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Helen Markovitch

Helen Markovitch, 91, of Charleroi, passed away peacefully on Thursday, January 5, 2012, in Nevaeh Cove Personal Care Home. A daughter of the late Pete and Mary Ostoffie Leavor, she was born March 4, 1920, in Vestaburg. Mrs. Markovitch was a member of Mary, Mother of the Church, the Confraternity of Christian Mothers, the Bereavement Committee, and the Catholic Daughters of America. She was a former employee of G.C. Murphy in Charleroi and also worked in the tube mill at the McKeesport plant of U.S. Steel. She was the treasurer for the Charleroi Area Senior Center and also volunteered with Meals-on-Wheels. Mrs. Markovitch is survived by two sons; Joseph Markovitch Jr. and wife, Charlotte, of Clearfield, and Edward Markovitch and wife, Marge, of Avenel, NJ; a daughter, Grace Shrum and husband, Ronald, of Rahway, NJ; seven grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren; one great-great-granddaughter; and a sister, Julia Carcella, of Charleroi. She is preceded in death by her husband, Joseph Markovitch Sr., on May 22, 1976; grandsons, Gerald Markovitch and Ronald Shrum; brothers, John, Steve, Mike, and Frank Leavor; and sisters, Anna Hutoff and Dorothy Ellin. Family and friends will be received Friday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. in the Melenyzer-DuBarr Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Inc., 825 Fallowfield Avenue, Charleroi, where prayers will be recited on Saturday, Jan. 7, 2012, at 9:30 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in Mary, Mother of the Church with Rev. Gerald S. Mikonis officiating. Interment will follow in Belle Vernon Cemetery.


Shirley and Family, Many many hugs on the loss of your beloved Gram....We will miss seeing her in church...but take comfort in the fact that she is seeing all of us now and always. Peace

Connie and John Jan 6 2012 12:00 AM

Dear Joe, Charlotte, Mary and Bob, Dave and family, Shirley and Larry: Our sincere condolences on the loss of your mother and grandmother. May God grant you peace during this time of great sorrow. Our thoughts and prayers are with you always.

Angie and Ron Heck Jan 5 2012 12:00 AM