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Agnes Helen “Aggie” Rushe Barrett

August 02, 2020 |

By Finney Funeral Homes | Posted in: Finney Funeral Homes

Agnes Helen “Aggie” Rushe Barrett, 76 of Glassport, formerly of McKeesport, passed away on Thursday, July 30th 2020 at Sycamore Estate, in Duquesne.

She was born in McKeesport on August 5th 1943 to the late William and Agnes Tachoir Rushe. Agnes was the loving wife of 54 years to the late Charles A. Barrett, who preceded her in death in 2018.

She is survived by sons; Charles (Sheri) Barrett, of Glassport, and Thomas (Gina) Barrett, of Dravosburg, grandchildren; Hannah and Brett, brothers: Robert (Lori) Rushe, of Duquesne, Ralph Rushe, of New Baltimore MI; sister: JoAnn Rushe, of Glassport, and nieces and nephews. Agnes was preceded in death by sister, Ruth Rushe, and brothers, William Rushe, Thomas Rushe, and Terry Rushe.

She was a member of the Queen of the Rosary Parish in Glassport. She enjoyed many things such as reading, crafts, puzzles, cooking, baking, and seeing her grandchildren.

 
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Patricia Ann “Mamma G.” Leccia Gallo

July 27, 2020 |

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Patricia Ann “Mamma G.” Leccia Gallo, 84 of Conneaut Lake, formerly of Clairton, died on July 26th, 2020 at her home. She was the loving wife of 42 years to the late Sunda Gallo. Patricia Gallo was born November 5th 1935 in Derry, PA., the daughter of the late Domenic and Clara Leccia of Corsica, France. Patricia is survived by daughters; Annette M. (Uwe) Reins, of Calabash, N.C., and Karol A. (Keith) Goodman of North Ridgeville, OH, sons; Sunda (Debbie) Gallo Jr., of Dayton, VA, John S. (Kim) Gallo, of Conneaut Lake, PA, Michael D. (Shannon) Gallo of Mt. Pleasant, SC, grandchildren; Bryan, Michael, Johnny, Danielle, Chase, Jared, Marisa, Ava, Mason, Grant, and Owin and seventeen great-grandchildren, sisters; Jolene Eaglehouse, of Latrobe, PA, Marie (Terry) Harrison, of Irwin, PA, brothers; Samuel (Regina) Leccia, of Belle Vernon, PA, James Leccia, of Belle Vernon, PA, and John (Joy) Leccia of Belle Vernon, PA. Patricia was preceded in death by her brother, Dominic Leccia, and sisters; Janie Pickering and Marcella Margo. She was known by many as an outstanding cook. Patricia worked as the Head Chef for Elby’s, Head Cook for Fairfax School System, and Head Chef and Logistics Coordinator for Meals on Wheels. Patricia enjoyed her family, knitting, playing cards, and bingo. Family and friends will be received on Thursday, July 30th2020 from 2-4 pm and 6-8 pm at S.M. FINNEY FUNERAL HOME, 432 N. 6th St, Clairton, PA 15025. A service will take place on Friday, July 31st at 10 am at the funeral home, to be followed by interment at St. Clare Cemetery in Clairton. In lieu of flowers please make donations in memory of Patricia to the Shriners Hospitals for Children at: Development and Donor Relations Department, Shriners Hospitals for Children — Erie, In Memory of Patricia Gallo, 1645 West 8th Street, Erie, PA 16505 or online by using the link below. Online condolences may be offered at www.finneyfuneralhome.com.

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David Paul Dragosin

July 25, 2020 |

By Finney Funeral Homes | Posted in: Finney Funeral Homes

David Paul “Big Daddy Drag” Dragosin, of Clairton, PA, Loving Husband, Father, and Grandfather, passed away on Thursday, July 23, 2020, at the age of 71. David was born in McKeesport, Pennsylvania to Paul and Carmela DaBaldo Dragosin. He was a graduate of Clairton High school in 1967 and continued his education at California University of Pennsylvania where he studied Radio/T.V. Communications-Pathology and Audiology and later received the University’s Outstanding Alumni Award. He married Cynthia Coburn-Dragosin on June 23rd, 1973 in Connellsville, PA. They raised four children together, which survive David. Daughters, Kimberly (Phil) Kellar, of Elizabeth, Colleen Dragosin, of Clairton, Crysta Dragosin, of Long Branch, NJ, and one son, Adam (Lisa) Dragosin of Barrington, IL. David is also survived by his loving wife Cynthia Dragosin, of Clairton, sister, Deborah “Debbie” Bielec, of Jefferson, grandchildren, Celina Maselli, Ashton Maselli, Delaney Kellar, Bruno Dragosin, and new baby Dragosin, Born July 25th. David was preceded in death by his parents, Paul and Carmela Dragosin. He worked in the radio broadcast industry as a disc jockey, radio talk show host, and general manager for 23 years before focusing his passion in the T.V. broadcast industry where he was owner-operator of Dragosin Production Works from 1996-2020. David was a Jaycee, a member of the Sons of Italy in Uniontown, where he was the co-organizer of the Italian Festivals of Uniontown and Fayette County, and charity fund-raiser in Fayette County for the March of Dimes and the American Heart Association for several years. He was a member of St. Clare of Assisi Roman Catholic Church, in Clairton, was active as an altar server, and also participated in the choir. David was a school director in Clairton for over 10 years, and was the co-president of the Pennsylvania Bigfoot Society. Family and friends will be received for a Memorial on Friday, July 31, 2020 from 2-4p.m at S.M. FINNEY FUNERAL HOME, 432 N. 6th St, Clairton, PA 15025. A service will follow at the funeral home at 4:00 p.m. Online condolences may be offered at www.finneyfuneralhome.com.

 


Elizabeth “Betty” Jane Harrison O’Bryon

July 20, 2020 |

By Finney Funeral Homes | Posted in: Finney Funeral Homes

 

Elizabeth “Betty” Jane Harrison O’Bryon, 88 of Jefferson Hills passed away on Monday July 20th, 2020 at the Arden Courts of Jefferson Hills. She was born in Dravosburg on August 9th, 1931 to the late Harry and Martha Wainwright Harrison. Elizabeth was the loving wife of 59 years to the late James O’Bryon.

She is survived by her daughter Marsha J. (Douglas) Murphy, of Chantilly, Virginia, grandchildren Mathew and Kyle Murphy of Chantilly, Virginia and loving dog Bear. Along with her parents Elizabeth was preceded in death by brothers; Harry Harrison, Charles Harrison, and sister, Dorothy Beard.

She was a member of the Pine Run United Methodist Church and member of Order of the Eastern Star, Clairton Chapter, as well as The Order of the White Shrine of Jerusalem. She enjoyed bingo, volunteered for food banks in Clairton and Duquesne, was a member of the voting board in Jefferson, and was formerly employed by U.S. Steel Irvin Works as a Billing Clerk.

 
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William R. "Bill" Linn

July 19, 2020 |

By Finney Funeral Homes | Posted in: Finney Funeral Homes

William R. "Bill" Linn, 64, of McKeesport, passed away peacefully on Friday, July 17th 2020 surrounded by his loving family. He was born on April 28th 1956 in McKeesport to the late Charles E. Linn Jr. and Eleanor Duvall Linn of White Oak. Along with his mother, Bill is survived by his two daughters; Angela (Donald Rudberg Jr.) Linn of Liberty Borough and Jessica (David) Gross of Elizabeth Township. Sister, Kathy DeMarco of Glassport; brother, Charles E. Linn III of White Oak. Grandchildren; Shane, Ryder, and Levi Rudberg, Emma and Jackson. Nephew, Jason (Holly) DeMarco; niece, Shannon (Ryan) Campbell; great-nephew/nieces, Ethan DeMarco, Isabella and Zoey Campbell; and close cousin Michael (Sharon) Dorich.

 
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Richard D. “Rich” Kostyzak, Sr.

July 07, 2020 |

By Finney Funeral Homes | Posted in: Finney Funeral Homes

Richard D. “Rich” Kostyzak, Sr., 55, of Glassport passed away on Wednesday, July 1, 2020 at his home. He was born in McKeesport on April 7, 1965 to William Peter Kostyzak, Sr. and Enise M. Donofrio Kostyzak. In addition to his parents he is survived by daughters Dania Kostyzak, of Glassport and Paige Fields of McKeesport, son Richard D. (Erin) Kostyzak, Jr. of Freeport, grandchildren, Richard III and Evelyn, brother Mike “Zak” Kostyzak, of Glassport, and Melanie Bradley, the mother of his two children. Rich was preceded in death by his brother, William Kostyzak., Jr. He enjoyed music of all kinds, reading, and watching historical documentaries.

Services have been entrusted to E.C. FINNEY FUNERAL HOME, 235 Monongahela Ave, Glassport, PA 15045.  Inurnment will take place at a later date at St. Joseph Cemetery & Mausoleum in North Versailles. Online condolences may be offered at www.finneyfuneralhome.com.

 


William “Bill” Richard Parsons, Jr.

July 03, 2020 |

By Finney Funeral Homes | Posted in: Finney Funeral Homes

William “Bill” Richard Parsons, Jr., 75, a lifelong resident of Clairton, passed away at his home on Friday July 3, 2020. William was born in Charleroi on June 22, 1945 to the late William R. Parsons, Sr. and Sevilla Simpson Parsons. He was preceded in death by his loving wife of 54 years, Alice Griffiths Parsons. William is survived by his sons William R. (Tamara) Parsons of Hamilton, Ontario Canada, and Chris W. Parsons, of Clairton, nine grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and friends, as well as his dogs Chico and Cisco. He was preceded in death by his sister, Dolores Schimmel. He was a member of Pine Run United Methodist Church in Clairton. William was employed for 40 years at Eastman Chemical in West Elizabeth, and was a proud U.S. Marine Corporal, serving in the Drum and Bugle Corps during the Vietnam War. Arrangements have been entrusted to S.M. FINNEY FUNERAL HOME, 432 N. 6th St, Clairton, PA 15025. Online condolences may be offered at www.finneyfuneralhome.com.

 


Lillian “Lil” Davis Viehl

June 19, 2020 |

By Finney Funeral Homes | Posted in: Finney Funeral Homes

Lillian “Lil” Davis Viehl, 70, of Glassport, passed away at her home surrounded by family on Thursday, June 18, 2020.  She was born in McKeesport on January 4, 1950 to the late Kenneth and Elizabeth Lockhart Davis. Lillian is survived by her husband of 52 years, Jacob E. Viehl, daughter; Renee Crosby, of Glassport, sons; Paul (Kimberly) Viehl, of Rostraver Township, and Dean Viehl, of Erie, grandchildren; Jacob Crosby, Jayde Crosby, Evelyn Viehl, Dean Viehl, Danielle Viehl, and Jessica Viehl, great-grandchild Colton Minarchin, sister, Barbara Bodnar, of West Newton, Matilda Blanks, of Butler, and brother; Kenneth (Nancy) Davis. Lillian was preceded in death by five of her brothers and sisters. She was a graduate of South Allegheny, and also studied cometology at McKeesport Vo-Tech. Lillian was owner and operator of her own residential cleaning company. She was a serious sports enthusiast, which extended to her dedication in volunteeting as Team Mom. Lillian enjoyed Bingo, Cooking, but most especially her family who will miss her dearly.

 
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John Fitzgerald Gross

June 09, 2020 |

By Finney Funeral Homes | Posted in: Finney Funeral Homes

John Fitzgerald Gross, 56, a resident of White Oak for 20 years, formerly of McKeesport passed away on Tuesday, June 9th, 2020 at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital in Pittsburgh. He was born in McKeesport on May 29, 1964 to the late Eugene and Madeline Medved Gross. He is survived by his former wife and life-long friend Jane Stegman Gross, of White Oak, and their children; David C. (Jessica) Gross, of Elizabeth, and Shawn M. Gross, of White Oak. John also leaves behind his grandchildren; Emma Gross and Jackson Gross, sister Diane (Craig) Brooks, of Elizabeth, his nieces and nephews, and his cats Toby and Tucker. He was preceded in death by his parents and grandparents. John was a member of the St. Angela Roman Catholic Church in White Oak, and was employed by Don Farr Moving and Storage as a truck driver.  John was a man that enjoyed eating, loved cats, fishing, crime shows, and napping. He was a man that was a loyal helper, a joker, and he will be missed dearly by all that knew him. Family and friends will be received on Friday, June 12, 2020 from 9am to 12:00 noon at S.M. FINNEY FUNERAL HOME, 432 N. 6th St, Clairton, PA 15025. A service will take place at the funeral home at 12:00 noon on Friday to be followed by interment at Sacred Heart Cemetery in Port Vue. 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.

 


Charles “Chuck” Zwingler Jr.

June 08, 2020 |

By Finney Funeral Homes | Posted in: Finney Funeral Homes

Charles “Chuck” Zwingler Jr., 88, of Clairton passed on June 6th, 2020 at UPMC Mercy Hospital. He was born on May 2, 1932 the son of the late Charles and Emily Zwingler and brother to the late Loretta “Beezie” Barker and Harry “Luke” Bowen. He was a graduate of McKeesport Votech and retired from Hercules Chemical Corp in 1995. He was a Corporal in the U.S. Army where he served with the 18th Airborne Corps Artillery. Chuck was an active member of Pine Run United Methodist Church. He served faithfully in just about every capacity and sang with the chancel choir for 60 years. He volunteered at Clairton Meals on Wheels at the Clairton Food Bank and was past president of the Clairton AARP 1612 where he sang with their Yankee Doodle Dandies. Chuck was a member of the Omni Masonic Lodge #582, American Legion Post #0075 and Steel Valley Lifespan. He enjoyed researching his ancestry, history, traveling, watching Pittsburgh sports and taking Sunday naps. Chuck was a friend to all and deeply loved his friends, family and community. He is survived by his beloved wife of 67 years, Lois Cochran Zwingler; his son, Charles (Luanne) Zwingler III of West Mifflin; his daughter, Deborah (Ronald) Lieberum of Elizabeth Township; and his grandchildren Amy (Brendan Coticchia) Lieberum, Charles Zwingler IV, John (Alexis) Zwingler and Ronald (Sarah) Lieberum Jr.; great-granddaughter Isabella; step grandchildren, Matthew (Suzy) Hickey and Amanda (Michael) Pippi; step-great grandchildren Brynlie, Emmett, Violet and Nora; sister-in-law Ruth Ulmer (the late William Ulmer); and several nieces and nephews. Family and friends will be received on Wednesday, June 10, 2020 from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m.in the SM FINNEY FUNERAL HOME 432 N 6th Street, Clairton, PA 15025. A funeral service will be held on Thursday, June 11, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. at the funeral home, to be followed by interment at Jefferson Memorial Cemetery, Funeral Home, Crematory & Arboretum. In lieu of flowers, please send donations in memoriam of Charles Zwingler Jr. to Pine Run UMC at 901 N. Sixth Street., Clairton, PA 15025. Online condolences may be offered at www.finneyfuneralhome.com.

 


John F. Remetta

May 30, 2020 |

By Finney Funeral Homes | Posted in: Finney Funeral Homes

John Francis Remetta 76, of Monroeville, formerly of Glassport, passed away peacefully on Friday May 29, 2020 at his home. He was born in Glassport on January 2nd, 1944 to the late John J. Remetta and Regina Yeash Remetta. John is survived by his brother James E. Remetta of Glassport and his nieces Regina Remetta of Pocono Mountain, and Jennifer Brown of Altoona, nephews, Loren (Noel) Remetta, and Timothy (Pam) Brown of Yadley, PA, as well as his great niece Caroline and great nephews Mateo, and Rafael Remetta of West Hampton, NY, and brother-in-law Donald Brown of Yardley, PA. John was preceded in death by his sister Clementine Brown. He was a member of the Queen of The Rosary Church in Glassport. John’s favorite things to do were to play volleyball, and racquet ball as well as follow his nephew Loren’s successful ice hockey career at Penn State University. He was an avid follower of all Pittsburgh professional sports teams. John was a huge health food fanatic and took great pride in his own health and wellbeing. He was a proud uncle and great uncle and loved his family dearly.

 
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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 |

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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.

 

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