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Gerald F. Koebler Jr.

August 26, 2020 |

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

Gerald F. Koebler Jr., age 77, of Elizabeth Twp., formerly of Manor, passed away on Tuesday, August 25, 2020 at UPMC Presbyterian. He was a retired electrician at General Motors Fisher Body in West Mifflin.

He was a Navy veteran having served during the Vietnam War on the guided missile destroyer the USS Charles F. Adams DG-2. He was a friend of Bill W. and anyone else who needed someone to listen, an avid hunter and fisherman, and a master of all trades.

He was first in his class in electronics at Great Lakes Electronics in Michigan. Born April 14, 1943 in Greensburg, he was a son of the late Gerald F. Koebler Sr. and the late Alice C. (Hohman) Koebler. He is survived by daughters, Erin (Tom) Koebler of Longmeadow, MA and Alison (Joe) Koebler of Verona; grandchildren, Aidan, Ryan and Nolan; long-time partner with whom he resided, Geraldine A. Corbett and her family; brother, Mark (Betty) Koebler of Penn Hills; also, nieces, nephews and cousins.

 
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Glen T. Bowen

August 24, 2020 |

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

Glen T. Bowen, age 95, of Elizabeth Twp., passed away on Sunday, August 23, 2020 at Allegheny General Hospital. He was a retired insurance agent for Metropolitan Life and a former self-employed stone mason and brick layer. He was an Army veteran serving during World War II. A member of Round Hill Presbyterian Church in Elizabeth Twp., he enjoyed walking and working outdoors. Born August 31, 1924 in Elizabeth Twp., he was a son of the late Edward I. and Sarah (Summerville) Bowen and husband of the late Marilyn Y. "Molly" (Niskosky) Bowen. He is survived by daughter, Linda (Neal) Hartranft of Allentown; son, G. Thomas (Carolyn Burke) Bowen of Elizabeth Twp.; grandchildren, Holly (Micah) Lessey, Amy Hartranft, Laurie Hartranft, Joel Hartranft, Kali Sue (Stephen) Yuhas; great-grandchild, Weston Yuhas; brother, Donald Bowen of Rostraver; also, nieces and nephews.

 
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Michael N. Kovalyak

August 23, 2020 |

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

Michael N. Kovalyak, age 80 of Clairton, passed away on Friday, August 21, 2020.  Born February 28, 1940 in McKeesport, he was the son of the late John and Mary Kovalyak.   US Army Veteran and Reservist, Michael Mike worked in supermarkets all his life, starting in Clairton at the former A & P and then retiring from Bartolotta’s as an assistant manager in their Glassport and Duquesne stores.  Besides his parents he was preceded in death by his brothers George, Paul,. and Dr. John Kovalyak.  Michael is survived by his siblings Betty Trepanowski of White Oak, Mary Zaken of Elizabeth, Ann Chargo of St. Petersburg, FL, Joseph Kovalyak of Palm Coast, FL, and James Kovalyak of Easley, SC; and also several nieces and nephews.

 
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Constance "Connie" Yarris

August 22, 2020 |

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

Constance “Connie” “Looch” Yarris, age 73 of Jefferson Hills, passed away on Friday, August 21, 2020 in Jefferson Hospital.  Born January 10, 1947 in Pittsburgh, she was a daughter of the late Donald H. and Eleanor (Lidner) Simmen.  Connie was a parent involvement specialist with the Allegheny County Head Start Program, Executive Director with Mon-Valley Regional Chamber of Commerce, Board Member with Allegheny County Regional Asset District (RAD), and a Real Estate Agent with Berkshire Hathaway Agency in Caste Village.  She is survived by her husband Harold “Bud” Yarris; daughters; Valarie (Erick Gaither) Becker of Pleasant Hills and Susan Reid of Tampa Bay, FL; grandchildren Sheri, Brandi, Sydney, Seth, Matthew, Tim and Julianna; five great-grandchildren; and one 1 great-great-granddaughter.  Besides her parents, Connie is preceded in death by her son John D. Yarris and granddaughter Jessica Yarris.

 
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William James Ferree

August 21, 2020 |

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

William James Ferree, age 88, of Glassport, formerly of Jefferson Hills, passed away on Thursday, August 20, 2020 at home. An Air Force veteran having served during the Korean War, he retired as a maintenance worker at U.S. Steel Irvin Works. Born November 21, 1931 in Large, he was a son of the late Hobart McKinley and Clara (Schneider) Ferree. He is survived by his sister, Faith Ferree, with whom he resided; brother, Alvin L. Ferree of Jefferson Hills; sister-in-law, Loretta (the late William) Keene of Dravosburg; nieces and nephews, Alvin L. Ferree II of Bethel Park, Michelle R. Stafford of Jefferson Hills and Richard A. (Maryanne) Ferree of Jefferson Hills; nephews, Kenneth M. Pokomy and family, Matthew A. Ferree and family, Ian N. Ferree and family, and Adam J. Ferree; also, nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by sister, Gwen Robis and brother, William Keene. No visitation or services are planned. Arrangements by the Paul E. Bekavac Funeral Home, Elizabeth. Offer condolences at www.bekavacfuneralhome.com.

 


Charles E. Lehman, Sr.

August 20, 2020 |

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

Charles 'Chuck" E. Lehman, Sr., age 71 of Clairton and formerly of both Gulfport, MS and Saucier, MS, passed away on Wednesday, August 19, 2020 in Jefferson Hospital.  Born March 31, 1949 in Pittsburgh, he was a son of the late Charles B. and Mildred "Lucille" (Stewart) Lehman.  A graduate of Clairton High School and a member of Wilson Presbyterian Church in Clairton, Charles worked as a meat cutter, field merchandiser, and manager of both of those departments for Kroger in Mississippi and Thorofare in Pittsburgh.

 
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Joseph T. Golik

August 20, 2020 |

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

Joseph T. Golik, age 82, of Elizabeth Twp., passed away on Thursday, August 20, 2020 at home. He was a retired steelworker at Glassport Foundry and was a former bus driver for 25 years with the Elizabeth Forward School District. He loved golfing, bowling and stock car racing, and was a member of Youghiogheny Masonic Lodge No. 583. Born January 4, 1938 in Glassport, he was a son of the late Joseph M. and Sophia P. (Haupt) Golik. He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Phyllis J. (Keilbach) Golik; daughters, Tammi (Harry) Opfer and Sandy Anderson; sons, Tom (Lynn) Golik and Tim (Kim) Golik; 10 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren.

 
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Anna Mae Roberts

August 20, 2020 |

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

Anna Mae (Petras) Roberts, age 97, of Elizabeth, passed away on Wednesday, August 19, 2020 at Baldwin Health Center. She retired as an administrative assistant at St. Michael Parish in Elizabeth Twp., where she was also a member. Born May 27, 1923 in Glassport, she was a daughter of the late John and Margaret (Lucas) Petras and wife of late Joseph E. Roberts. She is survived by daughters, Kathleen Jones of Glassport and Mary Jean (Doug) Winkler of South Park; grandchildren, John Roberts, Jr., Marianne Lassige, William Travis, Heather Travis-Ruggier, and Gregg, Scott, David and Mark Winkler; 11 great-grandchildren; also, nieces and nephews.

 
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Gertrude "Trudy" Bacon

August 18, 2020 |

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

Gertrude "Trudy" Bacon, age 93 of McKeesport, passed away on Monday, August 17, 2020 at Jupiter Rehab and Nursing Center.  Born July 31, 1927 in Duquesne, she was a daughter of the late George and Mary (Grego) Dobransky.  Trudy was a member of Mary, Mother of God Parish (Corpus Christi Church) in McKeesport, a member of the CFU Lodge #146 of Versailles and its Pennsembles, Ladies, and Pensioneers Clubs, a member of the Royal Neighbors of America, and the Mon Yough Friendship Club.  She was preceded in death by her husband Peter Bacon, Sr.  who passed away on February 19, 1998. She is survived by her son Peter (Karen) Bacon, Jr. of Jupiter, FL, brother Edward Dobransky of Orlando, FL, sister Dolores Stiver of West Mifflin, and also nieces and nephews.

 
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Daniel M. DiMucci, Jr.

August 17, 2020 |

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

Daniel M. DiMucci, Jr., age 90 of McKeesport, passed away in his daughters home in Alabama.  Born August 17, 1930 in Hostetter, PA, he was a son of the late Donato and Ida (DiSciascio) DiMucci.  A 1952 graduate of Clemson University, where he earned All-ACC honors as a guard on the Tigers football team, Daniel retired as a retired history teacher and football coach for the Plum School District.  He was a member of Mary, Mother of God Parish (St. Patrick's Church), a lifelong member of the Italian Sons and Daughters, and a founder of the "Duke and Ding" Scholarship Fund at McKeesport High School.  He was also active in organizing Christy Park Reunions and caring for the Christy Park Veterans' Memorial.  Daniel is survived by his wife of 62 years Virginia (Rohac) DiMucci; his children Nancy (Frank) Roig of Anniston, AL and Daniel (Paula) DiMucci, III of Port Vue; his grandchildren Natalie McKnight, Tori Argus, Bridgette Jepson, and Donato DiMucci; his great-granddaughter Lucy McKnight; his sister Gloria Tackas of Port Vue; and also nieces and nephews.  Besides his parents, Daniel was preceded in death by his siblings Connie DiBatista, Rose Begandy, and Joe and Dom DiMucci.  

 
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James C. Shumaker

August 17, 2020 |

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

James C. Shumaker, age 78 of Elizabeth Twp., passed away on Sunday, August 16, 2020 in Jefferson Hospital.  Born January 2, 1942 in South Park, he was a son of the late Ira and Rita (Collins) Shumaker.  As a young man, James earned a football scholarship to VMI and earned a bachelor's degree in civil engineering, then served 15 years in the US Marine Corps doing four tours of duty in Vietnam and attaining the rank of Captain until he was injured in duty.  After returning to the United States, James took a job as a supervising plant manager for Fleetwood in Riverside, CA, handling Fleetwood's plants in fifteen states and Canada.  Upon returning to this area, he served as a supervising manager for Greenman Peterson Construction and retired from Johnson Mirmiran & Thompson where he supervised infrastructure projects such as bridges in the area and Routes 43 and 376.  James also was a self employed home inspector.  He is survived by his wife of 27 years Carolyn (Cerqua) Shumaker, his daughters Kelli Hill of Cayucos, CA and Kristen (Michael) Nehus of Wylie, TX, his granddaughter Hannah Hill of San Diego, CA, his brothers Ira and William Shumaker, and also nieces and nephews.  Besides his parents, James was preceded in death by his son James C. Shumaker, Jr. and sister Patricia Shumaker Kling.

 
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Mary Morrison

August 14, 2020 |

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

Mary Morrison, age 90, of Monongahela, formerly of Elrama, passed away on Thursday, August 13, 2020 at Mon Valley Care Center. She was a member of Nativity of the Virgin Mary Orthodox Church in Monongahela. Born February 8, 1930, she was a daughter of the late Michael Morrison Sr. and the late Anna (Hakun) Morrison. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by sister, Ann Morrison, and brothers, John "Bing" Morrison and Michael Morrison Jr. Visitation and Blessing are private. Arrangements by the Paul E. Bekavac Funeral Home, Elizabeth. Offer condolences at www.bekavacfuneralhome.com.

 


Sally Jane Graham

August 10, 2020 |

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

Sally Jane Graham, age 81, of Rostraver Twp., died at home on Monday, August 10, 2020. She was a beloved aunt, caring friend and born-again Christian. She was a substitute teacher in the West Jefferson Hills School District for many years and a lifelong member of the Crossroads Community Church (Beulah Baptist) of Jefferson Hills. Born May 19, 1939 in McKeesport,  she was a daughter of the late Edward Walter and Hazel (Lloyd) Graham. She is survived by her sister-in-law, Irma (David) Graham; nieces, Susan (Richard) White and Marilyn (Neil) Morton; niece-in-law, Elizabeth (Mark S.) Graham; nephews, Larry (Beverly) Graham and Alexander Keith Graham; five great-nephews; and great great-nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by brothers, Edward and David; sister, Hazel Check; brother-in-law, Peter Check; and nephew, Mark S. Graham.

 
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Mary Ann Rabickow

August 10, 2020 |

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

Mary Ann Rabickow, age 84 of Clairton, passed away at home on Sunday, August 9, 2020.  Born May 30, 1936 in Atlasburg, she was a daughter of the late Andy and Mary B. (Pachucka) Rabickow.  After moving to Clairton in 1950, Mary Ann was member of Triumph of the Holy Cross Parish (St. Clare of Assisi Church), worked as a bookkeeper for the former Busy Beaver in Clairton, retired as a secretary from Clairton City Hall in 1998, and, after her retirement, worked part time for Three Rivers Bank in Large and the Clairton City FCU.  In her spare time, she loved to bowl, could not wait to go to the casino, and had a green thumb, particularly with her mums and tomatoes.  Mary Ann is survived by her sisters Andrea Shawley of Brentwood and Linda Kutsenkow of Clairton; her sister-in-law Martina Rabickow of Whitehall; her nieces and nephews Christine Wallace, Ricky Rabickow, Michael A. Shawley, Amy and Leslie Kutsenkow,  and Patrick Shawley; three great-nieces; and three great-nephews.  Besides her parents, Mary Ann was preceded in death by her brother Nick Rabickow, her long time companion Andy Gregg, and her nephew Nicky Rabickow. 

 
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Diana M. Drobac

August 08, 2020 |

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

Diana M. Drobac, age 84 of Jefferson Hills, passed away on Friday, August 7, 2020.  Born March 14, 1936 in Duquesne "below the tracks," she was a daughter of the late Gavrisha and Marija (Boban) Medich.  A 1954 graduate of Duquesne High School, Diana worked as a secretary for Bell Telephone in McKeesport.  She was a member of St. Sava's Serbian Orthodox Church in McKeesport, the former St. Mary's Serbian Orthodox Church in Clairton, and its Serbian Sisters Circle.  Diana was also a member of the American Legion Auxiliary of Clairton and the F.U.D.S. Card Club.  Previously, she was a Kolo dancer with her husband for the former Balkan Dance Group, which performed at The Syria Mosque and Kennywood.  She was also Miss Serbian Day at Kennywood Park in 1958 and, in her spare time, enjoyed harness racing and slots at the Meadows.  Diana is survived by her husband Milan "Jerry" Drobac, Jr.; her children Milana Drobac of Jefferson Hills and Michael (Amanda) Drobac of Yardley; her grandchildren Nicholas Kye, Michaela, and Camila Drobac; numerous nieces; nephews; great-nieces; great-nephews; and many Kumovi.  Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her four siblings Zvonko, Alex and Gabriel Medich and Yelena Cheke.

 
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