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Wade John Boyd

December 30, 2020 |

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

Wade John Boyd, age 54, of Donora, passed away on Wednesday, December 23, 2020 at home. He was a union brick layer. Born June 4, 1966 in McKeesport, he was a son of the late Wade A. and Joanne (Lukach) Boyd Cochran. He is survived by his children, Sgt. Cullen Boyd in the U.S. Army and Gabrielle Boyd of North Versailles; stepdaughter, Brittney DiPerna of Texas; grandchildren, Parker Boyd of Texas, and Javier and Luca Paredes of Illinois; former wife, Cynthia Boyd of North Versailles; stepfather, George D. Cochran of Coal Center; stepbrothers, David Cochran of Lincoln Borough and Todd Cochran of Coal Center; stepsisters, Diane Hyde of Ruffsdale and Doreen Ahlin of Mt. Pleasant; also, nieces, nephews and cousins. There is no visitation. There will be a private funeral service at Round Hill Cemetery. Arrangements by the Paul E. Bekavac Funeral Home, Elizabeth. Offer condolences at www.bekavacfuneralhome.com.

 


Frances Lofstrom

December 29, 2020 |

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

Frances Lofstrom, age 92 of Clairton, passed away on Monday, December 28, 2020 in Jefferson Hospital.  Born June 20, 1928 in McKeesport, she was a daughter of the late Michael and Josephine (Triglia) Ripepi and wife of the late Ernest "Dutch" Lofstrom.  A retired supervisor of Bell Telephone, Frances was a member of Triumph of the Holy Cross Parish, St. Clare of Assisi Church and the Sons of Columbus Santa Maria Council #3.  In her spare time, she enjoyed traveling, spending time with her family, working in her yard, and tending to her flower garden and tomato plants.  Frances is survived by her siblings Dominic (Josephine) Ripepi of Clairton, Pat Ripepi of Jefferson Hills, and Toni Rothacker of Clairton; many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, nieces, and nephews.  Besides her parents and husband, Frances was preceded in death by her sister Marie DeSimone.

 
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Ronald Claude Mortle

December 28, 2020 |

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

Ronald Claude Mortle, age 79 of Clairton, passed away on Sunday, December 27, 2020 in Jefferson Hospital.  Born August 30, 1941 in Frank, PA, he was a son of the late Samuel Mortle and Bertha (Ulbrich) Lowers.  A retired Administrative Sergeant for the US Army and Veteran of the Vietnam War, Ronald was a member of the Order of Demolay in McKeesport, the King Solomon Lodge Masonic Order in Stuttgart, Germany, the Junior Order of Mechanics, a senior trustee of the Floreffe Volunteer Fire Department, a life member of the Disabled American Veterans, the VFW #712 of Pleasant Hills, the American Legion Daniel Keffer Post  #75 of Clairton, the German Hunters Association in Heidelberg, Germany, and the Clairton Lions Club.  He is survived by his wife Virginia (Haskell) Mortle; his daughters Tara Leigh (Thomas) Clark of Penn Hills and Tiffany Anne Ferry of Penn Hills; his grandchildren Joseph Eric Mortle, Amanda Leigh Faske, Nathan Michael, Jayson David, Spencer, Tylan, Niki Shay, and Aidan Mortle, Meagan and Julia Clark, and Addison Michele Mortle; his great-grandchildren Angelo Thomas Mortle and Autumn, Branden, Logan, and Landon Faske; his sister Carol E. (the late Geno) Gergley of Clairton; and many nieces and nephews.  Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his son Eric V. Mortle, his brothers Wayne and Glenn S. Mortle, and his stepfather who raised him Claude D. Lowers.  

 
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Audrey Mae Waterloo

December 27, 2020 |

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

Audrey Mae (Betler) Waterloo, age 91, of Elizabeth Twp., passed away on Saturday, December 26, 2020 in Grandview Estates. She retired from the business office of The Daily News in McKeesport and also worked at Hiller Tire Center in Dravosburg. She was a member of Mount Vernon Community Presbyterian Church in Elizabeth Twp., enjoyed taking care of her flowers and plants, working in her yard, boating and camping. Audrey would do anything to help others. Born August 31, 1929 in New Kensington, she was a daughter of the late Russell Betler Sr. and Carolyn (Camp) Betler and wife of the late Patrick W. Waterloo.

 
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Linda J. Salim

December 26, 2020 |

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

Linda J. (Caruthers) Salim, age 60, of Elizabeth Twp., passed away on Thursday, December 24, 2020 in Jefferson Hospital. She was a teller at First National Bank in West Mifflin and a member of the Elizabeth Baptist Church. Born January 20, 1960 in Elizabeth Twp., she was a daughter of the late Ardith (McWhirter) Bates. She is survived by her husband of 38 years, Louis “Jim” Salim; daughters, Melanie Glowacki of Scottdale and Natalie (Andrew) Gregg of Mt. Pleasant; son, Matthew (Kristen) Salim of Nottingham Twp.; grandchildren, Joshua and Austin Glowacki; also, nieces, nephews and cousins.

 
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Ronald D. Mallozzi

December 26, 2020 |

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

Ronald D. Mallozzi, age 78 of Clairton, passed away peacefully at home on Thursday, December 24, 2020.  Born November 14, 1942 in McKeesport, he is the son of Louise (Cola) Mallozzi of Clairton and the late Dominick Mallozzi, Jr.  A graduate of Penn State University, Ronald retired as an engineer at Bettis National Labs, West Mifflin, and was a member of Triumph of the Holy Cross Parish, St. Clare of Assisi Church, Clairton.  Besides his mother, he is survived by his sister Nancy (Larry) Toth of Elizabeth Twp., nephew Michael (Renee) Toth, great-nephews Alex and Joey Toth, and many cousins.  Besides his father, he was preceded in death by his sister Phyllis (Mallozzi) Petros.  

 
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David W. Todd

December 24, 2020 |

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

David W. Todd, age 69, of Pleasant Hills, passed away on Wednesday, December 23, 2020 at Jefferson Hospital. He was a retired supervisor for Port Authority in Bethel Park. He enjoyed building and collecting model trains and spending time doing yard work. He loved spending time with family, especially his daughter and grandchildren. Born October 9, 1951 in Pittsburgh, he was a son of the late David O. and Ruth E. (Gerst) Todd. He is survived by wife of 46 years, Sandra K. Todd; daughter, Jody Todd (Daniel Tulisiak) Kosko of Bethel Park; grandchildren, Sydney and Luke Kosko; sister, MaryBeth (James) O'Brien of Brentwood; also, nieces, nephews and cousins.

 
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Harry J. Williams

December 22, 2020 |

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

Harry J. "Joe" Williams, age 75, of Washington, passed away on Monday, December 21, 2020 at Washington Hospital. He retired after 38 years as a laborer for West Elizabeth Lumber Co. He was a member of the Washington Council for the Blind and the Washington Lions Club, and he enjoyed hunting. Born December 16, 1945 in McKeesport, he was a son of the late Joseph and Mary Jane (Bickerton) Williams. He is survived by his wife of 32 years, Wanda J. (Wall) Williams; stepdaughter, Debbie (Dan) Fine of New Eagle; step-grandchildren, Ryan Fine of New York City and Amber (Collin) Maxwell of Monongahela; step-great-grandchild, Addie Maxwell; sisters, Margaret Campbell of Rostraver, Betty Jane (Donald) Coltogirone of North Huntingdon and Mary Ellen Sulesky of North Huntingdon; brother, Gary (Margaret) Williams of West Elizabeth; sister-in-law, Sherryl Wall of Roscoe; also, nieces and nephews.

 
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Janet Territ

December 22, 2020 |

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

Janet L. Territ, age 87, passed away Saturday, December 19, 2020. Born in Forward Township, she was the only child of Bruna and Eugene Grilli. She was a member of St. Isaac Jogues Roman Catholic Church in Elrama and a former member of St. Michael Parish. She was a retired medical secretary for Drs. King & Davides in McKeesport and a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of American Legion. She married James E. Territ and together they raised four children. She was an ardent gardener with a green thumb for growing irises, and a lover of ballroom dancing. Predeceased by her husband James, Janet is survived by her children, Sharon (Randy), Thomas (Alison), Ronald, Debra (Timothy); grandchildren, Matthew (Kjirsten), Brian, Lauren, Benjamin; great-grandson, Lincoln; and numerous nieces and nephews.

 
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Linda G. Conaway

December 21, 2020 |

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

Linda G. (White) Conaway, age 76, of Fayette City, formerly of Elrama and Elizabeth, passed away on Sunday, December 20, 2020 in Westmoreland Hospital. She was a member of Community of Christ Church in Fayette City and was a former secretary at Howard Hannah in Shadyside and Baw Plastics in Jefferson Hills. She enjoyed working with children and was a former nursery director at Round Hill Presbyterian Church. Born January 2, 1944 in Monongahela, she was a daughter of the late George and Vera (Dowler) White and wife of the late Donald "Chink" Conaway. She is survived by daughter, Gail R. (Robert) Zontek of Fayette City; grandsons, Zachary Ferrence of Belle Vernon and Jeremy (Juliana Macey) Ferrence of Fayette City; sister, Lola (Carl) Boja of Ohio; brother, Thomas (Mary) White of South Carolina; also, nieces and nephews.

 
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Edward W. Lenhart

December 21, 2020 |

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

Edward W. Lenhart, age 82, of Finleyville, passed away on Monday, December 21, 2020 at home. He was a retired industrial instrumentation technician for U.S. Steel in Clairton. He attended Westmoreland County Community College and Career Development classes, and enjoyed building and repairing computers. Born January 11, 1938 in Bitner, he was a son of the late Clark Lawrence and Clara Mae (Shultz) Lenhart. He is survived by his partner, Marla S. Wilkinson; daughter, Yvonne N. Lenhart of Canonsburg; stepdaughters, June Sines of Burgettstown and Elesha Cillo of Clairton; stepsons, Joshua (Sara) Cillo of Pittsburgh and Nathan (Emily) Cillo of Pittsburgh; eight step-grandchildren; also, nieces and nephews.

 
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Janet Ann Moresea

December 21, 2020 |

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

Janet Ann (McKown) Moresea, age 85, of Blaine Hill, passed away on Saturday, December 19, 2020 at home. She enjoyed bowling, bingo, and taking tour bus trips to Atlantic City and Lancaster. Born November 20, 1935 in Elizabeth Twp., she was a daughter of the late Kirk and Martha Elizabeth (Bruce) McKown. She is survived by her husband of 53 years, George L.  Moresea: son, Michael L. (Tammi) Moresea of Beaver Falls; and grandsons, Jacob D. and Michael L. Moresea.

 
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George E. Shawl

December 20, 2020 |

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

George E. Shawl, age 83, of Jefferson Hills, passed away on Sunday, December 20, 2020 at home. He was a retired steelworker for U.S. Steel Clairton Works. He loved to garden and go deer hunting at his log cabin in Bedford County. He was well-known for singing with his sister Beckie the song, "There Was A Little Mouse Who Lived on A Hill." Born October 21, 1937 in McKeesport, he was a son of the late George M. and Annabelle (Wilson) Shawl and husband of the late Dorothy "D.J." Shawl. He is survived by children, Jayne Ann Fowler of Finleyville, Jim (Kim) Shawl of Lower Speers, Janis (Dan Salaj) Salka of Finleyville, Nancy (the late Jeffrey) Fetchen of Bunola and George M. (Beth) Shawl of Everett; grandchildren, Jason, Justin, Jarrod, James, Julie, George, Jordan and Dakota; 14 great-grandchildren; sisters, Beckie Pavlick of Baldwin and Martha (Ken) Beachy of Jefferson Hills; also, nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by grandson, Steven, and sister, Emma Kay Henline. Visitation is private. Memorial contributions may be made to Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC, 4401 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15224. Arrangements by the Paul E. Bekavac Funeral Home, Elizabeth. Offer condolences at www.bekavacfuneralhome.com.

 


Duane Ellsworth Kennedy

December 18, 2020 |

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

Duane Ellsworth Kennedy, age 85, of Rostraver Twp, passed away on Thursday, December 17, 2020 at Jefferson Hospital. He was a retired auditor for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania with the governor's office and also worked for H&R Block for 15 years. An Army veteran of the Cold War era, he was a member of St. Michael Parish in Elizabeth Twp. where he was a Eucharistic minister.

He studied accounting at Robert Morris University and was a graduate of the School of International and Public Affairs at the University of Pittsburgh.

Born June 5, 1935 in Broughton, he was a son of the late George and Alma (Englert) Kennedy and husband of the late Louise (Bartrug) Kennedy.

 
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Sondra Fine

December 18, 2020 |

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

Sondra (Tuttle) Fine, age 80, of Forward Twp., passed away on Thursday, December 17, 2020 at Jefferson Hospital. She retired as an instruction aide at William Penn Elementary School in the Elizabeth Forward School District. She was a member of Pine Run United Methodist Church in Wilson and a member of the Clairton Veterans Club.

Born October 25, 1940 in McKeesport, she was a daughter of the late Walter and Emma (Hindman) Tuttle and wife of the late Robert L. "Bobby" Fine. She is survived by children, Roberta "Bobbi" (John) Cheplic of Forward Twp., Daniel "Dan" (Debbie) Fine of New Eagle and Terry (Linda) Fine of North Huntingdon; grandchildren, Ryan Fine, Nicole (Collin) Fine Maxwell, Freddy Whetsell, Toni Whetsell and Jack Whetsell; sisters, Jackie Kerr of Clairton and Donna Buzalka of New Eagle; also, nieces and nephews.

 
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