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Gary Z. "BG" Bower

February 16, 2019 |

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

Gary Z. "BG" Bower, age 76 of Clairton, passed away at home on Friday, February 15, 2019.  Born January 15, 1943 in Pittsburgh, he was a son of the late Albert and Mary Rose (Anerino) Bower.  A US Army Veteran of the Vietnam War, Gary retired from the maintenance department of the Central Medical Pavilion in Pittsburgh and also formerly worked at J & L Steel.  He was a member of the Keystone Alert "CB" Club and the American Legion Daniel Keffer Post #75 in Clairton. 

 
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Effie M. Black

February 14, 2019 |

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

Effie M. Black, age 92 of Liberty Borough, passed away on Thursday, February 14, 2019 surrounded by her loving family.  Born May 5, 1926 in Elizabeth, she was a daughter of the late William Henry and Helen Margaret (Douglas) Sorg.  A former employee of Kaufmann's in Century III Mall and a member of the former Versailles Senior Citizens, Effie was an amazing and loving caregiver who was always willing to drive a friend to an appointment, babysit a grandchild, or generally lend a helping hand.  She loved animals, friends, but most of all her family.  

 
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Helen Shalako

February 14, 2019 |

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

Helen Shalako, age 99 of Liberty Borough, passed away on Thursday, February 14, 2019.  Born November 4, 1919 in McKeesport, she was a daughter of the late Michael and Anna (Kresa) Davidovich.  A devout member of St. Mark's Parish and the former St. Eugene's, Helen was a member of the church's Christian Mothers, cleaned the altar, ironed the altar linens, and attended daily Mass for 39 years while also volunteering at Kane Regional in her spare time.  An independent and strong-willed woman, she was a terrific and caring mother and grandmother who showed her love and faith every day of her life. 

 
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Linda L. McQuillis

February 13, 2019 |

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

Linda L. (Hohn) McQuillis, age 69, of Clairton, passed away on Monday, February 11, 2019 at Jefferson Hospital. Born March 31, 1949 in McKeesport, she was a daughter of the late Andrew C. and Ellen (Hood) Hohn. She is survived by her daughter, Brenda (Dan) Beck of West Mifflin; grandchildren, Tyler, Nathan and Emily Beck; and sister-in-law, Margaret Hohn of West Newton; also, nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by daughter, Amy McQuillis, and siblings, Margaret Simon, Ellen Jean Bradley and Andrew E. Hohn. There will be no visitation or service. The family requests donations to the American Lung Association of PA, 810 River Avenue, Suite 140, Pittsburgh, PA 15212 or the American Heart Association, Four Gateway Center, 444 Liberty Avenue, Suite 1300, Pittsburgh, PA 15222. Arrangements by the Paul E. Bekavac Funeral Home, Elizabeth. Offer condolences at www.bekavacfuneralhome.com.

 


Mary Jane (Mang) Rothey Faith

February 08, 2019 |

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

Mary Jane (Mang) Rothey Faith, age 89 and formerly of Clairton, passed away on Friday February 8, 2019 at Jefferson Hills Manor.  Born February 4, 1930 in Tarentum, she was the daughter of the late Roy and Mary Mang. 

 
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Elizabeth "Betty" Jean King

February 07, 2019 |

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

Elizabeth "Betty" Jean King, age 85 of Wintersville, OH and formerly of Clairton, passed away on Wednesday, February 6, 2019 in Weirton Medical Center in Weirton, WV.  Born January 26, 1934 in Clairton, she was a daughter of the late Walter and Ildafonse Catherine (Cruden) Adams.  A retired salesperson for Winchester Optical Labs of Elmyra, NY and a member of St. Clare of Assisi Parish, Clairton, Betty Jean was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond C. "Pappy" King, who passed away November 10, 2011, and her brother Walter Adams. 

 
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Albert J. Ragan

February 05, 2019 |

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

Albert J. Ragan, age 85, of Elizabeth Twp., passed away on Monday, February 4, 2019 at Allegheny General Hospital. An Army veteran of the Korean War, he retired as a superintendent of production planning and chief metallurgist for U.S. Steel Clairton Works. He was a member of St. Michael Parish in Elizabeth Twp. where he served as an usher. 

 
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Michael S. Fitzpatrick

February 04, 2019 |

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

Michael S. Fitzpatrick, age 63 of Clairton, passed away at home on Friday, February 1, 2019.  Born April 23, 1955 in McKeesport, he was a son of the late Charles W. Fitzpatrick, Sr. and Mary (Mellinger) Fitzpatrick.  

 
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Bonnie Lou Petrulak

February 04, 2019 |

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

Bonnie Lou Petrulak, age 78, of McKeesport, formerly of Elizabeth Twp., passed away on Saturday, February 2, 2019 at UPMC Shadyside. A retired teachers aid at Mon Valley School in Jefferson Hills, she enjoyed bowling and doll making. 

 
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Francis Joseph McCarthy III

February 01, 2019 |

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

Francis Joseph "Joe" McCarthy III, age 66, of Brentwood, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Sunday, January 27, 2019 at Jefferson Hospital. He retired as a Community Outreach Coordinator for Penn State University, Greater Allegheny Campus. He was proudly involved in a 12 Step Program for over 17 years where he helped countless individuals with their journey. Uncle Joe also loved music and attending concerts with friends. 

 
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Jeri M. Temple

January 31, 2019 |

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

Jeri M. Temple, age 80 of North Huntingdon and formerly of White Oak, passed away on Tuesday, January 29, 2019 in Excela Westmoreland Hospital in Greensburg.  Born February 12, 1938 in McKeesport, she was a daughter of the late Emil and Agnes (Roper) Sandusky.

 
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Sally J. (Farmerie) Shamber

January 25, 2019 |

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

Sally J. (Farmerie) Shamber, age 70 of Glassport and formerly of Clairton, passed away at home on Friday, January 25, 2019.  Born June 19, 1948 in McKeesport, she was a daughter of the late John J. and Dorothy (Spahr) Farmerie, Sr.  Sally worked as a cook at the Terrace Garden, at the batteries at US Steel Clairton Works, and at Great American Federal Bank, all of Clairton.  She was also a member of the Sons of Columbus Santa Maria Post # 3 of Clairton. A loving and giving mother and grandmother, Sally was a social and fun loving woman who will be dearly missed by all who knew her.  

 
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Bertha DeVault

January 22, 2019 |

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

Bertha (Watson) DeVault, age 95, of Forward Twp., passed away on Tuesday, January 22, 2019 at Jefferson Hospital. She was a member of Bethesda United Presbyterian Church in Elizabeth and its Women’s Club, and a member of the Order of the Eastern Star Clairton Chapter 316.

 
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Christina Marie Lindsey

January 18, 2019 |

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

Christina Marie Lindsey, age 62 of Versailles, passed away on Thursday, January 17, 2019 in UPMC McKeesport Hospital.  Born Christmas Day, 1956 in McKeesport, she was a daughter of the late Steven E. and Ida Virginia (Barkley) Messina, Christina worked as a home-health caregiver at homes in the area and worked for 20 years at the CFU Lodge 146 of Versailles, where she was also a member, and the Elks Club.  She is survived by her husband Michael P. Lindsey, her daughter Shelbi Lindsey of Pittsburgh, her sisters Stephanie (Jack) Oliver of McKeesport and Denise Ann Messina of Michigan, and her grand-dogs Ralph and Rhonda. 

 
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David A. Galiyas Jr.

January 16, 2019 |

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

David A. Galiyas, Jr., 29, of San Francisco, CA, formerly of Dexter, MI, passed away on Thursday, January 10, 2019. He was a purchaser for Apple, Inc., a 2007 graduate of Detroit Catholic Central High School, a 2011 graduate of the University of Notre Dame and a 2018 graduate of the Carnegie Mellon University Business School. A U.S. Navy veteran, he was a former member of St. Joseph Parish in Dexter, MI. 

 
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