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Harry J. Williams

December 22, 2020 |

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

Harry J. "Joe" Williams, age 75, of Washington, passed away on Monday, December 21, 2020 at Washington Hospital. He retired after 38 years as a laborer for West Elizabeth Lumber Co. He was a member of the Washington Council for the Blind and the Washington Lions Club, and he enjoyed hunting. Born December 16, 1945 in McKeesport, he was a son of the late Joseph and Mary Jane (Bickerton) Williams. He is survived by his wife of 32 years, Wanda J. (Wall) Williams; stepdaughter, Debbie (Dan) Fine of New Eagle; step-grandchildren, Ryan Fine of New York City and Amber (Collin) Maxwell of Monongahela; step-great-grandchild, Addie Maxwell; sisters, Margaret Campbell of Rostraver, Betty Jane (Donald) Coltogirone of North Huntingdon and Mary Ellen Sulesky of North Huntingdon; brother, Gary (Margaret) Williams of West Elizabeth; sister-in-law, Sherryl Wall of Roscoe; also, nieces and nephews.

 
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Janet Territ

December 22, 2020 |

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

Janet L. Territ, age 87, passed away Saturday, December 19, 2020. Born in Forward Township, she was the only child of Bruna and Eugene Grilli. She was a member of St. Isaac Jogues Roman Catholic Church in Elrama and a former member of St. Michael Parish. She was a retired medical secretary for Drs. King & Davides in McKeesport and a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of American Legion. She married James E. Territ and together they raised four children. She was an ardent gardener with a green thumb for growing irises, and a lover of ballroom dancing. Predeceased by her husband James, Janet is survived by her children, Sharon (Randy), Thomas (Alison), Ronald, Debra (Timothy); grandchildren, Matthew (Kjirsten), Brian, Lauren, Benjamin; great-grandson, Lincoln; and numerous nieces and nephews.

 
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Linda G. Conaway

December 21, 2020 |

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

Linda G. (White) Conaway, age 76, of Fayette City, formerly of Elrama and Elizabeth, passed away on Sunday, December 20, 2020 in Westmoreland Hospital. She was a member of Community of Christ Church in Fayette City and was a former secretary at Howard Hannah in Shadyside and Baw Plastics in Jefferson Hills. She enjoyed working with children and was a former nursery director at Round Hill Presbyterian Church. Born January 2, 1944 in Monongahela, she was a daughter of the late George and Vera (Dowler) White and wife of the late Donald "Chink" Conaway. She is survived by daughter, Gail R. (Robert) Zontek of Fayette City; grandsons, Zachary Ferrence of Belle Vernon and Jeremy (Juliana Macey) Ferrence of Fayette City; sister, Lola (Carl) Boja of Ohio; brother, Thomas (Mary) White of South Carolina; also, nieces and nephews.

 
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Edward W. Lenhart

December 21, 2020 |

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

Edward W. Lenhart, age 82, of Finleyville, passed away on Monday, December 21, 2020 at home. He was a retired industrial instrumentation technician for U.S. Steel in Clairton. He attended Westmoreland County Community College and Career Development classes, and enjoyed building and repairing computers. Born January 11, 1938 in Bitner, he was a son of the late Clark Lawrence and Clara Mae (Shultz) Lenhart. He is survived by his partner, Marla S. Wilkinson; daughter, Yvonne N. Lenhart of Canonsburg; stepdaughters, June Sines of Burgettstown and Elesha Cillo of Clairton; stepsons, Joshua (Sara) Cillo of Pittsburgh and Nathan (Emily) Cillo of Pittsburgh; eight step-grandchildren; also, nieces and nephews.

 
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Janet Ann Moresea

December 21, 2020 |

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

Janet Ann (McKown) Moresea, age 85, of Blaine Hill, passed away on Saturday, December 19, 2020 at home. She enjoyed bowling, bingo, and taking tour bus trips to Atlantic City and Lancaster. Born November 20, 1935 in Elizabeth Twp., she was a daughter of the late Kirk and Martha Elizabeth (Bruce) McKown. She is survived by her husband of 53 years, George L.  Moresea: son, Michael L. (Tammi) Moresea of Beaver Falls; and grandsons, Jacob D. and Michael L. Moresea.

 
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George E. Shawl

December 20, 2020 |

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

George E. Shawl, age 83, of Jefferson Hills, passed away on Sunday, December 20, 2020 at home. He was a retired steelworker for U.S. Steel Clairton Works. He loved to garden and go deer hunting at his log cabin in Bedford County. He was well-known for singing with his sister Beckie the song, "There Was A Little Mouse Who Lived on A Hill." Born October 21, 1937 in McKeesport, he was a son of the late George M. and Annabelle (Wilson) Shawl and husband of the late Dorothy "D.J." Shawl. He is survived by children, Jayne Ann Fowler of Finleyville, Jim (Kim) Shawl of Lower Speers, Janis (Dan Salaj) Salka of Finleyville, Nancy (the late Jeffrey) Fetchen of Bunola and George M. (Beth) Shawl of Everett; grandchildren, Jason, Justin, Jarrod, James, Julie, George, Jordan and Dakota; 14 great-grandchildren; sisters, Beckie Pavlick of Baldwin and Martha (Ken) Beachy of Jefferson Hills; also, nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by grandson, Steven, and sister, Emma Kay Henline. Visitation is private. Memorial contributions may be made to Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC, 4401 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15224. Arrangements by the Paul E. Bekavac Funeral Home, Elizabeth. Offer condolences at www.bekavacfuneralhome.com.

 


Duane Ellsworth Kennedy

December 18, 2020 |

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

Duane Ellsworth Kennedy, age 85, of Rostraver Twp, passed away on Thursday, December 17, 2020 at Jefferson Hospital. He was a retired auditor for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania with the governor's office and also worked for H&R Block for 15 years. An Army veteran of the Cold War era, he was a member of St. Michael Parish in Elizabeth Twp. where he was a Eucharistic minister.

He studied accounting at Robert Morris University and was a graduate of the School of International and Public Affairs at the University of Pittsburgh.

Born June 5, 1935 in Broughton, he was a son of the late George and Alma (Englert) Kennedy and husband of the late Louise (Bartrug) Kennedy.

 
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Sondra Fine

December 18, 2020 |

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

Sondra (Tuttle) Fine, age 80, of Forward Twp., passed away on Thursday, December 17, 2020 at Jefferson Hospital. She retired as an instruction aide at William Penn Elementary School in the Elizabeth Forward School District. She was a member of Pine Run United Methodist Church in Wilson and a member of the Clairton Veterans Club.

Born October 25, 1940 in McKeesport, she was a daughter of the late Walter and Emma (Hindman) Tuttle and wife of the late Robert L. "Bobby" Fine. She is survived by children, Roberta "Bobbi" (John) Cheplic of Forward Twp., Daniel "Dan" (Debbie) Fine of New Eagle and Terry (Linda) Fine of North Huntingdon; grandchildren, Ryan Fine, Nicole (Collin) Fine Maxwell, Freddy Whetsell, Toni Whetsell and Jack Whetsell; sisters, Jackie Kerr of Clairton and Donna Buzalka of New Eagle; also, nieces and nephews.

 
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Donald Barker

December 18, 2020 |

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

Donald H. Barker, age 87 of McKeesport, passed away on Wednesday, December 16, 2020 in UPMC Presbyterian.  Born March 6, 1933 in Elizabeth, he was a son of the late Cecil and Annie (Craighead) Barker.  A US Army Veteran of the Korean War, Donald was a laborer in Local Union # 373 and a member of the former Elizabeth Wesleyan Church.  He is survived by his son Donald Barker of Wilmerding, granddaughter Christa Barker of Glassport, his great-grandchildren Karissa and Ryan, his nephew Victor (Christine) Bazzone of Elizabeth, and many great-nieces-and-nephews.  Besides his parents, Donald was preceded in death by his siblings Patricia Bazzone and Calvin and Leonard Barker, and his nephew Thomas Bazzone.  

 
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Doris M. Gindlesberger

December 17, 2020 |

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

Doris M. Gindlesberger, age 90 of Elizabeth and formerly of Pleasant Hills, passed away on Wednesday, December 16, 2020 in Riverside Nursing Center in McKeesport.  Born November 29, 1930 in Avella, she was a daughter of the late John and Celia (Delfus) Royal.  While residing in Pleasant Hills, Doris was a member of Pleasant Hills Presbyterian Church where she served as a Deacon.  Upon moving to Elizabeth she joined Round Hill Presbyterian Church and was member of the Seasoned Saints Sunday School Class and attended worship regularly.  Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband William Merle Gindlesberger, her son Chip (Patti) Gindlesberger, her identical and "mirror" twin sister Dorothy Hudak, and her sister Emma Jean Seewock. Doris is survived by her children Gayle (Dennis) Larcinese of Elizabeth, Dave (Torrie) Gindlesberger of Florida, and Doreen (Len) Kendo of Elizabeth; her ten grandchildren and three step-grandchildren (to whom she was GramGram); her ten great-grandchildren and six step-great-grandchildren; and also nieces and nephews.  

 
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Anna Mae Restauri

December 15, 2020 |

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

Anna Mae Restauri, age 93 of Wexford and formerly of White Oak, Port Vue, and Clairton, passed away on Saturday, December 12, 2020 at North Hills Health and Rehab Center. 

Born March 15, 1927 in Martins Ferry, OH, she was a daughter of the late Donald and Sarah M. Snyder.  Anna Mae will be remembered as a kind- hearted and extremely loving person who was active in her church and community.  She could often be seen, even in her later years, dancing the night away. 

 

 
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Louise Kennedy

December 14, 2020 |

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

Edith Louise (Bartrug) Kennedy, age 75, of Rostraver Twp., passed away on Friday, December 11, 2020 at Jefferson Hospital. She was a retired nursing assistant at Lawson Nursing Home in Jefferson Hills and a former employee of Sony.

She was a member St. Michael's Parish in Elizabeth Twp. and a former member of the Central Volunteer Fire Company Ladies Auxiliary.

Born June 5, 1945 in McKeesport, she was a daughter of the late Hugh Bartrug and Edith (Connors) Shaler and wife of the late Duane Ellsworth Kennedy. She is survived by sons, Eugene Pritchard of Rostraver Twp. and James Pritchard of Rostraver Twp.; grandson, John Pritchard of Dravosburg; brother, Arthur Bartrug of Carnegie; sisters-in-law, Joyce Bartrug and Brenda Bartrug; also, nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by brothers, Hugh and Don Bartrug. There will be no viewing. Private family burial will take place at the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies, Cecil Twp. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made to Catholic Charities, 212 9th Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15222 or UPMC Hillman Cancer Center, 5115 Centre Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15232. Arrangements by the Paul E. Bekavac Funeral Home, Elizabeth. Offer condolences at www.bekavacfuneralhome.com

 


Grace E. Slavick

December 12, 2020 |

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

Grace E. (Elesie) Slavick, age 80, of Forward Twp., passed away on Friday, December 11, 2020 at Monongahela Valley Hospital. She was a retired food service manager for K-Mart in Pleasant Hills, a member of St. Issac Jogues Church in Elrama and a member of the National Slovak Society.

Born February 21, 1940 in Monongahela, she was a daughter of the late William and Laura (Vigliotti) Elesie.

She is survived by her husband of 63 years, Robert A. Slavick; daughter, Karen (Kevin Bleil) Slavick of Elizabeth Twp.; son, Ronald (Cindi Patterson) Slavick of Elizabeth Twp.; granddaughter, Julie (Phil) Wallace of Diamond, OH; four great-grandchildren; sister, Cheryl DeSantis of Tarpon Springs, FL; also, nieces and nephews.

 
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Janice Kirkman Street

December 10, 2020 |

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

Janice (Cline) Kirkman Street, age 84, of Elizabeth Township, passed away on Wednesday, December 9, 2020 at home. She retired after 12 years of service as the office manager for Nisar Health & Human Services and was a former secretary for 10 years at Sunray Electric in McKeesport. She was a member of Park Baptist Church in Versailles, where she was active with the Christian Girls Sunday School Class, a choir member for more than 40 years, and did home missions. She was president of the American Baptist Missionary Women, member of the Jolly Seniors, and the Central Highlands Gospel Singers for 15 years.

 
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John J. Gogoel Jr.

December 10, 2020 |

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

John J. Gogoel Jr., age 78, of Blaine Hill, passed away on Monday, December 7, 2020 at Anna Lisa's A Touch of Home Personal Care Home. An Army veteran, he was a retired steelworker for U.S. Steel Irvin Works in West Mifflin. He was a member of St. Michael Parish in Elizabeth Twp. and a former member of the Blaine Hill Volunteer Fire Co. He was a fan of Pittsburgh and all local sports. Born November 15, 1942 in McKeesport, he was a son of the late John J. Gogoel Sr. and the late Anna (Faer) Gogoel. He is survived by his sisters, Elizabeth G. (the late Thomas) Beeler of Elizabeth Twp. and Gloria M. (Ed) Duval of Liberty Borough; nieces and nephews, Tom, Ron and Chris Beeler, Elaine Taylor, Cathy Berkley, Amy Yurkovich, Eddie Duval, Keith Duval and Dana DeCecco; 16 great-nieces and nephews; two great-great nieces and nephews; also, numerous cousins. The family would like to give a special thank you to the staff and caregivers at Annalisa for the compassionate care shown to John. Visitation and Mass of Christian Burial were private. Arrangements by the Paul E. Bekavac Funeral Home, Elizabeth. Offer condolences at www.bekavacfuneralhome.com.