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Randolph H. Fisher, Jr.

June 29, 2019 |

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

Randolph H. Fisher, Jr., age 57, of Elizabeth Twp., passed away on Friday, June 28, 2019 at home. He was a 1980 graduate of Elizabeth Forward High School, an avid sports fan, and loved the Pittsburgh Pirates, Steelers and Penguins.

 
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Helen R. Rybar

June 29, 2019 |

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

Helen R. (Roman) Rybar, age 97, of Finleyville, passed away on Friday, June 28, 2019 at home. She was a member of St. Francis of Assisi Church in Finleyville and she enjoyed growing, picking, drying and arranging her own flowers.

 
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Margaret A. Wall

June 28, 2019 |

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

Margaret A. (Burke) Wall, age 84, of Forward Twp., passed away on Thursday, June 27, 2019. She was a retired supervisor for the Bureau of Mines in Broughton.

 
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Irene M. Rapsack

June 26, 2019 |

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

Irene M. Rapsack, age 92 and formerly of Clairton, passed away on Wednesday, June 26, 2019 in Overlook Green Nursing Facility, Whitehall.  Born May 3, 1927 in Clairton, she was a daughter of the late Mitro and Julia (Kolcun) Hrapchak.  A member of Ascension of Our Lord Byzantine Catholic Church in Clairton, Irene served as a nun for more than 30 years with the Sister Servants of Mary Immaculate of Sloatsburg, NY, earning her Ph.D. from Fordham University.   She taught all over and outside of the United States at various schools and institutions before taking a job with the Byzantine Diocese of Cleveland, then retiring back home to the area.  Irene was a self-sufficient, independent, and devout woman who made her own way and lived a very interesting life.

 
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David R. Gorgey

June 26, 2019 |

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

David R. Gorgey, age 71 of Library and formerly of Clairton, passed away on Wednesday, June 26, 2019 in HCR ManorCare, McMurray.  Born January 10, 1948 in McKeesport, he was a son of the late Nicholas and Veronica (Haluska) Gorgey.

 
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Robert G. Noga

June 26, 2019 |

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

Robert G. Noga, age 91, of Elizabeth Twp., passed away on Tuesday, June 25, 2019 at UPMC McKeesport. A World War II Air Force veteran, he retired as a security guard for Mesta Machine in Homestead. Born November 4, 1927 in Shoaf, he was a son of the late Joseph and Anna Noga. He is survived by his wife of 67 years, June (Rebar) Noga; and nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by brothers, Joseph, John and Andrew Noga. Friends will be received in the Paul E. Bekavac Funeral Home, 221 North Second Avenue, Elizabeth on Friday, June 28, 2019 from 11 AM until the time of a blessing service at 2 PM with the Rev. Thomas A. Wagner officiating. Burial will follow in Round Hill Cemetery, Elizabeth Twp. Offer condolences at www.bekavacfuneralhome.com.

 


Dolores C. Yates

June 24, 2019 |

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

Dolores C. (Kuenzli) Yates, age 89, of Elizabeth, passed away on Saturday, June 22, 2019.  She was a member of St. Michael Parish in Elizabeth Twp. Born May 2, 1930 in Hays, she was a daughter of the late Fredrick and Agnes Dall (Ollivo) Kuenzli and wife of the late Bert H. Yates Jr. She is survived by daughters, Karen (Thomas) Turnell of Liberty Borough and Tammy (Sean) Tremba of Crafton; son, Bert H. (Trudy) Yates III of Liberty Borough; grandchildren, Tracey, Diana, Noah and the late Michael Turnell; five great-grandchildren; and two nieces. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by brother, Fredrick Kuenzli. Friends will be received in the Paul E. Bekavac Funeral Home, 221 North Second Avenue, Elizabeth on Wednesday, June 26, 2019 from 2-4 and 6-8 PM. A Blessing will take place on Thursday, June 27, 2019 at 10 AM in the funeral home with the Rev. Thomas A. Wagner officiating. Burial will follow in Round Hill Cemetery, Elizabeth Twp. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105. Offer condolences at www.bekavacfuneralhome.com.

 


Patricia Ann Connelly

June 14, 2019 |

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

Patricia Ann Connelly, age 77 of North Huntingdon and formerly of White Oak, passed away on Thursday, June 13, 2019 in Redstone Highlands.  Born February 2, 1942 in McKeesport, she was a daughter of the late John E. and Ann Marie (Morsey) Connelly.  An active member of St. Angela Merici Roman Catholic Parish, Patricia was a 1959 graduate of McKeesport High School and 1966 graduate of Slippery Rock State College.  She spent 32 of her 35-year career teaching at Francis McClure Junior HS in the McKeesport Area School District.  Patricia was also a devoted animal lover and advocate.  She is survived by her brothers John C. (Pam) Connelly of Mableton, GA, Richard (Janice) Connelly of Rochester, NY, and Bart (Cindy) Connelly of Atlanta, GA; her nieces and nephews Nicole (Michael), Chris (Sara), Brian, and Jennifer (Joe); five great-nephews, one great-niece, and also many cousins and good friends.  

 
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John Robert Ross

June 13, 2019 |

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

John Robert Ross, age 61 of Fallowfield Twp., passed away at home on Wednesday, June 12, 2019.  Born March 7, 1958 in Clairton, he was a son of the late John W. and Rose (Havrilla) Ross.  A US Army Veteran, John was a paramedic for the City of Clairton and a member of the fire departments of Glassport, Charleroi, and Clairton.  He is survived by his wife Pamela J. (Shipe) Ross; his daughter Heather (Raymond) Lynn of Fallowfield Twp.; his four grandchildren Jesse, Abbey, Shelby, and Earl; his sister Joanne (David) Scapellato of McKeesport; his brother Michael Ross of Pleasant Hills; and also nieces and nephews.

 
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Karen E. Sippos

June 13, 2019 |

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

Karen E. (Schaff) Sippos, age 61, of Floreffe, passed away on Wednesday, June 12, 2019 at home. Born September 26, 1957 in Pittsburgh, she was a daughter of William Schaff of Pleasant Hills and Carol (Stiteler) Schaff of Jefferson Hills. 

 
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Mary Elizabeth (DeBor) Zwack

June 10, 2019 |

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

Mary Elizabeth (DeBor) Zwack, age 98 of Clairton, passed away on Sunday, June 9, 2019.  Born February 22, 1921 in Pittsburgh, she was the third of five children of the late Arcadius Ferdinand DeBoar and Clara (Weis) Debor.  Mary was raised through the great depression, and the great and deadly flu and scarlet fever epidemics that forced quarantines on her home growing up.  After casting aside a litany of ardent suitors, she chose a handsome US Army Sergeant as her husband: the late Michael N. Zwack, who passed away November 24, 2013.  Although she never reached over five feet tall, she could run fast and had a very protective older brother.  She is survived by her daughter Diane Fagot of Clairton; her grandchildren Bridget (Sean) Rieger of Elizabeth and Neil (Julie) Fagot of Pleasant Hills;  her great-grandchildren Kaia, Bodi, and Soren Rieger and Mirielle Fagot; her sister Madelyn DeBor; and also many nieces and nephews. 

 
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James M. Seman

June 07, 2019 |

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

James M. Seman, age 74 of Elizabeth and formerly of Clairton, passed away on Friday, June 7, 2019 in Jefferson Hospital.  Born April 20, 1945 in McKeesport, he was a son of the late Steve and Margaret (Havrilla) Seman.  A self employed painter, James was a member of Ascension of Our Lord Byzantine Catholic Church.  In his spare time, he loved to play cards with friends and make trips to the casino.  He is survived by his long-time companion of 30 years Rose March; his children Beth Greathouse of Mims, FL, Karen Seman of Clairton, and Edward Kelly of Monroeville; his five grandchildren; his two great-grandchildren; his siblings Marge Sedor of Clairton, Steve Seman of Manassas, VA, and Daniel Seman of Baldwin; and also nieces and nephews. 

 
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Robert Tracy Ziemke

June 05, 2019 |

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

Robert Tracy Ziemke, age 93 of Versailles, passed away at home on Wednesday, June 5, 2019.  Born October 7, 1925 in Versailles, he was a son of the late Frank and Emma (Tracy) Ziemke.  A 1943 graduate of McKeesport High School, Robert was a World War II Veteran of the US Army, serving in D Company, 254th Infantry Regiment, 63rd Infantry Division "Blood and Fire."  Robert married the late Mary Lou (Feightner) Ziemke on January 15, 1947, and they stayed happily married for 57 years until her passing on February 15, 2004.  He worked for US Steel's National Tube Works from 1947 to 1960 and Equitable Gas from 1960 to 1991, joining their Equitable Gas Retirees' Club.

 
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Kathleen (Rhodes) Rost

June 04, 2019 |

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

Kathleen (Rhodes) Rost, age 94 of Elizabeth Twp., passed away at home on Tuesday, June 4, 2019.  Born June 25, 1924 in Kittanning, she was a daughter of the late George and Carolyn (Flaherty) Rhodes.  A graduate of Mercy Hospital School of Nursing, Kathleen also worked as a secretary for Rost Electric, her family's business.  She was a devout member of St. Michael Parish in Elizabeth Twp. and kept her faith strong.  In her spare time, Kathleen loved to play bridge and golf with her Y.C.C. Women's Golf League.  She enjoyed travelling with her friends from N.E.C.A. and loved her family vacations to Stone Harbor, NJ and Lauderdale-by-the-Sea, FL.  Most importantly, she was a loving and devoted wife to William F. Rost, who passed away August 14, 1992. 

 
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Cynthia Gigliotti

June 03, 2019 |

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

Cynthia (Patrick) Gigliotti, age 59, of Elizabeth, passed away on Sunday, June 2, 2019 at Jefferson Hospital. Born April 15, 1960 in McKeesport, she was a daughter of Patricia (Patrick) Rothey of Clairton and the late Carl H. Rothey. In addition to her mother, she is survived by her loving partner, Jim Pennell; daughter, Jennifer Gephart of Clairton; sons, Dennis W. (Erin) Gephart Jr. of West Newton and Christopher (Angela Mason) Kurta of White Oak; grandchild, Kylie Kurta of White Oak; brothers, Karl (Patricia) Rothey of Clairton and Eric (Tami) Rothey of West Newton; also, nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by grandson, Anthony Stephen Gephart. Friends will be received in the Paul E. Bekavac Funeral Home, 221 North Second Avenue, Elizabeth on Wednesday, June 5, 2019 from 2-4 and 6-8 PM. A blessing service will take place on Thursday, June 6, 2019 at 12 Noon in the funeral home with the Rev. Thomas A. Wagner officiating. Burial will follow in Round Hill Cemetery, Elizabeth Twp. Offer condolences at www.bekavacfuneralhome.com.