Joseph E. Elkowitz, age 78 of Clairton, passed away on Wednesday, June 15, 2022 at Jefferson Hospital. Born June 11, 1944 in Clairton, he was a son of the late Mary and Joseph Elkowitz. Joseph worked as a crane operator for Irvin Works in West Mifflin for 40 years and was an avid outdoorsman who loved to hunt and fish. Joseph was preceded in death by his wife, the late Veronica (Papucic) Elkowitz, who passed away on February 21, 2019. He is survived by his sons Michael (Darlene) Mursch of West Mifflin, Jamie (Sarah) Elkowitz of Jefferson Hills, and Shaun Elkowitz of Clairton; grandchildren Marissa (John) Mursch, Holly, Ally, & Essy Elkowitz, Krista (Ziya) Hajiyev, and Allyn (Darci) Fenwick; great-grandchildren Marley Graham, Jayla and Aydin Hajiyev, and Maylanna and A.J. Fenwick; brother Charles Elkowitz of Confluence; and nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by sisters Joanne, Marjorie, and Mary Anne Elkowitz. Friends will be received at the A.J. Bekavac Funeral Home, Clairton, on Sunday, June 19, 2022 from 2 PM to 6 PM. A funeral service will take place on Monday, June 20, 2022 at 10 AM at the funeral home with Rev. Jude Urso officiating. Burial will follow in Jefferson Memorial Park, Pleasant Hills.
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