Paul E. Bekavac Funeral Home
Linda D. Lazur, age 74, of Jefferson Hills, went to be with Our Lord and Savior on Wednesday, November 2, 2022. Linda was born in Clairton on December 12, 1947 and was a daughter of the late Frank and Mollie (Andrew) Lang. She grew up in Elizabeth and graduated from Elizabeth Forward High School. After high school, she worked in a dental office and then married Thomas Lazur with whom she had two children, Tomi Lynn and Nikki. She attended college at California University where she graduated with an Early Elementary Education Degree. While attending California University she was also the Director of the Cal U Childcare Center where both of her children attended. Linda was then hired and worked as a teacher in the West Jefferson Hills School District where she taught 1st, 2nd and 3rd grades. She was a wonderful teacher who was loved and adored by students, parents and staff. She always came to school dressed beautifully every day. She was deeply admired for her zest of teaching and making education a fun and interactive learning experience. Her classroom was always decorated beautifully. Bulletin boards were always three dimensional. Holiday programs were always magnificent and included handmade props and handmade costumes. Her children not only sang but were also taught sign language by her best friend, Helen Kulish who was the hearing-impaired teacher at the school. She always went above and beyond when it came to teaching. She influenced many lives for sure. She retired after 28 years. In Linda’s healthier years she enjoyed doing crafts, painting, gardening, decorating and making costumes and clothing for her children. Linda was also a talented pianist and organ player. There was nothing she couldn’t do. Linda was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother and friend. She always threw the best parties and picnics and always made everyone feel loved and extra special. She told the funniest stories and was loved and adored by everyone. She will be missed by so many as she has touched so many lives. Linda is survived by her two children, Tomi Lynn (Mike) Porter and Nikki (Aaron) Weiss; her four grandchildren, Maddie and Sadie Porter and Nathan and Makenna Weiss; her brother, Charles Lang; her sister, Sherry Shelton; her nieces and nephews; her kitty, Boo; her grand doggies, Gracie, Rocco, Emmy, Bentley, Clarabelle, Winston and Duke. In addition to her parents, Linda was preceded in death by her brothers, Merle, Denny, Richard, Bobby and David; and her sisters, Doris, Barbara and Donna. A special thank you to her caregivers, nurses and aides, Jenna, Hilda, Lisa, Danielle, Karen, Jane, Aunt Jen, Katie and Ginny; and the nurses at Jefferson Hospital, Clayton, Michaela, Ashlyn, Marissa, Linda and Lulu; and the Chaplains Pastor Tom and Pastor Devon. Friends will be received in the Paul E. Bekavac Funeral Home, Elizabeth, on Friday, November 4, 2022 from 3-7 PM. A funeral service will take place on Saturday, November 5, 2022 at 10AM in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Tom Fodi officiating. Burial will follow in Round Hill Cemetery, Elizabeth Twp. Memorial contributions may be made to Animal Friends, 562 Camp Horne Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15237. Offer condolences at www.bekavacfuneralhome.com
Originally published November 03, 2022.