Alberta P. "Bertie" (Dodds) Cornish, age 93 of Port Vue and formerly of Clairton, passed away at home on Monday, October 12, 2020. Born June 21, 1927 in Elizabeth, she was a daughter of the late Victor and Pauline Alberta Dodds. Bertie worked as a waitress for Blue Flame in Jefferson Hills and is a former member of the First United Methodist Church of Clairton. She loved to square dance, play bingo, and will be remembered for being a friend to many. Besides her parents, Alberta was preceded in death by her husband Eli Vincent Cornish, sons Donald and Robert Cornish, and eight siblings. Alberta is survived by daughter Mari Jo (Mark) Johnston of Clairton; grandchildren Christopher (Alexis), Ashley, and Eric Johnston; and many nieces and nephews.
Friends will be received at the A.J. Bekavac Funeral Home, 555 5th. St., Clairton, PA 15025 (412-233-5700) on Friday, October 16, 2020 from 1 PM to 3 PM. Masks are required; CDC and State guidelines will be observed; and social distancing will be enforced on funeral home property. A service will follow at the funeral home with Rev. Hyang-Suk Joe officiating. Burial for Alberta is private at the request of the family. www.bekavacfuneralhome.com
Originally published October 13, 2020.