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Rhoda E. Sedlock

January 22, 2022 |

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

Rhoda E. (Swaney) Sedlock, age 92, of Elizabeth Twp., passed away on Saturday, January 22, 2022 in the comfort of her home and her children. Rhoda’s greatest joy in life was her family and being Grams to her grandchildren and Great Grams to her great grandchildren. She was well known over the years by family and friends for her lady locks and nut rolls. She was an avid Pittsburgh Pirate fan and knew all the players’ names and statistics and always looked forward to spring training and that first televised game. Born August 1, 1929 in Haydentown, PA, she was the daughter of the late Orville Swaney and Marie (Hefner) Swaney. Preceded in death in 2016 by her loving husband of 65 years of marriage, Walter J. Sedlock, she is survived by a son, Walter (Susan) Sedlock of Greensburg, PA.; daughters, Diane (Eric) Olsen of Billings, MT and Joyce (Dennis) Marburger of Stewartstown, PA.; eight grandchildren, twelve great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her brother, George Swaney and her sister, Margaret Rhodes. She was a member of St. Joachim and Anne Parish, St. Michael Church in Elizabeth Township. Friends will be received in the Paul E. Bekavac Funeral Home, Elizabeth, PA on Tuesday, January 25, 2022 from 3-7 PM. A mass of Christian burial will take place on Wednesday, January 26, 2022 at 10 AM in St. Michael’s Church with Rev. Thomas A. Wagner officiating. Burial will follow in Maple Grove Cemetery, Fairchance, PA. Offer condolences at www.bekavacfuneralhome.com

 


Tok Sun Boissin

January 17, 2022 |

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

Tok Sun Boissin, age 87, of Forward Twp., passed away on Saturday, January 15, 2022 at home. Born November 24, 1934 in Kyungnam-Do, Korea, she was the wife of the late Fernand Alvin Boissin. She is survived by a son, Paul Boissin of Cincinnati, OH; daughter, Teresa Leonard of Pittsburgh; and grandchildren, Derek and Samantha Leonard. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by a son, Henry A. Boissin. Friends will be received in the Paul E. Bekavac Funeral Home, Elizabeth, on Thursday, January 20, 2022 from 2-4 & 6-8PM. Private service and interment at Mt. Vernon Cemetery, Elizabeth Twp. Offer condolences at www.bekavacfuneralhome.com

 


Bernard J. Derkas, Sr.

January 14, 2022 |

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

Bernard J. Derkas, Sr., age 84 of Versailles, passed away at home on Friday, January 14, 2022.  Born September 14, 1937 in McKeesport, he was a son of the late Charles and Julia (Mallak) Derkas.  Bernie was a Veteran of the US Marine Corps, serving during the Korean War; was a member of Mary, Mother of God Parish - St. Patrick's Church in Christy Park, and also worked as a self-employed furniture repairman and refinisher.  In his spare time, Bernie was a guitarist for the band "Shades of Country" and was a volunteer for the Rails to Trails program.  His family will remember his belief in hard work, humility, family values, and humor.  Besides his parents, Bernie was preceded in death by his wife Sandra (Hickman) Derkas, who passed away July 30, 2003, his son Mark Derkas, Sr., and his grandsons Vince and Daniel Derkas.  He was also preceded in death by his beloved dog, "Amos."  Bernie is survived by his children Cynthia (David) Krautz, Butch (Sandi) Derkas, and David (Sherry) Derkas; his eight grandchildren Anthony Derkas, Sr., Joe Derkas, Julie DeBlasio, Annie Krautz, Jes Krautz, Shelby Derkas, Mark Derkas, Jr., and Kayla Derkas; his four great-grandchildren Anthony Derkas, Jr., Paige Derkas, Vera DeBlasio, and Marky Derkas. 

 
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Raymond Duane Marshall

January 12, 2022 |

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

On Tuesday January 11, 2022, Raymond Duane Marshall, age 83, one of the finest of men to come out of Boston, PA, died surrounded by his family, just like he would have wanted. Raised by his parents Leslie and Margaret (Harper) Marshall along with his brother Leslie Jr, Ray learned to work hard, to serve his country, and most importantly to share his friendship and love with others without hesitation or judgement. He was a courageous and honorable man, the strong patriarch of our family, had the best memory of all of us, and always enjoyed a good sunburn during family vacations at Ocean City, MD.

 
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Paul T. Hrezo

January 12, 2022 |

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

Paul T. Hrezo, age 80, of Elizabeth Twp., formerly of Clairton, passed away on Monday, January 10, 2022 at Jefferson Hospital. He was a retired maintenance person for Philotechnics. An Air Force veteran serving during the Vietnam War, he was a member of St. John 23rd Parish in Elrama and American Legion Post 75 in Clairton. Born May 16, 1941 in McKeesport, he was a son of the late John M. and Pauline (Dzubay) Hrezo and husband of the late Rinelda “Suzie” (Sopko) Hrezo and Carol A. (Stout) Hrezo. He is survived by his son, Brian (Kathy) Hrezo of Warner Robins, GA; daughter, Kim (Jay) Ludwig of Clairton; grandchildren, Brandon and Molly Hrezo, Joshua, Jori and Kristofer Ludwig, and Tyler and Scott Herchelroath; great-grandchildren, Lillanna, Madelynn, Owen, Kinsley and Jaxx Herchelroath; his late Suzie's children, Toy Kildow of Elizabeth, Susann (Angelo) Donofrio of Long Island, NY, Alexa Siemon of Elizabeth Twp., Joseph (Helene) Sopko of Level Green, and their children; also, nieces and nephews.

 
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Daniel A. Cochran, Sr.

January 12, 2022 |

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

Daniel A. Cochran, Sr., age 101 of Clairton, passed away at home on Tuesday, January 11, 2022.  Born October 18, 1920 in Clairton, he was a son of the late George D. and Helen (Allen) Cochran. 

A retired stationary engineer at US Steel - Clairton Works, Daniel was a US Marine Corps Veteran of World War II, a member of the former First United Methodist Church of Clairton, and a former member of both the Free and Accepted Masonic Lodge of Dravosburg and the VFW Post #803 in Wilson.  Daniel is survived by his wife Geraldine (Brown) Alderson Cochran; his son Daniel A. (Barbara) Cochran, Jr. of Upper St. Clair; his grandsons Robert (Amy) Cochran and their children Dean and Noah and Kenneth (Arrissa) Cochran and their children Alexander and Hannah; his step-children William D. (Sharon) Alderson, Jr. of Midland, MI; Donna Jean (Joe) Bartolomeo of Cape Coral, FL, David G. (Danette) Alderson of Jefferson Hills, Janine (Gary) Larsen of Tennessee, and Jonette A. (Paul) Emsurak of Elizabeth; his brother George Cochran; his sister Naomi Weis; and many step-grandchildren and nieces and nephews. 

 
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Barbara Granovitz

January 11, 2022 |

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

Barbara Granovitz, age 82 of White Oak, passed away on Saturday, January 8, 2022 in UPMC Shadyside Hospital.  Born February 7, 1939 in Pittsburgh, she was a daughter of the late Albert and Ann C. Bell.  A former registered nurse at both  Allegheny General Hospital and Western Psychiatric Hospital, Barbara also worked as a realtor for Coldwell Banker in Squirrel Hill.  Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Samuel M. Granovitz and her brothers Richard and Robin Bell.  Barbara is survived by her son Michael (Dina) Granovitz of Elizabeth Twp.; her grandchildren Grace, Gabriella, and Eden; and her brother Michael Bell of California. 

 
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Terry E. Wagner

January 10, 2022 |

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

Terry E. Wagner, age 78, of Buena Vista, passed away on Sunday, January 9, 2022 at Monongahela Valley Hospital. He was a retired machinist and fireman for U.S. Steel Clairton Works. A Navy veteran serving during the Vietnam War, he was a lifetime member and former chief of the Buena Vista Volunteer Fire Company and a former member of the Mon-Yough Fire Defense Council. He was a former member of the Loyal Order of Moose in Crescent City, FL and spent his winters in Daytona Beach, FL since 1999. He was an avid gardener, hunter, NASCAR, and Bluegrass music fan. He spent many summers on his mountain in Meyersdale hunting with his nephews, David and Josh. Born September 9, 1943 in Indiana, he was a son of the late Owen C. and Iva D. (Cessna) Wagner. He is survived by his daughters, Jennifer Wagner of Elizabeth Twp. and Lisa (James Letham) Wagner of Buena Vista; sister, Irene (John) Shaffer of Ebensburg; Jennifer and Lisa's mother, Karen Wagner of Elizabeth Twp.; also, nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by brothers, Dwight, Milford and Wayne Wagner, and nephews, Darren and Tommy Wagner and Gregg "Buddy" Leipertz Jr. Friends will be received in the Paul E. Bekavac Funeral Home, 221 North Second Avenue, Elizabeth on Wednesday, January 12, 2022 from 3-7 PM. A funeral service will take place on Thursday at 12 Noon in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Jude Urso officiating. Friends are also invited to a Celebration of Life gathering - even if unable to attend the service - at the Buena Vista Fire Hall Thursday at 1 PM. Offer condolences at www.bekavacfuneralhome.com.

 


Deborah Kay Rogers

January 10, 2022 |

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

Deborah Kay Rogers, age 67 of Tarentum, passed away on Friday, January 7, 2022 in UPMC Shadyside.  Born January 25, 1954 in Charleston, WV, she was a daughter of the late Raymond and Georgia (Clark) Harper.  A graduate of the Community College of Allegheny County, Deborah was also preceded in death by her brothers Billy and Danny and grandson David.  She is survived by her husband Mark V. Rogers, Sr.; her children Daniel Harper of Portersville,  Dareen Harper of Millvale, Angel Harper, Alisha (Fred) Fricks of Liberty Borough, and Samantha (James) Frederick of Tarentum; her thirteen grandchildren; her ten great-grandchildren;  her siblings Rene Placosh, Linda Fisher, Cheryl Stewart, Sharon Harper, and Denzil Harper; and also dozens of nieces and nephews. 

 
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James R. "Jim" Lomis

January 06, 2022 |

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

James R. "Jim" Lomis, age 78 of Munhall and formerly of Clairton, passed away on Thursday, January 6, 2022 in Eldercrest Nursing Center, Munhall.  Born October 14, 1943 in McKeesport, he was the son of the late Margaret Lomis. Jim was a former member of the First Presbyterian Church of Clairton and participated in the Special Olympics, winning medals in bowling.  An avid Ricky Nelson Fan, he loved listening to his records.  Jim enjoyed strumming the guitar, tinkering with electronics, juke boxes, watching “The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet,” playing bingo, and going to Kennywood.  Most of all, he enjoyed being with his family.  Jim was survived by his numerous cousins.  In addition to his mother, he was preceded in death by his aunt and caretaker Irene Helman and his grandfather John Lomis.

 
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Anna Sowa Williams

January 06, 2022 |

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

Anna (Casperson) Sowa Williams, age 97, of Forward Twp., passed away on Wednesday, January 5, 2022 at Grandview Estates in Elizabeth Twp. She retired after 33 years as a clerk and typist for the West Jefferson Hills School District. She was a former member of Ella Hollow Bible Church and a former member of the Happy Go Lucky Square Dance Club. Born December 24, 1924 in Clairton, she was a daughter of the late Harry and Mary (Bailey) Casperson and wife of the late Louis R. Williams. She is survived by daughter, Janet (Tony) Homa of Elizabeth Twp.; special grandson, Anthony Homa Jr. of Elizabeth Twp.; four grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; also, nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by son, Jerome H. Sowa Jr.; sisters, Jean Efaw and Doris Caley; and brothers, Harry Jr. and Andrew Casperson. Friends will be received in the Paul E. Bekavac Funeral Home, 221 North Second Avenue, Elizabeth on Monday, January 10, 2022 from 11 AM until the time of service at 1 PM in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Jude Urso officiating. Burial will follow in Richland Cemetery, Dravosburg. Memorial contributions may be made to Anova Home Health Care System, 17 McKean Avenue, Charleroi, PA 15022. Offer condolences at www.bekavacfuneralhome.com.

 


Harry D. Thomas Jr.

January 04, 2022 |

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

Harry D. Thomas Jr., age 80, of Lincoln Borough, passed away on Monday, January 3, 2022 at home. He retired after 38 years as a vicing foreman for U.S. Steel Clairton Works. He was a social member of the Lincoln Borough Volunteer Fire Company and a former president of TriValley Communications. He loved horses and enjoyed horseback riding. Born August 3, 1941 in McKeesport, he was a son of the late Harry D. Thomas Sr. and the late Helen (Dugan) Thomas. He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Ruth A. (Puckey) Thomas; daughter, Laura (Gil) Fischer of Forward Twp.; sons, Jeffrey Scott (Sue) Thomas of Forward Twp. and Robert (Terez Marrin) Thomas of Elizabeth Twp.; grandchildren, Christopher and Ryan Thomas and Haley Fischer; sister, Lorine Chisholm of Elizabeth; brothers, Dennis (Jackie) Thomas of North Carolina, Terrence Thomas of Oklahoma and Rodney Thomas of Maryland; also, nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by son, Christopher Shawn Thomas. Friends will be received in the Paul E. Bekavac Funeral Home, 221 North Second Avenue, Elizabeth on Friday, January 7, 2022 from 12 Noon until the time of service at 2 PM in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Edward Pehanich officiating. Burial will follow in Round Hill Cemetery, Elizabeth Twp. Offer condolences at www.bekavacfuneralhome.com.

 


Joan L. Scherbo

January 04, 2022 |

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

Joan L. Scherbo, age 75 of Versailles, passed away on Tuesday, January 4, 2022 in UPMC Presbyterian Hospital, Pittsburgh.  Born November 18, 1946 in McKeesport, she was a daughter of the late John and Ann (Puchalik) Vukovcan and wife of the late Michael Scherbo who passed away July 7, 2020.  Joan is survived by her son John Scherbo of Versailles, her sisters Dee Vukovcan of McKeesport and Patricia Kisic of New Kensington, and her niece Lori Hamilton. 

 
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Jeffrey D. Pavlic

January 04, 2022 |

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

Jeffrey D. Pavlic, age 58 of North Huntingdon, went home to be with Jesus, Our Lord and Savior on Monday, January 3, 2022. Born October 15, 1963, he is the son of Daniel and Nancy (Dziak) Pavlic of Elizabeth Twp. An honors student at Elizabeth Forward High School and Robert Morris University, where he was a double major in accounting and computer science, Jeffrey worked as a computer engineering specialist for Highmark and was the co-owner of the New Great Valley Lanes in North Versailles.  Jeffrey was also an exceptional golfer, bowler, bridge player, and “Canadian” fisherman. All in all, he was a generous, kind, smart, funny, and Godly man who was a blessing to his family for far too short. His loss will leave a hole in their lives and hearts, and they will love and miss him terribly. Besides his parents, Jeffrey is survived by his loving wife Denise “Dee” (Haley) Pavlic; his son Josh of Irwin; his grandson Cody; his sisters Karen (Johnny) Aromando and Pam (Charles) Cubelic, both of Ingomar; his nieces and nephews Danny (Emily) and Christian Aromando and Elizabeth, Victoria, and Chuckie Cubelic; his mother-and-father-in-law Flo and Bill Haley; his brother-in-law Bill (Cyndee) Haley and their children. 

 
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Bonita Clark

January 04, 2022 |

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

Bonita (Burke) Clark, age 74, of Elizabeth, passed away on Monday, January 3, 2022 at Jefferson Hospital. An Army veteran serving during the Vietnam War, she loved her sewing machine, puzzles and bingo, and enjoyed spending time at Community LIFE in McKeesport. Born February 13, 1947 in McKeesport, she was a daughter of the late Charles and Jean (Surovy) Burke and wife of the late Richard "Ricky" L. Clark Sr. She is survived by daughters, Lynn Ann Clark of McKeesport and Wendy (Casey) Van Schooten of Monongahela; son, Richard L. (Amy Kilburn) Clark Jr. of Elizabeth; grandchildren, Patricia (Sai) Reyes, and Christina, David, Kelsey and Karlee Clark; four great-grandchildren; sisters, Geri (John) Williams of Mechanicsburg, Jeannette (John) Peairs of Lincoln Borough, Maria Burke of Pittsburgh and Sue (Mike) Burnett of Newnan, GA; brother, David (Denise) Burke of Elizabeth; also, nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by brother, Charles W. Burke. Friends will be received in the Paul E. Bekavac Funeral Home, 221 North Second Avenue, Elizabeth on Thursday, January 6, 2022 from 5-8 PM. A Funeral Service will take place on Friday, January 7, 2022 at 10 AM in the funeral home with the Rev. Jude Urso officiating. Burial will follow in Round Hill Cemetery, Elizabeth Twp. Offer condolences at www.bekavacfuneralhome.com.

 

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