The Herald, Sharon, Pa.

Obituaries

June 27, 2013

Beatrice ‘Bea’ Lucille Takash Tallarico

Arts advocate Beatrice reunited with her Dante

---- — BETHLEHEM, Pa. -- Beatrice “Bea” Lucille Tallarico of Bethlehem rejoined her recently deceased and beloved husband Jerry, the morning of Tuesday, June 25, 2013. Together they are traveling again.

Born in Farrell in 1926 to Joseph and Grace Marsh Takash, Mrs. Tallarico went on to graduate from Farrell High School and enjoy an incredibly full life.

From her early acquisition of the local Whiteface Dairy – where she created the “Cuddle Cup Sundae” – through a turn as a window dresser for the former Sharon Store, Bea established a life in motion.

Married to Jerry Tallarico in 1951, the couple began raising four children in the middle of close extended families and dear friends. Bea’s joyful spirit was signified by her love of the beauty she saw in the details of everyday life. She had a knack for making things artful by touching them lightly to bring out their best.

A dreamer and visionary, Mrs. Tallarico had the strength to try bringing her ideas to reality. Part of every trial and triumph, her children still shake their heads in smiling awe.

Always indulging her hobbies of piano and painting, Bea chose to be a loving career mother and wife while she supported and participated in the arts. Mrs. Tallarico was a founding member of the (Shenango) Valley Arts Guild in the 1970s and within that organization was a catalyst for the first Buhl Day celebration. During that period, she conceived, designed and proposed a self-sustaining “Village in the Park” project for the former Farrell City Park location. Incorporating green technologies and intended to be a permanent, visitor-friendly society of arts and crafts installation with resident artists, the effort was evidence of her core belief that art strengthened community.

With her friend Shirley Callis Stone, Bea wrote and published “The Weeuns,” a short series of illustrated children’s books that led to an authoring module that she and Shirley took to students in elementary schools in several states.

An artist with needle and thread, Mrs. Tallarico maintained a successful home business designing and crafting bridal gowns and headpieces. Her children fondly remember sitting around the dining room table with her, threading beads and sequins she would weave into her creations.

Bea’s current effort was trying to keep up with demand for the hand-crafted boxes she created for her son’s chocolate business in Bethlehem.

For many years, Bea was blessed to share her love of travel with Jerry. Together, they explored the U.S. and Europe and had innumerable adventures – often being drawn into lasting friendships with strangers who couldn’t resist the couple’s love for each other and Bea’s whimsical perception.

Mrs. Tallarico was preceded in death by a brother, Joseph; and three sisters, Dolores Takash, Dorothy Costello and Elaine Bell.

She is survived by her four children, Sean, Lisa, Mark and Brian and their spouses; and seven grandchildren.

Condolences and happy memories may be shared with family at 526 Westover Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15228. Those wishing to offer a monetary memorial are asked to please support the arts.

A private service in Bethlehem will be followed by a celebration of life for Bea and Jerry this summer.

1
Text Only
Obituaries
  • Bernice ‘Bernie’ Grace Riddle Badger obit photo Bernice ‘Bernie’ Grace Riddle Badger

    Bernice “Bernie” Grace Riddle Badger of Mercer, formerly of Grove City, passed gracefully into eternal peace at 11:40 p.m. Wednesday, April 23, 2014, surrounded by her loving family after being diagnosed with liver cancer on March 30, 2014. She was 82.

    April 24, 2014 1 Photo

  • Teresa Ann Forese

    Teresa Ann Forese of Grove City passed away at 12:15 a.m. Thursday, April 24, 2014, in Butler Memorial Hospital. She was 84.

    April 24, 2014

  • Ina Gertrude McDowell Frazier

    A memorial service will be held Saturday for Ina Gertrude McDowell Frazier of Hermitage, formerly of Sharon. She died at 4:25 a.m. Wednesday, April 23, 2014. She was 88.

    April 24, 2014

  • Elsie Ann Geralsky obit photo Elsie Ann Geralsky

    A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated Saturday for Elsie Ann Geralsky, formerly of Masury. She passed away at 11:09 a.m. Wednesday, April 23, 2014, in John XXIII Home in Hermitage. She was 91.

    April 24, 2014 1 Photo

  • Sara R. Joseph obit photo Sara R. Joseph

    Sara R. Joseph of New Castle passed away Wednesday evening, April 23, 2014, in Select Specialty Hospital of St. Elizabeth’s Health Center in Youngstown. She was 90.

    April 24, 2014 1 Photo

  • Ralph M. Campbell

    Ralph M. Campbell of Grove City, formerly of Lake Road, Mercer, passed away at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 22, 2014, in Trinity Living Center, Grove City, after a six-week illness. He was 83.

    April 23, 2014

  • Loretta DeAngelis Pepe obit photo Loretta DeAngelis Pepe

    Loretta DeAngelis Pepe of Sharon passed away at 4:25 p.m. Thursday, April 17, 2014, in the hospital of Sharon Regional Health System. She was 93.

    April 23, 2014 1 Photo

  • Donald M. Squires

    Donald M. Squires of Nutt Road, Pine Township (Grove City), passed away at 6 a.m. Tuesday, April 22, 2014, in Trinity Living Center, Grove City, after a lengthy illness. He was 67.

    April 23, 2014

  • William James ‘Butch’ Stanton obit photo William James ‘Butch’ Stanton

    William James “Butch” Stanton, formerly Titusville, and Weeki Wachee, Fla., passed away at 4 p.m. Tuesday, April 22, 2014, in John XXIII Home, Hermitage. He was 77.

    April 23, 2014 1 Photo

  • Marilyn Lasina Williams obit photo Marilyn Lasina Williams

    A funeral service will be held Saturday for Marilyn Lasina Williams of Farrell. She was called home to be with the Lord at 1:31 a.m. Monday, April 21, 2014, after a brief illness. She was 61.

    April 23, 2014 1 Photo

  • Ethelnel Baron obit photo Ethelnel Baron

    A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated May 2 for Ethelnel Baron of South 8th Street, Sharpsville. She passed away peacefully of natural causes at 7:55 p.m. Wednesday (4-16-14) in Clepper Manor, Sharon. She was 86.

    April 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • Mary Frances McFadden DeJohn Mary Frances McFadden DeJohn

    Mary Frances McFadden DeJohn, Sharon, passed away unexpectedly at 6:20 p.m. Monday (4-21-14) in St. Elizabeth’s Health Center, Youngstown. She was 87.

    April 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • Helen Marie DeMaio obit photo Helen Marie DeMaio

    A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated Friday for Helen Marie DeMaio of Sharon. She passed from this earth at 3:40 a.m. Easter Sunday (4-20-14) to join her husband of 45 years, Anthony, who passed in July 1983. She was 96.

    April 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • Helen Louise Donner

    Helen Louise Donner of Brentwood Drive, Pymatuning Township, passed away of natural causes at 1:05 p.m. Monday, April 21, 2014, in St. Paul’s, West Salem Township. She was 96.

    April 22, 2014

  • Pauline Ann Gioan

    Pauline Ann Gioan of Greenville passed away at 3:25 p.m. Monday, April 21, 2014, in Whitecliff Health and Rehabilitation Center, Hempfield Township. She was 94.

    April 22, 2014

Published Magazines