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Mary Turek

July 08, 2019 |

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

Mary (Supernovich) Turek, age 72, of West Elizabeth, passed away on Sunday, July 7, 2019 at home. She retired as an inside sales representative for Ductmate Industries Inc. in Monongahela. She was a devout member of St. Isaac Jogues Roman Catholic Church in Jefferson Hills. She enjoyed spending most of her time with her family members, as well as bowling, bingo, and casinos. 

 
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Catherine Strinich

July 06, 2019 |

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

Catherine (Gatto) Strinich, age 93, of Elizabeth, passed away on Saturday, July 6, 2019 at UPMC McKeesport. She was a retired butcher at Marraccini Supermarket in Elizabeth, a former butcher at Foodland in Clairton, a former head cook at Royak’s Diner in Dravosburg and a seasonal employee at Kaufmann’s in Century III Mall. A member of St. Michael Parish in Elizabeth Twp., she was extremely active with the parish fish fry and had a passion for cooking and baking. She was also a former member of St. Clare of Assisi parish in Clairton. 

 
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Josephine M. "Flossie" (Sposato) Cathell

July 06, 2019 |

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

Josephine Marie "Flossie" (Sposato) Cathell, age 89 of Clairton, passed away peacefully in her home on Saturday, July 6, 2019.  Born February 27, 1930 in Clairton, she was a daughter of the late John and Susan (Demis) Sposato; wife of the late Denny L. "Doc" Cathell, who passed away April 25, 1995; and sister of the late Nick and Angelo Saputo, Laura Bahlia, Joseph and Vincent "Bill" Sposato, Elizabeth "Tootsie" Michaels, Louis Sposato.  Josephine's family will remember her as a very loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and aunt. 

 
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John Evans, Jr.

July 06, 2019 |

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

John Evans, Jr., age 94 of Lincoln Borough, passed away on Friday, July 5, 2019 in Southwester Nursing Center, West Mifflin.  Born April 6, 1925 in Perryopolis, he was a son of the late John Evans, Sr. and Pauline (Florian) Evans. 

 
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Mario R. Teti

July 06, 2019 |

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

Mario R. Teti, age 94 of Versailles, passed away at home on Wednesday, July 3, 2019.  Born May 24, 1925 in Palena, Italy, he was a son of the late Angelo and Rosemelda (Travaglini) Teti.

 
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Domenico Spinozzi

July 05, 2019 |

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

Domenico Spinozzi, age 90 of McKeesport, passed away at home on Thursday, July 4, 2019.  Born February 24, 1929 in Centerville, he was a son of the late Agostino and Giuseppina (Flammini) Spinozzi.  A retired maintenance man for the Union Railroad, Domenico was a member of Corpus Christi Parish and the former St. Stephen's Parish, and a member of the Eleventh Ward Club, all of McKeesport.  He is survived by his wife Catherine L. (Tubbs) Spinozzi; his son Agostino Spinozzi, wife Linda, and their family Carmene and Bianca, all of North Huntingdon; and also nieces and nephews.

 
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Matthew Alan Fiore

July 03, 2019 |

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

Matthew Alan Fiore, age 47, of Forward Twp., passed away on Monday, July 1, 2019 at Jefferson Hospital. A machinist for Vangura Tool Inc. in Clairton, he was a family man who enjoyed music, cooking, hunting, and the outdoors. 

 
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Hazel M. Fasekas

June 29, 2019 |

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

Hazel M. Fasekas, age 90 of Clairton, passed away on Friday, June 28, 2019 in her home.  Born September 5, 1928 in Clairton, she was a daughter of the late Judgi and Catherine Malacki and wife of the late Joseph E. Fasekas who passed away December 31, 2012.  A member of St. Clare of Assisi Parish, Hazel is survived by her children Cindy (Rick) Salmon of Flemington, NJ, Gloria (Gerry) Bartos of Yorktown, VA, and Joseph Fasekas of Morgantown, WV; her close friend Robert Matz of Morgantown, WV; her five grandchildren Jill Fisher, Megan Salmon, Jeremy and Jason Bartos, and Jodie Tirch; her six great-grandchildren Cora, Taylor, Tyler, Abigail, Avery, and Andrew; her siblings Gina Sydeski of Tampa, FL and Frank Malacki of San Diego, CA; and also nieces and nephews.

 
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James E. Burnsworth, Jr.

June 29, 2019 |

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

James E. Burnsworth, Jr., age 71 of Clairton, passed away at home on Friday, June 28, 2019.  Born April 28, 1948 in McKeesport, he was a son of the late James E. Burnsworth, Sr. and Mary P. (DiFazio) Burnsworth.  A self employed truck driver, James also worked at Gulf Materials in Braddock.  He enjoyed spending his free time working on his truck, and he was a loving father, grandfather, and uncle.  He is survived by his wife Rhoda (Gurner) Burnsworth; his children Payton Burnsworth of Clairton and Marc Burnsworth of Lawrence, KS; his grandson Riley Burnsworth of Lawrence, KS; his siblings Mary Ann Falk of Finleyville, Sandy Elder of Clairton, and Joe Burnsworth of Rostraver Twp.; nephew Jordon Burnsworth and other nieces and nephews.  

 
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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.