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Miles Karan

April 20, 2018 |

By Finney Funeral Homes | Posted in: Finney Funeral Homes

Miles Karan, 58, of Clairton, passed away at AHN Jefferson Hospital on Thursday April 19, 2018.  He was born March 28, 1960 in McKeesport to the late Milan and Mary Frick Karan.  Miles is survived by son, Steve Karan; and sister, Linda Marie Brown of West Newton.  Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by brothers, Milan and George Karan.  Miles lived in Clairton his whole life, was an independent contractor, and enjoyed socializing with friends.  Visitation will take place Sunday, April 22, 2018 from 2 – 4 pm at S. M. FINNEY FUNERAL HOME, 432 N. 6th Street, Clairton,  PA   15025.  A memorial service will take place at the funeral home immediately following visitation. Inurnment will take place on Monday, April 30, 2018 at 2:00 pm at Round Hill Cemetery in Elizabeth Township.  Online condolences may be offered at www.finneyfuneralhome.com

 


Donald Hickman

April 19, 2018 |

By Finney Funeral Homes | Posted in: Finney Funeral Homes

It is with sadness in their hearts that the family of Donald Hickman announces his passing, and entrance into eternal life on Wednesday, April 18, 2018 after a long battle with Alzheimer’s Disease. He was a devoted, caring, and dedicated family man and will be deeply missed by his loved ones.  He was born in Dravosburg on December 4, 1930 to the late Adam and Myra Leadbeater Hickman.  Donald will be greatly missed by his loving wife, of 67 wonderful years, Mary Lou; children, Daniel Hickman, Patty (Gerald) Tedesco, Karen (Bryan) Snodgrass; grandchildren, Gerald (Kristen) Tedesco Jr., Jonathan (Robyn) Tedesco, Jamie (William) Dugas, Kylie Snodgrass, Alyssa Snodgrass, Jacob Snodgrass; great-grandchildren, Caleb, Tristan, Marisa, Dominic and Isabella, as well as many nieces, nephews and friends.  Along with his parents, Donald was preceded in death by 6 brothers and 1 sister.  Donald was a lifelong resident of Dravosburg, and a graduate of McKeesport High School.  He served in the US Air Force during the Korean Conflict, was retired from US Steel Research Lab in Monroeville in 1984, and owned and operated the distributorship for the McKeesport Daily News and Pittsburgh Press in Dravosburg for 40 years. Don was a devout Christian his entire life, leading many people to understand God’s love for them.  He was an accomplished baseball pitcher for McKeesport High School, many local sandlot teams, and Mitchell Air Force Base.   In 1953, he was offered to try-out for the Pittsburgh Pirates.  The family is especially grateful for the exceptional kindness, concern and care from all of his caregivers, especially Caitlin Sostaric and Alexa Paranzino, his primary caregivers.  Visitation will take place Sunday, April 22, 2018 from 1 – 8 pm at I. M. FINNEY FUNERAL HOME, 203 4th Street, Dravosburg,  PA 15034. A memorial service will take place on Monday April 23, 2018 at Amity Presbyterian Church in Dravosburg at 11:00 am followed by interment at Richland Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made to the Alzheimer’s Association or Catholic Hospice at catholichospicepgh.org. Online condolences may be offered at wwwfinneyfuneralhome.com

 


Fred August Happe Jr.

April 16, 2018 |

By Finney Funeral Homes | Posted in: Finney Funeral Homes

Fred August Happe Jr., 76, of Clairton, formerly of Bridgeville, passed away at home on Sunday April 15, 2018.  He was born in Upper St. Clair on May 17, 1941 to the late Fred A. and Mary Happe Sr. Fred is survived by daughter, Mary Elizabeth (Jack) Happe Arelt of Brentwood; son, Fred A. Happe of Tarentum; grandchildren, Michelle, Daniel, Joshua; great-grandchildren, Aleena, D.J., Daevon, Jaylee, Jonathan; brothers, Ronald Happe and Glen Happe both of FL.  Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by stepson Jody Happe.  Fred was a veteran of the US Army having served during the Vietnam War, was retired from the maintenance department of US Steel Clairton Works, was adept at electrical repair, and was a self-ordained pastor.  Arrangements have been entrusted to S. M. FINNEY FUNERAL HOME, 432 N. 6th Street, Clairton,  PA  15025.  The family suggests donations be made to the funeral home to help defray expenses.  Online condolences may be offered at www.finneyfuneralhome.com

 


Judith Karen Bane Reitzel

April 15, 2018 |

By Finney Funeral Homes | Posted in: Finney Funeral Homes

Judith Karen Bane Reitzel, 76, of Eighty Four, PA, formerly of Jefferson Hills, passed away on Saturday, April 14, 2018 at UPMC Presbyterian in Pittsburgh.  She was born November 17, 1941 to the late Robert & Agnes Miller Bane.  She was a loving wife, for 35, years to the late Raymond T. Reitzel Sr. who passed away in 1991.  Judith is survived by daughter; Amanda (Kevin Shetterly) M. Reitzel Clous of Finleyville; sons, Raymond T. Reitzel Jr. of Eighty Four, Thomas L. Reitzel of Bethel Park, Timothy A. Reitzel of Jefferson Hills; grandchildren Michael, Justin, Timmy Jr., Paige, Tommy Jr.; brother, James (Linda) Bane of Peters Township; and sister Agnes Bane of Clairton.  Along with her parents and husband, Judith was preceded in death by daughter, Patricia; brother, Robert Bane; and sister Jerilyn Bane Simo. She was a member of St. Paulinus Church in Clairton, was retired from West Jefferson Hills School District's Custodial Department, enjoyed cooking, gardening and the outdoors. Visitation and interment will be private. Arrangements have been entrusted to S. M. FINNEY FUNERAL HOME, INC., 432 N. 6th Street, Clairton,  PA  15025. Online condolences may be offered at www.finneyfuneralhome.com

 


James "Jim" Kenneth Burge

April 08, 2018 |

By Finney Funeral Homes | Posted in: Finney Funeral Homes

James “Jim” Kenneth Burge, 92, of Clairton passed away at home on Saturday, April 7, 2018.  He was born January 8, 1926, in Clairton, to the late James and Elizabeth Long Burge.  Jim was a loving husband, for 67 years, to his late wife, Elizabeth “Betty” Demis Burge, who passed away in 2015.  He is survived by sons, James (Jane) M. Burge, Paul A. Burge, both of Clairton; daughter Barbara (Mark) A. Murray of Clairton; grandchildren, Mary (Jeff) Trott, Anne (Jerome Ramsey) Burge, Christianna Murray; great-grandchildren, Anthony, Jakob, Noah, Ian, and Sofie.  Along with his parents and spouse, Jim was preceded in death by brothers, Adrian “Dutch”, Robert, William; sisters, Esther MacNicol and Edna Lees. He was a member of St. Clare of Assisi Church in Clairton, a graduate of Clairton High School, served his country in the Armed Guard Service of the US Navy during WWII on the Merchant Marine ship The SS Jonathon Worth, enjoyed Clairton High School football, frequenting the coffee shop to socialize, and spending quiet days at home.  Visitation and service will be private at S. M. FINNEY FUNERAL HOME, 432 N. 6th Street, Clairton,  PA   15025.    Inurnment will also be private at St. Clare Cemetery in Clairton.  Online condolences may be offered at www.finneyfuneralhome.com

 


Virginia "Jeanie" Dorothy Loomis

March 30, 2018 |

By Finney Funeral Homes | Posted in: Finney Funeral Homes

Virginia “Jeanie” Dorothy Loomis, 95, of Clairton, formerly of Glassport, passed away at Jefferson Regional Hospital on Thursday, March 29, 2018.  She was born September 4, 1922 in McKeesport to the late John and Mary Germek Pavol.  Virginia was the loving wife of the late Leland Russell Loomis for 39 years.  She is survived by her son, Donald R. Loomis and her dog Shadow.  Along with her parents and husband, Virginia was preceded in death by brother, Robert Pavol.  She was a graduate of Glassport High School & Duffs Business School, was a member of St. Clare of Assisi Church, loved sports, sewing, bingo, ceramics, and was a member of Wilson Civic Association.  Visitation will take place from 2 – 4 and 6 – 8 on Monday, April 2, 2018 at S.M. FINNEY FUNERAL HOME, 432 N. 6th Street, Clairton,  PA  15025.  A mass will take place on Tuesday, April 3, 2018 at 10:00 am at St. Clare of Assisi Church in Clairton followed by interment at Calvary Cemetery in Port Vue.  Online condolences may be offered at www.finneyfuneralhome.com

 


David Hugh Kushner

March 22, 2018 |

By Finney Funeral Homes | Posted in: Finney Funeral Homes

David Hugh Kushner, 68, of Gainesville, GA, formerly of Peters Township and Glassport, passed away Saturday, March 17, 2018 at North East Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville, GA.  He was born in Pittsburgh on August 8, 1949 to the late Michael Kushner and Dixie B. Ronk.  David was the loving husband of the late Barbara Haas Kushner who passed away in 2006.  He is survived by his daughters Amy Sue and Dana Lynn, sister, Peggy Ronk of Dawsonville, GA and nieces Liliann Moser and Suezette Dickey.  Arrangements have been entrusted to E. C. FINNEY FUNERAL HOME, 235 Monongahela Avenue, Glassport,  PA   15045. Services and interment will be private.  In lieu of flowers the family requests donations in David’s name be made to Medical Center Foundation, Attention Ronnie Green Heart Center, 2150 Limestone Parkway, Suite 115, Gainesville, GA 30051, or medicalcenterfoundation.org/donate. Online condolences may be offered at www.finneyfuneralhome.com

 


Antonio "Tony" Sparico

March 16, 2018 |

By Finney Funeral Homes | Posted in: Finney Funeral Homes

Antonio “Tony” J. Sparico, 83, of West Mifflin passed away peacefully at home on Wednesday March 14, 2018.  He was born in McKeesport May 5, 1934 to the late John B. and Marie Anna Rera Sparico.  Tony is survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Patricia A. Lister Sparico; son, Anthony (Trina) Sparico of Upper St. Clair; daughter, Jannine (Bert) Ackerman of West Homestead; grandchildren, Megan (Alex Gennari) Sparico, Tracy Johnson, Anthony (Amanda) Sparico, Natalie Sparico, Annalee Sparico; great-grandchild, Wyatt Antonio Johnson.  Along with his parents, Tony was preceded in death by daughter, Kristin Sparico; brother, Peter J. Sparico and sister Mary Antonella.  He resided in West Mifflin for most of his life, served in the US Army during the Korean War, was employed by US Steel National Tube Plant in McKeesport and Hechingers in West Mifflin, was a lifetime member & past president of West Mifflin #3 VFC, enjoyed bowling, fishing, hunting, his grandchildren, Carmella (his dog), was a member of VFW Post 914 in West Mifflin.  In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to VFW Post 914, 4901 Ball Avenue, West Mifflin,  PA  15122.  Visitation will take place Saturday, March 17, 2018 from 2 – 4 and 7 – 9 pm and Sunday, March 18, 2018 from 11 am – 1 pm at S. M. FINNEY FUNERAL HOME, 432 N. 6th Street,  Clairton,  PA  15025.  A service will take place Sunday, at the funeral home, immediately following visitation at 1 pm.  Online condolences may be offered at www.finneyfuneralhome.com

 


Mary Ann Scapellato

March 07, 2018 |

By Finney Funeral Homes | Posted in: Finney Funeral Homes

Mary Ann Scapellato, 86, of Lower Burrell, formerly of Clairton, passed away Tuesday, March 6, 2018 at Belair Health & Rehabilitation Center in Lower Burrell.  She was born June 10, 1931, in Clairton, to the late Andrew and Mary Faith Butvin.  Mary Ann was the loving wife of the late Samuel Scapellato.  She is survived by daughters, Rose Mary (Bob) Mozes of Mars, Donna McGivern of Lower Burrell, Denise Salaske (George) of Elizabeth; son, Daniel (Karen) Scapellato of Jefferson; sisters, Theresa (Gary) Thayer of Finleyville, Helen Huss of Lakewood, Pauline (Elmer) Fournier of Elizabeth; brothers, Andy (Sandy) Butvin of Portage, Joe Butvin of Donegal; 9 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren.  Along with her parents and spouse, Mary Ann was preceded in death by daughters, Anna Marie Ellis and Anita Shiner.  Mary Ann resided in Clairton for 81 years, loved crocheting, gardening, artistic painting, word puzzles, sewing and dogs.  Visitation will take place Friday, March 9, 2018 from 5 – 8 pm at S. M. FINNEY FUNERAL HOME, 432 N. 6th Street, Clairton,  PA   15025.  A memorial service will take place at the funeral home on Saturday, March 10, 2018 at 10:00 am followed by interment at St. Clare Cemetery.  Online condolences may be offered at www.finneyfuneralhome.com

 


Mary Esther Kratzenberg

March 04, 2018 |

By Finney Funeral Homes | Posted in: Finney Funeral Homes

Mary Esther Kratzenberg, 77, of Dravosburg, passed away Saturday, March 3, 2018 at Lawson’s personal care home in Jefferson Hills.  She was born February 17, 1941 in McKeesport to the late Joseph and Marion Koontz Chonko.  Mary was the loving wife of 51 years to the late Joseph A. “Bud” Kratzenberg who passed away in 2008. She is survived by daughters, Sandy Flanagan of West Mifflin, Wendy Curran of Dravosburg, Diane (Ed) Losteter of Jefferson Hills, Lauren (Scott) Seach of Glassport; grandchildren,  Nikki, Joe, Jessi, Sam, Megan, A. J., Joseph; great-grandchildren, Dominic, Noah, Gwen, Isaac, Grayson; sisters, Pat Bucy, Ona (Mark) Horgas, Ginny (Ralph) Lemak, Ruth (Lud) Pisko; brother James “Jimbo” (Marie) Chonko.  Along with her parents and husband, Mary was preceded in death by siblings, Joellen Wigton, Timothy Chonko; sons-in-law, James Flanagan, and Mark Curran.  She was a lifelong Coal Valley resident, a member of St. Clare of Assisi Church in Clairton, liked QVC, Hallmark Channel, cooking channels, and loved the beach.  Visitation will take place Tuesday, March 6, 2018 from 2 – 4 and 6 – 8 pm at S. M. FINNEY FUNERAL HOME, 432 N. 6th Street, Clairton,  PA  15025.  A memorial service will take place at the funeral home at 10:30 am, on Wednesday, March 7, 2018.  Inurnment will take place later at Lebanon Church Cemetery Mausoleum.  Online condolences may be offered at www.finneyfuneralhome.com

 


Lois F. Sechrist

March 02, 2018 |

By Finney Funeral Homes | Posted in: Finney Funeral Homes

Lois F. Sechrist 89, of Somerset and formerly Glassport, PA, died March 1, 2018 at Somerset Hospital.  Born January 20, 1929, in Glassport, she is the daughter of the late James W. and Grace (Oates) Forbes. Also preceded in death by her husband, Harry C. Sechrist, and brother, Donald Forbes. She is survived by sons, Bruce David and Denis Craig Sechrist and a daughter, June L. (Sechrist) Weakland. Nephew James Forbes and niece Cheryl (Forbes) Lebada. Grandchildren: Bruce Edward Sechrist of Somerset, Laura Fortenberry  of New Jersey, Skip Weakland of New Jersey and Danielle Kline of Wyoming. Also 7 great grandchildren and 19 nieces and nephews. Lois was a graduate of Glassport High School and a member of the First Baptist Church, Glassport and attended the Roof Garden Christian Church, Somerset. She was formerly employed by G. C. Murphy Company and the Copperweld Company in Glassport. She was known for her ready smile, great generosity and her deep faith, showing kindness to everyone that she met. Friends will be received from 2-4 & 6-8 Saturday in the Robert H. Halverson Funeral Home in Somerset and from 10 -1pm Monday, March 5, 2018 at E.C. FINNEY FUNERAL HOME, 235 Monongahela Ave, Glassport, PA 15045 where services will immediately follow with Roy A. Worsham officiating.  Interment will follow in Lebanon Church Cemetery, West Mifflin, PA. Condolences may be made at www.finneyfuneralhome.com

 


George Wayne "Barney" Barncord

February 24, 2018 |

By Finney Funeral Homes | Posted in: Finney Funeral Homes

George Wayne “Barney” Barncord, 71, of Belle Vernon, formerly of Dravosburg, passed away Friday, February 23, 2018 at Select Specialty Hospital McKeesport.  He was born February 9, 1947 in McKeesport to the late George L. and Vivian Barncord.  George is survived by his loving wife of 21 years, Linda Barncord; sons, Ronald J. (Marcy Foster) Barncord of Lehigh Acres, FL, Gregory (Suzy) Brletich of Coraopolis; daughter, Barbara Altamare of Webster; grandchildren, Michael, Joshua, Sarah; great-grandchildren, Osiris and Griffin; loving felines, Gypsy, Smokey, & Missy.  Along with his parents, George was preceded in death by son, Brian Barncord.  He loved hunting, the outdoors, classic cars and animals.  Visitation will take place Monday, February 26, 2018 from 2 – 4 and 6 – 8 pm and Tuesday, February 27, 2018 from 10 – 11 am at I. M. FINNEY FUNERAL HOME, 203 4th Street, Dravosburg,  PA   15034.  A service will take place at the funeral home on Tuesday, February 27, 2018 immediately after visitation followed by interment at Richland Cemetery, Dravosburg.  Online condolences may be offered at www.finneyfuneralhome.com

 


Charles Allen "Red" Barrett

February 22, 2018 |

By Finney Funeral Homes | Posted in: Finney Funeral Homes

Charles Allen “Red” Barrett, 76, of Glassport passed away at home on Wednesday February 21, 2018.  He was born in Pittsburgh, November 11, 1941 to the late Joseph and Elizabeth Packer Barrett.  He is survived by his loving wife of 52 years, Agnes Rushe Barrett; sons, Chuck (Sheri) A. Barrett of Glassport, Tom (Gina) W. Barrett of Dravosburg; grandchildren, Hannah & Brett; siblings, Richard Barrett of Brookville, PA, William (Wanda) Barrett of Boone, NC, Shirlee Forbes of NC, Beth (Chuck) Coulter of McKeesport, and Ruth Martin of Glassport.  Along with his parents, Charles was preceded in death by bothers James & Michael Barrett and sister Mary Johnson.  He was employed by General Motor’s Fisher Body Division as a welder, collected coins & toy trains and enjoyed fishing and hunting.  Visitation will take place from 2 – 6 pm Sunday, February 25, 2018 at E. C. FINNEY FUNERAL HOME, 235 Monongahela Avenue, Glassport,  PA   15045. A memorial service will take place immediately following visitation at the funeral home.  Online condolences may be offered at www.finneyfuneralhome.com

 


Charles Michael Nordine

February 18, 2018 |

By Finney Funeral Homes | Posted in: Finney Funeral Homes

Charles Michael Nordine, 72 of Clairton, formerly of the state of California, passed away on Saturday, February 17th, 2018 at Manor Care in Bethel Park. He was born April 14, 1945 in Clairton to the late Roy and Mary Pholar Nordine. He is survived by his many nieces and nephews, and his close friends Linda and Clyde “Butch”. Charles was preceded in death by his parents Roy and Mary Nordine, his brothers; Roy Nordine, Conrad Nordine, and John Nordine, and sisters Carole Shaffer and Vivian Kerekes. He was a member of the Wilson Presbyterian Church in Clairton. Charles enjoyed computers, and reading. Arrangements have been entrusted to S.M. FINNEY FUNERAL HOME, 432 N. 6th St, Clairton, PA 15025. 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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George H. Kessler

February 17, 2018 |

By Finney Funeral Homes | Posted in: Finney Funeral Homes

George H. Kessler, 76, of McKeesport, formerly of Lincoln Place, passed away on Thursday, February 15th 2018 at UPMC McKeesport Hospital. He was born in Pittsburgh on December 19, 1941 to the late William R. and Margaret E. Haser Kessler. George is survived by siblings; Robert Kessler of McKeesport, Lauretta Gardner of Lincoln Place, and Edward Kessler of California. “Uncle George” is also survived by his many nieces, great nieces, nephews and great nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; William and Margaret Kessler, and brother William Kessler. George proudly served in the U.S. Army, was an avid gun enthusiast, and a lover of all animals. Arrangements have been entrusted to I.M. FINNEY FUNERAL HOME, 203 4th Street, Dravosburg, PA 15034. Inurnment will take place at The National Cemetery of the Alleghenies at a later date. Online condolences may be offered at www.finneyfuneralhome.com.

 

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