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Tarquinio Joseph D’Onofrio

August 09, 2019 |

By Finney Funeral Homes | Posted in: Finney Funeral Homes

Tarquinio Joseph “Tar” “Terry” D’Onofrio, 67, of McKeesport, formerly of Clairton, passed away on Monday, August 5, 2019. He was born in McKeesport on June 10, 1952 to the late Angelo and Elizabeth Skufca D’Onofrio. He is survived by niece, Sherry Andreo, as well as many, many friends. Tarquinio was a faithful member, attendee, and volunteer of St. Marks Parish. He was known for his faith, as well as his kind and gentle disposition. Tarquinio enjoyed playing pool, reading, sports, and loved drinking coffee. Services have been entrusted to S.M. FINNEY FUNERAL HOME, 432 N. 6th St, Clairton, PA 15025. A graveside service will take place at St. Clare of Assisi Cemetery, Worthington Ave, Clairton, PA 15025, to be presided by Father Wagner, on Tuesday, August 13, 2019, at 12:00.  A church service in honor of Tarquinio will take place at a later date. Online condolences may be offered at www.finneyfuneralhome.com.

 


Patricia Ann Cadman-Kelly

August 08, 2019 |

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Patricia Ann Cadman-Kelly, 85, of West Mifflin, formerly of Homestead, passed away on Thursday, August 8th, 2019 at Southwestern Assisted Living. She was born in Emlenton, PA on March 3rd 1934, to the late Louis and Helen Schratz Uramey.  She was the loving wife of the late John W. Kelly. Patricia is survived by daughters, Lynn (David) Wolkiewicz of West Mifflin, Patricia (Donald) King, of Rostraver, sons, Robert (Maxyne) Cadman, of Cranberry, Timothy (Denise) Cadman, of Castle Shannon, Jeffrey Cadman, of Venetia, eleven grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren. Patricia was preceded in death by her sister LaVerne Danko. Arrangements have been entrusted to I.M. FINNEY FUNERAL HOME, 203 4th Street, Dravosburg, PA 15034. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to the Cocker Spaniel Adoption Center at www.cockeradoptions.org, or PO Box 1704, Westminster, MD 21158-5704. Online condolences may be offered at www.finneyfuneralhome.com.

 


Dorcas Jean Aulenbach O’Dell

August 07, 2019 |

By Finney Funeral Homes | Posted in: Finney Funeral Homes

Dorcas Jean Aulenbach O’Dell, 96, of Elizabeth, formerly of Clairton and Lebanon, passed away on Saturday, August 3, 2019 at the Southwestern Nursing Home. She was born in Lebanon, PA on September 29, 1922 to the late Anthony J. and Mabel Bohr Miller Aulenbach. Dorcas was the loving wife for 26 years to the late Melvin O’Dell. She is survived by her daughter, Jo-Ann M. (Jerry) Kach, of Elizabeth, and son, Dennis M. (Joyce) O’Dell, of Monongahela, seven grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, and Tillie the cat. In addition to her parents and husband, Dorcas was preceded in death by her son, David A. O’Dell, brothers: Russell and Richard Aulenbach, sisters: Loretta Hutchinson, Jane Aulenbach, Ruth Aulenbach, Mary Ellen Batdorf, and Nancy Gaston, and Bubba the cat. She was a former member of the Trinity Lutheran Church in Clairton, and was a member of the Altar guild and Esther Circle. Dorcas also enjoyed baking, flowers, and enjoyed spending time with her family. Family and friends will be received on Wednesday from 4-7pm at S.M. FINNEY FUNERAL HOME, 432 N. 6th St, Clairton, PA 15025. A service will take place Thursday at 10:00, at the funeral home, presided by Pastor Allyn Itterly, of Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, of Pleasant Hills. Interment at Jefferson Memorial Park will follow the service. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to: Animal Rescue League, 6620 Hamilton Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15206. Online condolences may be offered at www.finneyfuneralhome.com.

 


Manuel “Manny” Grueso

August 05, 2019 |

By Finney Funeral Homes | Posted in: Finney Funeral Homes

Manuel “Manny” Grueso, 73, of Glassport, formerly of Clairton, passed away at home on Friday, August 2, 2019. He was born in Raysal, WV on November 9, 1945 to the late John R. and Emma Brown Grueso. Manuel is survived by his sisters: Marie Warren, of Lebanon, PA, and Grace (John) Bindas, of North Huntingdon, PA, as well as nieces, and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his brother, William E. Grueso, and brother-in-law, Eddie Warren. Manuel was formerly employed by U.S. Steel, and was known as a lover of cats. Private services have been entrusted to S.M. FINNEY FUNERAL HOME, 432 North 6th Street, Clairton, PA 15025, to be followed by private inurnment at Round Hill Cemetery in Elizabeth. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to: Animal Friends, 562 Camp Horne Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15237.Online condolences may be offered at www.finneyfuneralhome.com.

 


Joseph Borrelli

July 30, 2019 |

By Finney Funeral Homes | Posted in: Finney Funeral Homes

Joseph Borrelli, 98, Life-long resident of Glassport, passed away on Tuesday, July 30th, 2019 at Jefferson Regional Medical Center. He was born September 26th, 1920 to the late Nicolangelo and Giulia Borrelli. Joseph was the loving husband of the late Sally Sulesky. He is survived by his daughter Mary Ann (Joe) Maher of Endicott, N.Y., grandchildren: Eric (Michelle) Maher of Endicott N.Y., Beth (Tim) Fives of York, Pa., and Patrick (Shivani) Maher of Santa Barbara, California. Great-grandchildren: Julia, Ethan, Natalie, Kathryn and Joshua, and many nieces and nephews. Joseph was preceded in death by his brothers, Louis (Stella), Anthony (Marie), Vincent (Susie), and Nick (Marilyn), and sister Mary (Duane) Molinaro. Joe served in the Navy in the Caribbean during World War II, as a Radio Operator for the Air Control Tower. He was also previously employed at P&LE Railroad, Peoples Gas company, and owned Borrelli’s Café for 32 years in Glassport. He was a member of the Glassport American Legion, Sons of Italy (past president 3 times), and faithful member of the Queen of The Rosary Church. He was a world traveler, and he enjoyed making homemade wines, cooking, and spending time with family and friends at gatherings. Family and friends will be received on Sunday, from 12-6, at: E.C. FINNEY FUNERAL HOME, 235 Monongahela Ave, Glassport, PA 15045. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Monday at 10 am, at Queen Of The Rosary in Glassport, followed by interment at Saint Mary German Cemetery in McKeesport. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to: Queen Of The Rosary Church, 530 Michigan Ave., Glassport, PA. 15045. Online condolences may be offered at www.finneyfuneralhome.com.

 


Carmella Velina Quattrociocchi “Carm” Cerqua

July 28, 2019 |

By Finney Funeral Homes | Posted in: Finney Funeral Homes

Carmella Velina Quattrociocchi “Carm” Cerqua, 92, a life-time resident of Clairton, passed away at Grandview Estates in Elizabeth on Saturday, July 27th, 2019. She was born to the late“James” Quattrociocchi and Jennie (Spinosa) Quattrociochi, in McKeesport on February 7, 1927.  Carm was the loving wife of 60 years to the late Sundae Cerqua. She is survived by her daughter, Carolyn (James) Shumaker, of Elizabeth, and son, James (Janet) Cerqua, of Clairton, grandchildren; Kristen (Michael) Nehus, of Wylie, TX, Melissa Cerqua, of Clairton and Danielle (Matthew) Jellison, of Elizabeth, and step-grandchildren, Kelli Hill of Cayucos, CA and the late James (Clint) Shumaker of Huntington Beach, CA., great grandchildren; Christina Dececco, Michelle Jellison, A.J. Dececco, Jacob Jellison, Ryan Jellison, and Tyler Jellison and step great-granddaughter Hannah Hill. Carm was preceeded in death by her brother Domenic Quattrociocchi.  She was a graduate of the Clairton High School in 1945. Carm was a previous member of St. Paulinus Church, for which she used to volunteer. She later became a member of St. Clare of Assisi Church in Clairton. Family and friends will be received on Friday, from 2-4 and 6-8 at S.M. FINNEY FUNERAL HOME, 432 N. 6th St, Clairton, PA 15025. A service will take place on Saturday at 10:00 at the funeral home, to be followed by interment at Jefferson Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to United Cerebral Palsy, 119 Jari Dr, Johnstown, PA 15904. The family thanks the staff at Grandview Estates and OSPTA Hospice for the wonderful and loving care they all extended to their mom. Online condolences may be offered at www.finneyfuneralhome.com.

 


Harold “Archie” Lauterbach

July 23, 2019 |

By Finney Funeral Homes | Posted in: Finney Funeral Homes

Harold “Archie” Lauterbach, 90, a lifetime resident of Clairton, passed away on Monday, July 22, 2019 at the Ashbury Heights Nursing Home. He was born in Clairton on March 3, 1929 to the late Peter Joseph and Caroline DeBor Lauterbach. Harold was a well-known figure in the community of Clairton. As a young man he played baseball for United States Steel, Clairton Works. His participation in a “mill team” was a significant part of Pittsburgh history, as noted in an exhibit at the Heinz History Center. He went on to become Facility Manager of Calgon’s packing & shipping facility in the Robinson area of Pittsburgh, a company where he worked for 30 years. Harold drove and helped deliver Meals on Wheels for many years in the Clairton community. Harold volunteered his time at St. Clare of Assisi, was an avid hunter and fisherman, and loved classical music and the symphony. He is survived by his sister, Doris Mae Manns of Scottdale, nieces and nephews; Michele Bamburak, Eric Manns, Mark Manns, Amy (Joseph) Eichenlaub, Paul (Melissa) Manns, Russ (Colleen) Halt, Beth Mellott, and Carol (Alan) Schriber, Great nieces and nephews; Laura (Josh Warner Burke) Bamburak, Aaron Bamburak, Noah Manns, Savanah Manns, Chloe Eichenlaub, Logan Eichenlaub, Jeremy Halt, Caitlyn Halt, Mikayla Halt, Nathan Mellott, Lily Mellott, Ricky Mellott, Mark Schriber, Leighann Washburns, Great-great nieces and nephews; Quinn Warner Burke, Jake Washburns, and Kaylee Washburns. Archie joins his siblings in everlasting peace and joy; Mary Margaret Lauterbach, Isabel Lauterbach, Helen Halt, and Clifford Lauterbach. Family and friends will be received on Thursday, July 25th from 2-4 and 6-8 at S.M. FINNEY FUNERAL HOME, 432 N. 6th St, Clairton, PA 15025. A mass will take place at St. Clare of Assisi Church on Friday at 10, followed by interment at St. Clare of Assisi Cemetery in Clairton. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to The American Cancer Society at: P.O. Box 22478, Oklahoma City, OK 73123. Online condolences may be offered at www.finneyfuneralhome.com.

 


Alfred James Sorrentino

July 22, 2019 |

By Finney Funeral Homes | Posted in: Finney Funeral Homes

Alfred James Sorrentino, 58, a resident of Glassport for 15 years, and a former resident of McKeesport for 20 years, passed away at home on Sunday, July 21, 2019. He was born in McKeesport on February 15, 1961 to the late Joseph F. Sr and Lillian Mancini Sorrentino. Alfred is survived by his brothers; Joseph Sorrentino Jr., of Glassport, Victor Sorrentino, of Glassport, sister Linda Medina, of McKeesport, as well as nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his brother, John Sorrentino. Arrangements have been entrusted to E.C. FINNEY FUNERAL HOME, 235 Monongahela Ave, Glassport, PA 15045. Online condolences may be offered at www.finneyfuneralhome.com.

 


Richard “Rich” Craig Pasqualle

July 22, 2019 |

By Finney Funeral Homes | Posted in: Finney Funeral Homes

Richard “Rich” Craig Pasqualle, 74, of Clairton, Pa. passed away on Friday July 19, 2019. He is survived by his sons; Richard B (Ruth) Pasqualle, of Monesson, Pa., Justin C. Ostrander, of Finelyville, Pa., and daughters; Amber L. (Jeffery) Bushnell of Butler, Pa., Angela (Scott) Benack of Rostraver, Pa.  His brother, Phillip aka Skip (Elaine) Pasqualle, of Waldorf, MD., and sisters, Marcia Wagner, of Mount Pleasant, Pa., Marjorie Pasqualle, of Deerborn,MI and Marian (Gene) Fine, of Prince Georges County, MD.  As well as 7 grandchildren whom he loved. Rich was a graduate of Elizabeth Forward Highschool class of 1961. He spent his early adulthood serving as a United States Marine. He later earned his Associate Degree in Maintenance Engineering at Triangle Tech. Rich enjoyed spending time listening to oldies and soaking up the sun. Services will be held at The Bible Baptist Temple on Worthington Avenue, Clairton, Pa. on August 31, 2019 at 11:00 am. 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.

 


Walter Everett “Wally” McGee III

July 20, 2019 |

By Finney Funeral Homes | Posted in: Finney Funeral Homes

Walter Everett “Wally” McGee III, 59, of McKeesport, passed away on Monday, July 15th, 2019 at his home. He was born in Mckeesport on May 10th, 1960 to the late Barbara A Csorbaand Walter Everett McGee Jr.Wally is survived by his two sisters; Karen (Regis) Bryer, of Huntersville, NC, and Kimberly (Ken) Zera,of Orange, Va. Heis also survived by his Aunt Betty O’Shell of Pittsburgh and Aunt Janet (Tom) Brady of Boston, nieces, nephews, cousins and many friendsWally was preceded in death by his parents, and his son, Andrew Walter McGee. He will be remembered as a "plumber, welder, landscaper, and a jack of all trades", and a man with a heart of gold. Wally’s kind soul will be missed by so many. He had a smilethat made the worst days better, eagerness to help his friends and family, and stories that you couldn’t wait to hear.Wally was always “busy doing nothing” or he“had nowhere to be ASAP”. He was a free spirit searching for peace. May the heavens bless him with that peace. Arrangements have been entrusted to S.M. FINNEY FUNERAL HOME, 432 N. 6thSt, Clairton, PA 15025. A memorial service will take place at the family home on Saturday, July 27th, from 11am – 1pm. Online condolences may be offered at www.finneyfuneralhome.com.

 


Elizabeth Scott

June 23, 2019 |

By Finney Funeral Homes | Posted in: Finney Funeral Homes

 

Elizabeth J. Hough Scott, “Betty”, age 85 of Elizabeth, PA, passed away on June 22, 2019.  Her partner, Charles Huffman, her children, best friend, Joyce Evans, and the OSTPA Hospice group, lovingly cared for her at home through her final week.  She was born in Clairton, PA on August 5, 1933 to the late Henry and Bertha Moore Hough.  She is preceded in death by former husband, Alexander T. Scott, and all her siblings.  She is survived by her partner of 14 years, Charles Huffman of Elizabeth, PA; her three children; Perry Spires (Debbie Snyder), Louise Bagwell-Robinson (Charles Bagwell, MD) both from Richmond, VA, and her son Thomas Henry Scott (Elaine Hubbard) from Columbus, GA, and her son-in-law, James Robinson (Sharon) of Hurricane, WV.  Betty was blessed with four outstanding grand-children; Perry Spires, “PJ” (Melanie) of Mt. Pleasant, Emily Gigliotti (Nathan) of Everson, PA, Amy Robinson Alphin (Thomas) of Seattle, WA, and Laura Robinson of Richmond, VA.  She is also survived by seven great-grandchildren; Owen and Lily Spires, Amelia, Olivia, and Julia Gigliotti, James Robinson II, and Henry Alphin.  Betty was one extremely hard-working woman!  She had owned and operated two different businesses – Chili’s Place in Monongahela, and MMM Goodies – Homemade Baked goods.  She enjoyed quilting, sewing, making crafts, and was an AVID Longaberger Basket collector.  She also worked for decades as a cook at Falk School at the University of Pittsburgh.  She loved cooking for the children and repeatedly told stories about them and became very close with many of the families.  Betty taught her family, not only the love for Kennywood Park, where her grandfather used to run the pony track, but also the love of the Pittsburgh Steelers.  She was a season ticket holder for 25 years.  Betty’s family will receive guests at S.M. FINNEY FUNERAL HOME, 432 N. 6th St., Clairton, PA 15025 at 4:00 on Tuesday, June 25.  A service will follow in their chapel at 5:00.  Inurnment will take place at a later date. Online condolences may be offered at www.finneyfuneralhome.com.

 


Elsie Christine "Tootsie" Germek Cola

June 12, 2019 |

By Finney Funeral Homes | Posted in: Finney Funeral Homes

Elsie Christine “Tootsie” Germek Cola, 80, a resident of Clairton for 50 years, formerly of Glassport, passed away at home on Monday, June 10th, 2019. She was born in Duquesne on October 12, 1938 to the late John Sr. and Anna Stanko Germek. Elsie was the loving wife of 57 years to the late Gerald John “Coke” Cola, Sr. She is survived by her sons; Gerald (Shari) Cola, of Clairton, Gregory (Michael Garofola) Cola, of McKeesport, brother, Thomas (Sharyon) Germek, of North Huntingdon, as well as many nieces and nephews. Elsie was preceded in death by her brothers; Raymond, John and George Germek. She was a member of the St. Clare of Assisi Church in Clairton. Elsie enjoyed cooking, baking and playing cards, but will also be remembered for her kindness and humble nature. Arrangements have been entrusted to S.M. FINNEY FUNERAL HOME, 432 N. 6th St, Clairton, PA 15025. A graveside service will take place on Friday, June 14th at 10:00am at the Port Vue Calvary Cemetery, 510 Dersam St, McKeesport, PA 15133. Online condolences may be offered at www.finneyfuneralhome.com.

 


John Michael Seman

June 11, 2019 |

By Finney Funeral Homes | Posted in: Finney Funeral Homes

John Michael Seman, 46, of Wilmerding, passed away on Friday, June 7th, 2019 in Worth Township of Butler County. He was born in McKeesport on July 3rd, 1972 to the late Charles Richard Seman and the surviving Rose Marie Teck Seman. John is survived by his son, Corey M. Albeck. Of White Oak, grandchildren; Kayden, Nathaniel, Emma, and Briella, brothers George (Judy) Seman, of Renfrew of, Bill (Marcy) Seman, of West Elizabeth, sisters; Barb Christie, of Slippery Rock and Roxanne Seman of Wilmerding. He was preceded in death by his brother, Chuck Seman II. John formerly served in the US Marine Corps, and was employed as a professional Trucker. He enjoyed carpentry, hunting, fishing, traveling, photography and mechanics.  Arrangements have been entrusted to S.M. FINNEY FUNERAL HOME, 432 N. 6th St, Clairton, PA 15025. 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.

 


John Allen Ferrero

May 30, 2019 |

By Finney Funeral Homes | Posted in: Finney Funeral Homes

John Allen Ferrero, known by many as “Punky”, “Jumping Johnny” or “Fruit”, 63, a life-long resident of Clairton, passed away at home on Wednesday May 29th, 2019. He was born in McKeesport on August 18, 1955 to the late John C Ferrero and the surviving Dolores Tortorice Ferrero of Clairton. He is survived by his daughters; Tiara (Juan Butler) Snyder of McKeesport and Jessica (Skylar Brown) Ferrero of Clairton, grandchildren; Josiah, Kai, Taier, Skylar, Carter and Rylan, brothers; Gary Ferrero of South-side, Pittsburgh and David Ferrero of Clairton and sister Francine Ferrero of Las Vegas, NV. John was preceded in death by his father, John “Punky” Ferrero. John through the years was self-employed. He owned and ran Ferrero’s Beer Distributer in Large, PA, and later in life enjoyed running the Coal Valley Produce stand. He was a man that loved his family, his friends and all of the customers that gave him a reason to be in business over the years. Family and friends will be received on Tuesday June 4th from 3-7 at S.M. FINNEY FUNERAL HOME, 432 N. 6th St, Clairton, PA 15025. A service will immediately follow visitation. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made directly to the funeral home to defray costs.  Online condolences may be offered at www.finneyfuneralhome.com.

 


Joan Kemp Beissel

May 08, 2019 |

By Finney Funeral Homes | Posted in: Finney Funeral Homes

Joan Kemp Beissel passed away on May 7, 2019, at the age of 89. A lifelong resident of Elizabeth Township, she was born January 18, 1930, to the late Thomas and Mary Moore Dierker Kemp. She was predeceased by her husband of 65 years, Donald E. Beissel, her twin sister, Jean Matezik, and her brother, Thomas Kemp. She is survived by her two daughters, Vickee Altman, and her husband Gary, of Uniontown, and Wendee Lindsey and her husband Randy of Elizabeth Township and her three grandchildren, Alan Lindsey, and wife Brittany, of Liberty Boro, Stephanie Altman of Raleigh, NC., and Abigail Altman of Baltimore, MD. 

She graduated from Clairton High School in 1947 and attended the Allegheny General Hospital School of Nursing where she obtained her license as a registered nurse. She completed her nursing education with a BSN from California University of Pennsylvania. She worked as a registered nurse at the McKeesport Hospital in the premature infant nursery, but perhaps is best remembered for her many years as a school nurse for the Elizabeth-Forward School District.

She and her husband Don enjoyed retirement by hosting pig roasts for their family and friends at their backyard swimming pool and by traveling throughout North America in their motor home, sometimes even wintering in southern climates. They also traveled to such places as Hawaii, Italy, England, Mexico and the Caribbean. A highlight was sailing through the Panama Canal.

Family and friends will be received at the S.M. FINNEY FUNERAL HOME, 432 N. 6thStreet, Clairton, PA, 15025, on Friday, May 10, from 2 – 4 PM and 6 – 8 PM, a short memorial service will be held at 7:30pm with a repose to follow at the LochMon Tavern, 2510 Lincoln Boulevard, Elizabeth, PA., 15037. A private committal will occur at a later date at Jefferson Memorial Park. Online condolences may be offered at www.finneyfuneralhome.com.

In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made to Monkey’s House Hospice of Burlington County, NJ, a no-kill shelter for dogswith terminal diagnoses or hard to adopt disabilities. http://www.monkeyshouse.org/cms.

 

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