April 07, 2021 |
March 21, 2021 |
Jeffrey Scott Turpyn, 58, of McKeesport, formerly of Monongahela passed away on Saturday, March 20th, 2021 at U.P.M.C. Presbyterian Hospital. He was born in Willingboro N.J. on November 12th, 1962 to the late Maurice R. and Ethel M. Turpyn. Jeffrey was the loving husband of 4 years to Dorothy M. Chamets Turpyn.
He is survived by his wife Dorothy Turpyn of McKeesport, his son Kevin A. Turpyn of Wilmington N.C., daughters Madison E. Turpyn of Finleyville PA, Jordan E. Turpyn of Monongahela PA, sister Michelle Williams of West Newton, brother Greg S. (Veronica) Turpyn of Moorestown N.J., niece Tiffany A. Williams and great-niece Brooklynn Williams-Maszkiewicz. Jeffrey joined the Navy in 1983 and served for four years.
He worked as a home inspector for the Home Team Inspection Service in Bethel Park doing HVAC. He graduated from John K Ossi Vo-tech from Medford, N.J. He enjoyed watching the Steelers, Penguins, and Nascar, working on jeeps, and spending time with his family.
March 12, 2021 |
Elmer Joseph “Pops” Harbert Sr. 58 of McKeesport passed away on Thursday March 11th, 2021 at his home. He was born in McKeesport on October 11th, 1962 to the late William Sr. and Shirley Yeager Harbert. He is survived by his son Elmer J. (Destiny Houser) Harbert Jr. of Glassport, stepdaughter Krista Wampler of McKeesport, grandchildren Aniyah Harbert, Makiah Harbert, Mason Harbert, Christopher Harbert, James Clark, Kamera Clark, brothers William (Anne Marie) Harbert of Lake Murrey S.C. Michael (Claudette) Harbert of McKeesport, Dante Harbert of Irwin, sisters Robin Anderson of Wagner S.C. and Sharon (Chad) Snowdon of Myrtle Beach S.C. Elmer was preceded in death by his sister Bonnie Carter Harbert and grandchild Cameron Houser. Elmer was a graduate of McKeesport High School and worked as a commercially licensed truck driver and served in the Army. He enjoyed visiting parks and most of all enjoyed spending time with his son and grandchildren. Family and friends will be received on Sunday March 14th, 2021 at E.C. FINNEY FUNERAL HOME, 235 Monongahela Ave, Glassport, PA 15045 from 2pm-4pm and 6pm-8pm. Service will begin at 8pm. Interment will take place at The National Cemetery of the Alleghenies 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.
March 02, 2021 |
Peggy Ann Lightfoot Stokes, 66, of Glassport, formerly of Crosby, TX, passed away on Monday, March 1st, 2021 at the Baptist Homes Society in Pittsburgh. She was born in Port Neches, Texas on July 7th, 1954 to the late Luke and Hazel Lightfoot. Peggy was the loving wife of 46 years to Rodney D. Stokes, of Glassport.
She is survived by her husband, Rodney Stokes of Glassport, daughter, Paige (Kevin) Strasbaugh, of Churchill, brother, Roy Lightfoot, of Texas, sister, Betty Parmer, of Conroe, TX, as well as nieces and nephews.
She was a 1972 graduate of Nederland High School in Texas, and spent fifteen years working as a Nurse’s Aid for Home Instead, the Jewish Association on Aging and other nursing and care centers in the Pittsburgh area. Peggy enjoyed cooking, gardening, and being passenger on many motorcycle rides with her husband.
March 01, 2021 |
Barbara Anne Perichak Penman, 79 of Glassport formerly of White Oak, passed away on Friday February 26th, 2021 at her home. She was born in Braddock on July 31st, 1941 to the late Martin and Anne Ragan Perichak. Barbara was the loving wife of forty-eight years to the late James Penman.
She is survived by her children James T. Penman of Davidson N.C, William N. Penman of Tampa FL, Donald M. (Stacy) Penman of McKeesport, Robert M. (Yvonne) Penman of Glassport, and Lisa A. (Shawn) Pendzich of Pittsburgh, her sister Juanita McFeeters of Franklinville N.J. and niece Martie Campbell, and many grandchildren and some great grandchildren. Barbara graduated from Scott High School. She also attended CCAC and Duffs Business School.
Barbara worked early in her career as a dental assistant then transitioned into being a nurse’s aide for the elderly. She also enjoyed knitting, playing bingo, reading novels, gardening, and most of all cherishing her beloved stamp collection.
February 17, 2021 |
James Wilhelm “Fingers” Dreer, 71 of Wilmerding, formerly of Elizabeth, passed away on Tuesday, February 16th, 2021. He was born in Elizabeth on October 11th, 1949 to the late James and Alice Seachrist Dreer. James was the loving partner of 39 years to Darlene J. Rupinski. He is survived by his sons; James W. Dreer of Glassport, Mark J. (Bobbie Jo) Rupinski of Glassport, James J. Dreer of Wall, and stepson Jason Rupinski of Wall, daughters Tonia (James) Hedrick of Huntingdon W.V., Crystal Dreer of McKeesport, and stepdaughter Spring Rupinski of Glassport, twenty grandchildren and one great-grandchild. James was preceded in death by his sister Alice Sharon Egenlauf. He enjoyed doing auto repair on vehicles and loved to find treasure when junk picking. James worked as a burner for twenty years at Casturo Salvage Co.
February 17, 2021 |
Lawrence Gray Maple, 92 of Clairton passed away Sunday, February 14th, 2021 at Allegheny General Hospital. He was born in Bunola, PA on May 8th, 1928 to the late Lawrence D. and Edna Georgina McCay Maple. Lawrence Gray Maple was the loving husband of 71 years to Gloria Maple. He is survived by his children Larry (Karen) Maple of Finleyville, Ginger Begg of Saint Cloud Florida, Gail (Phillip) Marshman of Pleasant Hills, Janet (Dan) Klingensmith of Clairton, 11 grandchildren Alisha Van Bibber, John Maple, Sky Begg, Jordan Begg, Dallas Begg, Chandler Begg, Brittany Hugley, Emily Lander, Conor Marshman Joshua Klingensmith, and Kasey Wright followed by 10 great-grandchildren. Lawrence was preceded in death by his son-in-law Schylur Begg. He was a member of the U.S. Navy and he ministered at and was a member of the Clairton congregation of Jehovah’s witnesses, since 1950. He enjoyed music, playing the guitar, and singing with family. Lawrence loved looking at all the beauty of Gods creations, he got to know the trees, birds, and flowers. He also enjoyed discussing the bible with others and he looked forward to Gods promise of living on a paradise earth in the future. Arrangements have been entrusted to S.M. FINNEY FUNERAL HOME, 432 N. 6th St, Clairton, PA 15025. A memorial service will be scheduled on zoom at a later date. Online condolences may be offered at www.finneyfuneralhome.com
February 16, 2021 |
February 08, 2021 |
Mary Helen Ducko Harchar, a resident of Jefferson Hills for 68 years, formerly of Clairton, passed away peacefully on February 6, 2021. She was born in Clairton on September 10, 1925 to the late Michael and Suzanna Ducko. Mary was the loving and devoted wife of the late Joseph J. Harchar for 67 years. She is survived by her sons, Joseph Harchar of Woodbridge, VA, John (Judie) Harchar of The Woodlands, TX, Kenneth Harchar of Jefferson Hills and Robert Harchar of Jefferson Hills. She is also survived by nephews Michael (Peggy) Ducko of Delmont and Mark (Lynn) Ducko of Jefferson Hills, nieces Geraldine Ducko, of Peoria, AZ and Susan (Paul) Vukovich, and cousin Margie Ospeck, of Salem, OH.
February 04, 2021 |
Louise Ann “Wezey” Yuhas Rayer, 49 of Clairton, PA. passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday February 2, 2021 at Allegheny General Hospital of Pittsburgh, PA. She was born in Portsmouth, VA. to the late John J. Yuhas Jr. and Frances T. Nardone Yuhas. Louise was the loving wife of 27 years to Frank Rayer Jr. and a devoted mother to her son Frank Rayer III.
January 31, 2021 |
Cheryl Ann Chuha, 63 of Clairton, passed away on Saturday January 30th, 2021 at Manor Care Health Services in Whitehall. She was born in Duquesne on December 28th, 1957, the only child to the late Raymond and Lois Timms Chuha. Cheryl was the loving partner to Bryan J Lilley. She was preceded in death by her husband William J Shultz in 2002. She was a homemaker. 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.
January 26, 2021 |
Laura Jean Thomas, 90 of Dravosburg passed away on Monday, January 25, 2021 at South Western Nursing Home. She was born in Dravosburg on April 15th, 1930 to the late Charles B. and Ida Grimm Thomas of Dravosburg. She is survived by children; Dan Thomas of Elizabeth, and Jacquelyn (Ralph) Farine of Lincoln Place, grandchildren; Jessica, Megan, Brandon, Lindsay, and Charles, great grandchildren; Brenden, Presten, and Jaimsen. Laura Thomas was preceded in death by sisters; Ida, Myrtle, Lila, and Elizabeth (Betty) brothers; Charles, David, Willis and Robert, and granddaughter Shaney. She was a member of the Teamsters #205 and worked 28 and a half years at McKeesport Hospital as a physical therapy aid. She enjoyed traveling and went to Australia and Ireland. Arrangements have been entrusted to I.M FINNEY FUNERAL HOME, 203 4th St, Dravosburg, PA 15034. Private interment will be at Lebanon Church Cemetery. Online condolences may be offered at www.finneyfuneralhome.com
January 24, 2021 |
Christopher James Classic, 61 of Dravosburg, passed away peacefully on Saturday, January 23rd, 2021 surrounded by his children. He was born in McKeesport on October 7th, 1959 to the late Joseph W. Jr. and Harriet A. (Michalski) Classic. Christopher was preceded in death by his loving wife of 31 years, Stephanie Classic, as well as his brother Joseph W. the 3rd. He is survived by his sister Diane (Tom Churchill) Classic of Monessen, his children Crystal (Ryan Markosky) Jeznis of Ft. Myers Fl, Breanne (John) Morabito of Bethel Park, Jamie (Michael) Merlino of Clairton, his grandchildren Landon Markosky and Christopher Merlino, Granddog Loui, his beloved cats Kitty and Binx, and many nieces and nephews.
January 22, 2021 |
January 15, 2021 |
James Richard Berwick,79 of Dravosburg, passed away on Thursday January 14th, 2021 at his home. He was born in Dravosburg on April 27th, 1941 to the late Walter and Bertha Cislo Berwick. James Berwick was the loving husband of 36 years to Irene L. Curry Berwick. He is survived by his sons Jimmer (Lisa) Berwick of Greenville, Tim (Isabel) Cotero of Buena Vista, and daughter Wendy (Scott) Wampler of Frederick Maryland, grandchildren Kirsty Lee Berwick of Greenville, Douglas Wampler of Squirrel Hill, and Ryan J. Wampler of Frederick, sisters Mary Sturkie of Columbia South Carolina and Kim (Brian) Slinsky of Litiz. James was preceded in death by his sisters Jenny and Patsy. He was a member of Clairton Sportsman club, the Lions Club of Dravosburg, and the Library Sportsman Club. He enjoyed fishing and trap shooting and liked operating the Ham Radio. James worked as the assistant superintendent of Pleasant Hills Sewer Treatment Plant for 25+ years. Arrangements have been entrusted to I.M FINNEY FUNERAL HOME, 203 4th St, Dravosburg, PA 15034. Online condolences may be offered at www.finneyfuneralhome.com.