Margaret M. Sanvito “Margie”

79 of Coraopolis was granted her angel wings on February 2, 2021 unexpectedly while at her home on Hilton Head Island, SC.

Margie was a 1959 graduate of Coraopolis High School and 1964 graduate of Allegheny General Hospital School of Nursing. As a Registered Nurse, she specialized in Obstetrics/Gynecology at Ohio Valley General Hospital and then Surgical nursing at Allegheny General Hospital. She married her high school sweetheart, Anthony J. Sanvito in 1964.

A dedicated wife, mother and grandmother, Margie always put her family first. While raising her young children, she worked tirelessly building a business as co-owner of Central Ambulance Service and Sanvito Funeral Home, alongside her husband. Margie wore many hats and juggled many tasks. Never complaining and never saying ‘no’ to a request, she somehow got everything done.

When she did find a moment to herself, she was a voracious reader often reading multiple books at once. Her other passion was knitting. Family members are blessed to be wrapped in the warmth of her beautiful blankets. Margie also enjoyed baking. From pies to pizza to her famous ‘Margie’s rolls’, she always provided her family with something homemade. Truly a way of sharing her love.

Margie was an active member of St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church, Christian Mothers Association, ISDA, North Forest Beach Homeowners Association and Holy Family Catholic Church Hilton Head.

She was preceded in death by her mother Mary Bachkor Michalisin, stepmother Erma Michalisin, father Nicholas Michalisin and brother, the Reverend Gregory Michalisin. Margie is survived by her loving husband of 56 years, Anthony J. Sanvito; four children, Rosemary (Larry) Romboski, Anthony V. (Michele) Sanvito, Maryann (Bryan) Mikulich, Margaret (Scott) Harkins and five beautiful grandchildren, Alivia Sanvito, Maxwell, Ava & Ryan Harkins, Abigail Mikulich; and her brother Nicholas (Bonnie) Michalisin; along with several nieces and nephews.

Friends will be welcomed in the Sanvito Funeral Home, 1316 4th Ave., Coraopolis, on Sunday, February 14 from 1pm-4pm. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Joseph Church on Monday at 11am with Fr. Michael Caridi. Everyone please meet at the church.
Private Interment at Resurrection Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Margaret’s name to the Felician Sisters, 1500 Woodcrest Avenue, Coraopolis PA 15108. 

Paul E. Bekavac

age 74, of Gibsonia and Key West, FL, and formerly of Clairton, passed away on Thursday, February 4, 2021 at home. He was a retired funeral director and owner of the Paul E. Bekavac Funeral Home in Elizabeth. He attended the University of Notre Dame until his father’s untimely death in 1965, and furthered his education at Duquesne University and the Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science. Upon his retirement in 2004, he relocated to Key West to follow his life long love of fishing. Born March 1, 1946 in Pittsburgh, he was a son of the late Anthony J. and Elvira Y. “Patty” (Yavor) Bekavac. He is survived by his partner and best friend, Teri Dulac of Gibsonia; daughter, Heather (Michael) Lutz of Pleasant Hills; sons, Tony (Rachel) Bekavac of Pleasant Hills and Paul E. Bekavac, Jr. of New York, NY; grandchildren, Cole, Preston and Ava Lutz and Anthony & Andre Bekavac; sister, Nancy Y. Bekavac of Washington, DC; brother, Daniel F. (Patti) Bekavac of Elizabeth Twp.; nephew, Daniel F. (Tara Jayant) Bekavac, Jr. of South Park; niece, Chloe (Jason) Fox of Damascus, MD; also, great-nephews and cousins. Friends will be received in the Paul E. Bekavac Funeral Home, Elizabeth, on Monday, February 8, 2021 from 1-4 and 6-8 PM. In order to comply with Covid-19 restrictions, guests are required to wear masks and follow CDC social distancing guidelines. Although we are thankful and appreciative of all who will come, we ask for these services, with the pandemic and our need to take care of our own family, that visitors limit themselves to a reasonable time. Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday, February 9, 2021 at 10 AM in St. Joachim & Anne Parish, St. Michael Church with Rev. Thomas A. Wagner officiating. EVERYONE PLEASE MEET AT THE CHURCH. Burial to follow in Round Hill Cemetery, Elizabeth Twp. Memorial contributions may be made in Paul’s name to Gateway Rehabilitation, 100 Moffett Run Road, Aliquippa, PA 15001.