Earl M. Stidard Jr., age 68, of Forward Twp., passed away on Wednesday, April 10, 2019 at Jefferson Hospital. He was a retired maintenance worker for the Elizabeth Forward School District and loved spending time with his children and grandchildren. Born February 17, 1951 in Forward Twp., he was a son of the late Capt. Earl M. Stidard Sr. and the late Harriet (Martin) Stidard. He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Linda (Kozemchak) Stidard; children, Earl M. (Becki) Stidard III of Elizabeth and Lora (Scott Peterman) Safran of Pleasant Hills; grandchildren, Ethan, Lilly, Eli and Aleksa; sister, Leah (Eugene) Palmer of Clairton; also, nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by siblings, Sylvia, Gerald and Harriet. Friends will be received in the Paul E. Bekavac Funeral Home, 221 North Second Avenue, Elizabeth on Saturday, April 13, 2019 from 1 PM until the time of service at 3:30 PM with Pastor James Crosby officiating. Offer condolences at www.bekavacfuneralhome.com.
Originally published April 11, 2019.