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Our Secretaries & Receptionists

Like any professional business will tell you, a good firm cannot run efficiently without a great secretary. Our secretaries do the work that no one sees – the filings, the paperwork, the phone calls, the data entry – that is vital to how we run our businesses.

Mary Ann Barrickman

Mary Ann is our daytime receptionist at the Paul E. Bekavac Funeral Home in Elizabeth. Going on her 17th year with the Bekavac Family, she resides in Jefferson Hills  with her husband Ed.

Patti Bekavac

Patti is Dan Sr.'s wife and Dan Jr.'s mother; but she truly is much more than the boss's wife.  In 2020, Dan and Patti are celebrating their 40th wedding anniversary after being high school sweethearts at Clairton High. She lives in Elizabeth Township with Dan.

Carol Waterloo Frazier

After growing up in Elizabeth Township and working at the former Daily News in McKeesport, Carol began working for the funeral homes in 2016.  She is our full-time secretary – taking care of the logistics associated with our funerals – and resides in Elizabeth Twp. with her husband, Bob.

Bernice McIntosh

A lifetime resident of Clairton, Bernice began working at the funeral homes in 2003. Bernice is one of our part-time secretaries, taking care of administrative work involving our funerals. She still maintains her residence in Clairton.

Janet Ruffing

Janet grew up in Clairton and now lives  in Elizabeth. She is our night time receptionist at our Clairton and Versailles locations and has worked with our funeral homes for eighteen years. Janet is very active in Mt. Vernon Presbyterian Church and its choir.

Billie Tibbitt

Billie works as our secretary at Rudez Granite and Bronze and Jefferson Hills Crematory. She also assists in the evenings at our Elizabeth location as a receptionist. She lives in Greenock.

Helen "Lenny" Krimm


Lenny began working with us in late 2019, but we have been friends since her son and Dan Jr. played little league together in Mt. Vernon Youth Baseball.  We are lucky to have her with us.  She resides in Elizabeth Township.  

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