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Marjorie E. Bickerton

April 23, 2018 |

By Bekavac Funeral Home and Crematory | Posted in: Bekavac Funeral Home and Crematory

Marjorie E. (Davis) Bickerton, age 68, of Rostraver Twp., passed away on Sunday, April 22, 2018  at the Center for Compassionate Care in Mt. Lebanon. She retired as a registered nurse for UPMC Hillman Cancer Center in Pittsburgh.

 
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Betty Jane Campbell

April 20, 2018 |

By Bekavac Funeral Home and Crematory | Posted in: Bekavac Funeral Home and Crematory

Betty Jane Campbell, age 92 of Port Vue, passed away on Thursday, April 19, 2018 in The Palms at O'Neil in McKeesport.  Born April 19, 1926, she was a daughter William F. and Eurenia L. Johnson.  A member of Port Vue United Methodist Church, Betty Jane was preceded in death by her husband Findley M. Campbell, who passed away February 3, 1997, and her brother William Johnson.  

 
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Charles James Derkas

April 20, 2018 |

By Bekavac Funeral Home and Crematory | Posted in: Bekavac Funeral Home and Crematory

Charles James Derkas, age 83 of Versailles, passed away on Thursday, April 19, 2018 in Monroeville Rehabilitation and Wellness Center.  Born January 19, 1935 in Versailles, he was a son of the late Charles James and Julia A. (Mallak) Derkas.  A former carpet installer for Ruben's Furniture Company in McKeesport who also worked as a warehouseman for Mead Paper Company, Charles was a member of St. Patrick's Roman Catholic Church in Christy Park and a US Navy Veteran of the Korean War. 

 
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Margaret Ann Derkas

April 20, 2018 |

By Bekavac Funeral Home and Crematory | Posted in: Bekavac Funeral Home and Crematory

Margaret Ann Derkas, age 83 of Versailles, passed away on Thursday, April 19, 2018 in Monroeville Rehabilitation and Wellness Center.  Born May 15, 1934 in Greensburg, she was a daughter of the late Emerson E. and Florence I. (Swauger) Miller.  A secretary at the former Eger Motors in McKeesport and a member of St. Patrick's Roman Catholic Church in Christy Park, Margaret passed hours after her husband, the late Charles James Derkas.  

 
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Mary T. McNeil

April 16, 2018 |

By Bekavac Funeral Home and Crematory | Posted in: Bekavac Funeral Home and Crematory

Mary T. (Bernadowski) McNeil, age 83, of Elizabeth, passed away on Friday, April 13, 2018 at home. She retired as the owner of the Shamrock in Elizabeth. A member of St. Michael Parish in Elizabeth where she was a former member of the Christian Mothers, she was a former member of Elizabeth Borough Council.

 
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Sean M. Begandy

April 12, 2018 |

By Bekavac Funeral Home and Crematory | Posted in: Bekavac Funeral Home and Crematory

Sean M. Begandy, age 40 of McKeesport, passed away on Thursday, April 12, 2018.  Born June 2, 1977 in McKeesport, he was a son of the late Joseph J. Begandy, Jr. and Wendy Jean (Shields) Senick.  Sean worked as a dispatcher for S&S Transit and was also the co-owner of the former Original Bean Coffee Shop in Century III Mall. 

 
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Carl Allan Griffith

April 08, 2018 |

By Bekavac Funeral Home and Crematory | Posted in: Bekavac Funeral Home and Crematory

Carl Allan Griffith, age 63 of South Park and formerly of Port Vue, passed away at his daughter's home surrounded by his family on Friday, April 6, 2018.  Born September 11, 1954 in McKeesport, he was a son of the late Harry L. and Katherine (Rodehaver) Griffith.  The owner/operator of Griffith Auto Sales and Neighborhood Dollar Store, both in McKeesport, Carl also worked as the head body man at John Naretto Buick and White Oak and Bowser Pontiac and also as an insurance adjuster. 

 
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Marie R. (Tomko) Mourey

March 31, 2018 |

By Bekavac Funeral Home and Crematory | Posted in: Bekavac Funeral Home and Crematory

Marie R. (Tomko) Mourey, age 91 of Jefferson Hills and formerly of Clairton, passed away on Friday, March 30, 2018 in Jefferson Hospital.  Born December 7, 1926 in McKeesport, she was a daughter of the late Michael P. and Anna (Cominsky) Tomko.

 
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John Joseph Giles Jr.

March 29, 2018 |

By Bekavac Funeral Home and Crematory | Posted in: Bekavac Funeral Home and Crematory

John Joseph Giles Jr., age 70, of Liberty Borough, passed away on Wednesday, March 28, 2018 at St. Joseph's Hospital in Buckhannon, WV. Owner of John Giles Trucking Inc. in Liberty Borough for more than 40 years, he was a self-employed truck driver. A Navy veteran serving during the Vietnam War, he was a member of the Experimental Aircraft Association, the NRA, Goldwing Road Riders Association, and AARP. He enjoyed flying his powered parachute.

 
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Edward Phillips

March 27, 2018 |

By Bekavac Funeral Home and Crematory | Posted in: Bekavac Funeral Home and Crematory

Edward “Flip” Phillips, 84, of Little River, SC, and formerly of McKeesport and Elizabeth Borough, passed away on Friday, March 23, 2018 at home. A Navy veteran of the Korean War, he retired from the Maintenance Department of the Airbrake Division of Westinghouse in Turtle Creek.

 
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Jean L. Zalac

March 25, 2018 |

By Bekavac Funeral Home and Crematory | Posted in: Bekavac Funeral Home and Crematory

Jean L. Zalac, age 90 of White Oak, passed away on Sunday, March 25, 2018 in John J. Kane Regional Center - McKeesport.  Born May 11, 1927 in Duquesne, she was a daughter of the late Peter and Mary (Mihach) Kellar.  A member of Corpus Christi Parish in McKeesport and the former Sacred Heart and St. Martin de Porres Parishes, Jean was a 1944 graduate of Duquesne High School, a volunteer with both the Rainbow V.F.C. and Senior Care at Lifespan, and a member of S.O.A.R..

 
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Marlene Fay Claar

March 25, 2018 |

By Bekavac Funeral Home and Crematory | Posted in: Bekavac Funeral Home and Crematory

Marlene Fay Claar, age 79 of McKeesport, passed away at home on Saturday March 24, 2018.  Born June 11, 1938 in Palmer, she was a daughter of the late Walter and Fay (Teufel) Olsavsky  A former real estate agent with Matthew Cracolice Agency in White Oak, Marlene also operated her own day care.  She loved her cats and loved children, especially babysitting her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. 

 
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Nancy Ann Coleman

March 25, 2018 |

By Bekavac Funeral Home and Crematory | Posted in: Bekavac Funeral Home and Crematory

Nancy Ann Coleman, age 75 of Glassport and formerly of Elizabeth Twp. and Wilmerding, passed away on Saturday, March 24, 2018 in UPMC McKeesport Hospital.  Born October 6, 1942 in Wilmerding, she was a daughter of the late Frank and Mary (Praskavich) Miskow.  A very talented artist, photographer, and gardener, Nancy worked in the art department at G.C. Murphy and Co. in McKeesport. 

 
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Debra Ann Vice

March 23, 2018 |

By Bekavac Funeral Home and Crematory | Posted in: Bekavac Funeral Home and Crematory

Debra Ann (Halt) Vice, age 54, of Elizabeth passed away on Thursday, March 22, 2018 at the Center for Compassate Care. Born December 9, 1963 in Pittsburgh, she was a daughter of the late Harry E. and Marian E. (Cuttler) Halt. She is survived by her  sister, Kimberly Hanna of Elizabeth Twp.; brother, Matthew Halt of Elizabeth; nephew, Bryce Hanna; niece, Taylor Hanna; also, aunts, uncles and cousins. No visitation is planned. A memorial service will take place in the Paul E. Bekavac Funeral Home Chapel, 221 North Second Avenue, Elizabeth on Wednesday, March 28, 2018 at 12 Noon with the Rev. William K. Little officiating. Offer condolences at www.bekavacfuneralhome.com.

 


Barbara J. Harrington

March 23, 2018 |

By Bekavac Funeral Home and Crematory | Posted in: Bekavac Funeral Home and Crematory

Barbara J. (Davis) Harrington, age 84, of West Elizabeth, and formerly of Duquesne, passed away on Thursday, March 22, 2018 at UPMC Montefiore. She loved her grandchildren and cats. Born September 7, 1933 in Brooklyn, NY, she was a daughter of the late Edward W. and Bertha (Hiles) Davis and wife of the late Ralph P. Harrington Sr. She is survived by son, Ralph P. (Kimberly) Harrington Jr. of Jefferson Hills; daughter, Sharon (Denny Bishop) Denne of Ligonier; son, Donald Wheeler of Clairton; eight grandchildren; and her cat, Tiny. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by son, Robert "Peanut" Wheeler; brothers, James Davis and George "Jock" Davis; and sister, Darlene Stoffa. Friends will be received in the Paul E. Bekavac Funeral Home, 221 North Second Avenue, Elizabeth on Monday, March 26, 2018 from 2-4 and 6-8 PM. A funeral service will take place on Tuesday, March 27, 2018 at 10 AM in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Jude Urso officiating. Burial will follow in Lebanon Church Cemetery, West Mifflin. Offer condolences at www.bekavacfuneralhome.com.

 

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