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Mary E. Landis

September 27, 2022 |

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

Mary E. Landis, age 78 of Clairton, passed away on Saturday, September 24, 2022 in Jefferson Hospital.  Born June 19, 1944 in McKeesport, she was a daughter of the late Walter J. and Elizabeth J. (Bollman) Bratton.  Mary worked as both a microfilmer at Consol Energy in Broughton and as a librarian for the Clairton Public Library.  Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, the late Kevin C. Landis, Sr., who passed away March 27, 2010, and her brothers..

 
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Michael R. Holliday

September 27, 2022 |

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

Michael R. "Mickey" Holliday, age 69, of Elizabeth, passed away on Tuesday, September 27, 2022 at home. A Navy veteran of the Vietnam War, he was a retired carpenter for Local 230. He enjoyed golfing, hunting and fishing, and was always woodworking on projects at home. Born July 5, 1953 in Monongahela, he was a son of the late Kenneth W. and Elsie (Sharpnack) Holliday. He is survived by his daughter, Stephanie (Stephen) Ziacan of Elizabeth; son, Joshua (Tiffaney Chapman) Holliday of Elizabeth; former wife, Joann Holliday of Arizona; grandchildren, Mason, Austin, Sway and Joss; siblings, Gayle Bleil of Elizabeth, Cindy (Tony) Theodori of Uniontown, Thomas Holliday of New York, David Holliday of Elizabeth Twp. and Rick (Norma) Holliday of Elizabeth; sister-in-law, Debbie Holliday; also, nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by sisters, Shirley Pust and Carol Dodd, and brothers, William Scott Holliday and Kenneth “Lynn” Holliday. Friends will be received in the Paul E. Bekavac Funeral Home, 221 North Second Avenue, Elizabeth on Thursday, September 29, 2022 from 4-8 PM. A funeral service will take place on Friday, September 30, 2022 at 10 AM in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Jude Urso officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to Noah’s Legacy Foundation, https://fundraising.pnocfoundation.org/campaign/noahs-legacy/c429632. Offer condolences at www.bekavacfuneralhome.com.

 


Russell A. DeMaio, Sr.

September 27, 2022 |

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

Russell A. DeMaio, age 72 of Elizabeth and formerly of Clairton, passed away on Tuesday, September 27, 2022 at home.  Born June 14, 1950 in McKeesport, he was a son of the late Albert S. and Vilma (Verlich) DeMaio.  A retired bricklayer for both US Steel and Local Union #9 of Bricklayers and Allied Craftsmen.  In his spare time, he loved doo-wop music, playing guitar, old TV westerns like Gunsmoke, Bonanza, Big Valley, and Rifleman, but, most of all, he loved attending his grandchildren's sporting events.  Russell is survived by his wife Clara (Oates) DeMaio; his children Russell A. DeMaio, Jr. of Irwin, Carrie R. (Justin) Johnson of Washington, PA, Paula J. (Robert) McClinton of Port Vue, and Joe A. (Kelly) DeMaio of Jefferson Hills; his grandchildren Sarah, Breanne, Danielle, Dana, Marissa, MaLinda, Nicholas, Olivia, and Talia; his great-grandchildren Aubry, Talan, Amelia, Rose, and Lily; his brothers Gary DeMaio of Bethel Park and Ronald "Stumpy" (Jeroma) DeMaio of Rostraver Twp.; and also nieces and nephews.  Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister Michele Kelly. 

 
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Charles William "Bill" Albrighton

September 24, 2022 |

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

Charles William "Bill" Albrighton, age 97 of Port Vue, passed away at home on Friday, September 23, 2022.  Born August 11, 1925 in Pittsburgh, he was a son of the late Charles W. and Emma (Marsh) Albrighton.  The retired proprietor of Bill's Barbershop on Versailles Avenue in McKeesport, Bill was a member of Port Vue United Methodist Church, a US Navy Veteran of World War II sering in the Pacific Theater as a Seaman 1st. Class, and an avid golfer and bicyclist.  Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 62 years, Betty (Brunory) Albrighton, who passed away on April 24, 2012, and his six siblings: Betty Warren, Joan Scheetz, Sylvia Nestler, and Dorothy, Ed, and Jack Albrighton.  Bill is survived by his daughters Rae Anne (John) Bosnyak of Cranberry Twp. and Diane "Dee Dee" (Blase) Bartko of Mount Vernon; his grandchildren Whitney (Zac) Cumpston, Paige Bosnyak, and Grant (Stacey) Bartko; his great-grandchildren Wyatt and Emmett Cumpston and Benjamin and Blase Bartko; and also many nieces and nephews.  

 
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Russell A. Paterra

September 24, 2022 |

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

Russell A. Paterra, age 75 of McKeesport and formerly of San Diego, CA, passed away at home on Wednesday, September 21, 2022.  Born July 15, 1947 in McKeesport, he was a son of the late Augustine and Dorothy (Wilson) Paterra.  A graduate of the University of Dayton, Russell was a self-employed consultant and executive coach and a golf fanatic, even volunteering as a marshal at the US Opens at both Pebble Beach and Torrey Pines.  Most importantly though, he was an amazing husband, father, and grandfather who will be immensely missed by his family and friends.  Russell is survived by his wife of 16 years Natalie (Delgado) Paterra; his children Aaron (Renee) Paterra of Belmont, CA and Lyndsie (Eric) Geib of Menifee, CA; his grandchildren Luke, A.J., Jack, Owen, and Lucas; and many cousins, nieces, and nephews.  Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother Dale Paterra. 

 
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Maria E. Campano

September 22, 2022 |

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

Maria E. Campano, age 67, of Clairton, passed away on Wednesday, September 21, 2022 at Jefferson Hospital. She retired after 41 years as a telecommunications specialist coordinator for Jefferson Hospital and was a member of Triumph of the Holy Cross in West Mifflin. Born December 22, 1954 in McKeesport, she was a daughter of the late Gulio "Julius" and Gilda (Panepinto) Campano. She is survived by her sister, Florence "Babe" Pryzbylski of Clairton; brother, Thomas A. (Donna) Campano of Clairton; also, nieces and nephews, great-nieces and nephews, and great-great-nephews. As per Maria’s wishes, visitation and service with the Rev. Paul Edwards are private at the Paul E. Bekavac Funeral Home in Elizabeth. Private burial in St. Clare Cemetery, Clairton. Memorial contributions may be made to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of W PA, 333 East Carson Street, Suite 441, Pittsburgh, PA 15219 or the American Cancer Society, SW Region, 320 Bilmar Drive, Pittsburgh , PA 15205 or St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105. Offer condolenes at www.bekavacfuneralhome.com.

 


James J. Mayernik

September 20, 2022 |

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

 

James Joseph Mayernik, age 60 of Coraopolis, passed away on Saturday, September 17, 2022. Born June 12, 1962 in McKeesport, he was a son of the late Andrew B. and Mary (Potoma) Mayernik. James was  employed by Clean Sweep, Mon Yough Community Services and Citizens Care Affiliates. Active in scouting, he was an Eagle Scout and a member of the Order of the Arrow. Jim enjoyed biking on the Yough River Trail, swimming and was a remarkable dancer. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother Paul. James is survived by his loving sisters Marilou Rubright, husband Terry, Janet Paladino, husband Joel Erion, and brother David Mayernik, wife Amy; and was the favorite Uncle to his 10 nephews and nieces. He will be fondly remembered in his community at Citizens Care. The family would like to offer their gratitude and heartfelt thanks to Tony DiBiagio, Lisa Bruce, Victor Porch and all the many staff and friends that were part of his extended family and caregivers.  

 
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John E. Hein

September 17, 2022 |

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

John E. Hein, age 97, of Forward Twp., passed away on Saturday, September 17, 2022 at Jefferson Hospital. He was a retired salesperson for Schumann Auto Parts in Pleasant Hills and a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II. He was a member and past Worshipful Master of the Franklin-St. John's-Trinity Masonic Lodge 221. Born July 19, 1925 in Evans City, he was a son of the late Edward and Audrey (Smathers) Hein and husband of the late Verna M. (Schumann) Hein. He is survived by a daughter, Lori Beth (Michael) Bloom of Jefferson Hills; son, Howard J. (Kathy) Hein of Forward Twp.; grandchildren, Tracey (Andrew) Herko of Forward Twp., Jennifer Hein of Forward Twp., Ryan (Alisha) Bloom of Seattle, WA, Joshua (Jolena) Hein of West View and Jeffrey (Chelsea) Bloom of Port Vue; also, nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by a brother, Richard Hein. No visitation or services are planned. Private burial in Jefferson Memorial Park, Pleasant Hills. Arrangements by the Paul E. Bekavac Funeral Home, Elizabeth. Offer condolences at www.bekavacfuneralhome.com

 


Agnes Sigler

September 16, 2022 |

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

Agnes (Konchak) Sigler, age 87, of Elizabeth Twp., passed away on Thursday, September 15, 2022 at Jefferson Hospital. A retired registered nurse at Mercy Hospital, she was also a public health registered nurse for the Allegheny County Health Department and a part-time substitute nurse for the Elizabeth Forward School District. She was a member of St. Joachim and Anne Parish, St. Michael Church in Elizabeth Twp where she volunteered at the fish fries, and was a member of the Elizabeth Township Seniors. Born October 7, 1934 in Wall, she was a daughter of the late Steven and Mary (Kralovic) Konchak and wife of the late Thomas D. Sigler. She is survived by daughter, Mary Beth (Eduardo Garcia) Sigler of Tenafly, NJ; son, Michael (Katherine) Sigler of Venice, FL; grandchildren, Mateo, Gabriel, Nicolas, Kaylin, Lauren and Ashley; also, many nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by 11 siblings. Friends will be received in the Paul E. Bekavac Funeral Home, 221 North Second Avenue, Elizabeth on Sunday, September 18, 2022 from 2-6 PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Monday, September 19, 2022 at 10 AM in St. Michael Parish with the Rev. Thomas A. Wagner officiating. Private burial will be in Round Hill Cemetery, Elizabeth Twp. Offer condolences at www.bekavacfuneralhome.com.

 


Tamara M. Cochenour

September 15, 2022 |

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

Tamara M. (Toth) Cochenour, age 56, of Finleyville, passed away on Tuesday, September 13, 2022 at Jefferson Hospital. She loved being a grandma. Born April 16, 1966 in McKeesport, she was a daughter of Les (Jackie) Toth of Monongahela and the late Jofern (Olles) Toth. In addition to her father, she is survived by her daughter, Chantly Cochenour of Clairton; son, Terry (Jessica) Toth of Reno, NV; granddaughter, Alona Felicetty; brothers, Timmy Toth of Elrama, Troy (Colette) Toth of Charleroi, Jake Toth of Monongahela and Jess Toth of Monongahela; also, nieces and nephews. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. Arrangements by the Paul E. Bekavac Funeral Home, Elizabeth. Offer condolences at www.bekavacfuneralhome.com.

 


Joseph Bartolomeo

September 15, 2022 |

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

Joseph Bartolomeo, age 72 of Clairton and Dublin OH, passed away peacefully at his family home, in Clairton, where he resided for the last year, with his wife and son by his side on Friday, September 9, 2022.  Born on February 7, 1950 in McKeesport, he was survived by wife Donna Jean (Alderson) Bartolomeo and his son Todd Bartolomeo.  He was preceded in death by his son Joey Bartolomeo, his parents Carmela and George L. Bartolomeo Sr., and his brother Bob Bartolomeo. His surviving brothers are George L. Bartolomeo Jr. of Blue Springs MO, and John Bartolomeo of NYC. A 1968 graduate of Clairton High School, and a 1972 graduate of I.U.P., where he received bachelor’s degree in education and played football. He graduated from Franklin University in Columbus Ohio with his master’s degree in business.  Joe worked as a manager at Busy Beaver in Monessen, where he won manager of the year, a car and many awards. He was promoted to regional manager at Busy Beaver Home Centers for the state of Ohio. He came home to PA and worked as Vice President for Stanford Home Centers and Magic 97 FM and B94 FM in marketing, public relations, outside sales. He retired from Fairfield Development at their Dublin, Ohio location, as Project Manager and Assistant to the East Coast Regional Manager.

 
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Edward J. Bleil

September 13, 2022 |

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

Edward J. Bleil, age 85, of Elizabeth, passed away on Tuesday, September 13, 2022 at UPMC McKeesport Hospital. He was the retired owner of Bleil Indoor Air in Elizabeth, a U.S. Marine Corps veteran and a member of the Pleasant Hills Masonic Lodge 509. He was also a member of the former Primitive Methodist Church in Buena Vista. Born April 18, 1937 in Clairton, he was a son of the late Edward N. and Sophia (Stanczak) Bleil. He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Gayle (Holliday) Bleil; daughter, Kelly Dziaminski of Elizabeth; sons, Edward "JR" (Donna) Bleil of Elizabeth and Kevin (Karen Slavick) Bleil of Elizabeth Twp.; grandchildren, Nikki (Michael) Lupari, Danielle (Orrie) Rockwell, Natalie Bleil and Grant (Kaylee) Bleil; great-grandchildren, Michael, Nicholas, Danica and Easton; sister, Bernie Jenkins-Hillman of Forward Twp.; also, nieces and nephews. Arrangements are private at the request of the family and being handled by the Paul E. Bekavac Funeral Home, Elizabeth. Offer condolences at www.bekavacfuneralhome.com

 


Russell G. Boal

September 13, 2022 |

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

Russell G. "Rusty" Boal, age 55, of Elizabeth, formerly of Clairton, passed away on Monday, September 12, 2022 at home. He was a maintenance supervisor for CMS Properties in Pittsburgh. He was an assistant softball coach and loved his Harley Davidson motorcycles. Born December 23, 1966 in McKeesport, he was a son of Evelyn A. (Olesky) (Edward) Bendik of Clairton and the late David R. Boal. In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife, Tiffany A. (Scott) Boal; daughters, Elizabeth, Olivia and Sarabeth Boal at home; son, Michael Boal at home; brothers, David (Marsha) Boal of Jefferson Hills and Jeffrey Boal of White Oak; also, nieces and nephews. In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by sister, Denise L. Finnegan, and mother-in-law, Judith Hrvacic Nolder. Friends will be received in the Paul E. Bekavac Funeral Home, 221 North Second Avenue, Elizabeth on Thursday, September 15, 2022 from 4-8 PM. No services are planned. Offer condolences at www.bekavacfuneralhome.com.

 


Clara Mae Janicki

September 11, 2022 |

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

Clara Mae (Hobaugh) Janicki, age 87, of Blaine Hill and formerly of Port Orange, FL, passed away on Saturday, September 10, 2022 at home. She was a member and former deacon assistant at the Elizabeth Baptist Church and a former associate member at the New Hope Baptist Church in Port Orange, FL. She was a member of the choir at both churches, enjoyed gardening and cooking and was famous for her cabbage rolls. Her family and friends often referred to her as a Prayer Warrior. Born January 4, 1935 in McKeesport, she was a daughter of the late Clarence H. and Mary (Kadar) Hobaugh. She is survived by her husband of 67 years, Alfred Janicki; children, Daryl (Cathy) Janicki of Lake Frederick, VA, Debra Bender of Delmont, Mark (Susan) Janicki of Lockhart, TX and Lisa Janicki of Blaine Hill; grandchildren, Eric Janicki, Jason (Olga) Janicki, Nadia (Timothy) Speney, Miranda (Sean) Floor, Chad (Samantha) Bender, Rebecca (Jesse) Janicki, David Janicki and Michelle Janicki; eleven great-grandchildren; brothers, George Hobaugh of Bunola and Allen Hobaugh of Elizabeth; her cat, Graycie; also, nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by brothers, Ralph Hobaugh and Clarence Hobaugh, Jr. Friends will be received in the Paul E. Bekavac Funeral Home, Elizabeth, on Tuesday, September 13, 2022 from 2-4 and 6-8 PM. A funeral service will take place on Wednesday, September 14, 2022 at 10 AM in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Jude Urso officiating. Burial will follow in Round Hill Cemetery, Elizabeth Twp. Offer condolences at www.bekavacfuneralhome.com

 


Mary E. Schreck

September 10, 2022 |

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

Mary E. Schreck, age 86, of Clairton, passed away August 24, 2022 at The Willows At Meadow Branch, Winchester VA.  Daughter of the late Joseph and Elizabeth Schreck and sister of the late Barbara Barrett.  Loving aunt of Roy and his wife Carolyn, and Joe and his wife Linda, great-aunt of Mary, Sean, Brian and Shannon.  Mary was a school nurse for the Clairton School District for 35 years.  She enjoyed being with family and friends, traveling, musicals, crocheting and sewing.  She was a lifetime member of the Pennsylvania State Education Association, National Education Association and AARP Wilson Chapter #1612.  She will be greatly missed by all who knew her.  

 
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