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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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Mary Louise Holliday

September 14, 2019 |

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

God has called another angel home. Mary Louise (Pysz) Holliday, age 79, of Elizabeth Twp., passed away on Friday, September 13, 2019 at ManorCare Health Services in Whitehall. She was a retired self-employed Home Interior’s accessory specialist, a member of St. Michael Parish in Elizabeth Township and a former member of Ascension of Our Lord Byzantine Catholic Church in Clairton. She and her husband Mitchell were members of the musical group, THE HOLLIDAYS, and were also owners of their own farm raising beef cattle, chickens, horses and crops.

 
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Eugene J. Scarlato

September 12, 2019 |

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

Eugene J. Scarlato, age 90 of Clairton, passed away at home on Wednesday, September 11, 2019.  Born May 2, 1929 in Clairton, he was the son of the late Rocco and Elizabeth (Desiderio) Scarlato.  A US Army Veteran, Eugene was a longtime barber in Clairton.

 
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Ginger Allene Dunmire

September 10, 2019 |

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

Ginger Allene Dunmire, age 52, formerly of Glassport, passed away peacefully at her home in Rostraver on Monday, September 9, 2019. Ginger was a graduate of California University of Pennsylvania and went on to a career in pharmaceutical sales. Her intelligence and dedication to hard work enabled her to become very successful at her chosen profession. She will be remembered for her kind heart, love of animals, and her beautiful smile. 

 
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Fay L. LaFrankie

September 09, 2019 |

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

Fay L. (Dequenne) LaFrankie, age 84, of Forward Twp., formerly of Clairton, passed away on Saturday, September 7, 2019 at home. She was a former member of St. Michael Parish and its Christian Mothers, a former volunteer assisting handicapped children in White Oak, and a fan of stock car racing. 

 
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Victoria A. "Vickie" Tomco

September 07, 2019 |

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

Victoria A. "Vickie" Tomco, age 64 of White Oak, passed away on Friday, September 6, 2019 in UPMC East Hospital, Monroeville.  Born May 14, 1955 in McKeesport, she was a daughter of the late Bernard and Marie (Bishop) Daczkowski.  A medical assistant with Dr. Richard Rudman in Monroeville, Victoria was an active member of Corpus Christi Parish in McKeesport, formerly serving as a marriage counselor, secretary, and in the Rosary Society.  Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her son Curt Tomco, Sr..  She is survived by her loving husband of 42 years William Tomco; her daughter Tabitha (Scott) Schempp of Munhall; her daughter-in-law Susan Tomco of Charlotte, NC; her grandchildren Curt, Jr., Kyle, and Carl Tomco, Mason Thompson-Lowe, and Morgan and Jordan Schempp; her siblings Debbie (Scott) Campbell of Forward Twp., David Daczkowski of Elizabeth Twp., and Robin (Don) Super of Cortland, OH; nieces and nephews; and her great-niece Millie.

 
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Sergio Lazzaris

September 04, 2019 |

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

Sergio Lazzaris, age 84 of Jefferson Hills, passed away peacefully in the presence of his family at home on Tuesday, September 3, 2019.  A dedicated and loving husband, father, grandfather, brother and uncle, he was born October 14, 1934 in Northern Italy (Vallada, Agordina), the son of the late Libro and Henrietta (Fiocco) Lazzaris.  A skilled mason and member of the Union #9 Bricklayers, Sergio was a US Army Veteran and a member of the American Legion Daniel Keffer Post #75 in Clairton.  He is survived by his devoted and loving wife of 59 years, Elena (Marraccini) Lazzaris; his sons Dino Lazzaris of Clairton and Bruno (Diane) Lazzaris of Elizabeth Twp.; his grandchildren Vincent and Julia Lazzaris; his brother George (Franca) Lazzaris of Horsehead, NY; and his nieces and nephews.  Sergio loved sharing a meal with family and friends, fine woodworking and craftsmanship, hunting with his sons and grandchildren, and playing the accordion in the company of good friends. 

 
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Nancy Jean "Jeannie" Basach

September 03, 2019 |

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

Nancy Jean "Jeannie" Basach, age 78 and formerly of Large, passed away on Tuesday, September 3, 2019 at HCR ManorCare Whitehall.  Born September 11, 1940 in Homestead, she was a daughter of the late Steven and Helen (Jerry) Fedor.  The former owner/operator of Nancy's Hair Fashions in Brentwood, Nancy was preceded in death by her husband John Basach, who passed away December 14, 1989, and her sisters Helen Hershberger and Barbara Stocker.  She is survived by her siblings Stephen (Kim) Fedor of West Mifflin, Betty Lou (Michael) Cloonan in West Mifflin, and Joseph "Bobby" (Annette) Fedor of Munhall; many nieces and nephews; and her dear friend Joan Foster.  

 
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Helen Uhrin

August 31, 2019 |

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

Helen Uhrin passed away peacefully on August 29, 2019 at the age of 91 in North Huntingdon.  Born in McKeesport, March 25, 1928, she was the daughter of Phillip and Mary (Lacey) Riley.  She was a lifelong resident of the McKeesport area, spent many years in Versailles Borough, and co-owned Eddie’s TV with her late husband, Ed, who passed away May 31, 2006. She enjoyed spending time with family and many friends and living life according to one of her favorite saying: “If you’re not fun, don’t come.”

 
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Keri Ann Burd

August 27, 2019 |

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

Keri Ann Prihode Burd, age 54, of Finleyville, passed away on Monday, August 26, 2019 at Jefferson Hospital. She was a former administrative assistant for Peoples Gas. Born December 7, 1964 in McKeesport, she was a daughter of Lois (Hill) Kocher and the late Herb Prihode. She is survived by her parents, Charles and Lois Kocher of Elizabeth Twp., and step-siblings. No visitation or services are planned. Arrangements by the Paul E. Bekavac Funeral Home, Elizabeth. Offer condolences at www.bekavacfuneralhome.com.