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George L. Moresea

January 17, 2021 |

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

George L. Moresea, age 91, of Blaine Hill, passed away on Saturday, January 16, 2021 at Southwestern Nursing Center. He was a retired draftsman with U.S. Steel and a U.S. Air Force veteran of the Korean War. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Elizabeth and a social member of the Elizabeth and Blaine Hill Fireman’s Clubs. Born October 8, 1929 in Elizabeth, he was a son of the late Lindo and Helen (Romanski) Moresea and husband of the late Janet Ann (McKown) Moresea who passed away December 19, 2020. He is survived by his son, Michael L. (Tammi) Moresea of Beaver Falls; and grandsons, Jacob D. and Michael L. Moresea. In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by a brother, Robert Moresea. Friends will be received in the Paul E. Bekavac Funeral Home, Elizabeth on Tuesday, January 19, 2021 from 2 – 3 PM. Air Force military honors will take place at 3PM. In order to comply with Covid-19 restrictions, 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

 


Sally H. McCracken

January 15, 2021 |

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

Sally H. (Jenkins) McCracken, age 92, of Uniontown, formerly of Munhall passed away on Thursday, January 14, 2021 at Hillside Manor Personal Care Home. She retired as a greeter for Wal-Mart in West Mifflin. A member of Glassport United Methodist Church, she enjoyed spending time at her cottage at Deep Creek and loved her dog, Gigi. She helped to manage McCracken Oldsmobile in Elizabeth for 30 years with her husband and son. Born May 12, 1928 in Elizabeth, she was a daughter of the late John and Helen (Bonno) Jenkins and wife of the late William G. “Bill” McCracken. She is survived by numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by son, William C. "Bill" McCracken, and brother, Thomas Jenkins. Visitation and services are private. Arrangements by the Paul E. Bekavac Funeral Home, Elizabeth. Offer condolences at www.bekavacfuneralhome.com

 


Cheryl C. Kern

January 15, 2021 |

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

Cheryl C. (Hibner) Kern, age 72, of Elizabeth Twp., passed away on Thursday, January 14, 2021 at Jefferson Hospital. She was formerly involved with management for Children's Palace in West Mifflin. She was a floor manager for United Cerebral Palsy in Turtle Creek, a former member of the Rainbow Girls, and an honorary member of M.U.T.T.S. of America at Cal State. Born May 27, 1948 in McKeesport, she was a daughter of the late Walter H. and Christine (Gealy) Hibner. She is survived by her husband of 48 years, Howard M.  Kern; sons, Chris (Angel) Kern of Liberty Borough and Jeff Kern of Elizabeth Twp.; brother, Walter H. (Bonnie) Hibner of Elizabeth Twp.; also, nieces and nephews. A memorial gathering will take place in the Paul E. Bekavac Funeral Home, Elizabeth, on Monday, January 18, 2021 from 6-8 PM. In order to comply with Covid-19 restrictions, 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. Private burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, Pittsburgh. Offer condolences at www.bekavacfuneralhome.com

 


Catherine "Kay" Vukovich

January 15, 2021 |

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

Catherine "Kay" Vukovich, age 92 of Clairton, passed away on Wednesday, January 13, 2021 in Jefferson Hospital.  Born June 23, 1928 in Clairton, she was a daughter of the late John and Anna (Dokman) Vukovich.  A retired secretary for Westinghouse Corporation, Catherine was a member of Triumph of the Holy Cross Parish, St. Clare of Assisi Church.  She is survived by her sister-in-law Dorothy Vukovich, nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews.  Besides her parents, Catherine was preceded in death by her brother Frank M. Vukovich, sisters Mary Markle and Nellie Vukovich, and Chris Markle. 

 
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Michael Habali

January 14, 2021 |

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

Michael Habali, age 91, of Blaine Hill, passed away on Wednesday, January 13, 2021 at Jefferson Hospital. He retired after 41 years as a motorman for U.S. Steel Clairton Works. Born October 9, 1929 in Clairton, he was a son of the late John and Vera (Dulonich) Habali. He is survived by his wife of 71 years, Phyllis (Webb) Habali; son, Michael (Sande) Habali of Daytona Beach, FL; daughter, Linda (Dr. Michael Fontana) Fontana of White Oak; grandchildren, Kandace (Jay) Kettren of North Huntingdon, Jason (Emily) Habali of Ormond Beach, FL and Jon Habali of Florida; great-grandchildren, Taylar Getsy, Kalei Getsy, and Luke and Jacob Habali; also, nieces. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by grandson, George, and sister, Mary Shepard. No visitation and services are planned. Arrangements by the Paul E. Bekavac Funeral Home, Elizabeth. Offer condolences at www.bekavacfuneralhome.com.

 


Madeline C. Sporio

January 13, 2021 |

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

Madeline C. Sporio, age 91 of Clairton, passed away at home on Tuesday, January 12, 2021.   Born October 20, 1929 in Clairton, she was a daughter of the late Vincent and Luisa (Volpe) Macioce.  A member of St. Clare of Assisi Parish, Madeline joins her husband, the late Lawrence Sporio, who passed away February 1, 1993.  She is survived by her sons Vincent (Sandy) Sporio of Clairton, Robert (Beverly) Sporio of Jefferson Hills, and Larry Sporio of Clairton; her grandchildren Gina, Leah (Jonathan Opiela), Michael, and Victor (Carol) Sporio, Jessica (Bob) Marlow, Sarah (Jamie) Elkowitz, and Amber (David) Herschelroth; her great-grandchildren Savannah Sporio, Sadie, Bode, and Riley Marlow, Ally and Essey Elkowitz, Abigail Sporio, Tamar, Eve, and Cy Herschelroth, Carly and Victor Sporio, and Holly Elkowitz; her sister Virginia (the late Joe) Sebastian of Clairton; and many nieces and nephews.  Besides her husband and parents, Madeline was preceded in death by her late sister Mary (the late John) DeRubeis.

 
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Evelyn Brown

January 12, 2021 |

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

Evelyn Brown, age 92 of Clairton, passed away on Monday, January 11, 2021 in Grandview Estates, Elizabeth Twp.  Born February 4, 1928 in Glassport, she was a daughter of the late Albert S. and Della May (Shaheen) Green and wife for 67 years of the late Kenneth H. Brown, who passed away April 5, 2019.  A devout and active member of St. George's Antiochian Orthodox Cathedral in Pittsburgh, Evelyn worked for many years as a clerk at Clairton Hardware.  In her spare time, she was an avid and accomplished bowler, participating in many travelling leagues, and was a self taught seamstress who loved to sew.  Evelyn is survived by her sister Della Benbow of Sanger, CA and many nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, great-great-nieces, and great-great-nephews.  Besides her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by her siblings Helen Kislan, Alberta Miller, Salem M. Green, and Jenny Zender.  

 
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John P. Nickolich

January 11, 2021 |

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

John P. Nickolich, age 93 of Clairton, passed away at home on Sunday, January 10, 2021.  Born December 28, 1927 in Jefferson Hills, he was a son of the late Nick and Anna (Polovich) Nickolich.  A US Army Sergeant in the Korean War, John was the former owner and proprietor of Johnny's Glass in Clairton and attended Triumph of the Holy Cross Parish, St. Clare of Assisi Church.  Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife Pearl (Crisman) Nickolich and his siblings Nick Nickolich, Eva Milas, and Tom Nickolich.  John is survived by his daughters Marcie Yocco of Jefferson Hills and Cathy White of Clairton; his sons John T. (Michelle) Nickolich and WIlliam (Kim) Nickolich, both of Clairton; his seven grandchildren Sherry Sillings, Rick Yocco, Jr., Katie Rich, Jennifer Walker, Laura Nickolich, and Matthew and Jonathan White; his six great-grandchildren Rilynn, Bree, Reagan, Isabelle, Liam, and Layla; and also nieces and nephews. 

 
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James R. Shepherd

January 11, 2021 |

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

James R. Shepherd, age 81 of North Huntingdon, passed away on Saturday, January 9, 2021 at Excela Health Westmoreland Hospital, Greensburg.  Born march 2, 1939 in  Coulter, he was a son of the late Plummer and Estelle (McLaughlin) Shepherd.  A member of Mary, Mother of God Parish, after receiving his bachelor's degree from the Indiana University of Pennsylvania, James worked for many years as a history and government teacher for McKeesport Area School District.  He was also a member of the CFU Lodge #146 and its Men's Club.  James is survived by his wife Janet (Lubinski) Shepherd; his sons James L. (Heather) Shepherd of Nashport, OH and John M. (Laura) Shepherd of Roxbury, NJ; his grandchildren Kimberlyn, Andrew, Hannah, and Sarah; his siblings Raymond (Joanne) Shepherd of North Huntingdon and Carol Haines of Coulter; and also nieces and nephews.  Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother Michael Shepherd.  

 
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Joseph G. "Sonny" Olson

January 09, 2021 |

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

Joseph G. “Sonny” Olson, age 80, of Elizabeth Twp., passed away on Saturday, January 9, 2021 in Jefferson Hospital. He was a former salesperson for Progressive Music in McKeesport, a member of St. Michael’s Parish in Elizabeth Twp., and a member of the American Legion. Born January 6, 1941 in Glassport, he was a son of the late Anthony Borrelli and Marie (Oslowski) Borrelli. He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Carol (Kocis) Olson; four children, Joseph “Blaze” (Ronda) Olson of Elizabeth Twp., Bethann (Mark) Hudson of Virginia Beach, VA, Michael (Diana) Olson of West Newton and Lindsey (Mark) Anchak of Elizabeth Twp.; seven grandchildren, Joey, Nick, Justin, Kaity, Misty, Kylee and Adalee; three siblings, Anthony (Marianne) Borrelli of Brecksville, OH, Andrea (Jack) Kunzic of Glassport and Daniel (Casi) Borrelli of Cranberry; also, nieces and nephews.

 
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Donna J. DiLonardo

January 09, 2021 |

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

Donna J. (Colecchi) DiLonardo, age 77 of Clairton, passed away on Friday, January 8, 2021 in Jefferson Hospital.  Born June 21, 1943 in McKeesport, she was a daughter of the late Felix and Lorette (Rondinelli) Colecchi.  A member of Triumph of the Holy Cross Parish and the Sons of Columbus Santa Maria Council #3, Donna was a graduate of Clairton High School who then attended Point Park University and retired as a medical secretary.  In her spare time, she enjoyed reading, family vacations to Ocean City, MD, and trips to the casino.  She joins her husband of 42 years, the late Vincent W. DiLonardo, who passed away May 21, 2017.  Donna is survived by her sister Dolores Sluszka of New York; niece Carla Danielson; nephews Dean, Anthony and James (Kathy) DiLonardo and Vincent and Anthony Imbrogno; and also her aunts, uncles, cousins, and in-laws. 

 
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Arthur H. DuCarme

January 09, 2021 |

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

Arthur DuCarme, age 99, of Elizabeth Twp., passed away on Friday, January 8, 2021 in Grandview Estates, Elizabeth Twp. He retired in 1980 as a steelworker with National Tube in McKeesport. He was a U.S Army veteran of World War II and a member of the Family Motor Coach Association (FMCA). Born August 31, 1921 in Gastonville, he was a son of the late Arthur H. and Lillian (Heil) DuCarme and husband of the late Charlotte E. (Church) DuCarme. He is survived by sons, Douglas DuCarme of Elizabeth Twp. and Joseph DuCarme of Elizabeth Twp.; step-son, William Howden of Elizabeth; 6 step-grandchildren, numerous step-great grandchildren and step-great-great grandchildren; also nieces and nephews.

 
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Barbara M. Sheedy

January 07, 2021 |

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

Barbara M. Sheedy, age 92 of Versailles, passed away on Wednesday, January 6, 2021 in Riverside Nursing Center, McKeesport.  Born January 26, 1928 in Versailles, she was a daughter of the late Andrew and Mary (Takash) Biro.  A member of the Free Hungarian Reform Church of McKeesport and the Versailles AARP, besides her parents, Barbara was preceded in death by her husband, the late James J. Sheedy who passed away January 9, 2005; her brothers Alex, Andrew, Joseph, and George Biro; and her sisters Ethel Simon, Mary Kosareck, Sue Jacob, Elizabeth Tolone, and Kay Starry.  She is survived by her sons James A. (Linda) Sheedy of Versailles and with whom she resided for ten years and David B. (Michelle) Sheedy of North Huntingdon; her grandchildren Jake, Jared, David, Elliot, Aaron, and Caroline; her great-grandchildren Alexandra and Julian; and many nieces and nephews.

 
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Woneda Custer

January 05, 2021 |

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

Woneda (Grimes) Custer, age 92, of Elizabeth, passed away on Tuesday, January 5, 2021 at Jefferson Hills Rehabilitation and Wellness Center. She was a retired secretary and bookkeeper for Marraccini’s Supermarket in Elizabeth, where she worked for 58 years. She was also a member of the Elizabeth Baptist Church. Born September 25, 1928 in Lincoln Borough, she was a daughter of the late Walter L. and Catherine E. (Morgan) Grimes and wife of the late William W. Custer. She is survived by a niece, Darla S. Posney of Tarentum; great-niece, Kayla Posney and great-nephew, Camden J. Posney; also, additional nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews. Friends will be received in the Paul E. Bekavac Funeral Home, Elizabeth on Thursday, January 7, 2021 from 5 PM until the hour of service at 6PM in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Jeff Riker officiating. In order to comply with Covid-19 restrictions, 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. Private burial in Mount Vernon Cemetery, Elizabeth Twp. Memorial contributions may be made to the Elizabeth Baptist Church, 735 Bunola River Road, Elizabeth, PA 15037. Offer condolences at www.bekavacfuneralhome.com

 


Gregory L. Wright

January 04, 2021 |

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

Gregory L. Wright, age 66, of Glassport, formerly of Clairton and Beaver Falls, passed away on Sunday, January 3, 2021 at Jefferson Hospital. He was a retired forklift operator for Anchor Hocking in Monaca. He was a member of the PNA, Sons of Italy, American Legion and Citizens Hose, all in Glassport, and the VFW in Clairton. Born October 23, 1954 in McKeesport, he was a son of the late Seibert "Abe" and Betty J. (Criswell) Wright.

 
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