Russell A. DeMaio, Sr.

Bekavac Funeral Home and Crematory

Obituaries | The Tube City Almanac | September 27, 2022

Russell A. DeMaio, age 72 of Elizabeth and formerly of Clairton, passed away on Tuesday, September 27, 2022 at home.  Born June 14, 1950 in McKeesport, he was a son of the late Albert S. and Vilma (Verlich) DeMaio.  A retired bricklayer for both US Steel and Local Union #9 of Bricklayers and Allied Craftsmen.  In his spare time, he loved doo-wop music, playing guitar, old TV westerns like Gunsmoke, Bonanza, Big Valley, and Rifleman, but, most of all, he loved attending his grandchildren's sporting events.  Russell is survived by his wife Clara (Oates) DeMaio; his children Russell A. DeMaio, Jr. of Irwin, Carrie R. (Justin) Johnson of Washington, PA, Paula J. (Robert) McClinton of Port Vue, and Joe A. (Kelly) DeMaio of Jefferson Hills; his grandchildren Sarah, Breanne, Danielle, Dana, Marissa, MaLinda, Nicholas, Olivia, and Talia; his great-grandchildren Aubry, Talan, Amelia, Rose, and Lily; his brothers Gary DeMaio of Bethel Park and Ronald "Stumpy" (Jeroma) DeMaio of Rostraver Twp.; and also nieces and nephews.  Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister Michele Kelly. 

Friends will be received in the A.J. Bekavac Funeral Home, 555 5th. St., Clairton, PA 15025 (412-233-5700) on Saturday, October 1, 2022 from 1 PM until a funeral service at 6 PM.  Memorial contributions in Russell's name should be made to the UPMC Hillman Cancer Center, 5115 Centre Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15232. 

Originally published September 27, 2022.

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