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Beverly A. Ruposky

January 21, 2020 |

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

Beverly A. (Humphrey) Ruposky, age 65, of Monongahela, passed away on Thursday, January 16, 2020 at Monongahela Valley Hospital. Born February 26, 1954 in McKeesport, she was a daughter of the late William and Mildred (Adamo) Humphrey. She is survived by her companion of 28 years, David E. Pysz; daughters, Melanie (Brandon) Snyder of Belle Vernon and Candice Ruposky of Donora; grandson, Brody Ruposky; siblings, Gloria (Chuck) Diliberatore of Monroeville, Dale (Mary Ann) Humphrey of Jefferson Hills, Janice (Jonathan) Korenoski of West Mifflin and Sandy (Eric) Trimnal of Finleyville; also, nieces, nephews and cousins. Private visitation and blessing took place Tuesday, January 21, 2020 in the Paul E. Bekavac Funeral Home, Elizabeth. Offer condolences at www.bekavacfuneralhome.com.

 


Rick Sallinger

January 20, 2020 |

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

Rick Sallinger, age 64, of Clairton, formerly of McKeesport, passed away on Sunday, January 19, 2020 at home. He was a caregiver for Comfort Keepers in Pittsburgh and a former performer at Community College of Allegheny County, McKeesport Little Theatre and the South Allegheny Players, to name a few. Born November 24, 1955 in McKeesport, he was a son of Rudolph C. Sallinger of White Oak and the late Isabelle (O'Hare) Sallinger. In addition to his father, he is survived by his beloved wife of 14 years, Michelle L. (Roper) Rivas; brothers, David (Marybeth) Sallinger of Penn Hills and Steven (Mimi) Sallinger of North Huntingdon; niece, Elizabeth Sallinger; nephew, Nicholas Sallinger; uncle, Harry H. Smith; cousins, Elaine and Karen Smith, and John Sallinger. A private celebration of life will be forth coming. The family requests no flowers. Memorial contributions may be made to an animal rights charity of your choice. Arrangements by the Paul E. Bekavac Funeral Home, Elizabeth. Offer condolences at www.bekavacfuneralhome.com.

 


Laura Lynn Haywood

January 09, 2020 |

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

Laura Lynn Haywood, age 57 of Forward Twp., passed away Wednesday, January 8, 2020 in Jefferson Hospital.  Born May 22, 1962 in Wilkinsburg, she was a daughter of the late Patricia Caldwell.  A graduate of the University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing, Laura was a home care nurse for Gallagher Home Health Services.  She is survived by her children Linsey Haywood of Forward Twp. and Adam Haywood of West Mifflin, and her granddaughter Ariel.  Friends will be received on Saturday, January 11, 2020 from 2 PM to 4 PM in the Daniel F. Bekavac Funeral Home and Crematory, Versailles.  Interment will be private.  www.bekavacfuneralhome.com  

 
 


Cheryl A. Estok

January 09, 2020 |

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

Cheryl A. (Watazychyn) Estok, age 58, of Elizabeth Twp., passed away on Tuesday, January 7, 2020 at home. She was an administrative assistant for West Mifflin School District and enjoyed being a beautician for family and friends. Born August 30, 1961, in McKeesport, she was a daughter of the late Charles and Louise (Miller) Watazychyn and wife of the late James T. Estok. She is survived by sons, Casey J. Estok of Forward Twp. and Cody T. Estok of Bunola; brother, Dale (Rebecca) Watazychyn of Georgetown, TX; in-laws, Tom and Mary Ann Estok of West Mifflin; and many good friends. Friends will be received in the Paul E. Bekavac Funeral Home, 221 North Second Avenue, Elizabeth on Sunday, January 12, 2020 from 2-8 PM. A Blessing will take place on Monday, January 13, 2020 at 12 NOON in the funeral home with Fr. Rajko Kosic officiating. Burial will follow in Round Hill Cemetery, Elizabeth Twp. Offer condolences at www.bekavacfuneralhome.com.

 


Edward M. Withers

January 06, 2020 |

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

Edward M. Withers, age 80, of Jefferson Hills passed away on Monday, January 6, 2020 at Golden Heights Personal Care Home. He was a retired project manager for Wheelabrator-Frye Inc. in Pittsburgh. He was a member of Mount Vernon Community Presbyterian Church in Elizabeth Twp. and enjoyed singing with a barbershop quartet and woodworking. He was an avid football fan and was a former member of the Clemson University football team. Born February 11, 1939 in Floreffe, he was a son of the late Edward O. and Mary (Champion) Withers Porter. He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Barbara J. (Black) Withers; daughters, Lori Nicholson of Chatham, VA, Holly (Jeff) Slavin of Painesville, OH and Jill Withers of Columbus, OH; son, Mark E. (Mary Jo Wagner) Withers of Elizabeth; sister, Mary Lou Kline of Strongsville, OH; 11 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; also, nieces, nephews and cousins. Friends will be received in the Paul E. Bekavac Funeral Home, 221 North Second Avenue, Elizabeth on Thursday, January 9, 2020 from 4-7 PM. A funeral service will take place on Friday, January 10, 2020 at 12 NOON in the funeral home chapel with Chaplain Stephen Hospodar officiating. Burial will follow in Jefferson Memorial Park, Pleasant Hills. Offer condolences at www.bekavacfuneralhome.com.

 


William J. Brkovich

January 04, 2020 |

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

William J. Brkovich, age 82 of North Huntingdon, passed away on Friday, January 3, 2020 in The Grove at Irwin.  Born May 5, 1937 in Versailles, he was a son of the late Matthew and Mildred (Brketic) Brkovich.  A member of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church in North Huntingdon and a US Army Veteran of the Korean War, William was the former Chief of Police of both Versailles Borough and North Huntingdon Township, a flight instructor at both Rostraver and Allegheny County Airports, and a member of the Operating Engineers Local #66.  He was a member of the Allegheny and Western PA Chiefs Association, the FOP #91, the White Oak American Legion, CFU Versailles Lodge #146, the Civil Air Patrol at the Allegheny County Airport, and a graduate of FBI Training School.  Besides his parents, William was preceded in death by his children James and Roxanne Brkovich and his siblings Ann Tucker and George, "Peaches," Frank, and John Brkovich.  He is survived by his wife Loretta (Goreski) Brkovich; his son Lester "Boo" (Jamie) Brkovich of McKeesport; his stepchildren Marlene (Jeff Brohman) Antonelli of Lakeworth, FL, Michelle Antonelli of North Huntingdon, and Martin (Risa) Antonelli, Jr. of North Huntingdon; his grandchildren C.J., Sarah, and Brian; his sister Katherine Carr of Versailles; and also nieces and nephews.

 
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Kenneth Edward Kaczka

January 02, 2020 |

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

Kenneth Edward Kaczka, age 71 of Liberty Borough, passed away on Wednesday, January 1, 2020 in the VA Hospital Healthcare System - University Drive Campus, Pittsburgh.  Born May 10, 1948 in Braddock, he was a son of the late Joseph E. and Irene A. (Kollar) Kaczka.  A parishioner of St. Mark's Parish in Liberty Borough and a union member of the IBEW Local #1919, Kenneth was a decorated veteran of the United States Marine Corps, serving with valor and distinction in combat in the Vietnam War and earning the Bronze Star and Purple Heart.  He was also a member of the Liberty Veterans Association.  Kenneth is survived by his siblings Joseph A. (Karen) Kaczka of Avon Lake, OH, Donald (Judy) Kaczka of Liberty Borough, Kathy Kaczka of Penn Hills, Larry (Linda) Kaczka of South Park, and Mary Ann Perkins of Hidden Valley; and his nieces and nephews: Michael, Jacob, Levi, Nicholas, and Patrick Kaczka, Hannah Camic, Marena Wood, and Chelsea Perkins.

 
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Brock A. Biller

January 01, 2020 |

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

Brock A. Biller, age 52 of Sarasota, FL, passed away suddenly in Jefferson Hospital on January 1, 2020.  Born July 23, 1967 in Connellsville, he was the son of the late Bill and Alberta (Hyatt) Biller.  Brock was the owner of Green Goat Landscaping in Sarasota, and served 4 years in the US Air Force.  He is survived by his siblings Troy (Mia) Tamburri of Baldwin, William and Brent (Lisa) Biller, both of Connellsville, Shawn Tamburri of Miami, FL, Babbette (Tony) Miele of Uniontown, and Heather Biller of Freeport; and his special friend Kathy Servich.  Brock is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

 
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Edward J. Balog

December 31, 2019 |

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

Edward J. Balog, Sr., age 80 of McKeesport, passed away on Tuesday, December 31, 2019 in UPMC McKeesport.  Born July 31, 1939 in McKeesport, he was a son of the late George and Anna (Sopp) Balog.  A member of St. Patrick's R.C. Church in McKeesport, Edward received his Bachelors of Science in Industrial Engineering from the University of Pittsburgh and worked as an industrial engineer with US Steel, Westinghouse, Modulus, and Teledyne.  He finished his working career as a maintenance supervisor at Mayview Hospital and also taught plant layout and design at CCAC Boyce Campus in Monroeville.  In his spare time, he was a car buff, a cat lover, and a talented handyman.  Most importantly, Edward is now reunited with the love of his life, the late Pauline (Cherepko) Balog, who passed away August 26, 2011.  He is now truly at peace.  Edward is survived by his children Edward J. (Rhonda) Balog, Jr. of North Huntingdon, David G. (Kristina) Balog of Saegertown, Marie (John) Crupie of North Huntingdon, and Diane (Phil) DePietro of Penn Twp.; his grandchildren Courtney and Taylor Crupie; Jake and Allison DePietro; and Justin, Dylan, Brittney, Nathan, Zachary, and Mikayla Balog; and his cat Nikki. 

 
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George R. Bercik

December 30, 2019 |

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

George R. Bercik, age 83 of Gill Hall, passed away on Sunday, December 29, 2019 in Grandview Estates, Elizabeth Twp.   Born May 28, 1936 in McKeesport, he was a son of the late George and Anna (Pavlik) Bercik.  A retired mining engineer at the US Bureau of Mines in South Park, George was a Veteran of the US Army and an avid birder and naturalist.  He is survived by his children Joseph M. (Jane) Bercik of Finleyville, Lynn D. (Ed) Calcek of Charleroi, and Angel (Richard) Minda of Forward Twp.; his grandchildren Bryan (Amber) Bercik, Sarah Russell, Nathan Blackburn, Renee (Brian) Blankenship, and Mitchell and Patrick Minda; his great-grandchildren Monroe, Maddyn, and Riley; his siblings Dolores Senko of Vero Beach, FL, Thomas (Barb) Bercik of Jefferson Hills, and Carol Shoemaker of Finleyville; and also nieces and nephews.

 
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Louise P. Mandekic

December 29, 2019 |

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

Louise P. Mandekic, age 87 of McKeesport, passed away on Sunday, December 29, 2019 in UPMC McKeesport.  Born June 21, 1932 in East Pittsburgh, she was a daughter of the late Andrew and Sophia (Gorence) Zupancic.  A 1950 graduate of Scott High School, Louise worked as a secretary for Mine Safety Appliance, Inc. of Wilkinsburg.  She was a parishioner of St. Patrick's Roman Catholic Church in McKeesport, was a past president of the Christian Mothers' Assoc. of both Sacred Heart and St. Martin de Porres Parishes, was a member of the CFU Lodge #3; and an active volunteer at McKeesport Hospital and numerous area locations.  Louise is survived by her husband William M. Mandekic; her children Cynthia (Rodger) Downes of McKeesport, Gary (Diana) Mandekic of Derry Twp., Daniel (Samantha) Mandekic of Hopwood, and Darlene (Albert) Fine of Forward Twp.; her grandchildren Ryan Mandekic and Alyssa, Danica, and Chloe Fine; her great-grandchildren Alex and Denver; and also nieces and nephews.  Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother Andrew Zupancic and twin brother Louis Zupancic. 

 
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Allen R. Mayhugh

December 23, 2019 |

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

Allen R. "Skip" Mayhugh, age 86, of Elizabeth, passed away on Sunday, December 22, 2019 at Jefferson Hospital. He was a US Army veteran of the Korean War and was stationed in Japan where he met his wife and lifelong friend, Setsue. After serving in the Army, he returned home and worked in construction and part-time farming. He was a part-time policeman in Elizabeth Borough in the early 1970s and in 1984, he founded A&M Recycling in Elizabeth. Born January 20, 1933 in Forward Twp., he was a son of the late Kenneth and Mabel (Bernhardy) Mayhugh. He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Setsue K. (Kisu) Mayhugh; daughters, Cathy Pierce of Elizabeth, Susie Mayhugh of Tucson, AZ, Jackie (Robert) Salka of Forward Twp., and Toni Mayhugh of Elizabeth; son, John H. Mayhugh of Elizabeth and Jim Mayhugh of Elizabeth; grandchildren; sisters, Shirley Heath of Townville and Mary Patello of Waltersburg; also, nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by daughter, Liz Mayhugh, and brother, William C. Mayhugh. No visitation or services are planned. Arrangements by the Paul E. Bekavac Funeral Home, Elizabeth. Offer condolences at www.bekavacfunerahome.com.

 


Doris Sydoriak

December 23, 2019 |

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

Doris Sydoriak, age 90 of Clairton, passed away on Monday, December 23, 2019 in Sycamore Estate Personal Care Residence, Duquesne.  Born March 16, 1929 in Clairton, she was a daughter of the late Alexander and Katherine (Bilak) Sydoriak and the last-surviving sister of the late Mary, Stephen, Nick, and Julia Sydoriak.  Doris was a member of Ascension of Our Lord Byzantine Catholic Church and was a former member of St. Anthony's Greek Orthodox Church, both in Clairton.  She is survived by her sister in law Lillian Sydoriak and her niece Lillian Tintor.

 
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John E. "Po" Hall

December 21, 2019 |

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

John E. “Po” Hall, age 99 of Mars, passed away on Friday, December 20, 2019 at the Butler VA Heath Care Community Living Center.  A US Navy Veteran who served aboard the USS Charrette DD581 during World War II, he was born September 26, 1920 in Pittsburgh, the son of Albert and Ada Hall and brother of Stella Hill, who passed away at age 93.  John married Mary M. (Firczak) Hall of September 21, 1946 and had 60 wonderful years together.  Mary passed away on April 15, 2007.  He worked at US Steel, Clairton Works, 22” rolling mill for 46 years.  After retiring, he moved to Phoenix, AZ to enjoy life with Mary for 24 happy years.  They enjoyed travelling and going to the Navy Reunions.   John was a lifelong member of the American Legion, Daniel Keffer Post # 75  of Clairton.  He is survived by his son Charles Hall; his daughter Cathy (Bruce) Shuster; his grandchildren Jonathan Hall and Kelly, Sally, and Nicole Shuster; his brother –in-law Bill (Donna) Firczak; his sister-in-law Wilma (Paul) Fedorka;  and also nieces and nephews: Leo, Beverly, Diane, Scott, Rick, Paula, Tom, Lisa, and Joe.

 
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Dorothy Jean Stiteler

December 20, 2019 |

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

Dorothy Jean Stiteler, age 81, passed away on Thursday, December 19, 2019 at Southwestern Nursing Center. She was a former member of Resurrection Parish in Brookline. Born September 21, 1938, she was a daughter of the late Elmer Raymond and Dorothy Marie (Ryce) Schutzman Stiteler. She is survived by her sister, Carol A. Schaff of Jefferson Hills; nieces and nephews, William Schaff Jr., David Schaff and Christi Murphy. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by niece, Karen Sippos. Friends will be received in the Paul E. Bekavac Funeral Home, 221 North Second Avenue, Elizabeth on Monday, December 23, 2019, from 10-10:30 AM followed by prayers. Interment is private. Offer condolences at www.bekavacfuneralhome.com.

 

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