Dorothy Jean (Svacs) King, age 77 of Jefferson Hills, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, May 12, 2020 in Jefferson Hospital. Born June 14, 1942 in her family home on Waddell Avenue in Clairton, where she spent most of her life, she was a daughter of the late Joseph and Anna (Goffa) Svacs. A member of Pine Run United Methodist Church in Clairton, Dorothy will be remembered as a sharp and dear woman and will be deeply and sorely missed by family and friends. She is survived by her beloved husband of 54 years Alvin King; her children Rick Raposky of Clairton, Lynnette (Ray) Zajac of Pleasant Hills, and Debbie (Mark) Graham of West Mifflin; her thirteen grandchildren Kari Zajac, Amanda (John) Vojtko, Nicole (Scott) Karel, Rachel (Adam Cornelisson) Zajac, Abby Zajac, Kevin Massaro, and Brittney, Alyssa, Brandon, Ryan, Aiden, Mason, and Jacelyn Graham; her eight great-grandchildren Savannah, Junior, E.J., Riley, Hailey, Logan, Gabby, and Nathan; her sister Margaret (John) Matus of Florida; her sister-in-law Ursula "Herky" Svac of Jefferson Hills; and numerous nieces and nephews. Besides her parents, Dorothy was preceded in death by her grandson Jason Graham, who passed away February of 2016, and siblings Michael Svac, Anne Kapusta, Irene Colavincenzo, and Mary Bodnar.
Funeral arrangements for Dorothy will be private with burial following in Jefferson Memorial Park, Pleasant Hills. A memorial service will be announced for a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions should be made to Pine Run United Methodist Church, 901 N. 6th. St., Clairton, PA 15025. Arrangements by the A.J. Bekavac Funeral Home, 555 5th. St., Clairton, PA 15025 (412-233-5700) www.bekavacfuneralhome.com
Originally published May 13, 2020.