December 25, 2017 |
December 15, 2017 |
John “Big John” Donald Yonek, 90, of Clairton, formerly of Glassport, passed away at home on Thursday, December 14, 2017. He was born November 18, 1927, in Elizabeth, to the late John Yonek. He is survived by his partner of 33 years, Elizabeth Mollica Sacco; daughter, Linda Yonek of Gainesville, GA; sons, George (Catherine) Vincent Yonek of Penn Township, Scott Allen Yonek of McDonough, GA; brother, Fritz Yonek of Vancouver, WA; sister, Evelyn Gooch of Glassport; and 5 grandchildren. John was preceded in death by son, John Yonek and sisters Julie and Marylyn. He served in the US Army Air Corps during WWII, was employed as an Iron Worker for US Steel, and enjoyed building model airplanes. Family and friends will be received Monday, December 18, 2017 from 2 – 6 at E. C. FINNEY FUNERAL HOME, 235 Monongahela Avenue, Glassport, PA 15045. A service will take place at the funeral home, immediately following visitation. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made directly to the funeral home to help defray costs. Online condolences may be offered at www.finneyfuneralhone.com
December 13, 2017 |
Nancy June Vincenzini, 68, of West Mifflin passed away at Jefferson Regional Hospital on Wednesday, December 13, 2017. She was born December 15, 1948 in Homestead to the late Pio N. and June Fern Finney Vincenzini. Nancy is survived by son, Thomas P. Vincenzini of West Mifflin; sister, Kathy L. (George) Pomaibo of West Mifflin; brothers, Charles N. (Mary Ann) Vincenzini of White Oak, Robert L. (Judith) Vincenzini of Jeannette, Gary H. Vincenzini of West Mifflin; nieces, Michelle (Tim) Taylor of Shaler, Amy (Brian) Hartz of Bristow, VA; nephews, Bill Pomaibo of West Mifflin, Eddie Michael of Vanderbilt, PA. Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by her sister Shirley (Edward) Matwij. Nancy lived in the West Mifflin all her life. She enjoyed crocheting, knitting, was a sports enthusiast, and a bird/animal watcher. Arrangements have be entrusted to I. M. FINNEY FUNERAL HOME, 203 4th Street, Dravosburg, PA 15034. Online condolences may be offered at www.finneyfuneralhome.com
December 09, 2017 |
George William Buches, 54, of Jefferson Hills, passed away Friday, December 8, 2017 at UPMC Mercy in Pittsburgh. He was born January 10, 1963 in McKeesport to the late Stephen J. and Helen Pforsich Buches.
George was a son, brother, nephew, uncle, cousin, neighbor, and friend who was loved very much. He was a gentle soul with a kind heart who grew up the youngest of five brothers and a sister. George did not let any of his challenges stop him, always maintaining his sense of humor, positive attitude, and never lamenting or complaining of his situation.
With the support of his family, particularly his mom, who he loved dearly, he had a full life.
George graduated from Mon Valley High School and was active in the boy scouts where he achieved the rank of Eagle Scout, an award earned by less than 5% of scouts. He also earned the Ad Altare Dei, Pope Pius XII, and Order of the Arrow Honors while a member of the Boy Scouts.
He was employed by Kmart for many years as well as running his own business, delivering the Daily News, Pittsburgh Press and the Tribune Review.
In his spare time George was an accomplished artist. He drew many portraits of people he knew, including self-portraits as well as many other subjects.
George was an avid coin collector, a huge Star Wars fan and over the years loved his pet dogs Rusty, Opie, Buck, Max, and especially Riley, his last dog.
George is survived by brothers, James (Laurie) Buches of Pittsburgh, David (Susan) Buches of Middletown, DE, Thomas (Dana) Buches of Greensburg and Timothy (Tammie) Buches of Fort Gay, WV. Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Mary Buches. Visitation will take place on Tuesday, December 12, 2017 from 2 – 4 and 6 – 8 pm at S. M. FINNEY FUNERAL HOME, 432 N. 6th Street, Clairton, PA 15025. A mass will take place at 10 am on Wednesday, December 13, 2017 at St. Clare of Assisi Church in Clairton followed by interment at St. Clare Cemetery. Online condolences may be offered at www.finneyfuneralhome.com
December 08, 2017 |
Harry “Rich” Richard Stromeyer, 70, of Glassport passed away peacefully Friday, December 8, 2017 at Jefferson Regional Hospital. He was born February 7, 1947 in Mingo Junction, Ohio to the late Carl and Ruth Bickerstaff Stromeyer. Rich is survived by his loving wife of 34 years, Aileen Elkovitz Stromeyer; sons, Charles & Joseph Stromeyer both of Ohio; daughter Katherine Martin, also of Ohio; stepdaughters, Amber (Dave) Radaker and Brooke Ladisic both of Glassport; grandchildren, Bella, Zach, Jacob; sister, Elsie Petrella of Mingo Junction, OH; many nieces and nephews. Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by brother, Robert Stromeyer; sister, JoAnn Pettibon; and niece Tracy Petrella. Rich was retired from Forbes Regional Hospital, served in the US Navy for 4 years, was a deck hand on a tugboat, managed the Showboat Lounge in Glassport for 9 years, was a member of the VFW in Steubenville, OH and a member of American Legion Post 380 in Dravosburg. Family and friends will be received Monday, December 11, 2017 from 4 – 8 pm at E. C. FINNEY FUNERAL HOME, 235 Monongahela Avenue, Glassport, PA 15045. A service will take place at the funeral home immediately following visitation. Inurnment will be private at National Cemeteries of the Alleghenies. Online condolences may be offered at www.finneyfuneralhome.com
December 02, 2017 |
Kenneth “Wayne” Bonner, 65, a lifelong Clairton resident, passed away at home on Thursday November 30, 2017. He was born October 8, 1952 in McKeesport to the late Russell O. and Madeline J. Shaw Bonner. Wayne is survived by significant other, Audrey Weingartner; brothers, Robert L. Bonner of Lincoln Place, Phillip (Tracey) Bonner of West View and sister, Terry (Dennis) Gephart of West Newton. Arrangements have been entrusted to S. M. FINNEY FUNERAL HOME, 432 N. 6th Street, Clairton, PA 15025. Online condolences may be offered at www.finneyfuneralhome.com
November 28, 2017 |
Kevin Patrick Wilson, 65, of Clairton passed away at Jefferson Regional Medical Center on Monday, November 27, 2017. He was born September 11, 1952 in McKeesport to the late Frederick and Eileen Madden Wilson. He is survived by cousins, David M. Madden, Colette M. Paluti along with other cousins. Kevin was preceded in death by his parents and brother Thomas Wilson. He was a motorcycle mechanic, and enjoyed painting motorcycles, art work and music. Arrangements have been entrusted to S. M. FINNEY FUNERAL HOME, 432 N. 6th Street, Clairton, PA 15025. Online condolences may be offered at www.finneyfuneralhome.com
November 23, 2017 |
James “Fuzzy” Gray Gouker Jr., 50, a lifelong resident of Glassport, passed away on Wednesday, November 22, 2017 at UPMC McKeesport. He was born in McKeesport on February 24, 1967 to James G. Gouker Sr. and June A. Hoak Gouker. He is survived by his mother, June Gouker of Glassport, son Matthew Gouker of McKeesport, daughters Jamie (Dustin Rivera) Gouker of Glassport, and Jackie (Jake Holmes) Gouker of Glassport, grandchildren Lakyn, Gage, Nya, Nevaeh, and Azalea, brothers Mark Gouker of Seattle, WA, and Neal (Kristin) Gouker of West Virginia.
November 22, 2017 |
Lloyd William Dick Jr., 66, of Dravosburg, passed away at home on Tuesday, November 21, 2017. He was born July 27, 1951 in Dravosburg to late Lloyd W. Sr. and Peggy Warnick Dick. Lloyd is survived by his loving wife of 28 years, Michelle L. Pry; sons, E. J. (Stacey) Galizia of Pleasant Hills, Michael W. Pry of Canonsburg; daughters, Alicia (Paul) King of Dravosburg, Chrissy (Josh) Cofano of Dravosburg; grandchildren, Tracey, Danny, Lauren, Paul, Anthony, Brandon, Alyssa, Cole, Jayden, Gemma, Alexa; great-grandchild, Ronan; brother, Matt (Erin) Dick of Port Vue; sister, Barb (Mike) Bell of Dravosburg; nieces and nephews. Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by brother, Terry Dick and sister, Shirley Mains. Lloyd was a member of St. Mark Parish in Liberty Boro, an avid Steeler fan, enjoyed camping, and spending time with his grandchildren. Visitation will take place on Saturday November 25, 2017 from 2 – 6 pm at I.M. FINNEY FUNERAL HOME, 203 4TH Street, Dravosburg, PA 15034. A memorial service will take place immediately following visitation at the funeral home. Online condolences may be offered at www.finneyfuneralhome.com
November 17, 2017 |
Robert “Cool Breeze” Firczak, 81 of Clairton, formerly of Elizabeth, passed away at home on Thursday November 16, 2017. He was born February 26, 1936 in Arnold City to the late John and Anna Zapko Firczak. Robert is survived by his loving wife of 41 years, Mary Lou Shamber Firczak; son, John R. (Sheila Cook) Firczak of Monessen; granddaughter, Brooke Anne Firczak; twin brother, John (Pauline) Firczak of Bowdoin, ME; nieces/nephews, great nieces/nephews.
Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister Mary Ann Furcini. He was a 1954 graduate of Elizabeth High School, attended PIA, served in the United States Air Force, was a member of St Clare of Assisi Church in Clairton, VFW Post 803 in Wilson, American Legion Post 721 in Pleasant Hills, Butler’s Golf Course, and The Strategical Air Command in Topeka Kansas. Robert enjoyed golf, bowling fishing, playing pool, bird watching, and crossword puzzles.
November 05, 2017 |
David Michael Jerome, 63, of Stahlstown, formerly of Clairton & West Mifflin, passed away at home on Saturday November 4, 2017. He was born August 28, 1954 to Virginia Roberts Simko. David is survived by sons, Eric (Michelle) Jerome of Monongahela, Jeremy (Patty) Jerome of Belle Vernon; grandsons, Derrick, David, Jordan; brothers, Jay (Debbie) Jerome of Elizabeth, Rick Jerome of South Side; and sister, Robin Farnan of South Park. He served in the United States Air Force, and enjoyed fishing, hunting, and boating. Family and friends will be received Wednesday, November 8, 2017 from 4 – 6 pm at S. M. FINNEY FUNERAL HOME, 432 N. 6th Street, Clairton, PA 15025. A memorial service will take place immediately after visitation at the funeral home. Online condolences may be offered at www.finneyfuneralhome.com
October 16, 2017 |
Joan “Joanne” Steinkopf Sopko, 85, of Jefferson Hills passed away on Sunday October 15, 2017 at Baldwin Health Center. She was born November 23, 1931 in McKeesport to the late Herman and Larue Nau Steinkopf. Joanne was the loving wife of the late Stephen M. Sopko who passed away in 2005. She is survived by sons, Stephen (Sandy) Sopko of Irwin, Michael (Laura) Sopko of Baldwin, Herman Sopko of Jefferson Hills; daughters, Bernice (Louis) Walsh of Clairton, Darlene Kelly of Speers, Suzie Krsul of Bethel Park, JoAnne (John) Makovich of Yukon, PA; grandchildren, Paulette, Joan, Tina, Corri, Bevelynn, Andrea, Mikey, Missy, Joey, Josh, Christina, Drew, Michael, Broc, Leita, Jesse, JD, Robbie, Scott; and 35 great-grandchildren. Along with her parents and spouse, Joanne was preceded in death by son, John; brothers, William and Carl Steinkopf; and sisters, Jean Reigh and June Miller. She was a member of St. Clare of Assisi Parish in Clairton, previously a member of Turner’s in McKeesport and VFW Auxiliary in Bethel Park. Joanne enjoyed camping, fishing, and gardening. Family and friends will be received on Sunday, October 22, 2017 from 11 am – 1 pm at S. M. FINNEY FUNERAL HOME, 432 N. 6th Street, Clairton, PA 15025. A memorial service will take place immediately after visitation in the funeral home chapel. Online condolences may be offered at www.finneyfuneralhome.com
September 19, 2017 |
Gerald “Coke” John Cola Sr., 83, of Clairton, formerly of Glassport, passed away at home on Monday, September 18, 2017. He was born September 15, 1934 in McKeesport to the late Pasquale and Irma Stipa Cola. Gerald is survived by his loving wife of 57 years, Elsie Germek Cola; sons, Gerald J. (Shari) Cola Jr. of Clairton, Gregory Cola of McKeesport; sister, Patricia (Angelo) Donofrio of Glassport; step-grandchildren, Jessica, Malarie, and Richard “R.J.”; step-great-grandchildren, Isaiah, Ian, Serenity, Alyssa, Colton, and Devlin. He was a member of St. Clare of Assisi Parish in Clairton, a veteran of the US Army, a retiree of Peoples Natural Gas Company’s Monongahela Office, enjoyed sports, high school football, gardening, collecting coins, spending time with his family and was an animal lover. Arrangements have been entrusted to S. M. FINNEY FUNERAL HOME, 432 N. 6th Street, Clairton, PA 15025. Interment will be private at Calvary Cemetery in Port Vue. Online condolences may be offered at www.finneyfuneralhome.com
September 03, 2017 |
Jennifer Nichole Benjock Sprowls, known lovingly as “Bunny” to some, 41, of Dravosburg, passed away on Saturday September 2, 2017. She was born June 7, 1976 in Pittsburgh to Paul J. Benjock and Deeni Chismar Tarre. Along with her parents, Jennifer is survived by step-mother, Sandra Benjock; brothers, Ryan A., Paul V., and Matthew J. Benjock all of West Mifflin; sister Emily E. Benjock also of West Mifflin; step-sisters, Debora (Michael) Gianelli of CA, and Patricia Tarre of Elizabeth City, NC; step brothers, Philip Tarre of Hope Mills, NC and Patrick (Amanda) Tarre of Fayetteville, NC, and her beloved dogs and cats. She was a 1994 graduate of McKeesport Area High School, a 1996 graduate of Pittsburgh Beauty Academy, co-owner of Lou Louz Beauty Salon in Wilmerding, a beauty consultant for nursing homes and elderly shut-ins, a volunteer at Carnegie Library in Homestead, and a lover of animals. Family and friends will be received on Tuesday September 5, 2017 from 2 – 4 and 6 – 8 pm at I. M. FINNEY FUNERAL HOME, 203 4th Street, Dravosburg, PA 15034. A service will take place at the funeral home on Wednesday, September 6, 2017 at 11:00 am followed by interment at St. John’s Cathedral Byzantine Cemetery in Munhall. Online condolences may be offered at www.finneyfuneralhome.com
August 12, 2017 |
John Donald Yarris, 52, of West Elizabeth, formerly of Floreffe, passed away on Thursday, August 10, 2017. He was born March 30, 1965 in Pittsburgh to Harold “Bud” and Connie Yarris. Along with his parents, he is survived, and will be greatly missed by, his longtime partner, Jamie Robertson; daughters, Brandi (Ruben) Good of McKeesport, Sheri Yarris of McKeesport, Sydney Yarris of Clairton; stepson, Seth Robertson of West Elizabeth; grandchildren, Shania Yarris, Nijia Good, Nakiya Lee, Crisanna Lee; great-grandchild, Raelyn Starek. sisters, Valarie Yarris Becker of Jefferson Hills, Susan Yarris Reid of Ft. Lauderdale FL. John was preceded in death by daughter, Jessica Yarris. John was a mail carrier for the U.S. Postal Service, and was previously a cook at Olive Garden in Pleasant Hills. He enjoyed gaming, fishing, and working on cars. John was enthusiastically involved in Boy Scout Troup 1843 of Pleasant Hills and was an integral part of all activities. He was an essential part of his stepson, Seth, reaching the highest level of scouting, Eagle Scout. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to Boy Scouts of America, 1275 Bedford Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15219. Family and friends will be received on Wednesday, August 16, 2017 from 11 am to 1 pm at S. M. FINNEY FUNERAL HOME, 432 N. 6th Street, Clairton, PA 15025. A memorial service will take place immediately following at 1 pm. Online condolences may be offered at www.finneyfuneralhome.com