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Linda L. Brilhart

November 17, 2018 |

By Bekavac Funeral Home and Crematory | Posted in: Bekavac Funeral Home and Crematory

Linda L. (Bentley) Brilhart, age 61 of Clairton and formerly of Jefferson Hills, passed away on Friday, November 16, 2018 in St. Clair Hospital, Mount Lebanon.  Born September 22, 1957 in McKeesport, she was a daughter of the late William L. Isenberg and Ruth O. (Halt) Isenberg Bentley.  Linda was a graduate of Thomas Jefferson High School and attended C.C.A.C. South. She was employed as an Emergency Room Technician at St. Clair Hospital.  With her passing, Linda was a gracious organ donor through CORE.  

 
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Albert P. "Bud" Rippel

November 17, 2018 |

By Bekavac Funeral Home and Crematory | Posted in: Bekavac Funeral Home and Crematory

Albert P. "Bud" Rippel, age 93, of Forward Twp., passed away on Saturday, November 17, 2018 at The Residence at Hilltop. He was a retired farmer at Rippel Farm in Forward Twp. and a retired director and treasurer of Old Elizabeth Mutual Fire Insurance Company where he served for 28 years. He was a member of the Stephen Bayard Masonic Lodge #526 of Elizabeth, the Washington County Farmer’s Association and a former member of the Round Hill Presbyterian Church in Elizabeth Twp.

 
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Phoebie P. Hrezo

November 16, 2018 |

By Bekavac Funeral Home and Crematory | Posted in: Bekavac Funeral Home and Crematory

Phoebie P. (Henry) Hrezo, age 79, of Elizabeth Twp., passed away on Wednesday, November 14, 2018 at Jefferson Hospital. She was a former member of St. Michael Parish in Elizabeth Twp. 

 
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Elizabeth Elaine Kimball

November 15, 2018 |

By Bekavac Funeral Home and Crematory | Posted in: Bekavac Funeral Home and Crematory

Elizabeth Elaine Kimball, age 79 of Clairton, made her transition to her heavenly home on Wednesday, November 14, 2018.  Born August 13, 1939 in Follansbee, WV, she was a daughter of the late Bert and Olive Crum.  Besides her parents, Elizabeth was preceded in death by her husband Roy E. Kimball, who passed away September 24, 1997; her sons Paul E. Kimball and David Crum; her brother David Albert Crum; her daughter-in-law Ruth Kimball; and her son-in-law Don Smith.  

 
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Mardale Harris Tremont

November 14, 2018 |

By Bekavac Funeral Home and Crematory | Posted in: Bekavac Funeral Home and Crematory

Mardale Harris Tremont, age 84, of Forward Twp., passed away on Monday, November 12, 2018 at Grandview Estates of Elizabeth. She retired as a rural mail carrier for the U.S. Postal Service and was a member of St. Isaac Jogues Roman Catholic Church in Jefferson Hills. Upon retirement, she enjoyed wintering in Florida where she was a member of the Ladies Nine Holers at Kelly Greens in Fort Myers. 

 
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Delores J. Semcoski

November 14, 2018 |

By Bekavac Funeral Home and Crematory | Posted in: Bekavac Funeral Home and Crematory

Delores J. (Abel) Semcoski, age 79, of Elizabeth Twp., formerly of Donora, passed away on Sunday, November 11, 2018 at North Memorial Health in Minnesota. She retired as a secretary for McHolme Construction. 

 
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Dorothy K. Berkley

November 12, 2018 |

By Bekavac Funeral Home and Crematory | Posted in: Bekavac Funeral Home and Crematory

Dorothy K. Berkley, age 90 of York and formerly of Mt. Vernon, passed away on Monday, November 12, 2018 at Well Span York Hospital.  She was a member of St. Patrick’s Roman Catholic Church in McKeesport, a member of the Women’s Guild and The Catholic Daughters of America, McKeesport Court.  Born February 29, 1928 in Port Vue, she was the daughter of the late Emil “Abe” and Kathryn (Patrick) Potersnak.  Dorothy joins her husband, the late Dr. Mark Berkley, who passed away June 19, 1999.  

 
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Karen Remensnyder

November 08, 2018 |

By Bekavac Funeral Home and Crematory | Posted in: Bekavac Funeral Home and Crematory

Karen Remensnyder, age 65 of Baldwin, passed away at home on Tuesday November 6, 2018.  She worked as an operations manager at Alcosan and a legal secretary for Fuge and Weiss Law Offices in Clairton.  Born November 16, 1952 in Pittsburgh, she was the daughter of the late Wilmer and Ellen (Adkins) Remensnyder.  She is survived by her niece Erin Remensnyder of Robinson Township; nephews John and Joshua Daerr; great-nieces-and-nephews Paul Remensnyder and Nathan, Johnathon, and Brittney Daerr; sister-in-law Marcianne Remensnyder; and brother-in-law David Karako. 

 
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Fred J. Hirosky

November 07, 2018 |

By Bekavac Funeral Home and Crematory | Posted in: Bekavac Funeral Home and Crematory

Fred J. Hirosky, age 83 of McKeesport, passed away on Monday, November 5, 2018 in Forbes Hospital, Monroeville. Born October 23, 1935 in McKeesport, he was a son of the late John and Elizabeth (Wargo) Hirosky.  A retired security guard at McKeesport Hospital who also worked as a senior companion for the Area Agency on Aging, Fred attended St. Patrick's Church in McKeesport and was a member of the 11th Ward Club in McKeesport, the Liberty Vets, the Boston Vets, Versailles Croatian Club #146, and the Port Vue American Legion.  

 
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Wanda L. Hummer

November 07, 2018 |

By Bekavac Funeral Home and Crematory | Posted in: Bekavac Funeral Home and Crematory

Wanda L. (Crownover) Hummer, age 89, of Elrama, passed away on Tuesday, November 6, 2018 at Country Care Manor in Fayette City. She retired after 20 years as Postmaster at the Imperial Post Office. She was a member of St. Isaac Jogues Roman Catholic Church in Jefferson Hills where she was a member of the Christian Mothers. She was a former member of Elrama Volunteer Fire Department’s Ladies Auxiliary.

 
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Annabelle Kolic

November 02, 2018 |

By Bekavac Funeral Home and Crematory | Posted in: Bekavac Funeral Home and Crematory

Annabelle (Francetic) Kolic, age 93 of Port Vue, passed away on Thursday, November 1, 2018  at Riverside Care Center in McKeesport.  Born September 8, 1925 in McKeesport, she was a daughter of the late John and Ann (Rendulic) Francetic.  Annabelle was a photographer for Westinghouse, Inc. in East Pittsburgh, a member of Corpus Christi Parish in McKeesport, Club Dobrotvor, C.F.U. Lodge #3, and Mon Yough Friendship Club.

 
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George R. Russin

October 31, 2018 |

By Bekavac Funeral Home and Crematory | Posted in: Bekavac Funeral Home and Crematory

George R. Russin, age 65 of Port Vue, passed away on Tuesday, October 30, 2018.  Born September 18, 1953 in McKeesport, he was the son of the late George and Violet (Lucki) Russin.  An active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Versailles, George also retired from his church as a facility manager.  He is survived by his wife of 43 years Susan (Soltesz) Russin; his five children Matthew (Kelsy) Russin of Clairton, Brian (Gabriela) Russin of Columbia, MD, Dana (Aaron) Steffan of Johnstown, OH, Julie Russin of Glen Burnie, MD, and Eric (Amelia) Russin of Pittsburgh; his eight grandchildren; his sisters Fran (Joe) Vislay of East McKeesport and Kathy Russin of North Versailles; and also nieces and nephews. 

 
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Connie Yaroscak

October 29, 2018 |

By Bekavac Funeral Home and Crematory | Posted in: Bekavac Funeral Home and Crematory

Connie (Schmerge) Yaroscak, age 59, of Elrama, passed away on Monday, October 29, 2018 at home. Born January 24, 1959 in Florence, KY, she was a daughter of the late Arthur and Arlene (Clark) Schmerge. She is survived by her husband of 37 years, Rob Yaroscak; children, Natasha (Brandon) Burch of Elrama, George (Nicole) Yaroscak of Jefferson Hills and Arianna (Bob) Coester of South Park; four granddaughters, Sarah, Evelynn, Abigail and Isabella; and nephew, Paul Yaroscak of Elrama.

 
 
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Richard I. Kirsch

October 27, 2018 |

By Bekavac Funeral Home and Crematory | Posted in: Bekavac Funeral Home and Crematory

Richard I. Kirsch, age 71 of Huber Heights, OH, passed away at home on Saturday, October 27, 2018 .  Born August 14, 1947 in Fargo, ND, he was a son of the late Richard A. and Inger C. (Solvick) Kirsch.  A career veteran of the United States Air Force and Vietnam Veteran, Richard was a member of St. Peter's Parish in Huber Heights, OH and its Knights of Columbus, as well as his local American Legion and VFW.  In his spare time, he loved to camp and watch his westerns.  

 
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Patricia Dee Pavlack

October 27, 2018 |

By Bekavac Funeral Home and Crematory | Posted in: Bekavac Funeral Home and Crematory

Patricia Dee Pavlack, age 71 of Greenock, passed away on Saturday, October 27, 2018 in Jefferson Hills Manor in Jefferson Hills.  Born January 1, 1947 in McKeesport, she was the daughter of the late David and Mary (Pacardi) Rosner.  An attendee of St. Patrick's Parish in McKeesport, Patricia received her bachelor's degree from the University of Pittsburgh and a master's from California University of PA.  She worked as an elementary teacher and librarian for McKeesport Area School District.

 
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