Dorothy J. Shawl

Paul E. Bekavac Funeral Home

Bekavac Funeral Home and Crematory

Obituaries | The Tube City Almanac | February 06, 2020

Dorothy J. "D.J." Shawl, age 81, of Jefferson Hills, passed away on Wednesday, February 5, 2020 at Jefferson Hospital. She was a member of the Bunola Church of the Nazarene. Born October 13, 1938 in McKeesport, she was a daughter of the late James and Dorothy (Biddle) Neal. She is survived by her husband of 61 years, George E. Shawl; children, Jayne Ann Fowler of Finleyville, Jim (Kim) Shawl of Lower Speers, Janis (Dan Salaj) Salka of Jefferson Hills, Nancy (the late Jeffrey) Fetchen of Bunola and George M. (Beth) Shawl of Everett; grandchildren, Jason, Justin, Jarrod, James, Julie, George, Jordan and Dakota; 13 great-grandchildren; sister, Jamee (Albert) Powell of Finleyville; also, nieces, nephews and sisters-in-law. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by grandson, Steven. Friends will be received in the Paul E. Bekavac Funeral Home, 221 North Second Avenue, Elizabeth on Friday, February 7, 2020 from 4-8 PM. A funeral service will take place on Saturday, February 8, 2020 at 10 AM in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Ronald Doran officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC, 4401 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15224. Offer condolences at

Originally published February 06, 2020.

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