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Leon W. Barclay

March 24, 2016 |

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

Leon W. Barclay, 89, of Elizabeth, passed away in his home on Monday, March 21, 2016. He was a retired bricklayer for Bricklayers Local #9, member of Elizabeth Loyal Order of Moose and Army veteran of World War II. Born February 24, 1927 in McKees Rocks, he was a son of the late William and Emily (Ferraton) Barclay and husband of the late Elizabeth "Lib" (Beattie) Barclay.

 
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Patricia Ann Ceryak

March 24, 2016 |

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

Patricia Ann (Cline) Ceryak, age 50 of Clairton and formerly of Plum Borough, passed away at home on Tuesday, March 22, 2016.  Born July 25, 1965 in Natrona Heights, she is a daughter of Alyce (William) Balentine Godfrey of New Brighton.  A former manager at the Busy Beaver in West Mifflin, Patricia was a member of both Pine Run United Methodist Church in Clairton and the Clairton Volunteer Fire Department's Ladies Auxiliary.

 
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Leslie Ross Tuttle

March 16, 2016 |

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

Leslie Ross Tuttle, age 80 of Clairton, passed away on Wednesday, March 16, 2016 in Mountainview Specialty Care Center in Greensburg.  Born July 18, 1935 in McKeesport, he was a son of the late Leslie and Edna (Paron) Tuttle.  

 
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Rita M. (Piovesan) Gdovic

March 14, 2016 |

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

Rita M. (Piovesan) Gdovic, 70, of Port Vue, passed away on Sunday, March 13, 2016 in Monongahela Valley Hospital. She was a retired office clerk for the former G.C. Murphy Company in McKeesport and member of St. Mark's Parish in Port Vue. 

 
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John F. Klingensmith, Jr.

March 13, 2016 |

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

John F. Klingensmith, Jr., age 83 of Greenock, passed away at home on Sunday, March 13, 2016.  Born July 16, 1932 in McKeesport, he was a son of the late John F. Klingensmith, Sr., and Elsie "Daisy" (Thomas) Klingensmith.  The owner of Klingensmith Insurance Company (founded in 1965) and the John Klingensmith Real Estate Agency, both of Versailles, John was a member of Faith Lutheran Church in White Oak and a US Army Veteran of the Korean War.

 
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Dorothy M. (Fike) Ferrence

March 09, 2016 |

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

Dorothy Millicent (Fike) Ferrence, 88 of Clairton, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, March 8, 2016.  She was born on June 4, 1927 in Friendsville, MD to the late Clyde and Mary (Bowser) Fike.  Dorothy was preceded in death by her husband John S. Ferrence, a sister Luanna Tostin, and a brother Robert G. Fike.  As the head of the family, she was appreciative of all the blessings in her life and was especially proud of her children and their offspring. 

 
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William Clair Faust, Sr.

March 07, 2016 |

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

William Clair Faust, Sr., age 69, of McKeesport, passed away at home on March 2, 2016.  Born January 1, 1947 in McKeesport, he was a son of the late Clare (Benjamin) Faust. 

 
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Jacqueline M. Lettieri

March 03, 2016 |

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

Jacqueline M. Lettieri, age 68, of Elizabeth Twp., passed away Wednesday, March 2, 2016.  Daughter of the late Dexter and Rose Armstrong, she was born in McKeesport on May 18, 1947.  She was a caring and loving wife, mother and grammy.

 
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Adolph Garcia

March 02, 2016 |

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

Adolph Garcia, 91, of White Oak, formerly of Elizabeth Township, passed away on Wednesday, March 2, 2016 in Jefferson Hospital. He was a retired steelworker with U.S. Steel, Homestead and an Army veteran of World War II and bronze star recipient.

 
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Andrew Grese

March 02, 2016 |

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

Andrew Grese, 89, of Elizabeth, formerly of Clairton, passed away on Tuesday, March 1, 2016 in Jefferson Hospital. He was retired, after 42 years of service, as a steelworker for U.S. Steel, Clairton Works, beginning there in 1944.

 
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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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