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Robert "Bobby" Cosgrove

May 12, 2020 |

By Finney Funeral Homes | Posted in: Finney Funeral Homes

Robert E. “Bobby” Cosgrove, 71 passed away on Monday, May 11, 2020 at Forbes Regional Hospital in Monroeville. He was born in McKeesport on December 3rd, 1948 to the late Raymond F. and Jane Lucille Martin Cosgrove. Robert is survived by his brother Raymond H. (Bevelyn) Cosgrove of Dravosburg, and sister Lois (Tom) Gelety of Pasadena Maryland. Robert is also survived by his many nieces and nephews, Wayne of Dravosburg, Nate (Isha) of Buena Vista, Pam (Jeremy) of Glassport, Stephen (Courtney) of Arnold city Maryland, Matt (Brittany) of Bowie, Maryland, and Elizabeth (Aron) of Pasadena, Maryland, as well as his great nieces and nephews Sami of McKeesport, Alyssa of Dravosburg, Caelan of Glassport, Hannah of Glassport, Isabella of Buena Vista, and Sean of Buena Vista. Robert is also survived by his great, great nieces Madilynn and Lillian of McKeesport. He was a member of the Dravosburg Methodist Church and loved to mingle with friends. Robert had many interests and enjoyed listening to the songs of Johnny Cash where he could let go and be himself. Some of his other interests were clowns, balloons, and he always seemed to carry a bag of nuts and bolts with him wherever he went. One of his heroes was Popeye because he loved his spinach to make him strong. Private services have been entrusted to S.M. FINNEY FUNERAL HOME, 432 N. 6th St, Clairton, PA 15025 on Thursday May 14, 2020. Online condolences may be offered at www.finneyfuneralhome.com.

 


John "Sidekick" Jordan

May 08, 2020 |

By Finney Funeral Homes | Posted in: Finney Funeral Homes

John “Sidekick” Jordan, age 45, of McKeesport, passed away on Monday, May 4, 2020 at his home.  He was born in McKeesport on May 13, 1974 and is the son of Joseph C. Jordan, Sr. of White Oak and Wilma Emerick Hatridge of McKeesport. John was employed by JG Construction Company in Clairton.  He was a good, hardworking family man who loved working on cars, painting, listening to music, apending time with his family and playing video games with his children and stepchildren. In addition to his parents he is survived by his daughters, Danielle Haas of McKeesport, her son William Jr. and daughter Journei. His eldest daughter Samantha Marie Jordan of Smock, PA as well as her children Ania Marie, Kaylum Garret, and Karma Kathleen. His brothers, Dominic (Ashley) Jordan of South Carolina, Joseph (Tammy Hofmiester) Jordan, Jr. of West Mifflin, Angelo Jordan of McKeesport; sister, Charity Jordan; stepbrothers, Lance McPherson of Elizabeth, Robert Jordan of McKeesport, Steven Jordan of Texas; also, many nieces and nephews.  He is preceded in death by his sister, Hope Jordan Egenlauf as well as her four children whom he loved dearly.

 
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Dawn Nikole Lea Trainer

April 28, 2020 |

By Finney Funeral Homes | Posted in: Finney Funeral Homes

Dawn Nikole Lea Trainer 28, of McKeesport passed away unexpectedly due to heart failure complications on April 26, 2020 at Presbyterian Hospital in Pittsburgh. She was born in McKeesport on June 26, 1991 to her loving parents Donald Leonard Trainer of Turtle Creek and Rhonda (Ben) Cochran of Grover N.C. She was the loving partner to Sherwood Saunders of McKeesport to whom she often referred to as the love of her life. Dawn is survived by her beautiful daughter Hailey Jayde Trainer as well as her brothers Daniel Abell of Greentree, Paris Stevens of Grover N.C and Parker Stevens of Grover N.C. Dawn also leaves behind her beloved grandfather Ken Trainer of Dravosburg, her aunt Carol Daugherty (her favorite) of PortVue, her uncle John McGarrity of Tenth Ward, and partner in crime her cousin Destiny Daugherty of PortVue as well as many more beloved family members and friends. She is preceded in death by her grandmother Charlotte Trainer and Uncle Chester Daugherty Jr. Some of Dawns favorite things to do were being on social media, and photography. She immensely loved spending time with her family and friends especially her daughter, she could always find a way to make you laugh. Private services have been entrusted to S.M. FINNEY FUNERAL HOME, 432 N. 6th St, Clairton, PA 15025 on Saturday, May 2nd.  A private inurnment will take place at a later date and time. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to S.M. Finney Funeral Home to defray costs at 432 N 6th St, Clairton, PA 15025 or at  www.fundthefuneral.com. Online condolences may be offered at www.finneyfuneralhome.com.

 


Rosa Colantone D’Appollonio

April 16, 2020 |

By Finney Funeral Homes | Posted in: Finney Funeral Homes

 

Rosa Colantone D’Appollonio, 93 years old of Glassport, formerly of Lenola, Italy, passed away on Thursday, April 16, 2020, at Jefferson Regional Hospital. Rosa was born in Lenola, Italy on January 1, 1927, to the late Antonio and Celeste Colantone. Rosa was the loving wife and partner of 60 years to the late Biagio D’Appollonio who passed away in 2006. She was preceded in death by her first-born infant son in 1946. She is survived by her seven children, ten grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren. She was a member of the Queen of the Rosary Church in Glassport. Rosa was a devoted mother and wife who loved spending time with her family with whom she would do the things that she loved the most. Private services have been entrusted to E.C. FINNEY FUNERAL HOME, 235 Monongahela Ave, Glassport, PA 15045. A private internment will take place at Penn Lincoln Memorial Park Mausoleum and Cemetery in North Huntingdon. Online condolences may be offered at www.finneyfuneralhome.com.

 


Marilyn Sandy Wilson

April 15, 2020 |

By Finney Funeral Homes | Posted in: Finney Funeral Homes

Marilyn “Sandy” Holomshek Wilson, 77, of Dravosburg, passed away on Tuesday, April 14, 2020 at McKeesport Hospital. She was born in Sewickley Township on April 26, 1942 to the late George Holomshek and Mary Melon Holomshek. Sandy was the loving wife and partner to Jerry Wilson. She is survived by her daughter Erica Wilson of Dravosburg as well as her grandchildren Eddie May of Pittsburgh, Adrian May of Pittsburgh, Chazae Martin of McKeesport, Promyse Martin of Dravosburg and her many great grandchildren. She is also survived by her two brothers Nicholas (Janice) Holomshek of Blytehdale, and Paul (Diane) Holomshek of West Mifflin along with her many beloved nieces and nephews. Sandy was preceded in death by her only son Robert Wilson along with her sisters Anne Organ of Monessen, Alice Smith of Lowber, Evelyn Bente of Miami Springs FL, Nancy Bone of Irwin, as well as her brothers George Holomshek of Hutchinson, Frank Holomshek of Chicago IL, John Holomshek of Mesa AK, Charles Holomshek of Commack NY, and Carl Holomshek of Hermine.

 
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James “Jim” Edward Lebeda

April 10, 2020 |

By Finney Funeral Homes | Posted in: Finney Funeral Homes

James “Jim” Edward Lebeda, 67, of Glassport, formerly of Port Vue, passed away at his home on Friday, April 10, 2020. He was born in Homestead on April 29, 1952 to the late Paul and Mary Alice Langley Lebeda.  James was the loving husband of 45 years to Cheryl L. Forbes Lebeda. Along with his wife he is also survived by brothers Robert Lebeda, of Ligonier, and David Lebeda of Roswell, NM, sisters Darlene (Donald) Rutter, of Swissvale, and Debra (Gregory) Haughey, of Glassport, nephew Michael Miller, of Glassport, great niece Rylee Miller, of Glassport, and Godchildren David and Destiny Nehila, both of Clairton. He was a lifetime member of the Citizens Hose Company in Glassport, and was in the United States Marine Corp. James was formerly employed at W.M.M.C., Inc, Hazardous Waste removal in Pittsburgh for 14 years, and also Allegheny General Hospital as security for 10 years. He deeply cared for his family and Godchildren, and also enjoyed watching sports. Arrangements have been entrusted to E.C. FINNEY FUNERAL HOME, 235 Monongahela Ave, Glassport, PA 15045. Due to current social distancing guidelines family and friends will be received at a later date for a memorial service. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to the funeral home to defray costs. Online condolences may be offered at www.finneyfuneralhome.com.

 


Ruth Rushe

March 29, 2020 |

By Finney Funeral Homes | Posted in: Finney Funeral Homes

Ruth Rushe 78, of Glassport, passed away on Saturday March 28, 2020 in her home. She was born in Glassport on August 8, 1941 to the late William Rushe and Agnes Tachoir Rushe. Ruth is survived by her two sisters JoAnne Rushe of Glassport and Agnes Barrett of Glassport, as well as her two brothers Robert (Lori) Rushe of Duquesne, and Ralph Rushe of New Baltimore Michigan. Ruth is also survived by her many beloved nieces and nephews whom she cared for deeply. She was preceded in death by her three brothers Billy, Terry, and Tommy Rushe. Ruth spent her earlier years as an Administrative Clerk at the Credit Union where she could help people with their day to day routines. Ruth was a member of the Queen of The Rosary Catholic Church in Glassport where she served as a Eucharistic Minister. Some of her favorite things to do were to bake cakes and candies as well as her many crafts. Private services have been entrusted to E.C. FINNEY FUNERAL HOME, 235 Monongahela Ave, Glassport, PA 15045. A private internment will take place at St. Josephs Cemetery in North Versailles. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to the Queen of The Rosary Catholic Church at 530 Michigan Ave, Glassport, PA 15045. Online condolences may be offered at www.finneyfuneralhome.com.

 


Ruth M. Smitley

March 17, 2020 |

By Finney Funeral Homes | Posted in: Finney Funeral Homes

 

Ruth M. “G.G” Hodge Smitley, 98 of Finleyville, formerly of Clairton, passed away on Tuesday March 17, 2020 at her home. She was born on May 18, 1921 to the late David Hodge and Anna Kennedy Hodge. Ruth was the loving wife and best friend to the late George L. Smitley for 51 years before his death at the age of 72. Ruth enjoyed her role as a domestic engineer where she could care for her family and give them the best life possible. She is survived by her daughter Ruthann (George) Adams of Finleyville, her daughter Mary Lincoln of Point Marion, her daughter Priscilla Martin of McKeesport, and her son George (Judy) Smitley of Jefferson Hills. Ruth is also survived by her sisters MaryJane McCorkle of Elizabeth and Alice Bucy of Indiana. Ruth was preceded in death by her two daughters Ethel Porter and Alice Lewis as well as her brothers Clyde, David, Robert, and John Hodge. She was also preceded by her sisters Margaret Swarz, Annamae Core, and Gwendolyn Hodge.

 
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Jesse Lee Ingram

March 05, 2020 |

By Finney Funeral Homes | Posted in: Finney Funeral Homes

 

Jesse Lee Ingram 40, of Glassport, passed away on Tuesday March 03, 2020 at his place of employment in McKeesport. He was born in McKeesport on April 21, 1979 to his mother Sheryl LaFollette Ingram and father Joseph L. Ingram. Jesse was the loving husband to his wife and best friend Jessica L. Breitinger. Jesse is survived by his grandmother Barbara LaFollette of Clairton, his mother Sheryl Ingram and father Joseph L. Ingram of Port View, his brother Joseph (Cyndee Carroll) Ingram of Port View, his sister Jennifer (Yusef Rollins) Katana of Port View, his wife Jessica Breitinger of Glassport, and his three children, Alexis Ingram, Ashleigh Ingram, and Jesse Joseph Ingram of Monongahela, as well as his stepson Nicholas Uhren of Glassport. Jesse is also survived by his mother in law Linda Breitinger of Glassport and sister in law Jamie (Mark Fairbaugh Jr.) Breitinger of South Park. He was preceded in death by his grandfather Jesse LaFollette. Jesse was very passionate about Landscaping and gory zombie movies; he loved and cherished his furry best friend Loki, a Pitbull mix that he unwound with at the end of a rough shift. He was a member of the PNA club in Glassport. When Jesse wasn’t with his family and friends he was employed as a steel worker with Tygart steel and was a former lead deck hand for the barges that ran through the Monongahela River. Family and friends will be received on Saturday March 7, 2020 from 2-4pm and 6-8pm at E.C. FINNEY FUNERAL HOME, 235 Monongahela Ave, Glassport, PA 15045. A service will take place 8pm on Saturday March 7, 2020. Inurnment will take place at a later date and time. Online condolences may be offered at www.finneyfuneralhome.com

 


Arnold Mattes

March 02, 2020 |

By Finney Funeral Homes | Posted in: Finney Funeral Homes

 

Arnold, “Arnie” Earnest Mattes 76, of Clairton, formerly of Jefferson Borough passed away on Monday, March 2, 2020 at St. Clair Hospital in Pittsburgh. Arnold was born in McKeesport on May 13, 1943 to the late Viola Edwards and Edward, Mattes. Arnold is survived by his son Lance (Judy) Mattes of Bethel park and his granddaughter Ashley Mattes. He is also survived by his two sisters Donna Kettish of Orlando Florida and Karen (Jeff) Dowd of Orlando Florida. He was a member of the Masons in Pleasant Hills at the F&AM lodge, the Syria Shrine, and he also attended the Lebanon Presbyterian Church. Arnold was a Project Engineer at the local #5 where he was employed for most of his life.  One of his favorite things to do in his down time was listen to oldies music. Family and friends will be received on Wednesday March 4, 2020 from 2-4pm, and 6-8pm at the S.M. FINNEY FUNERAL HOME, 432 N. 6th St, Clairton, PA 15025. A service will take place at the funeral home on Thursday March 5, 2020 at 11am to be followed by interment at the Lebanon Church Cemetery. In lieu of flowers the family request donations be made to the Syria Shrine at 1877 Shriners Way, Cheswick PA, 15024. Online condolences may be offered at www.finneyfuneralhome.com.

 


Michael "Sam" Pavlocsak

February 28, 2020 |

By Finney Funeral Homes | Posted in: Finney Funeral Homes

 

Michael Andy “Sam” Pavlocsak, 96, of Elizabeth, formerly of Clairton, passed away at home on Tuesday, February 25, 2020. He was born in Glassport to the late Mr. and Mrs. Michael Pavlocsak on April 17, 1923. Michael was the loving husband to the late Helen Hall “Fig” Pavlocsak. He is survived by nieces; Etta Maitland of Concord, CA, Karen, Carol, and Anita, nephews; Edward E. Gilmore, M.D., of Bar Harbor, ME, and Michael, niece in-law Carol Gilmore of Virginia, and friend and caregiver Marie Papula. Michael was preceded in death by his wife Helen, and nephew Harry Gilmore. He was a member of the Wilson Presbyterian Church, and the Wilson Civic Group. Michael enjoyed Pittsburgh Sports, loved dogs, most notably Poochie and Bubba, and he loved and was loved by his family and friends. Family and friends will be received on Tuesday, March 3rd from 9am-11am at S.M. FINNEY FUNERAL HOME, 432 N. 6th St, Clairton, PA 15025. A service will take place at the funeral home at 11:00am on Tuesday to be followed by interment at West Newton Cemetery. Online condolences may be offered at www.finneyfuneralhome.com.

 


Mary Sue O'Dell

February 27, 2020 |

By Finney Funeral Homes | Posted in: Finney Funeral Homes

Mary Sue Parks O’Dell, 58, of Glassport passed away on Thursday February 27,2020 at Canterbury Place in Pittsburgh. She was born in Rome New York on March 27, 1961 to the late Olive Phillips Parks and Arthur Parks. Mary was the loving wife of 33 years to the late David Anthony O’Dell. She is survived by her daughters Jennifer L. (Fernand) O’Dell of Glassport, Lisa (Justin) O’Dell of North Versailles and her son Steven Parks of Glassport. She is also survived by her three brothers Arthur Parks of Rome N.Y, Michael Parks of Rome N.Y, and Wayne Parks of Rome N.Y as well as her two sisters Janice Parks of Rome N.Y and Lisa Parks of Rome N.Y  She was a member of the Lutheran Church, and enjoyed computer games, crochet, chicken wings and coffee. Services have been entrusted to E.C. FINNEY FUNERAL HOME, 235 Monongahela Ave, Glassport, PA 15045. Inurnment will take place later to be announced. Online condolences may be offered at www.finneyfuneralhome.com.

 


Nikki A. Talovich Marcase

February 16, 2020 |

By Finney Funeral Homes | Posted in: Finney Funeral Homes

Nikki A. Talovich Marcase, 73, of Elizabeth Township, formerly of Clairton for 35 years, passed away on Friday February 14, 2020 at the Mount Vernon Nursing Home. She was born in Allegheny County on June 12, 1946 to the late Nicholas and Mary Talovich. Nikki was the loving wife of 32 years to the late Russell Marcase. She is survived by her son Michael T. (Nancy) Dowden of Elizabeth and daughter Cathy (Craig) Oskin of Munhall. She is also survived by her 3 grandchildren Justin Dowden of Cincinnati Ohio, Jessie Dowden of Greensburg and Trixie May Mahayag of Philadelphia Pa. Nikki was an R.N at Jefferson memorial as well as UPMC Presby where she loved to serve the patients she so deeply cared for. She was a member of Pine Run Methodist Church and enjoyed Gardening, arts and crafts, knitting, and dogs and cats as well as bird watching. Family and friends will be received on Monday February 17, 2020 from 5-7pm, with service taking place at 7pm at S.M. FINNEY FUNERAL HOME, 432 N. 6th St, Clairton, PA 15025. Online condolences may be offered at www.finneyfuneralhome.com.

 


Irene (Iski) “Galiyas” Kovalyak

February 15, 2020 |

By Finney Funeral Homes | Posted in: Finney Funeral Homes

 

Irene (Iski) “Galiyas” Kovalyak

Irene T. Kovalyak age 92, of West Mifflin died Friday, February 14, 2020 surrounded by her loving family and caregiver.  She was preceded in death by her first husband of 8 years, Mitchell Galiyas, and her second husband of 58 years George S. Kovalyak.  Born September 27, 1927 in New Alexandria, PA, she was the daughter of the late Andy and Irene (Kertes) Iski.  Irene is survived by her sons Mitch (Mary Jo) Galiyas of Kennedy Township, and George Kovalyak of West Mifflin and daughter Terri Michell (Kovalyak) of Bethel Park. She is also survived by her 6 grandchildren Juliana (Mike) Carr of Robinson Township, Nathan (Amanda) Galiyas of Robinson Township, Father Zachary Galiyas of Kennedy Township, Moira (Mark) Cheeseman of Robinson Township, Kody Kovalyak of West Mifflin, and Lauren Michell of Bethel Park. She is also survived by 4 great grandchildren; Michael and Roman Carr, as well as Whitney and Gavin Galiyas. She is survived by her 3 sisters, Joan Beckowitz of Conway S.C, Betty Anitori of Liberty Boro and Rose Zilich of Canonsburg. She was preceded in death by her two sisters, Mary Bestwick and Ann Tomaino. Also preceded in death by her 5 brothers, Andy, Gabe, Frankie, Chuck and Joe. Irene was a lifelong domestic engineer who enjoyed cooking, baking and cleaning. One of her favorite things to do was having family get togethers surrounded by the people she loved the most. She was also a proud lifelong and cherished member of the Dravosburg United Methodist Church. The family would like to thank O.S.P.T.A Home Care and Hospice staff as well as the many wonderful care givers and neighbors who kept Irene comfortable at home. Family and friends will be received on Sunday February 16, 2020 from 2pm to 8pm at I.M FINNEY FUNERAL HOME, 203 4th St, Dravosburg, PA 15034. A final farewell will be held Monday at 9:30am at I.M FINNEY FUNERAL HOME, 203 4th St, Dravosburg, PA 15034 before proceeding to the chapel. A service will take place on Monday February 17, 2020 at 10:30am at the Dravosburg United Methodist Church, 109 Maple Ave, Dravosburg, PA 15034 followed by interment at McKeesport Versailles Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to the Dravosburg United Methodist Church, 109 Maple Ave, Dravosburg, PA 15034. Online condolences may be offered at www.finneyfuneralhome.com.

 


Robert Frank Mueller

February 04, 2020 |

By Finney Funeral Homes | Posted in: Finney Funeral Homes

Robert Mueller, 73, of Clairton Pa, passed away on Monday, February 3rd, 2020 at United Hands Homecare. He was born and raised in Mt. Washington Pa on November 3, 1946 to the late Frank M, and Ruth Kerting Mueller. He is survived by his brother Bill (Nancy) Mueller, of Mt Washington, and sister in law Linda Mueller of Coraopolis, as well as many cousins and friends. Robert was preceded in death by his brother David Mueller. He enjoyed collecting many things especially records. He also was an avid animal lover of all breeds of dogs and cats. He was formerly employed by W.H.J.B of Greensburg as a radio broadcaster and announcer. Arrangements have been entrusted to S.M. FINNEY FUNERAL HOME. A memorial service will take place at a later date. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to the funeral home to defray costs. Online condolences may be offered at www.finneyfuneralhome.com.

 

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