Regina Mae (Maharik) Shelpman, age 88, of Sarver, formerly of Forward Twp., passed away on Wednesday, October 7, 2020 at Sarver Fairwinds Manor. She retired as the secretary in medical records at Jefferson Hospital. She was a former bus driver for the Elizabeth Forward School District and a former secretary for Westinghouse. Born July 3, 1932 in Port Vue, she was a daughter of the late Charles and Elizabeth (Ivan) Maharik and wife of the late Harold "Sonny" R. Shelpman Jr. She is survived by daughter, Lori A. (David) Mason of Sarver; grandchildren, Brian (Kristen) Mason, Melissa (Keith) Miller and Mikayla Mason; great-grandsons, Declan and Bryson Mason; also, nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by sister, Betty Witkowski.
Friends will be received in the Paul E. Bekavac Funeral Home, 221 North Second Avenue, Elizabeth on Friday, October 9, 2020 from 12 PM until the time of blessing service at 1 PM with the Rev. Thomas Wagner officiating. Private burial will follow. Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, 1100 Liberty Avenue, Suite E-201, Pittsburgh, PA 15222-4256. 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. You may be asked to limit your visiting time so that all guests will have an opportunity to pay their respects. The family would like to express their understanding to those who are unable to attend due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Offer condolences at www.bekavacfuneralhome.com.
Originally published October 08, 2020.