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Harry L. "Butch" Anderson

November 06, 2016 |

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

Harry L. "Butch"  Anderson, age 75 of Port Vue died Wednesday, November 2, 2016 in UPMC McKeesport Hospital.  Born October 15, 1941 in Monongahela, he was a son of the late Clyde and Emma (Richards) Anderson and was also preceded in death by siblings, Donald Alan Anderson, Mary Ann Kisner, Victoria Wintermyer, and Kenneth "Buddy" Anderson.

 
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Rita Gruszewski

November 05, 2016 |

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

Rita Gruszewski, age 54 of Clairton was taken suddenly by the angels to our Heavenly Father on Saturday, October 29, 2016. 

 
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Cindy L. Lafferty

November 02, 2016 |

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

Cindy L. Lafferty, age 64, of Pittsburgh, passed away on Tuesday, November 1, 2016  at Avow Hospice House in Naples, Fl.  She was a former VP of  Special Assets for Huntington Bank in Cleveland, OH. She was employed for many years in the banking industry at both Equibank and Integra Bank in the Pittsburgh area. She enjoyed traveling and was a former member of First Presbyterian Church of Elizabeth. 

 
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Mary E. "Betty" Downer

October 31, 2016 |

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

Mary E. "Betty" (Cypher) Downer, age 93, passed away peacefully on Sunday, October 30, 2016 in Arden Courts, Jefferson Hills.  Born June 24, 1923 in Pittsburgh to the late James D. and Josephine (Murphy) Cypher, she was a very active member and former Eucharistic Minister at Holy Spirit Parish in West Mifflin and a US Navy veteran of WWII. 

 
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Carrie Ann Monk

October 31, 2016 |

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

Carrie Ann Monk, age 57 of Unity Township and formerly of Liberty Borough, passed away on Friday, October 28, 2016 in Latrobe Health and Rehabilitation Center.  Born July 2, 1959 in Silver Creek, NY, she was a daughter of the late Glen and Geraldine (Ward) Monk and was preceded in death by a brother Darrell Monk.

 
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Geraldine Phyllis Monk

October 31, 2016 |

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

Geraldine Phyllis Monk, age 86 of Monroeville, passed away on Friday, October 28, 2016 in her daughter's home.  Born March 28, 1930 in Pittsburgh, she was a daughter of the late Charles William and Bessie (Bassford) Ward.

 
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Gerald E. "Jerry" Kunkel

October 31, 2016 |

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

Gerald E. “Jerry” Kunkel, age 61, of Elizabeth Twp., passed away on Friday, October 28, 2016 at HCR ManorCare Bethel Park.  He was a machinist and mechanic at U.S. Steel Irvin Works with 35 years of service and a member of St. Michael Parish in Elizabeth Twp. 

 
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Dolores M. "Boots" Farley

October 27, 2016 |

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

Dolores M. "Boots" Farley, age 89 of Versailles and formerly of Towson, MD, passed away on Wednesday, October 26, 2016 in UPMC McKeesport Hospital.  Born May 21, 1927 in Baltimore, MD, she was a daughter of the late Joseph T. and Theresa (Everett) O'Leary.

 
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John A. "Bugsy" Lattanzi

October 25, 2016 |

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

John A. "Bugsy" Lattanzi, age 78 of Clairton, passed away on Monday, October 24, 2016 in Jefferson Hospital.  Born December 27, 1937 in McKeesport, he was a son of the late Lorenzo and Vienna (Moretti) Lattanzi.  A member of St. Clare of Assisi Parish, John was one of the true "Civil Servants" of our area, giving his time and effort to make his hometown a better place.  

 
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Eleanor Hancharik

October 21, 2016 |

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

Eleanor Hancharik, age 92, of Versailles Boro, passed away in her home surrounded by her family on Friday, October 21, 2016. Eleanor was born in McKeesport on January 30, 1924 to her parents the late Alexander and Frances Brooks. She was a member of St. Nicholas Byzantine Catholic Church in McKeesport. 

 
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William M. Davis

October 20, 2016 |

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

William M. Davis, age 51, of Clairton, passed away Thursday, October 20, 2016 at home.  Born June 12, 1965 in McKeesport, he was a son of William Davis of Clairton and the late Helen (Bickell) Davis.  

 
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Catherine Lynn (Maksin) Morris

October 19, 2016 |

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

Catherine Lynn (Maksin) Morris, age 65, of Woodbridge, VA, passed away on Friday, October 14, 2016 at Sentara Northern Virginia Medical Center. She was a senior contact center planning analyst for Amtrak in Washington, D.C. for 30 years. 

 
 
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Ray W. Jenkins

October 19, 2016 |

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

Ray W. Jenkins, age 61 of Elizabeth, passed away at home on Wednesday, October 12, 2016. Born November 5, 1954 in McKeesport, he was a son of the late William P. "Salty" and Marlyn (Grimm) Jenkins, Jr.

 
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Sonja V. (Carlson) Stewart

October 17, 2016 |

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

Sonja V. Stewart, age 78, of Forward Twp., passed away on Monday, October 17, 2016 at Jefferson Hospital. She was the secretary for Barbara Hafer when she served as the state treasurer and auditor general. She was a member of Round Hill Presbyterian Church in Elizabeth Twp., and enjoyed cruising, traveling, casinos, and going to her family's camp. 

 
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Gertrude J. Mitko

October 12, 2016 |

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

Gertrude J. Mitko, age 87 of Clairton, passed away Tuesday, October 11, 2016.  Born February 8, 1929 in Connellsville , she was a daughter of the late John and Mary (Luczak) Christobek. A member of St. Clare of Assisi Parish in Clairton and avid card player, Gertrude retired after 20+ years at McDonald's in Pleasant Hills. 

 
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