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Lois Covelli

May 17, 2020 |

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

Lois (Dandoy) Covelli, age 85, of Elizabeth, passed away on Saturday, May 16, 2020 at Allegheny General Hospital. She was a retired registered nurse at Jefferson Hospital and a graduate of the Pittsburgh School of Nursing as well as Mary Mount Manhattan College in New York City. She was a member of St. Isaac Jogues Church in Elrama where she was a eucharistic minister and lector. She enjoyed flower gardening and spending time with her nieces and nephews. Born March 15, 1935 in Elizabeth, she was a daughter of the late Emile M. and Theresa (Rich) Dandoy. She is survived by her husband of 18 years, Anthony Covelli, as well as her nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two sisters, Marian Gemmell and Lillian Dandoy. Private memorial service will be held at St. Isaac Jogues Church followed by private burial at Round Hill Cemetery, Elizabeth Twp. Arrangements by the Paul E. Bekavac Funeral Home, Elizabeth. Offer condolences at www.bekavacfuneralhome.com

 


Susan Ann Robb

May 16, 2020 |

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

Susan Ann (Hoover) Robb, age 70, of Elizabeth, passed away on Saturday, May 16, 2020 at Jefferson Hospital. She was a retired waitress at the Hilltop Dari Delite in Jefferson Hills, loved her family, especially her granddaughters, and also loved the cardinals that surrounded her home.

Born March 25, 1950 in Monongahela, she was a daughter of Isabelle (Teets) Miller of Monongahela and the late Donald Miller. In addition to her mother, she is survived by her husband of 47 years, David H. Robb; daughters, Emily Robb of Elizabeth and Julie (Edward) Halt of Elizabeth; granddaughters, Arabella and Alisha Halt; sister, Kim Lantz of Belle Vernon; brother, Daryl (Dana) Miller of Monongahela; also nieces and nephews.

 
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Alex Kisan

May 15, 2020 |

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

Alex Kisan, age 25 of North Huntingdon, passed away on Thursday, May 14, 2020 in Forbes Regional Hospital, Monroeville.  Born February 26, 1995 in Monroeville, he is a son of Mark and Carol (Natale) Kisan with whom he resided.  A 2013 graduate of Norwin High School and also of the Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics, Alex worked as a lab technician at Bettis Labs in West Mifflin and was a member of Mary, Mother of God Parish and the CFU Lodge 146 of Versailles.  Besides his parents, he is survived by his stepsister Danielle McCartan of Plum Borough; his girlfriend Molly Stuvek of Carmichaels; his paternal grandparents Nick and Mary Kisan; and also aunts, uncles, and cousins.  Alex was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents Daniel and Irene Natale.

 
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Ronald P. Fisher

May 15, 2020 |

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

Ronald P. Fisher, age 71, of Elizabeth Twp., passed away on Thursday, May 14, 2020 at Washington Hospital. He was a retired heavy equipment mechanic for CH&D Enterprises in New Stanton. Born December 11, 1948 in Elizabeth Twp., he was a son of the late James and Vivian (Roudabush) Fisher. He is survived by his wife, Anna M. (Smith) Fisher; daughters, Billie Jo (Andrew) Takach of West Newton and Amy (Robert Perhach) Fisher of Elizabeth; sons, Ronald Fisher Jr. of Daisytown and James (Dorette) Younkin of Pittsburgh; eight grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; sister, Dixie (Ted) LaRouche of Auburn, CA; brothers, Barry (Emma) Fisher of Collinsburg and Wayne Fisher of Rostraver; also, nieces and nephews. Visitation is private in the Paul E. Bekavac Funeral Home, Elizabeth. Offer condolences at www.bekavacfuneralhome.com.

 


Joan R. Jaskolski

May 14, 2020 |

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

Joan R. Jaskolski, age 91 of Jefferson Hills, passed away on Wednesday, May 13, 2020 in Manor Care Health Services, Whitehall.  Born May 22, 1928 in Clairton, she was a daughter of the late Achille Miere and Margaret (Viglietta) Miere DiDominic.  Joan worked as a cook, first for Keck's Restaurant in Clairton, then US Steel Clairton Works, and finishing in the Canteen at Westinghouse Corp.  She was also a member of St. Clare of Assisi Parish, the Women's Guild of Clairton, the Sacred Heart Spiritual Society, and the Christian Mothers of the former St. Paulinas Church.  Her family will remember her as a hard working woman who always put her children before herself.  Everything was family.  Besides her family, Joan was preceded in death by her husband Joseph L. Jaskolski, who passed away June 20, 2004, and her siblings Eugene and Ernie Miere and Josephine Petrucci.  She is survived by her children Anna Mae (Vic) Barden of Southlake, TX, Dennis J. Jaskolski of Jefferson Hills, Debbie (Daniel) Grant of Jefferson Hills, and Angela (Joseph) Bonaccorsy of Waldorf, MD; her eight grandchildren; her seven great-grandchildren; her sisters Jeannie (Tony) Castellano of Glenshaw and Connie (Edmund) DePaula of Florida; and many nieces and nephews. 

 
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Rose Katherine (Trocheck) Paluti

May 13, 2020 |

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

Rose Katherine Paluti, loving and adored mother of Tina Paluti (Rich Payo), Dr. Lori Paluti, and Gina Paluti (Ray Kuhn and son Alex), passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her family at the age of 76.   Born March 17, 1944 in Clairton, she was the daughter of Andrew J. and Mary (Ballone) Trocheck.  A graduate of Clairton High School, Rose received a medical assistant's certification from CCAC Bethel Park Center.  She also taught kindergarten and 4th grade CCD at St. Clare Parish in Clairton, and volunteered for both Jefferson Hospital and the Clairton Community Food Bank.  Rose had a passion for animals and loved music, especially Neil Diamond.  She loved her children more than anything in this world.  Rose was a devoted mother and wife; adored her pets; and was admired by anyone who met her for her sense of humor, her infectious smile, her devotion to her family, and her kind and compassionate spirit.  Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her loving husband James Paluti and her sister Mary Ann Davis.  Besides her children and grandson, Rose is survived by her brother Dr. Vincent J. (Dolores) Trocheck of Pleasant Hills and her many cousins, nieces, and nephews. 

 
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Dorothy Jean (Svacs) King

May 13, 2020 |

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

Dorothy Jean (Svacs) King, age 77 of Jefferson Hills, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, May 12, 2020 in Jefferson Hospital.  Born June 14, 1942 in her family home on Waddell Avenue in Clairton, where she spent most of her life, she was a daughter of the late Joseph and Anna (Goffa) Svacs.  A member of Pine Run United Methodist Church in Clairton, Dorothy will be remembered as a sharp and dear woman and will be deeply and sorely missed by family and friends.  She is survived by her beloved husband of 54 years Alvin King; her children Rick Raposky of Clairton, Lynnette (Ray) Zajac of Pleasant Hills, and Debbie (Mark) Graham of West Mifflin; her thirteen grandchildren Kari Zajac, Amanda (John) Vojtko, Nicole (Scott) Karel, Rachel (Adam Cornelisson) Zajac, Abby Zajac, Kevin Massaro, and Brittney, Alyssa, Brandon, Ryan, Aiden, Mason, and Jacelyn Graham; her eight great-grandchildren Savannah, Junior, E.J., Riley, Hailey, Logan, Gabby, and Nathan; her sister Margaret (John) Matus of Florida; her sister-in-law Ursula "Herky" Svac of Jefferson Hills; and numerous nieces and nephews.  Besides her parents, Dorothy was preceded in death by her grandson Jason Graham, who passed away February of 2016, and siblings Michael Svac, Anne Kapusta, Irene Colavincenzo, and Mary Bodnar. 

 
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Elizabeth R. Vezzani

May 09, 2020 |

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

Elizabeth R. Vezzani, age 70 of Elizabeth Twp., passed away on Friday, May 8, 2020 in UPMC Montefiore Hospital, Pittsburgh.  Born January 29, 1950 in McKeesport, she was a daughter of the late Paul and Betty (Lopretto) Lee.  After earning her associates degree in accounting from Penn State, Elizabeth worked as a manager at Bell Credit Union in McKeesport.  A member of St. Michael's Parish in Elizabeth Twp., she will be remembered as a hard working, kind, and compassionate person who put others before herself and, most importantly, a great friend and sister to her family who will be sorely missed.  Besides her parents, Elizabeth was preceded in death by her husband Richard Vezzani, who passed away October 9, 2018, and her brother Tom Lee.  She is survived by her siblings Gen. Paul (Dorothy) Lee, USMC, Ret. of Dumfries, VA, Patty (Dan) Szabo of Elizabeth Twp., and Bob (Nancy) Lee of Franklin, TN; and her nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews.  

 
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Michele J. Charneicki

May 09, 2020 |

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

Michele J. Charneicki, age 75, of Forward Twp., passed away on Thursday, May 7, 2020 at home. She retired as a registered nurse at John J. Kane, McKeesport. Born March 16, 1945 in Troy, France, she was a daughter of the late George and Germaine Boulet. She is survived by her husband of 58 years, Chester Charneicki Jr.; son, Maurice Charneicki of Jacksonville, FL; five grandchildren; one sister; also, nieces and nephews. Visitation and burial are private. Arrangements by the Paul E. Bekavac Funeral Home, Elizabeth. Offer condolences at www.bekavacfuneralhome.com.

 


Ardina "Dena" Guglielmo

May 08, 2020 |

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

Ardina “Dena” Guglielmo, age 97, passed away on Wednesday, May 6, 2020 in Riverside Methodist Hospital, Columbus, OH.  Born October 12, 1922 in Six Mile Run, PA, Bedford County, she was a daughter of the late Dominick and Loretta (Bianchini) Filotei.  Her family moved to the Christy Park neighborhood of McKeesport where she spent her adult life.  Ardina moved to Columbus, OH in 2012 at age 90 and spent the last five years in the Willow Brook Christian Home in Columbus.    A member of St. Patrick’s Roman Catholic Church (Mary, Mother of God Parish), she loved to cook, dance, and watch her cooking shows and missed David Letterman on the late show.  She was a caregiver to many, helping ailing people inside and outside of her family.

 
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Reynold E. Hamadock

May 07, 2020 |

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

Reynold E. Hamadock, age 95, of Elizabeth Twp., passed away on Wednesday, May 6, 2020 at Jefferson Hospital. An Air Force veteran serving during World War II, he retired after 48 years as personnel manager for Consolidation Coal Co. in Elizabeth. He was a member of St. Michael Parish in Elizabeth Twp., a life member of Alonzo Weigel American Legion Post 553 in Elizabeth, and the Kasta Uveges VFW Post 7632 in Blaine Hill.

Born April 9, 1925 in Elizabeth, he was a son of the late John and Cecelia (Stragand) Hamadock. He is survived by his wife, Dolores "Sis" (Van Fosson) Hamadock; daughter, Cede (Anton) Cavalier of Elizabeth; son, R. Gregory (Pascale) Hamadock of Chantilly, VA; brother, Frank (Susan) Hamadock of Cibolo, TX; grandchildren, Adam (Jennifer) Cavalier of Elizabeth Twp., Gel Cavalier of Elizabeth and Liz Hamadock of New York, NY; great-grandchildren, Dominic and Amelia Cavalier; also, nieces and nephews.

 
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Joseph O'Brien

May 05, 2020 |

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

Joseph “Bill” O’Brien, age 78, of Pleasant Hills, passed away on Monday, May 4, 2020 at Jefferson Hospital. He retired as an LPN for Conway Lake Nursing Home in Orlando, Fla. An Air Force veteran serving during the Vietnam War, he was a member of St. Thomas A’ Becket Roman Catholic Church in Jefferson Hills, the Knights of Columbus, and a lifetime member of Brentwood VFW Post 1810. Born May 31, 1941 in Uniontown, he was a son of the late Joseph Leo and Ada Catherine (Moxley) O’Brien. He is survived by his partner of 46 years, David A. Lycett of Pleasant Hills; sisters, Mary Ann Welc of Mt. Pleasant and Sheila O’Brien Greer of Connellsville; brothers, Patrick and Jim O’Brien, both of Uniontown; also, nieces and nephews. Visitation will be private at the Paul E. Bekavac Funeral Home, Elizabeth. Private burial will be in the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies, Bridgeville. Offer condolences at www.bekavacfuneralhome.com.

 


Richard L. Gary, Sr.

May 04, 2020 |

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

Richard L. Gary, Sr., age 72 of Powell, OH, passed away on Sunday, May 3, 2020 in the Convalarium of Dublin, OH.  Born May 14, 1947 in McKeesport, he was a son of the late John M. and Elizabeth "Betty" (Kurta) Gary.  A retired store manager for Fishers Big Wheel, Richard is survived by his wife, with whom he would have celebrated his fiftieth wedding anniversary this October, Stella (Annoreno) Gary; his children Stella Marie (Kerry A.) Gary-Keane and her children Matthew, Kerry, Jr., Josephine, and Julianna Keane, Richard L. (Susan) Gary Jr and his children Elise and Richie Gary, Joseph A. (Rachel) Gary and his child Nihasa Gary, and Tony M. (Theresa) Gary and his children Tony, Jr., Tyler Gary and Albert Warburton-Gary; his brothers John M., Donald, and George Gary; and also nieces and nephews.  Richard enjoyed fishing, hunting, golfing and, more than anything else, spending time with his family. 

 
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Marianne C. Lewonas

May 04, 2020 |

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

Marianne C. Lewonas, age 75 of Clairton, passed away at home on Monday, May 4, 2020.  Born August 2, 1944 in Duquesne, she was a daughter of the late Matthew and Anna (Balaban) Duymic.  A devout and attending member of St. Clare of Assisi Parish, Marianne worked for many years at Kaufmann's (later Macy's) in Century III Mall, later working as a greeter at Sam's Club, all in West Mifflin.  She was also very proud of her Croatian heritage, shown with her involvement and past-presidency in the Duquesne Junior Tamburitzans and membership in the CFU Lodge #248, Clairton.  Most importantly, she was a focused and loving mother and grandmother...until her great-grandchildren came along.  Besides her parents, Marianne was preceded in death by her husband of 46 years Kenneth Lewonas, who passed away on September 26, 2013, and her brother Matthew (Natalie) Duymic.  She is survived by her children Lea (Scott) Smith of Pleasant Hills and David (Kimberly) Lewonas of Elizabeth; her grandchildren Rachel (Michael) Piscitelli and Meagan Lewonas; her great-grandchildren Gianna and Lorenzo Piscitelli; and also nieces and nephews. 

 
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Marlene A. Potemra

May 04, 2020 |

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

Marlene A. Potemra, age 81 of Cheswick and formerly of Elizabeth Twp. and Lexington, OK, passed away on Sunday, May 3, 2020 in UPMC Shadyside.  Born February 3, 1939 in McKeesport, she was a daughter of the late George and Veronica (Hytovik) Baran.  A member of both St. Michael's Parish in Elizabeth Twp. and Our Lady of Victory Parish in Harwick, Marlene worked at nursing homes as a social services director, mostly at Lexington Nursing Home in Oklahoma.  She is survived by her husband Thomas S. Potemra; her children Cynthia (William, III) Spade of Cheswick, Thomas A. Potemra of Norman, OK, and Steven G. (Tina) Potemra of Purcell, OK; grandchildren Amanda (Christopher) Mulcahey of Naples, FL, William , IV and Michael Spade, both of Pittsburgh, Tiffany (Franklin) Stuck of Norman, OK, Kyle Marie Potemra of Cass City, MI, James Nauman of Shawnee, OK, Matthew and Jesse Nauman of Byers, OK, and Michelle (Matthew) Calvert of Tuttle, OK; great-grandchildren Colin and Andrew Mulchaey, Isaac Stuck, Kayden and Ethan Etter, Olivia and Jackson Nauman, and also nieces and nephews.  Besides her parents, Marlene is preceded in death by her brother George Baran and her granddaughter Leeann Potemra.  

 
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