Eleanor M. Sipkovich, age 91 of Versailles, passed away on Tuesday, March 14, 2017 in St. Anne's Home in Greensburg. Born July 31, 1925 in Duquesne, she was a daughter of the late Michael and Zuska "Susan" (Boch) Terek.
Eleanor worked as a clerk in the early 1950s from Westinghouse Corp and was a member of St. Patrick's Church in Christy Park, the CFU Lodge #146 in Versailles and is Ladies' and Pensioneer's Clubs. She was preceded in death by her husband of 53 years, Louis S. Sipkovich, who passed away November 1, 2006, and her siblings: Ann Kovacs and Pauline, Mark, John, Gabriel and Raymond Terek. Eleanor is survived by her daughters Carol (Gary) Grace of Versailles and Christine (Dr. Richard) Happ of Trafford; her grandchildren Dr. Carrie (Gabe) Happ Smith, Meghan (John) Sluga, Justin (Tori) Happ, Jeff (Alisha) Grace, Matt Grace, and Kristin (Dan) Bellavance; her great-grandchildren Kingston, Connor, Liberty, Grayson and Brookelyn; and also nieces and nephews. Friends will be received in the Daniel F. Bekavac Funeral Home and Crematory, 4504 Walnut St., Versailles Borough, McKeesport, PA 15132 (412-678-3454) on Friday, March 17, 2017 from 2 to 4 PM and 6 to 8 PM. Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, March 18, 2017 at 10 AM In St. Patrick's Church with Fr. Vincent Velas officiating. Procession and burial will follow to Mt. Vernon Cemetery in Elizabeth Twp. www.bekavacfuneralhome.com
Originally published March 15, 2017.