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Catherine M. (Surace) Hadad

March 01, 2016 |

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

Catherine M. Hadad, age 73 of McKeesport, passed away on Monday, February 29, 2016 in Forbes Hospital in Monroeville.  Born October 21, 1942 in McKeesport, she was a daughter of the late Dominic and Teresa (Mangeno) Surace.  

 
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John Gallo

March 01, 2016 |

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

John Gallo, 85, of Palmyra, formerly of Clairton, passed away on Monday, February 29, 2016 in Bob Fryer & Family Inpatient Center in Mount Joy. He was retired as a houseparent from Milton Hershey School, a member of Holy Spirit Church in Palmyra and an Army veteran.

 
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Diane E. "Doe Doe" (Runion) McKivitz

February 26, 2016 |

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

Diane E. "Doe Doe" (Runion) McKivitz, age 65 of Clairton, passed away on Thursday, February 25, 2016 in Jefferson Hospital.  Born July 3, 1950 in Waynesburg, she was the daughter of the late George B. and Elaine Beatrice (Hughes) Runion. 

 
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Alice Phillips

February 26, 2016 |

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

Alice (Metzler) Phillips, age 74 of Little River, SC  and formerly of White Oak, passed away suddenly and peacefully at home on Thursday, February 25, 2016 with her loving husband Ed Phillips by her side.  Born May 4, 1941 in West Mifflin, she was a daughter of the late Alice Mae (Hallas) and Charles Metzler and enjoyed riding and traveling with her husband on their Harley's. 

 
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Nomikos "Mickey" D. Patellis

February 23, 2016 |

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

Nomikos "Mickey" D. Patellis, 85, formerly of Blaine Hill, passed away on Sunday, February 21, 2016 in Jefferson Hospital. Retired, after 46 years of service, as a chemical lab technician for U.S. Steel, Clairton Works, he was a member of St. Anthony Greek Orthodox Church in Clairton, a 50 year member of Stephen Bayard Lodge #526 in Elizabeth and Air Force veteran of the Korean War.

 
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Gerda Kvasnak

February 21, 2016 |

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

Gerda (Schwarz) Kvasnak, 81, of Elizabeth, passed away on Saturday, February 20, 2016 in Mt. Vernon of Elizabeth. She was a former saleswoman at Elizabeth Milling, a member of Ascension of Our Lord Byzantine Catholic Church in Clairton and the S.N.P.J. Club in Herminie.

 
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Helen J. Medved

February 19, 2016 |

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

Helen J. Medved, age 89 of Clairton, passed away on Thursday, February 18, 2016 in John J. Kane Regional Center in McKeesport.  Born July 18, 1926 in Clairton, she was a daughter of the late Michael and Elizabeth (Carr) Chaputa.

 
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Frank C. Chovan

February 18, 2016 |

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

Frank C. Chovan, age 97, of Lincoln Boro, passed away on Thursday, February 18, 2016 in Mt. Vernon of Elizabeth. He was a retired steelworker with U.S. Steel, Clairton Works and member of St. Michael Parish in Elizabeth Township and East Monongahela Sportsmen's Club.

 
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Walter C. Slonaker, Jr.

February 18, 2016 |

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

Walter C. Slonaker, Jr., age 88, of Jefferson Hills, passed away on Wednesday, February 17, 2016 in HCR ManorCare, Whitehall. He was a retired milkman for Schneider's Dairy in Brentwood, member of Olivet United Presbyterian Church of West Elizabeth and Navy veteran of World War II. 

 
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Sara "Betty" Barella

February 09, 2016 |

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

Sara "Betty" Barella, age 87, of Clairton, passed away on Thursday, February 4, 2016.   Born July 5, 1928 in Clairton, she was a daughter of the late Carl and Carolyn (Anderson) Bloomberg and wife of the late William Barella, who passed away June 3, 1993.

 
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Oleda E. (Werner) Shoemaker

February 08, 2016 |

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

Oleda E. (Werner) Shoemaker, 86, of Elizabeth Township, passed awsay on Sunday, February 7, 2016 in her home. She was a member of Salem Baptist Church in Belle Vernon. Born August 10, 1929 in Elizabeth Township, she was a daughter of the late William and Grace (Gephart) Werner and wife of the late William "Pinky" Shoemaker, who passed away May 24, 2000. 

 
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Caroline V. Bernardo

February 08, 2016 |

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

Caroline V. (Opatkiewicz) Bernardo, 81 of Jefferson Hills, passed away in her home on Sunday, February 7, 2016. She was born on September 16, 1934 in Donora, to the late Alex and Rose (Kurtz) Opatkiewicz.

 
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Margaret "Margie" B. Mathers

February 07, 2016 |

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

Margaret "Margie" B. Mathers, 75, of South Union, formerly of Finleyville, passed away on Sunday, February 7, 2016 in Mt. Macrina Manor in Uniontown. Retired, after 42 years of service, as a secretary with the Uniontown Police Department, she was a member of James Chapel United Methodist Church in Finleyville.

 
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Jason Michael Graham

February 05, 2016 |

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

Jason Michael Graham, infant son of Mark and Deborah (King) Graham of West Mifflin, passed away on Tuesday, February 2, 2016 at West Penn Hospital. In addition to his parents

 
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Bruce Albert Stevens

February 02, 2016 |

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

Bruce Albert Stevens, age 73 of West Newton, passed away at home on Sunday, January 31, 2016.  Born August 12, 1942 in West Elizabeth, he was the son of Shirley Alberta (Strange) Stevens of West Newton and the late Albert Matthew Stevens.

 
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