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
Originally published October 19, 2018.