Directing a funeral takes much more than a funeral director. There are members of our staff who work behind the scenes to make sure our funeral homes and funeral services run with unparalleled efficiency. From building maintenance, to hairdressing, to taking flowers to a gravesite ahead of a funeral procession, each member of our staff is very important to us and very important to our conducting a funeral.
A retired director of information services for Materials Research Society, Mike is responsible for the multimedia production of our Memorial Tribute Videos. Highly skilled with computers, Mike has taken a leisure activity of his own and brought these talents to other families in the form of highly personalized tribute videos. Mike resides in Elizabeth Township with his wife Mary Ellen.
April is our hairstylist in the Clairton and Elizabeth locations. Many times, her final touch with the hairdressing ensures the most natural memory of the deceased. She lives in Jefferson Hills with her husband David and two children.
A retired shoemaker at his business in Olympia Shopping Center in Versailles and a retired employee of the Elizabeth Township Street Department, John began working at the funeral home six years ago. He takes care of building maintenance for us; but, more importantly, he keeps us all in good spirits. He lives in Elizabeth Township with his wife Carol.
Upon arrival to Versailles, Lynn was one of the first people that befriended us when Patty took young Dan for his first haircut at their new house. She takes care of the hairdressing in Versailles and lives there with her daughter.
Maria L. Koontz
A 2017 graduate of the Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science and a current Bachelor of Arts candidate at Point Park University, Maria is startings a hopefully long and fruitful career in funeral services with us at Bekavac's. Originally from Elizabethville, PA, she resides currently in Pittsburgh.