Paul D. "Whitey" Makatura, age 74 of Port Vue, passed away at home on Friday, July 7, 2017. Born October 19, 1942 in McKeesport, he was a son of the late Andrew and Charlotte (Roeder) Makatura.
A graduate of California University of PA and member of the Free Hungarian Reformed Church in McKeesport, Paul was a retired bus driver for the Port Authority, a member of the Amalgamated Transit Union #85, and also owned Paul's Dairy Stores in Port Vue, Glassport, and Elizabeth. Paul is survived by his wife of 35 years Kathryn (Hoffman) Makatura; his children Kimberly Miller of North Huntingdon, Michael (Rhonda) Makatura of Orlando, FL, and Steven Caroccia of Houston, TX; his five grandchildren; his one great-grandson; his sister Jane Togyer of Liberty Borough; 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 Wednesday, July 12, 2017 from 5 to 8 PM and on Thursday, July 13, 2017 from 10 AM until a Funeral Service at 11 AM with the Rev. Dr. Daniel Borsay officiating. Procession and burial will follow to Cross Roads Cemetery, Monroeville. www.bekavacfuneralhome.com
Originally published July 07, 2017.