary.

 
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Mary M. DiAngelo

March 24, 2021 |

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

Mary M. DiAngelo, age 90, of Clairton, passed away on Wednesday, March 24, 2021 at Concordia of Monroeville. Born October 19, 1930 in McKeesport, she was a daughter of the late John and Mary (McGinty) McAraw. She worked as a secretary for Firth-Sterling Steel Co. in McKeesport, PA for many years, was a member of St. Clare of Assisi Parish in Clairton, and a former member of St. Paulinus Church in Clairton, where she served as a secretary. She loved going to the Twinsburg Festival in Ohio with her twin sister Ella and her greatest comfort was walking through the Holy Doors of the Vatican in Rome. 

 
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Geraldine E. Lenhart

March 24, 2021 |

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

Geraldine E. (Nicklow) Lenhart, age 90, of Dunlevy, passed away on Tuesday, March 23, 2021 at home. She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ in Monongahela where she was ordained as a deaconist in 1967. She attended Dunbar Twp. High School. Born February 19, 1931 in Bitner, she was a daughter of the late Arthur and Edith P. (Stull) Nicklow and wife of the late Lawrence C.  Lenhart. She was a loving mother to Deborah L. (the late Ronald) Albeck of Boston and the late Robert L. Lenhart; grandson, Timothy Lenhart of Altoona; brother, Robert D. (Pamela) Nicklow Sr. of Forward Twp.; her puppy Molly; also, nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, husband and son, she was preceded in death by brothers, Raymond, Harry, Donald and Melvin Nicklow. Friends will be received in the Paul E. Bekavac Funeral Home, 221 North Second Avenue, Elizabeth on Friday, March 26, 2021 from 2-4 and 6-8 PM. 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. A funeral service will take place on Saturday, March 27, 2021 at 10 AM in the funeral home chapel with Evangelist Robert D. Nicklow Jr. and Elder Joshua Nicklow officiating. Burial will follow in Jefferson Memorial Park, Pleasant Hills. Memorial contributions may be made to the Native American Missionary Fund of the Church of Jesus Christ, 525 6th Street, Monongahela, PA 15063. Offer condolences at www.bekavacfuneralhome.com.

 


Barbara Ann Perkoski

March 24, 2021 |

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

Barbara Ann Perkoski, age 78, of Liberty Boro, passed away peacefully in her sleep at home on Tuesday, March 23, 2021. Born March 6, 1943 in McKeesport, she was the daughter of the late Michael Farmer and the late Agnes Principal. She was a member of St. Eugene Church in Liberty Boro and would work as a secretary for the family business. She loved spending time on the family farm (Perkoski’s Farm) and will remember as a loving mother, grandmother, and as the glue that held the family together.

 
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Arlene M. Slate

March 24, 2021 |

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

Arlene M. (Bertie) Perhach Slate, age 84, of Forward Twp., passed away on Tuesday, March 23, 2021 at home. She retired as a driver for the National Steelworkers Oldtimers Foundation in McKeesport. She was a member of The Church in Sutersville and was a former clerk at Thompson's Convenience Store. Born December 20, 1936 in McKeesport, she was a daughter of the late Ralph and Rose (Plaster) Bertie. She is survived by sons, Steve (Edna) Perhach of Elizabeth, Ron (Tammy) Perhach of Forward Twp., Mike Slate of Forward Twp. and Edward (Glori) Slate of Monroeville; eight grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; also, nieces and nephews.

 
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Robert John Gersch

March 23, 2021 |

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

Robert John Gersch, age 69, of Clairton, passed away on Tuesday, March 23, 2021 at his home. Born August 4, 1951 in Philadelphia, he was a son of the late Edward Francis and Clara Lena (Buccello) Gersch. He was a graduate of the Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science and had a Masters from the University of Pittsburgh in Microbiology. He worked as a Loan Officer at PNC Bank in Pittsburgh, a Travel Agent for American Express, was a former Democratic Committee Planner, a Partner in Sera-Tech Biologicals in Oakland, and was a licensed funeral director in the Pittsburgh area. Robert was a member of the Sixth Presbyterian Church in Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh Mediation Society, and took part in the Presbyterian Peace Keeping Mission.

 
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Lanny Anderson Pancoast

March 22, 2021 |

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

Lanny Anderson Pancoast, age 69, of Elizabeth Twp. and formerly of Norfolk, VA, passed away on Saturday, March 20, 2021 in UPMC East Hospital, Monroeville.  Born March 9, 1952 in McKeesport, he was a son of the late William Van Pancoast and Irene (Corry) Pancoast.  A US Navy Veteran of the Vietnam Era and a retired service technician for Kolbe Windows and Doors, Lanny was also preceded in death by his sister Beverly Jo Davis, who passed away April 6, 2011.  He is survived by his nephew Sean (Heidi) Davis of Elizabeth Twp., his great-niece Adysson Davis, and his great-nephew Aidan Davis. 

 
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Chester Charneicki Jr.

March 22, 2021 |

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

Chester Charneicki Jr., age 78, of Forward Twp., passed away on Wednesday, March 17, 2021 at home. He was a retired electrician for U.S. Steel Clairton Works. Born February 26, 1943 in McKeesport, he was a son of the late Chester Charneicki Sr. and the late Ann (Ulich) Charneicki and husband of the late Michele J. Charneicki. He is survived by son, Maurice A. Charneicki of Green Cove Springs, FL; grandchildren, Amber (Ryan) Richotte, Candice Charneicki and Rena Charneicki; great-grandchildren, Mariah, Noah, Jasiah, Micah, Jonah and Ariella; also, nieces, nephews and cousins.

 
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Samuel V. Milice

March 22, 2021 |

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

Samuel V. Milice, age 88 of Liberty Borough, passed away peacefully in his sleep and surrounded by his family on Sunday, March 21, 2021 in UPMC McKeesport. 

Born September 30, 1932 in McKeesport, he was a son of the late Anthony and Mary (Campo) Milice and husband of 67 years of the love of his life, the late Norma Jean (Miller) Milice, who passed away May 23, 2020.  A US Army Veteran of the Korean War, Samuel was a member of Sts. Joachim and Anne Parish in Liberty Borough and retired after 30 years as postmaster at the McKeesport Post Office.

In his spare time, Samuel enjoyed duck pin bowling at the lanes in Glassport, rooting on the hometown Pittsburgh sports teams, and was a member of the Lions Club, the Natl. Assoc. of Postmasters, the Nat. Assoc. of Retired Federal Employees, the Liberty Borough Veterans, the Croatian Club #146, the Sons of Italy in Glassport.  Most of all, Samuel loved to spend time with his family.  

He is survived by his children Samuel Anthony (Christine) Milice, Cheryl (David) Dujmic, and Debbie (Greg) Swank; his  grandchildren Nicole (Michael) Hetrick, Shaun (Alecia) Johnston, Samuel (Jennifer) Johnston, Alexi (Brandon) Darr, and Chelsi and Aubri Swank; his great-grandchildren Samantha Hetrick, Micah Hetrick, and Madison Johnston; his sister Nancy Porecco of Colorado Springs, CO; and also nieces and nephews.  Besides his parents and wife, Samuel was preceded in death by his brother Jerry Milici.

 
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Florence Ocilka Sullivan

March 21, 2021 |

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

Florence (Balog) Ocilka Sullivan, age 88, of Elizabeth Twp., passed away on Saturday, March 20, 2021 at Paramount Senior Living South Hills. She retired as a production line worker for General Motors Fisher Body in West Mifflin.

She was a member of Saints Joachim & Anne Parish, St. Michael Church in Elizabeth Twp. and was active with local senior citizen groups. Born January 1, 1933 in McKeesport, she was a daughter of the late John and Susan (Lucas) Balog.

She is survived by her husband, Roderick P. Sullivan; sons, George (Cynthia) Ocilka of Boiling Springs, SC, David (Lynn) Ocilka of Chester Springs and John (Angie) Ocilka of Elizabeth Twp.; eight grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; sister, Mary Ann Stash of Waynesburg; also, nieces and nephews.

 
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Beverly Mae Towner

March 19, 2021 |

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

Beverly Mae (Bowers) Towner, age 72, formerly of Forward Twp., passed away unexpectedly Thursday, March 18, 2021. Born August 2, 1948 in McKeesport, she was a daughter of the late John G. and Mae (Smart) Bowers. She is survived by her husband of 52 years, Ken Towner and their three children, Bob (Joanne) Towner, Jennifer (Mark) Martin and Daniel (April) Towner; grandchildren, Kayla (Matt) Towner, Cody Towner, Alexa Towner and Mackenzie Martin; brother, Robert (Debbie) Bowers; brother-in-law, Bryan (Nancy) Towner; also, nieces and nephews. She enjoyed family gatherings and spending time with her grandchildren. Bev was loved by many and enjoyed playing cards with her card club of 38 years. She will be clearly missed and forever in our hearts. Friends will be received in the Paul E. Bekavac Funeral Home, 221 North Second Avenue, Elizabeth on Sunday, March 21, 2021 from 2-6 PM. A funeral service will take place on Monday, March 22, 2021 at 10 AM in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Chuck Jack 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. Burial will follow in West Newton Cemetery, West Newton. Offer condolences at www.bekavacfuneralhome.com.

 


Peggy J. Williamson

March 18, 2021 |

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

Peggy J. Williamson, age 91 of Clairton, passed away at home on Wednesday, March 17, 2021.  Born January 15, 1930 in Salem, IN, she was a daughter of the late Verna Clemons Medlock and Laura Kathryn (Clark) Fess.  A retired outpatient clerk at UPMC Shadyside Hospital, Peggy was a member of Pine Run United Methodist Church in Clairton; the Eastern Star Clairton Chapter #316; a Past President of the PASARD - Pittsburgh Area Square and Round Dancers Federation; Past President of the local PTA; and a member of the American Sewing Guild.  She is survived by her husband Harry Gilbert Williamson; her daughters Kathleen (the late Norman) Rinker of Jeffersonville, IN, Karen Williamson of Clairton, and Francell W. (Robert) Helfrich of Atkinson, NH; her grandchildren Alan and Bryan Rinker, Kathryn Gibbs, and Allyson Levesque; her five great-grandchildren; her sisters Nancy C. Dowell of Salem, IN and JoAnn Lemmell of Lanesville, IN; her brother Dale Edwin (Willie) Fess of New Albany, IN; and also nieces and nephews.

 
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Sally A. Marraccini

March 18, 2021 |

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

Sally A. (Bohlander) Marraccini, age 88, formerly of Elizabeth Twp., passed away on Wednesday, March 17, 2021 at ManorCare Health Services - Bethel Park. She retired as a sales associate for JCPenney in Century III Mall in West Mifflin after 25 years of service. As a devoted follower of Jesus, she had the joy of the Lord and was a member of Full Gospel Assembly Church in Monongahela. She often showed her love to others through her delicious cooking and baking. She enjoyed time sitting on her back porch and taking care of the beautiful flowers throughout her yard. She was a blessing to all who knew her. Born July 22, 1932 in McKeesport, she was a daughter of the late Louis and Sarah (Webster) Bohlander. She is survived by her husband of 72 years, Angelo J.  Marraccini; sons, Darrell (Julie) Marraccini of Yerington, NV and Angelo J. Marraccini of Elizabeth; seven grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; sister, Darlene Maisano of Florida; brother, John "Sap" Bohlander of Maryland; also, nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by daughter, C. Rene Marraccini Pistell, two sisters and a brother. No visitation is planned. A graveside service will take place on Monday, March 22, 2021 at 10 AM graveside at Round Hill Cemetery in Elizabeth Twp. with Pastor Tom Harding officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to Full Gospel Assembly Church, 580 E. Main Street, Monongahela, PA 15063 or Heartland Hospice, 750 Holiday Drive, Suite 110 Foster Plaza #9, Pittsburgh, PA 15220. Arrangements by the Paul E. Bekavac Funeral Home, Elizabeth. Offer condolences at www.bekavacfuneralhome.com.