Barry C. Johnson

October 19, 2018 |

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Barry C. Johnson, age 70, of Elizabeth, passed away on Thursday, October 18, 2018 at home. He retired as a crane operator for Tube City Iron & Metal in West Mifflin. A former member of Bethesda United Presbyterian Church in Elizabeth, he was a school bus driver with Matthews Bus Garage and a former starter at Butler's Golf Course. 

 
 
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Ellis M. "Eli" Lea

October 19, 2018 |

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Ellis M. "Eli" Lea, age 75 of Clairton, passed away on Thursday, October 18, 2018 in Family Hospice and Palliative Care, Mt. Lebanon.  Born February 27, 1943 in McKeesport, he was a son of the late John and Helen (Snizik) Lea.  A retiree from US Steel Clairton Works, Eli was a former star quarterback for Clairton High School and will be sadly missed by family and friends.  He is survived by his wife Georgette Tatalovich Lea; his two sons and daughter, and many loving friends and family.  Funeral services for Eli will be private at the request of the family.  Arrangements by the A.J. Bekavac Funeral Home, 555 5th. St., Clairton, PA 15025 (412-233-5700) www.bekavacfuneralhome.com    

 

William T. Murtha

October 18, 2018 |

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William T. Murtha, age 96 of Elizabeth Twp., passed away at Grandview Estates in Elizabeth Twp. on Thursday, October 18, 2018.  Born April 21, 1922 in Dravosburg, he was a son of the late John and Marie (Striegel) Murtha.  A US Army Air Force Sergeant in the European Theater of World War II, William was a graduate of Duquesne University and a member of St. Michael's Parish in Elizabeth Twp.  He retired as general foreman of the yard and transportation at US Steel Clairton Works and was also a former salesman at Eger Motors in McKeesport. 

 
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Charles Allan McGogney

October 17, 2018 |

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Charles Allan “Magoo” McGogney, age 79, passed away on Wednesday, October 17, 2018. A Class of 1956 graduate of Elizabeth Forward High School, he served in the U.S. Army, 11th Air Assault Division, during the Cuban Missile Crisis. He was self-employed in commercial floor maintenance. He enjoyed fishing at Lake Pymatuning, watching baseball and football games, western movies, and listening to a wide variety of music from the 1960s and ’70s, especially country western music and the rock groups The Eagles and Lynyrd Skynyrd. Always passionate about food, his favorite meal was Thanksgiving dinner. His favorite pastime was congregating with all his buddies at the local coffee shops throughout the years. Best known for his comical sense of humor, there was never a dull moment in his company. The younger generation loved learning about his philosophies of life. He had such a heart of gold and was so compassionate toward those less fortunate in life. 

 
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Adam Christopher Bonetti

October 15, 2018 |

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Adam Christopher Bonetti, age 22, of Elizabeth Twp., passed away on Saturday, October 13, 2018. Born July 1, 1996 in Pittsburgh, he was a son of Edward A. Bonetti of Baldwin and Nichelle Pacish (Brian Disman) Bonetti of Forward Twp. In addition to his parents, he is survived by his brothers, Dominic (Haylee Saunders) Bonetti of Elizabeth and Anthony Bonetti of Forward Twp.; maternal grandparents, Daniel and Sharon Pacich of Clairton; and niece, Sophia Bonetti; also, aunts, uncles and cousins. Friends will be received in the Paul E. Bekavac Funeral Home, 221 North Second Avenue, Elizabeth on Wednesday, October 17, 2018 from 2-4 and 6-8 PM. No services are planned. Donations can be made to the family. Offer condolences at www.bekavacfuneralhome.com.

 

Paul W. Biles

October 14, 2018 |

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Paul W. Biles, age 76, of Elrama, passed away on Saturday, October 13, 2018 at Jefferson Hospital. He retired as a mechanic for Servi-Sel Inc. in Bethel Park. He was a member of Elrama Volunteer Fire Company and the Elrama Sportsmen's Club.

 
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Richard Vezzani

October 11, 2018 |

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Richard Vezzani, age 81 of Elizabeth Twp., passed away in his home on Tuesday, October 9, 2018.  Born September 10, 1937 in Blythedale, he was a son of the late Edward and Martha (Machek) Vezzani.  A former pipe inspector at US Steel's National Tube Works in McKeesport who also worked as a school bus driver and at Vista Metals, Richard was a Vietnam War Veteran of the US Marine Corps and a member of St. Michael's Parish in Elizabeth Twp.  With a quick wit and quick to make friends, Richard will be remembered by his family as the most kind-hearted and easy-going man they ever knew.  

 
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Ronald E. Marraccini

October 09, 2018 |

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Ronald E. Marraccini, age 69, of Monongahela, formerly of Elizabeth, passed away on Sunday, October 7, 2018 at home. He retired as a manager for Marraccini Grocery Store in Elizabeth. An Army veteran with two tours of duty in Vietnam, he enjoyed golfing, fishing and the outdoors.

 
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James M. Foster

October 05, 2018 |

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James M. Foster, age 92 of Port Vue, passed away on Thursday, October 4, 2018 at home surrounded by his loving family.  Born February 13, 1926 in Dravosburg, he was a son of the late Ellis and Anna Foster and stepson of the late Cecilia Foster.  A retired millwright for US Steel National Tube Works in McKeesport, James was a US Army Veteran of World War II and a member of Mentor Road Bible Church in Forward Twp.  In his spare time, he loved baseball (especially keeping score) and football and was an avid bird watcher and woodworker.  To his family, who called him "Happy Pappy," he was a generous, happy, and dedicated man who was always in a good mood and was the light of their lives. 

 
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Brandon R. Hanratty

October 04, 2018 |

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Brandon R. Hanratty, age 37, of Liberty Borough, passed away on Wednesday, October 3, 2018. He was a quality assurance inspector for Superior Forge & Steel in Pittsburgh. A member of Liberty Presbyterian Church, he was an active member of Stephen Bayard Masonic Lodge 526 of Elizabeth and a member of Liberty Borough Veterans Association. 

 
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Marie C. Stefan

October 03, 2018 |

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Marie C. Stefan, age 76 of Jefferson Hills, passed away at home on Tuesday, October 2, 2018.   Born March 26, 1942 and raised in Clairton, she was a daughter of the late Santo and Florence (Palumbo) Calabro.  A former office manager at Kids Plus Southwestern Pediatric in Jefferson Hills, Marie is survived by her husband of almost fifty years James M. Stefan; her children Arthur (Jean) Stefan, Scott (Alissa) Stefan, and Jill (Karen) Stefan Pazo; her grandchildren Nicole (Donald) Holtz, Trevor (Erin) Stefan, Vincent A. Stefan, Michaela Stefan, and Alyssa (Dale) Morgele; her great-grandchildren Avery Pearl and Allyson Rose Holtz, Alora Faye Morgele, and Anthony James DeArmitt; her brother David (Mary) Calabro; and also nieces, nephews, and cousins.  

 
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James J. Tortorice

October 02, 2018 |

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James J. Tortorice, age 95 of Somerset and formerly Clairton, passed away on Tuesday, October 2, 2018 in The Patriot in Somerset.  Born January 19, 1923 in Elizabeth, he was a son of the late Joseph and Frances (Moresea) Tortorice.  A parishioner of St. Clare of Assisi in Clairton and a US Navy Veteran of World War II, James was a barber and painter in the area and a member of both the American Legion Daniel Keffer Post #75 and Sons of Columbus in Clairton. 

 
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Robert T. "Lefty" Nutt

September 28, 2018 |

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Robert T. "Lefty" Nutt, age 63 of Charleroi, passed away on Friday, September 28, 2018 in John J. Kane Regional Center, McKeesport.  Born February 28, 1955 in Charleroi, he was a son of the late Thurman R. and Dolores (McDonald) Nutt.   A US Navy Veteran of the Vietnam War, Robert loved to hunt and fish. 

 
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Sr. Dorothy Ruth Varga, S.D.R.

September 28, 2018 |

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Sr. Dorothy Ruth Varga, S.D.R., age 87, passed away on Thursday, September 27, 2018 in the Divine Redeemer Motherhouse in Elizabeth Twp.  Born February 10, 1931 in Cleveland, OH, she was a daughter of the late John and Therese Mary (Yambor) Varga.  Sr. Dorothy was a Professed Sister of the Divine Redeemer for 66 years.  

 
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Clifford A. Gephart Sr.

September 27, 2018 |

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Clifford A. Gephart Sr., age 83, of Elizabeth Twp., passed away on Thursday, September 27, 2018 at Jefferson Hospital. He retired as a co-owner of Cannon - Tedesco & Company in McKeesport. He enjoyed golfing and spending time with his family. 

 
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