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Lorraine J. Babyak

May 30, 2020 |

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

Lorraine J. (Marcus) Babyak, age 76, of Elizabeth Twp., passed away on Friday, May 29, 2020 in Jefferson Hospital. She was a member of St. Michael Parish in Elizabeth Twp., a former lunch aid at Elizabeth Elementary School and she was an avid Steelers fan. She loved spending time with her family, never missed an episode of The Young & the Restless, and also loved cats. Born October 4, 1943 in Glassport, she was a daughter of the late Stephen and Nellie (Boczar) Marcus. She is survived by her husband of 56 years, Irwin “Butch” Babyak; daughter, Cheryl (Gregg) Maley of Elizabeth Twp.; sons, Michael Babyak of Baldwin and Joseph Babyak of Wilmington, NC; grandchildren, Bobby and Troy Maley and Samantha and Taylor Babyak; great-grandchildren, Jude Maley and Lacey Babyak; also, nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Eleanor Wirbicki and brothers, Jim and Stephen Marcus. No visitation is planned. Private graveside service in Round Hill Cemetery, Elizabeth Twp. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105. Arrangements by the Paul E. Bekavac Funeral Home, Elizabeth. Offer condolences at www.bekavacfuneralhome.com

 


Joan Marie Martell

May 28, 2020 |

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

Joan Marie Martell, age 57 of Clairton, passed away at home on Wednesday, May 27, 2020.  Born August 31, 1962 in Pittsburgh, she was a daughter of the late Samuel J. and JoAnn (Santoline) Martell.  A registered nurse at nursing homes around the Mon Valley, Joan is survived by her son Jordan L. Martell-Hatchett of Clairton; her granddaughters Alivia and Vanessa Martell; her brothers Dean Martell of Pittsburgh, Ronald Martell of Clairton, and Philip (Trish) Martell of Elizabeth; her nieces and nephew Garrett, Alexandra, and Maya Martell; and her aunt Rose "Tootie" Kehoe.

 
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Geraldine Ruth Gibala

May 27, 2020 |

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

Geraldine Ruth Gibala, age 92 of Liberty Borough, passed away at home on Wednesday, May 27, 2020.  Born September 21, 1927 in McKeesport, she was a daughter of the late Clifford C. and Alice Mary (Leathers) Dunlap.  A former waitress with the Belmont Restaurant in Liberty Borough who also worked at Zayre's and Macko's Restaurant, Geraldine was preceded in death by her husband Henry "Hank" Gibala, who passed away January 25, 2017, and her daughter Linda (Frank) McCullers Reichenbach Andy, who passed away June 21, 2017.  She is survived by her children Michelle (fiancee' Bruce Wargo) Molanick of Port Vue and Curtis (Sandy) McCullers of Scottdale; her six grandchildren; her seven great-grandchildren; her four great-great-grandchildren; and also nieces and nephews.

 
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Mark A. Chalfant

May 23, 2020 |

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

Mark A. Chalfant, age 63 of Greenock, passed away on Saturday, May 23, 2020 in Jefferson Hospital.  Born January 19, 1957 in McKeesport, he is the son of Norma (Harcleroad) Chalfant of Jefferson Hills and the late Wilbur Chalfant.  A worker for the shipping department at Kennametal's Irwin site, besides his mother, Mark is survived by his wife of 38 years Dianne (Kukulka) Chalfant; his sister Cindy (John) Villella of Eighty-Four, PA; and many nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews.

 
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Norma Jean Milice

May 23, 2020 |

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

Norma Jean Milice, age 83 of Liberty Borough, passed away surrounded by her family on Saturday, May 23, 2020.   Born July 17, 1936 in McKeesport, she was a daughter of the late William and Agnes (Reitz) Miller.  Norma Jean is survived by her husband Samuel V. Milice; her children Samuel Anthony (Christine) Milice, Cheryl (David) Dujmic, and Debbie (Greg) Swank; her grandchildren Nicole (Michael) Hetrick, Shaun (Alecia) Johnston and Samuel (Jennifer) Johnston, Alexi (Brandon) Darr, and Chelsi and Aubri Swank; her great-grandchildren Samantha Hetrick and Micah Hetrick; her brother Ralph Miller; her sister Katherine Skripkar; and also nieces and nephews.  Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her sister Patricia Vuchetich.

 
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Darlene J. Hall

May 22, 2020 |

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

Darlene J. (Sieg) Hall, age 69, of Elrama, passed away on Thursday, May 21, 2020 at Allegheny General Hospital. She was a retired clerk for Macy's in West Mifflin. She was a member of Elizabeth Baptist Church where she was the head deacon and very active in the life of the church. Born November 25, 1950 in Pittsburgh, she was a daughter of the late William Sieg and the late Winifred (Salzer) Mathers Fellabaum. She is survived by her stepfather, James Fellabaum of Elrama; sisters, Diana Burnside of Finleyville, Mona Mathers of Charleroi and Lisa (Robert) Hart of Mill Run; brother, Harry (Susan) Mathers of Monongahela; stepsisters, Tammy (Rudy) Wazny and Kimberly (Jim) Hildebrand, both of Elrama; stepbrother, Timothy Fellabaum of Florida; also, nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by nephew, Harry S. Mathers. Visitation and service are private. Memorial contributions may be made to Elizabeth Baptist Church, 735 Bunola River Road, Elizabeth, PA 15037. Arrangements by the Paul E. Bekavac Funeral Home, Elizabeth. Offer condolences at www.bekavacfuneralhome.com.

 


Barbara J. Withers

May 22, 2020 |

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

Barbara J. (Black) Withers, age 80, of Jefferson Hills, passed away on Thursday, May 21, 2020 at Golden Heights Personal Care Home. She was a retired registered nurse. She was a member of Mount Vernon Community Presbyterian Church in Elizabeth Twp. where she was a former member of the handbell choir. She was a former pianist at many area churches and a volunteer pianist for the Elizabeth Twp. Historical Society. Born June 27, 1939 in McKeesport, she was a daughter of the late Alvin and Hazel (McCoy) Black and wife of the late Edward M. Withers, who passed away January 6, 2020. She is survived by her daughters, Lori Nicholson of Chatham, VA, Holly (Jeff) Slavin of Painesville, OH and Jill Withers of Columbus, OH; 11 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; also, nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by son, Mark E. Withers who passed away March 4, 2020. Visitation and funeral service are private. Memorial contributions may be made to the Parkinson’s Foundation of Western PA, 575 Lincoln Avenue, #101, Bellevue, PA 15202. Offer condolences at www.bekavacfuneralhome.com.

 


Karen Joanne Speidel

May 20, 2020 |

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

Karen Joanne “Booka” Speidel, age 79, of Pleasant Hills, passed away suddenly on Tuesday, May 19, 2020 at Jefferson Hospital. She was an office manager for Window Specialist in Dravosburg for more than 25 years. She dedicated her life to her family. She loved all sports, especially football. She took great pleasure in watching her grandchildren play sports and was their biggest fan. Born December 9, 1940 in Elizabeth, she was a daughter of the late John H. Albin and the late Verna Opfer Albin Kosar.

 
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John Booth

May 18, 2020 |

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

John Booth, age 94, a resident of Atria Assisted Living and formerly of Elizabeth Twp., passed away on Monday, May 18, 2020 at Atria Assisted Living. An Army veteran having served in World War II, he retired after 20 years as a water tender for U.S. Steel Clairton Works. He was a former manager at Stanley’s Tire Service and a former coal stripper at Twilight Industries, and was a member of Ella Hollow Bible Church in Monongahela. Born September 12, 1925 in Jefferson Borough, he was a son of the late Abel and Gertrude Booth, and husband of the late Audrey (McWhirter) Booth. He is survived by son, Jack (Linda) Booth of Clairton; granddaughter, Mary Catherine (Phillip) DiMarco of Jefferson Hills; great-grandchildren, Christina and Domenic DiMarco of Jefferson Hills; also, nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by son, Terry Booth; sisters, Gertrude and Annie; and brothers, Joseph, Frank, Abe, Robert, Kenneth, Louis, Harry and Bill. Visitation and service are private. Arrangements by the Paul E. Bekavac Funeral Home, Elizabeth. Offer condolences at www.bekavacfuneralhome.com.

 


Joseph C. Strinich

May 18, 2020 |

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

Joseph C. Strinich, age 96, of Elizabeth, passed away on Sunday, May 17, 2020 at home. He was a member of St. Michael Parish in Elizabeth Twp. and a member of the Croatian Fraternal Union. A Duquesne University graduate majoring in math and science, he was a 20-year employee of Kaufmann's after he retired as a roller at U.S. Steel Clairton Works after more than 40 years. An Army veteran of World War II where he flew a glider, he was awarded the Good Conduct Medal, Distinguished Unit Badge, American Campaign Medal, World War II Victory Medal, European African Medal, Eastern Campaign Medal with six Bronze Stars, and fought at Normandy, Battle of the Bulge, and Omaha Beach. He and his troops were responsible for the fall of Eagle's Nest (Hitler's house). Born May 19, 1923 in Clairton, he was a son of the late Luka and Manda (Borich) Strinich, and husband of his beloved wife of 68 years, Catherine (Gatto) Strinich, who died July 6, 2019. He is survived by daughters, Catherine (Jim) Lowery of Peter’s Twp. and Denise (Chuck) Longo-Hendzel of Elizabeth; beloved grandpet, Opie; also, numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by son, Louis Strinich; sisters, Katie Strinich, Olga Kaylo and Ann Weinberger; and brothers, Pete "Simon", Mark and Matthew "Vic" Strinich. The family would like to send a heartfelt thanks to Amedisys Hospice and especially his nurses, Terry and Ashley, and his two aides, Samantha and Kayla. Blessing Service and burial are private. Arrangements by the Paul E. Bekavac Funeral Home, Elizabeth. Offer condolences at www.bekavacfuneralhome.com.

 


Lois Covelli

May 17, 2020 |

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

Lois (Dandoy) Covelli, age 85, of Elizabeth, passed away on Saturday, May 16, 2020 at Allegheny General Hospital. She was a retired registered nurse at Jefferson Hospital and a graduate of the Pittsburgh School of Nursing as well as Mary Mount Manhattan College in New York City. She was a member of St. Isaac Jogues Church in Elrama where she was a eucharistic minister and lector. She enjoyed flower gardening and spending time with her nieces and nephews. Born March 15, 1935 in Elizabeth, she was a daughter of the late Emile M. and Theresa (Rich) Dandoy. She is survived by her husband of 18 years, Anthony Covelli, as well as her nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two sisters, Marian Gemmell and Lillian Dandoy. Private memorial service will be held at St. Isaac Jogues Church followed by private burial at Round Hill Cemetery, Elizabeth Twp. Arrangements by the Paul E. Bekavac Funeral Home, Elizabeth. Offer condolences at www.bekavacfuneralhome.com

 


Susan Ann Robb

May 16, 2020 |

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

Susan Ann (Hoover) Robb, age 70, of Elizabeth, passed away on Saturday, May 16, 2020 at Jefferson Hospital. She was a retired waitress at the Hilltop Dari Delite in Jefferson Hills, loved her family, especially her granddaughters, and also loved the cardinals that surrounded her home.

Born March 25, 1950 in Monongahela, she was a daughter of Isabelle (Teets) Miller of Monongahela and the late Donald Miller. In addition to her mother, she is survived by her husband of 47 years, David H. Robb; daughters, Emily Robb of Elizabeth and Julie (Edward) Halt of Elizabeth; granddaughters, Arabella and Alisha Halt; sister, Kim Lantz of Belle Vernon; brother, Daryl (Dana) Miller of Monongahela; also nieces and nephews.

 
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Alex Kisan

May 15, 2020 |

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

Alex Kisan, age 25 of North Huntingdon, passed away on Thursday, May 14, 2020 in Forbes Regional Hospital, Monroeville.  Born February 26, 1995 in Monroeville, he is a son of Mark and Carol (Natale) Kisan with whom he resided.  A 2013 graduate of Norwin High School and also of the Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics, Alex worked as a lab technician at Bettis Labs in West Mifflin and was a member of Mary, Mother of God Parish and the CFU Lodge 146 of Versailles.  Besides his parents, he is survived by his stepsister Danielle McCartan of Plum Borough; his girlfriend Molly Stuvek of Carmichaels; his paternal grandparents Nick and Mary Kisan; and also aunts, uncles, and cousins.  Alex was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents Daniel and Irene Natale.

 
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Ronald P. Fisher

May 15, 2020 |

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

Ronald P. Fisher, age 71, of Elizabeth Twp., passed away on Thursday, May 14, 2020 at Washington Hospital. He was a retired heavy equipment mechanic for CH&D Enterprises in New Stanton. Born December 11, 1948 in Elizabeth Twp., he was a son of the late James and Vivian (Roudabush) Fisher. He is survived by his wife, Anna M. (Smith) Fisher; daughters, Billie Jo (Andrew) Takach of West Newton and Amy (Robert Perhach) Fisher of Elizabeth; sons, Ronald Fisher Jr. of Daisytown and James (Dorette) Younkin of Pittsburgh; eight grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; sister, Dixie (Ted) LaRouche of Auburn, CA; brothers, Barry (Emma) Fisher of Collinsburg and Wayne Fisher of Rostraver; also, nieces and nephews. Visitation is private in the Paul E. Bekavac Funeral Home, Elizabeth. Offer condolences at www.bekavacfuneralhome.com.

 


Joan R. Jaskolski

May 14, 2020 |

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

Joan R. Jaskolski, age 91 of Jefferson Hills, passed away on Wednesday, May 13, 2020 in Manor Care Health Services, Whitehall.  Born May 22, 1928 in Clairton, she was a daughter of the late Achille Miere and Margaret (Viglietta) Miere DiDominic.  Joan worked as a cook, first for Keck's Restaurant in Clairton, then US Steel Clairton Works, and finishing in the Canteen at Westinghouse Corp.  She was also a member of St. Clare of Assisi Parish, the Women's Guild of Clairton, the Sacred Heart Spiritual Society, and the Christian Mothers of the former St. Paulinas Church.  Her family will remember her as a hard working woman who always put her children before herself.  Everything was family.  Besides her family, Joan was preceded in death by her husband Joseph L. Jaskolski, who passed away June 20, 2004, and her siblings Eugene and Ernie Miere and Josephine Petrucci.  She is survived by her children Anna Mae (Vic) Barden of Southlake, TX, Dennis J. Jaskolski of Jefferson Hills, Debbie (Daniel) Grant of Jefferson Hills, and Angela (Joseph) Bonaccorsy of Waldorf, MD; her eight grandchildren; her seven great-grandchildren; her sisters Jeannie (Tony) Castellano of Glenshaw and Connie (Edmund) DePaula of Florida; and many nieces and nephews. 

 
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