Sonja V. Stewart
Sonja V. Stewart, 78, of Forward Township, passed away Monday, Oct. 17, 2016, at Jefferson Hospital. She was the secretary for Barbara Hafer when she served as the state treasurer and auditor general. She was a member of Round Hill Presbyterian Church in Elizabeth Township, and enjoyed cruising, traveling, casinos and going to her family's camp. Born Aug. 31, 1938, in McKeesport, she was a daughter of the late John and Signe (Carlson) Carlson and wife of the late James W. Stewart. She is survived by daughter, Cynthia (Raymond) Driscoll, of Elizabeth Township; son, Jimmy (Nadine) Stewart, of Monongahela; daughter, Karen (Al) Ragan, of Elizabeth Township; 10 grandchildren, Jason, Justin, Josh, Sean, Arron, Dena, Nick, Mike, Jeff and the late baby Jimmy; three great-grandchildren, Bryce, Ryann and Raegan; sister, Elin Mark, of Harrisburg; and brother, Roine Carlson, of Fort Myers, Fla. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by brother, John Carlson. Friends will be received from noon to 4 p.m. and from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2016, in the DANIEL F. BEKAVAC FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY, 4504 Walnut St., Versailles. A funeral service will take place at 10 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 20, 2016, in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Dr. Lowell Meek officiating. Burial will follow in Jefferson Memorial Park, Pleasant Hills. Memorial contributions may be made to Lewy Body Dementia Association, 912 Killian Hill Road S.W., Lilburn, GA 30047. Offer condolences at www.bekavacfuneralhome.com . Arrangements by the PAUL E. BEKAVAC FUNERAL HOME, Elizabeth.
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