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Marc Anthony McLellan

October 25, 2019 |

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

Marc Anthony McLellan, age 31, of Elizabeth, passed away on Thursday, October 24, 2019 at UPMC McKeesport. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Iraq War, a circuit board assembly technician at Bombardier in West Mifflin and a former corrections officer at SCI Fayette and Somerset Counties. He enjoyed riding motorcycles and loved animals. Born July 10, 1988 in McKeesport, he was a son of Sharon (Archibald) McLellan and the late Kelland McLellan. In addition to his mother, he is survived by a son, Bentley Marc McLellan; fiancé, Brittney Yoxall of Glassport; brothers, Kelland and Eric McLellan, both of Elizabeth; step-father, Kenneth Pennell of Elizabeth; also aunts, uncles and cousins. Friends will be received in the Paul E. Bekavac Funeral Home, Elizabeth on Monday, October 28, 2019 from 1-3 and 5 until the hour of service at 7 PM in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Hal Dangel officiating. Burial with military honors will take place on Tuesday, October 29, 2019 at 11 AM in Vincent Cemetery, Vinegar Hill Road, Fairmont, WV 26554. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to help the family with funeral expenses by accessing the following link: Mark Anthony McLellan GoFundMe Page Offer condolences at www.bekavacfuneralhome.com

 


Josephine A. Biles

October 25, 2019 |

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

Josephine A. (Chervon) Biles, age 71, of Elrama, passed away on Thursday, October 24, 2019 at Allegheny General Hospital. She was a retired bank teller at Equibank in Pleasant Hills and enjoyed playing cards, traveling and going to the casino. Born June 27, 1948 in Pittsburgh, she was a daughter of the late Alvin and Mary (Buhonick) Chervon. She is survived by her husband of 50 years, Michael G. Biles; siblings, Alvin Chervon, Jr. of North Carolina, Richard (Elizabeth) Chervon of South Park and Sylvia LaBonte of Yucca Valley, CA; also, nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Ron Chervon. Friends will be received in the Paul E. Bekavac Funeral Home, Elizabeth on Sunday, October 27, 2019 from 2-4 and 6-8 PM. A funeral service will take place on Monday, October 28, 2019 at 10 AM in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Al Finney officiating. Burial will follow in Jefferson Memorial Park, Pleasant Hills. Offer condolences at www.bekavacfuneralhome.com

 


Gary R. Springer

October 22, 2019 |

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

Gary R. Springer, age 65 of Greenock, passed away at home on Tuesday, October 22, 2019.  Born May 31, 1954 in Quonset Point, RI, he is a son of Virginia Lee (Baker) Springer of Elizabeth Twp. and the late Glenn Reed Springer.  Gary retired from the Allegheny County Office of Property Assessment and was a 32nd degree mason with F&AM #731 of Duquesne-McKeesport.  He was active in coaching also with Steel Valley Men's Softball and formerly Mt. Vernon Youth Association.  Besides his mother, Gary is survived by his wife of 37 years Lynda (Ludwick) Springer; his sons: Steven Springer of Monroeville, Jason Springer of Ft. Myers, FL, and Justin Springer of McKeesport; his father-and-mother-in-law Wayne and Patricia Ludwick of Myrtle Beach, SC (formerly of Elizabeth Twp.); and also cousins, in-laws, nieces, and nephews.  Besides his father, he was preceded in death by his brother Robert Springer.  

 
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Dino J. Bizzozero

October 21, 2019 |

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

Dino J. "Diz" Bizzozero, age 61, of Elizabeth, passed away on Saturday, October 19, 2019 at Jefferson Hospital. He was a general maintenance worker for Brightside Academy in McKeesport. He was a member of Blaine Hill and Elizabeth fire halls and he loved loud music, cooking Italian food, and watching Pirates baseball games. 

 
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Eva G. Denham

October 17, 2019 |

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

Eva G. (Workman) Denham, age 61, of Elizabeth, passed away on Thursday, October 17, 2019 at UPMC Presbyterian. Born March 26, 1958 in Monongahela, she was a daughter of the late William S. and Jonette (Ware) Workman and wife of the late Greg Denham. She is survived by daughter, Erin (Michael) Stevens of Elizabeth; son, Ian Denham of Greensburg; granddaughter, Mia Collage of Elizabeth; sister, Jonell (Tony) Amicarella of Charleroi; brother, David Workman of Elizabeth; also, nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. No visitation is planned. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Lung Association of PA, 810 River Avenue, Suite 140, Pittsburgh, PA 15212. Arrangements by the Paul E. Bekavac Funeral Home, Elizabeth.

 
 
 


Shirley M. Przybylski

October 17, 2019 |

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

Shirley M. Przybylski, age 81, formerly of Elizabeth, passed away on Thursday, October 17, 2019 at Riverside Care Center. She retired as a clerk for Guardian Industries in West Elizabeth and was a former employee of U.S. Steel and Grant Department Store. 

 
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Mary A. (Macioce) DeRubeis

October 15, 2019 |

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

Mary A. (Macioce) DeRubeis, age 86 of Clairton, passed away on Tuesday, October 15, 2019 at Paramount Senior Living in Baldwin.  Born February 28, 1933 in Clairton, she was a daughter of the late Vincent and Louise (Volpe) Macioce-Mancini.  She was an owner and proprietor, along with her late husband, of DeRubeis Bar and Grille in Clairton, a member of St. Clare of Assisi Parish, the Sons of Columbus of America, Regina- Della Valle, Council No. 40 where she was president for 34 years, and a volunteer at McKeesport Hospital. She was very active with church functions, the St. Paulinus Church Bazaar, and Clairton Fireman's Fair.  She was also an honorary graduate of the Clairton High School Class of 2019.  Besides her parents, Mary was preceded in death by her late husband of 25 years John B. DeRubeis, who passed away on July 7, 1975.  Mary is survived by her children Madeline L. (Ron) Kelley of White Oak, Fred P. (Debbie) DeRubeis of Elizabeth, James D. (Nasreen) DeRubeis of Greensburg, and Thomas A. (Mary C.) DeRubeis of Upper St. Clair; sisters Madeline (the late Lawrence) Sporio of Clairton and Virginia (the late Joseph) Sebastian of Clairton; brother-in-law Marcello (the late Anna) Bernoni of Rome, Italy; grandchildren Brian, Summer, Anthony, Dominique, and Isabella DeRubeis, and Kristina (Andy) Walton; great-granddaughter Alexys DeRubeis;  also survived by many nieces, nephews, and cousins. 

 
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John J. "Jack" Gosney

October 15, 2019 |

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

John H. "Jack" Gosney, age 84 of Port Vue, passed away at home surrounded by his family.  Born September 16, 1935 in Clairton, he was a son of the late John H. Gosney, Sr. and Mary F. (Hoff) Gosney.  A retired superintendent for R. E. Crawford Interior Painting and Drywall of Springdale and member of St. Mark's Parish, Jack was a longtime baseball coach and an avid golfer.  He is survived by his loving wife of 61 years Geraldine A. "Gerry" (Hollick) Gosney; his children John Jeffrey (Robie) Gosney of Port Vue and Jacqueline (Drew) Patrick of Level Green; his grandchildren Jonathan (Jessica,) Jenna, and Julia Gosney, Clay and Gavin Patrick, and Jackson Foraker; his great-grandson Jett Gosney; his son-in-law Brian Foraker; and his godsons Joe Giansante, Patrick Vennebush, and Christopher Muic.  Besides his parents, Jack was preceded in death by his daughter Joni Lynn Gosney Foraker.

 
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Howard W. Grimm

October 11, 2019 |

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

Howard W. Grimm, age 79 of McKeesport, passed away on Thursday, October 10, 2019 at UPMC McKeesport Hospital following a brief illness.  A former Glassport resident, he was a son of the late William and Betty (Bevan) Grimm.  Howard is survived by his loving wife of 54 years Carolyn (Reid) Grimm; his two daughters, caring and loving Cynthia Grimm Watson of North Huntington and Papa to three precious grandchildren Thomas J. Watson, III and Eliza F. Watson and daughter Cara L. Grimm and her son Chase.  Howard is also survived by his sister Betty F. Pozniak, brother William G. Grimm, and also nieces and nephews.

 
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Nora G. Hough

October 10, 2019 |

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

Nora G. (George) Hough, age 85 of Clairton, passed away peacefully on Thursday, October 10, 2019.  Born November 14, 1933 in Clairton, she was a daughter of the late David and Esther (Meena) George.  A member of the First Presbyterian Church of Clairton, Nora worked as both a lunch attendant with Clairton School District and the UniMart in Clairton. She loved many things: bingo, trips to the casino, good books, crossword puzzles, the Pittsburgh Pirates, breakfast at Bob Evans, and she really adored animals.  However, Nora loved her large and loving family most of all.  Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, David A. Hough, Sr., who passed away February 5, 2012, and her siblings: Nasima George, Mary Fine, Phillip George, Zada Meena, George D. George, Barbara Wollum, and Florence Wall.  Nora is survived by her children David A. Hough, Jr. and Duane A. Hough, Sr., both of Clairton, Denise A. (Stephan) Gresh of Rostraver Twp., and Daniel A. (Kimberly) Hough of Elizabeth Twp.; her fifteen grandchildren; many great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, and cousins; and finally her adopted daughter Rose Polowsky.

 
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Olga A. Bernardi

October 09, 2019 |

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

Olga A. "Bubba" (Mozes) Bernardi, age 79, of Jefferson Hills, passed away on Wednesday, October 9, 2019  at Select Specialty Hospital - Alle Kiski. She retired as a sales associate for Kmart in Pleasant Hills. She was a member of St. Isaac Jogues Roman Catholic Church in Elrama and the American Legion Ladies Auxiliary, and she enjoyed gambling at the casino. 

 
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Herbert R. Timmons

October 09, 2019 |

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

Herbert R. Timmons, age 89, of Ellensburg, WA passed away on Sunday, October 6, 2019 with his family at his side. He was an office manager for more than 40 years with Harbison Walker Refractories. He relocated to San Francisco for the company and eventually Bellevue, WA where he retired. 

 
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Nathan J. Detman

October 09, 2019 |

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

Nathan J. Detman, age 30 of Dravosburg, passed away on Tuesday, October 8, 2019 in UPMC Montefiore Hospital in Pittsburgh.  Born March 3, 1989 in McKeesport, he was a son of John (Carla) Kuba of New Stanton and Vivian Detman of Glassport.  

 
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Gregory V. Earnest

October 08, 2019 |

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

Gregory Vaughn Earnest passed away Monday, October 7, 2019. He was born at home in Floreffe on April 24, 1948, son of the late Howard M. and Shirley Belle (Hart) Earnest. 

 
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Natalie (Ross) Rasmussen

October 04, 2019 |

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

“A Celebration of Life”

Natalie Ross Rasmussen of Wisconsin Rapids, WI, fought a courageous battle against various forms of cancer for 11 months. She was always positive about her life and never gave up. On Dec 12, 2018 Natalie was called by her Creator to lay down her life’s working tools and enter into that home of eternal rest appointed for all. Natalie is survived by her husband Jerry Rasmussen of Wisconsin Rapids, sisters; Celeste Cancilla and Rebecca Ross, brother, Larry Ross, niece and nephews, numerous cousins, and friends far and wide. She was preceded in death by her parents Angelo and Antoinette Ross. Natalie was born in McKeesport, PA on October 11, 1955 and attended school in Elizabeth, graduating from Elizabeth Forward H.S. She attended college and graduated as an RN. She worked many years at McKeesport Hospital. Following a nursing career ending accident, Natalie switched careers and became a floral designer working at JoAnn Fabrics in the craft and floral department. Natalie moved to Austin, Texas in 1997 and married Jerry in 1998. She again worked as a floral designer in Austin and later in Corpus Christi where she was Floral Design Manager. Her floral designs won several awards and her services were in demand for clients as far away as New Orleans, LA and Orlando, FL. Following a move to Wisconsin in 2006, Natalie focused her time and energies to caring for her home in Wisconsin Rapids. She loved life and especially loved her “furry kids” Milo, Sam Elliot, and Shadow Cat who were her constant companions and she spoiled them totally. Natalie is remembered fondly by many whose lives she touched. She loved, she was loved and she will be loved forever. Rest Easy my dear Natalie.

 
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