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Ouida A. Mincone

December 13, 2018 |

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

Ouida A. Mincone, age 87 of Clairton, passed away on Wednesday, December 12, 2018 in John J. Kane Regional Center - Glen Hazel.  Born August 15, 1931 in Camden, AR, she was a daughter of the late Lester H. and Willa (Heldebrand) Arnold.   A retired bank teller for Equibank in Clairton and a member of Pine Run United Methodist Church, Ouida loved to play cards, especially with her 500 Bid Card Club.  She joins her husband, the late Frank A. Mincone, who passed away May 12, 2011.  

 
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Eleanor M. Francetic

December 11, 2018 |

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

Eleanor M. Francetic, age 89 of McKeesport, passed away on Tuesday, December 11, 2018 in HCR ManorCare of Monroeville.  Born January 31, 1929 in McKeesport, she was a daughter of the late Michael and Mary (Luketic) Francetic and sister of the late Josephine Fencik, Emma Braun, Ann Jackson, Julia Cipriani, and Helen Francetic.  A former secretary and translator for the Croatian Fraternal Union, Eleanor was a member of St. Patrick's Roman Catholic Church and the former Sacred Heart Parish, both of McKeesport, and was active in the parish ministries, including the Rosary Society, the Eucharistic Ministry, and the Ladies of Charity.  She was also a member of CFU Lodges # 44 and # 3.  Eleanor is survived by her nieces and nephews. 

 
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Anna L. (Dorko) Borges

December 11, 2018 |

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

Anna L. Borges, age 88 of Versailles, passed away on Monday, December 10, 2018 in the VA Hospital Healthcare System - Aspinwall.  Born April 14, 1930 in Homestead, she was a daughter of the late Michael and Anna (Puchy) Dorko.  A retired clerk from the North Versailles K-Mart, Anna was a Veteran of US Marine Corps, serving as a WAVE during the Korean War.  She was a member of Corpus Christi Parish in McKeesport and the CFU Lodge #148 and its Ladies' and Pensioneers' Clubs, the White Oak American Legion #701, the Waves National #28 of Pittsburgh, the Women's Overseas Service Legion, and the Royal Neighbors of America.  

 
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Andrew L. Papson, Jr.

December 03, 2018 |

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

Andrew L. Papson, Jr., age 79 of Clairton, passed away on Sunday, December 2, 2018 in Jefferson Hospital.  Born June 15, 1939 in Elizabeth, he was a son of the late Andrew L. Papson, Sr. and Kathryn (Roberts) Papson.  A US Army Veteran and past president of the I.U.E., Andrew retired as a mechanic for Liberty Poly Glass in West Mifflin and also worked as a greeter for WalMart in West Mifflin for 16 years.  He gave of his time as a little league coach for many years, coaching the AllStar Travel team, and was an enthusiastic fan of Clairton Bears sports and the local, Pittsburgh pro teams.  

 
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David A. Graham

December 03, 2018 |

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

David A. Graham, age 77, of Elizabeth Twp., passed away on Sunday, December 2, 2018 at Jefferson Hospital. An Army veteran, he retired as a police officer and former police chief in Elizabeth Township. A member of Round Hill Presbyterian Church in Elizabeth Twp., he was a former president and board member of the Elizabeth Township Area Emergency Medical Services and a member of the Stephen Bayard Masonic Lodge No. 526 of Elizabeth. Born November 6, 1941 in Large, he was a son of the late Walter R. Graham Sr. and the late Margaret (Biddle) Graham, and husband of the late Kathy (Heil) Graham.

 
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John L. "Monk" Willard

December 01, 2018 |

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

It is with great sadness but also rejoicing that the family of John L. “Monk” Willard, age 73, of Glassport, announces his passing into the arms of His Savior early on the morning of December 1, 2018.

 
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Raymond W. "Ray" Russo

November 29, 2018 |

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

Raymond W. Russo, age 77 of Clairton, passed away on Thursday, November 29, 2018 in Westmoreland Manor in Greensburg.  Born February 2, 1941 in Clairton, he was a son of the late John W. and Angelina (Santora) Russo.  A former laborer at US Steel's Irvin Works in West Mifflin and US Navy Veteran, Ray was a a former member of St. Clare of Assisi Parish, the American Legion Daniel Keffer Post #75, and Sons of Columbus Santa Maria Council #3, all of Clairton.  He is survived by his siblings John A. Russo of Glassport and Shirley Costello Orsini of Scottsdale, AZ, and also nieces and nephews. 

 
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Joseph J. Hrezo

November 28, 2018 |

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

Joseph J. Hrezo, age 72, of Jefferson Hills, passed away on Tuesday, November 27, 2018 at home. An Army veteran having served during the Vietnam War, he retired as a millwright at US Steel Irvin Works in West Mifflin and he enjoyed fishing.

 
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Walter "Jay" James Alcorn, Jr.

November 26, 2018 |

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

Walter "Jay" James Alcorn, Jr., age 77 of Allen, TX and formerly of Clairton, passed away at home on Wednesday, November 21, 2018.  Born July 8, 1941 in McKeesport, he was a son of the late Walter J. Alcorn, Sr. and Gladys (Kerr) Alcorn.  A retired welder for James F. Kemp, Inc. of Clairton, Jay was a veteran of the Pennsylvania National Guard and a board member and past commander of the American Legion Daniel Keffer Post #75 of Clairton.  

 
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William Elmer Smith

November 26, 2018 |

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

William Elmer Smith, age 91 of Clairton, passed away on Sunday, November 25, 2018 in Grandview Estates in Elizabeth Twp.  Born October 20, 1927 in Floreffe, he was a son of the late Ellsworth F. and Blanche Irene (Keenist) Smith.  A member of St. Clare of Assisi Parish in Clairton, William worked as an inspector for Firth Sterling in McKeesport and also on the railroads. 

 
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Donald J. Jackson

November 25, 2018 |

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

Donald J. Jackson, age 86 of North Huntingdon, passed away on Saturday, November 24, 2018 in UPMC McKeesport Hospital.  Born January 15, 1932 in McKeesport, he was a son of the late Anton and Agnes (Brletic) Jackson.  A retiree from the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board in Olympia Shopping Center, Donald was a US Marine Corps Veteran of the Korean War and a member of St. Angela Merici Parish in White Oak, CFU #3 in McKeesport, the Archer Hill Bowling League, the White Oak American Legion, and Club Dobrotvor.  

 
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Henry H. DeVault

November 24, 2018 |

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

Henry H. DeVault, age 96, of Elizabeth, passed away on Saturday, November 24, 2018 at Jefferson Hospital. He was a retired blast furnace foreman at U.S. Steel Clairton Works and a U.S. Army Veteran of World War II. He was a member of the Bethesda United Presbyterian Church and the Stephen Bayard Masonic Lodge #526, both in Elizabeth. Born June 11, 1922 in Morgantown, WV, he was a son of the late Henry N. and Beulah (Farrell) DeVault. 

 
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Mary S. Dora

November 24, 2018 |

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

Mary S. Dora, age 72, of Elizabeth, passed away on Saturday, November 24, 2018 at Mon Valley Care Center. A 1964 graduate of Elizabeth Forward High School. Mary earned her Bachelor of Science degree in business education from Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania, an elementary degree from California University of Pennsylvania and a master’s degree from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. She was a teacher for the South Allegheny School District for 40 years both as a business education teacher and elementary teacher and retired in June of 2008. 

 
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Linda L. Brilhart

November 17, 2018 |

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

Linda L. (Bentley) Brilhart, age 61 of Clairton and formerly of Jefferson Hills, passed away on Friday, November 16, 2018 in St. Clair Hospital, Mount Lebanon.  Born September 22, 1957 in McKeesport, she was a daughter of the late William L. Isenberg and Ruth O. (Halt) Isenberg Bentley.  Linda was a graduate of Thomas Jefferson High School and attended C.C.A.C. South. She was employed as an Emergency Room Technician at St. Clair Hospital.  With her passing, Linda was a gracious organ donor through CORE.  

 
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Albert P. "Bud" Rippel

November 17, 2018 |

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

Albert P. "Bud" Rippel, age 93, of Forward Twp., passed away on Saturday, November 17, 2018 at The Residence at Hilltop. He was a retired farmer at Rippel Farm in Forward Twp. and a retired director and treasurer of Old Elizabeth Mutual Fire Insurance Company where he served for 28 years. He was a member of the Stephen Bayard Masonic Lodge #526 of Elizabeth, the Washington County Farmer’s Association and a former member of the Round Hill Presbyterian Church in Elizabeth Twp.

 
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