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Howard W. Grimm

October 11, 2019 |

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

Howard W. Grimm, age 79 of McKeesport, passed away on Thursday, October 10, 2019 at UPMC McKeesport Hospital following a brief illness.  A former Glassport resident, he was a son of the late William and Betty (Bevan) Grimm.  Howard is survived by his loving wife of 54 years Carolyn (Reid) Grimm; his two daughters, caring and loving Cynthia Grimm Watson of North Huntington and Papa to three precious grandchildren Thomas J. Watson, III and Eliza F. Watson and daughter Cara L. Grimm and her son Chase.  Howard is also survived by his sister Betty F. Pozniak, brother William G. Grimm, and also nieces and nephews.

 
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Nora G. Hough

October 10, 2019 |

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

Nora G. (George) Hough, age 85 of Clairton, passed away peacefully on Thursday, October 10, 2019.  Born November 14, 1933 in Clairton, she was a daughter of the late David and Esther (Meena) George.  A member of the First Presbyterian Church of Clairton, Nora worked as both a lunch attendant with Clairton School District and the UniMart in Clairton. She loved many things: bingo, trips to the casino, good books, crossword puzzles, the Pittsburgh Pirates, breakfast at Bob Evans, and she really adored animals.  However, Nora loved her large and loving family most of all.  Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, David A. Hough, Sr., who passed away February 5, 2012, and her siblings: Nasima George, Mary Fine, Phillip George, Zada Meena, George D. George, Barbara Wollum, and Florence Wall.  Nora is survived by her children David A. Hough, Jr. and Duane A. Hough, Sr., both of Clairton, Denise A. (Stephan) Gresh of Rostraver Twp., and Daniel A. (Kimberly) Hough of Elizabeth Twp.; her fifteen grandchildren; many great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, and cousins; and finally her adopted daughter Rose Polowsky.

 
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Olga A. Bernardi

October 09, 2019 |

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

Olga A. "Bubba" (Mozes) Bernardi, age 79, of Jefferson Hills, passed away on Wednesday, October 9, 2019  at Select Specialty Hospital - Alle Kiski. She retired as a sales associate for Kmart in Pleasant Hills. She was a member of St. Isaac Jogues Roman Catholic Church in Elrama and the American Legion Ladies Auxiliary, and she enjoyed gambling at the casino. 

 
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Herbert R. Timmons

October 09, 2019 |

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

Herbert R. Timmons, age 89, of Ellensburg, WA passed away on Sunday, October 6, 2019 with his family at his side. He was an office manager for more than 40 years with Harbison Walker Refractories. He relocated to San Francisco for the company and eventually Bellevue, WA where he retired. 

 
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Nathan J. Detman

October 09, 2019 |

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

Nathan J. Detman, age 30 of Dravosburg, passed away on Tuesday, October 8, 2019 in UPMC Montefiore Hospital in Pittsburgh.  Born March 3, 1989 in McKeesport, he was a son of John (Carla) Kuba of New Stanton and Vivian Detman of Glassport.  

 
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Gregory V. Earnest

October 08, 2019 |

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

Gregory Vaughn Earnest passed away Monday, October 7, 2019. He was born at home in Floreffe on April 24, 1948, son of the late Howard M. and Shirley Belle (Hart) Earnest. 

 
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Natalie (Ross) Rasmussen

October 04, 2019 |

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

“A Celebration of Life”

Natalie Ross Rasmussen of Wisconsin Rapids, WI, fought a courageous battle against various forms of cancer for 11 months. She was always positive about her life and never gave up. On Dec 12, 2018 Natalie was called by her Creator to lay down her life’s working tools and enter into that home of eternal rest appointed for all. Natalie is survived by her husband Jerry Rasmussen of Wisconsin Rapids, sisters; Celeste Cancilla and Rebecca Ross, brother, Larry Ross, niece and nephews, numerous cousins, and friends far and wide. She was preceded in death by her parents Angelo and Antoinette Ross. Natalie was born in McKeesport, PA on October 11, 1955 and attended school in Elizabeth, graduating from Elizabeth Forward H.S. She attended college and graduated as an RN. She worked many years at McKeesport Hospital. Following a nursing career ending accident, Natalie switched careers and became a floral designer working at JoAnn Fabrics in the craft and floral department. Natalie moved to Austin, Texas in 1997 and married Jerry in 1998. She again worked as a floral designer in Austin and later in Corpus Christi where she was Floral Design Manager. Her floral designs won several awards and her services were in demand for clients as far away as New Orleans, LA and Orlando, FL. Following a move to Wisconsin in 2006, Natalie focused her time and energies to caring for her home in Wisconsin Rapids. She loved life and especially loved her “furry kids” Milo, Sam Elliot, and Shadow Cat who were her constant companions and she spoiled them totally. Natalie is remembered fondly by many whose lives she touched. She loved, she was loved and she will be loved forever. Rest Easy my dear Natalie.

 
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Dorothy J. West

September 29, 2019 |

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

Dorothy J. West, age 91 of Clairton, passed away on Saturday, September 28, 2019 in Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh.  Born September 1, 1928 in Clairton, she was a daughter of the late Isaac and Isabella (Walton) McIntosh.  Dorothy worked at the Hallmark Store in Clairton and also at Johnston's the Florist.  She is survived by her husband of 68 years Harry A. West; her children Andrew R. (Patricia) West of Clairton and Catharine (Craig) Supp of Elizabeth Twp.; her grandchildren Maj. Andrew (Tara) West of Pleasant Hills, Jessica (Douglas) Junecko of Port Vue, and Capt. Jeff (Lisa) West, currently stationed with the US Army; her great-grandchildren Ethan, Liam, and Sam West, Chloe Junecko, and Danielle Opfar; her great-great-grandchildren Mason, Rhiannon, and Jackson; and also nieces and nephews.  Besides her parents, Dorothy was preceded in death by her siblings Isabella Rayer, and Thomas, James, and Frank McIntosh.

 
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Marilyn J. Lewis

September 28, 2019 |

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

Marilyn J. Lewis, age 69 of Bunola, passed away on Saturday, September 28, 2019 at Havencrest Nursing Center.  Born January 19, 1950 in New Eagle, she was a daughter of the late William and Mary Catherine (Salka) Lewis.  A graduate of Penn State University, Marilyn worked as a custodian.  She was a member of St. Michael's Parish and enjoyed spending time with her many nieces and nephews.  Marilyn is survived by her siblings William (Linda) Lewis, Jr. of Haymarket, VA, Timothy (the late Charlene) Lewis of Dilliner, and Gregory (the late Andrea) Lewis of Bunola; and nieces and nephews.

 
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Lucy Koval

September 25, 2019 |

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

Lucy Koval, age 93 of Port Vue, passed away on Tuesday, September 24, 2019 in Southwestern Nursing Center.  Born March 19, 1926 in McKeesport, she was a daughter of the late Leonard Darcangelo and Mary (Carrozza) Darcangelo Spacassi.  A retired nurse at UPMC McKeesport Hospital and a member of St. Mark's Parish, Lucy was preceded in death by her husband John J. Koval, who passed away May 3, 1976, and her sisters Rose Harden and Dolores Molinari.  She is survived by her daughters Kerry (Jess) McGinty of Port Vue and Tammy (Michael) Caruso of Richardson, TX; her grandchildren Ryan (Amanda) McGinty of Newark, DE and Jessica (Ryan) VanLandingham of Kansas City, KS; and also nieces and nephews.  

 
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Charles G. Hatfield, DMD

September 24, 2019 |

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

Charles G. Hatfield, DMD, age 74 of Clairton, passed away on Monday, September 23, 2019 at Jefferson Hospital.  Born November 22, 1944 in McKeesport, he was a son of the late Charles E. and Mary (Angotti) Hatfield.  A graduate of Villanova University and the University of Pittsburgh School of Dentistry, hwas a Dentist/Oral Surgeon and the last member of the "Holidays" singing group.  Charles survived by son David C. (Amanda) Hatfield of Washington; daughter Kristin (David) Haines of Oakdale; and grandchildren Sydney and Gabriel Haines. 

 
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Jane M. (Crossen) McDermitt

September 23, 2019 |

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

Jane M. (Crossen) McDermitt, age 73 of Elizabeth Twp., passed away at home on Tuesday, September 17, 2019.  Born February 26, 1946 in McKeesport, she was a daughter of the late Joseph P. Crossen, Jr. and Mary (McDonnell) Crossen.  Attending Duquesne University, where she was a member of the Alpha Gamma Delta Sorority, and CCAC, Jane retired as a registered nurse for McKeesport School District and was a member of both PSEA and NEA.  She was a devout woman and active with her Parish, St. Michael's in Elizabeth Twp., and also volunteered at Divine Redeemer Motherhouse in Elizabeth Twp. and sung with the choir at St. Patrick's Church in McKeesport.  Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Michael D. McDermitt, who passed away November 2, 2011.  She is survived by many who were lucky enough to call her their friend.  

 
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Joseph John Irmer, Jr.

September 21, 2019 |

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

Joseph John Irmer, Jr., age 63 of White Oak and originally of Oakland, passed away on Friday, September 20, 2019 in UPMC Shadyside.  Born February 22, 1956 in Pittsburgh, he was a son of the late Joseph J. Irmer, Sr. and Dorothy (Lesniak) Irmer.  A retired millwright with US Steel - Irvin Works who also worked at LTV Steel, Joseph attended St. Angela Merici Parish in White Oak.  A selfless and strong man with an equally strong faith, his family will remember him as an amazing husband, father, and grandfather.  He is survived by his wife of 39 years Christine M. (Gallagher) Irmer; his daughter Heather Jo (Matt) LiVorio of Cranberry; his sons Joseph J. Irmer, III, John A. Irmer, Gus Irmer, and Jimmy Irmer, all of White Oak; grandchildren Vincent, Anthony, and Matthew LiVorio; his siblings Dorothy "Binnie" Sterns of Olney, MD, Joann (Greg) Casile of Fox Chapel, and Francis (Mary) Irmer of Pymatuning; many nieces and nephews; and also his dog Montey, a.k.a Easy LaMont. 

 
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William Scot Holliday

September 20, 2019 |

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

William Scot Holliday, age 60, of Elizabeth, passed away on Wednesday, September 18, 2019 at Jefferson Hospital. He was a welder and enjoyed fishing, hunting and spending time with his grandchildren. 

 
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Carolyn M. Wakefield

September 15, 2019 |

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

Carolyn M. (Hager) Wakefield, age 76 of White Oak, passed away on Saturday, September 14, 2019 at home.  Born September 16, 1942 in Pittsburgh, she was a daughter of the late Frank and Margaret (Santez) Hager.  She enjoyed ceramics, calligraphy but most of all spending time with her grandchildren.  Carolyn is survived by her husband of 56 years Alan Wakefield; sons Jon (Joey) Wakefield of McKeesport and Jeff (Katie) Wakefield of Spartanburg, SC; grandchildren who live with her Alexia and Elise Wakefield; other grandchildren Frank A., Landon, Brady, Riley, Haston, Abigail, Hanna, Jessica, and Ethan; sister Nancy (George) Madeja of Brentwood; and nieces and nephews.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sons Frank Wakefield and Robert K. Wakefield and grandson Vaughn Wakefield.  

 
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