Thomas E. Hurst

Paul E. Bekavac Funeral Home

Bekavac Funeral Home and Crematory

Obituaries | The Tube City Almanac | February 16, 2024

Thomas E. Hurst, age 73, of Elizabeth Twp., passed away on Friday, February 16, 2024 at home. A Navy veteran having served during the Vietnam War, he was a retired school bus driver for the Elizabeth Forward School District. He was a member of AA with 32 years of sobriety. Born April 5, 1950 in Elizabeth Twp., he was a son of the late Fred E. and Virginia (Fichtner) Hurst. He is survived by his wife of eight years, Renee (Stewart) Hurst; sons, Jason (Heidi) Hurst of West Newton and Rev. August P. (Gretchen) Hurst of Volant; stepsons, Chad (Karen) Stewart of Finleyville and Kyle (Otilia) Stewart of Monessen; grandchildren, Autumn, Grayden, Genevieve, Jaxson, Jeremy and Arianah; sisters, Lois (the late Robert) Trow of New Alexandria and Janet (the late Thomas) Styche of Weedville; also, nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by brother, James Hurst, and niece, Amy Styche. No visitation is planned. A memorial service at Buena Vista United Presbyterian Church, 335 Styche Street, will take place Saturday, February 24, 2024 at 1 PM with his son, the Rev. August P. Hurst officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to charity of one's choice. Arrangements by the Paul E. Bekavac Funeral Home, Elizabeth. Offer condolences at

Originally published February 16, 2024.

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