William Edward Kuskie II

Bekavac Funeral Home and Crematory

Obituaries | The Tube City Almanac | June 29, 2020

William Edward “Bud” Kuskie, II, age 80, of Elizabeth Township, passed away on Friday, June 26, 2020 at Jefferson Hospital. He was a retired technician and mechanic with United Airlines, a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps and a member of Round Hill Presbyterian Church in Elizabeth Township. He loved refurbishing vintage cars and attending various car shows. He enjoyed the outdoors, feeding all his woodland creatures and traveling. Born June 5, 1940 in Clairton, he was a son of the late William E. Kuskie, Sr. and Louise A. (Sides) Kuskie. He is survived by a daughter, Michele L. Kuskie of Elizabeth Township; son, Edward W. (Diane) Kuskie of Elizabeth Township; grandson, Jonah (Shanna) Orion of Oceanside, CA, currently serving in Okinawa, Japan; sister, Christine (Jim Durst) Kuskie of Jeannette; his grand dog, Buddy; also, nieces, nephews, close buddies and friends. There will be a Memorial Service on Monday, August 10, 2020 at 12 Noon in the Paul E. Bekavac Funeral Home Chapel, 221 North Second Avenue, Elizabeth. If you plan to attend the service, please email Bud's daughter Michele at In order to comply with Covid-19 restrictions, attendance will be limited to 25 people at any given time inside the funeral home. Guests are required to wear masks and follow CDC social distancing guidelines. The family would like to express their understanding to those who are unable to attend due to the Covid-19 pandemic.  Private interment at Round Hill Cemetery, Elizabeth Township. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, SW Region, 320 Bilmar Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15205. Offer condolences at

Originally published June 29, 2020.

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