Joseph William Classic III

January 25, 2017 |

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Joseph William Classic III, 58, of Rostraver, formerly of Dravosburg, passed away at UPMC Presbyterian in Pittsburgh on Monday, January 23, 2017.  He was born April 12, 1958 in McKeesport to the late Joseph William Jr. and Harriet Michalski Classic. Joseph is survived by domestic partner, Marsha Gulya of Rostraver; former wife, Karen Ruybal of McKeesport; son, Zachary Joseph Classic of Bridgeville; daughter, Alexandra Elisabeth Classic of Verona; grandchildren, Brayden Thomas & Brynn Bettina Walker both of Verona; brother, Chris (Stephanie) Classic of Dravosburg; sister, Diane (Tom) Churchill of Donora, pet dog, Orbit; many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.  Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by son Nicholas William Classic who passed away 2015.  Joseph was a veteran of the US Marines, a member of Holy Trinity Roman Catholic Church in Duquesne, Dravosburg American Legion Post 380, Clairton Sportsmen’s Club, was self-employed as “Classic Custom Painting”, loved animals, was an avid toy collector, enjoyed hunting, fishing and the outdoors in general.  Family and friends will be received from 2 – 4 and 6 – 8 on Thursday, January 26, 2017 at I. M. FINNEY FUNERAL HOME, 203 Fourth Street, Dravosburg,  PA  15034.  Service will take place at the funeral home on Friday January 27, 2017 at noon followed by interment at Calvary Cemetery in Port Vue.  Online condolences may be offered at www.finneyfuneralhome.com

 

Bonnie Tarli Moranelli

January 21, 2017 |

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Bonnie Tarli Moranelli, 66, of Glassport passed away at home January 19, 2017 surrounded by her loving family. She was born April 8, 1950 in McKeesport to the late Anthony and Dolly Brown Tarli. She is survived by her loving husband of 40+ years, Anthony (Bo) Moranelli. “Bozie” adored and took amazing care of his beloved “Bon Bon”. Along with her husband, Bonnie is survived by daughter, Heather (John) McDonald of Centerville; son Anthony “Tony” (Julie) Moranelli of Jefferson Hills; daughter Amy (Joe Nagy) Johnson of Glassport. She thought the sun rose and set around her grandchildren, Sara & Jason McClellan, Raya McDonald, Luke & Morgan Johnson, Livia & “baby-to be Anthony”. Bonnie is also survived by sisters, Susan (Jim) Fetter of VA, Linda Tarli of NY, & Mary Lou Skundrich of CA; brother Tony (Vicki) Tarli of Liberty Boro; aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. Bonnie was a kind, caring and giving person putting others first at all times. She was a past president of the Ladies’ Auxiliary at CHC #1, a past president of the South Allegheny Football Boosters, worked in the bakery at Giant Eagle Southland, was a cashier at Glassport Thrift Shop and a member of the Vermont Avenue Card Club. Bonnie was best known for the love she had for her family, her amazing lady locks, and the joy she received by feeding her family and friends. Family and friends will be received from 2 – 4 and 6 – 8 pm on Tuesday January 24, 2017 at E. C. FINNEY FUNERAL HOME, 235 Monongahela Avenue, Glassport, PA 15045. A service will take place at the funeral home on Wednesday January 25, 2017 at 11:00 am followed by entombment. Condolences may be offered at www.finneyfuneralhome.com

 

James Jesse Lewis

January 20, 2017 |

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James “Jim” Jesse Lewis, 92, of Glassport, formerly of Baldwin, passed away at home on Thursday, January 19, 2017 surrounded by his family.  He was born in Perry, NY on April 10, 1924 to the late Mildred Schooley Lewis.  James was the loving husband for 15 years to the late Lois Beatrice Whitfield Lewis.  He is survived by daughter, Lisa (Anthony) M. Ficarri of Hampton; son, William Lewis of Brentwood; daughters Cynthia (Jeffrey) Yochum & Marjorie (Daniel) Rogiero both of Brentwood; grandchildren, Michael Mahoney of Hampton, Tony (Toni) Rogiero of Baldwin, Justin Rogiero, John Yochum, Brian Yochum & Amber Lewis all of Brentwood; great-grandchildren, Nikki, Katie, & Russell Lewis; very special niece Linda Lewis and nephew Brian Lewis. Along with his mother and wife, James was preceded in death by brothers, Timothy Lewis & George Lewis. James served in the U.S. Army Air Force during WWII as a member of the 22nd Troop Carrier Squadron in the Philippines. He was a salesman for Cole National Corp for over 50 years, receiving a “Salesman of The Year” award, an avid Steeler and Pirate fan, a member of North Zion Lutheran Church in Pittsburgh, a lifetime member of American Legion Post 712 in Pleasant Hills and VFW Post 803 in Wilson, and to some was considered a “pool shark”. Family and friends will be received Sunday, January 22, 2017 from 12 – 4 and 6 – 8 pm at E. C. FINNEY FUNERAL HOME, 235 Monongahela Avenue, Glassport,  PA   15045. A service will take place at the funeral home on Monday, January 23, 2017 at 12:30 pm followed by Interment with full military honors at the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies in Bridgeville.  Online condolences may be offered at www.finneyfuneralhome.com

 

Karen Hoffman

January 18, 2017 |

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Karen Hoffman, 60, of Baldwin, formerly of 10th Ward (McKeesport), passed away at Jefferson Hills Manor on Tuesday January 17, 2017.  She was born July 30, 1956 in McKeesport to the late Frank and Verna Gaffron Ring.  Karen is survived by daughter, Sharon E. Topley of Elizabeth; sons, Sean Hurley, Brian (Laura) Hurley of Glassport; sister, Doreen (Bob) Peretic of Irwin; brothers, Ronald (Chris) Ring of Valencia, Frank (Pam) Ring of Hermine, Ken (Kim) Ring of McKeesport, David Ring of McKeesport; seven grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. She enjoyed using a C.B Radio (Sugar), making candy, baking, and color painting.  Arrangements have been entrusted to S. M. FINNEY FUNERAL HOME, 432 N 6th Street, Clairton,  PA   15025. There will be a memorial service at a later date. Online condolences may be offered at www.finneyfuneralhome.com

 

Walter "Buck" Charles Salka

January 18, 2017 |

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Walter “Buck” Charles Salka, 81, of Clairton, formerly of Bunola, passed away at home on January 16, 2017.  He was born June 1, 1935, in Bunola, to the late John and Sophie Fetchen Salka. He is survived by daughter, Melissa A. Lees of Elizabeth; son Carl (Samantha) Salka of Ramona, CA;  grandchildren, Gunner, Dallas & Summer Lees; brothers, Ted Salka & Frank Salka both of Bunola; and sister, Agnes Leskus of Bethel Park.  Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by brothers, Michael, Joseph, Stanley, and Clarence Salka; sisters, Clare Krauss, Blanche Salka, Mary Lewis, and Helen Salka.  Walter served in the U S Airforce during the Korean War, was a member of the V.F.W, W.A.C Club and American Legion all in Clairton, and was retired from U. S. Steel Irvin Works Plant in West Mifflin. 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

 

James "Fizzer" Noris O'Bryon

January 13, 2017 |

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James “Jim” “Fizzer” Noris O’Bryon, 86, of West Mifflin, formerly of Jefferson Hills, passed away at Jefferson Regional Medical Center on Friday, January 13, 2017. He was born August 22, 1930, in McKeesport, to the late Clifford and Margaret Lloyd O’Bryon. James is survived by his loving wife of 59 years, Elizabeth “Betty” Harrison O’Bryon; daughter, Marsha (Douglas) Murphy of Chantilly, VA; grandsons, Matthew & Kyle Murphy also of Chantilly, VA and loyal dog “Bear”.  Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by sisters, Eileen Baron, Patricia Minnicks; brother, Lloyd O’Bryon.  Jim served in the US Army during WWII, was employed by US Steel Irvin Works in plant protection, was a member of Pine Run United Methodist Church, enjoyed trap shooting, hunting, golfing, was the former owner of Mon Valley Shooting Supplies, former president of the Lions Club of Jefferson Hills, the Syria Shrine Gun Club and Clairton Sportsman Club, a member of the Free and Accepted Masons Lodge # 765 of East McKeesport, the Junior Order of United American Mechanics, the Masonic Scottish Rite of Pittsburgh and American Legion Post 712 in Pleasant Hills.  Visitation will take place on Sunday January 15, 2017  from 2 – 4 and 6 – 8 pm at S. M. FINNEY FUNERAL HOME, 432 N. 6th Street,  Clairton,  PA   15025.  A service will be held at the funeral home on Monday January 16, 2017 at 10:00 am followed by interment at Jefferson Memorial Park with military honors.  Online condolences may be offered at www.finneyfuneralhome.com

 

Constance Josephine Assenti

January 04, 2017 |

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Constance Josephine Assenti, 91, of Clairton, formerly of Vestaburg, PA, passed away at Baldwin Health Center on Tuesday, January 3, 2017. She was born ­­­June 27, 1925 to the late Frank and Enrica Marini DeFabbo. Constance was the loving wife of the late Joseph Assenti. She is survived by daughters Denise Assenti of Clairton, Natalie (Thomas) Hathazy of Pittsburgh; sister Rose (Sonny) Rager of Loveland, CO; brother Samuel DeFabbo of Denver, CO; grandson Eric (Sandra) Hathazy of Jefferson Hills; granddaughter Nicole (Jon) Bilski of Jefferson Hills; great grandchildren Casey, Colby, Adison; and lifelong friend Dinean Follador Benack of Pleasant Hills. In addition to her parents and husband, Constance was preceded in death by sister Madeline Hodinko and brothers Anthony, Innocente, Dominic, Frank, and Henry DeFabbo. She was a member of the I.S.D.A., was employed by the City of Clairton School District, a member of St. Clare of Assisi parish, enjoyed cooking, cleaning, and spending time with her grandchildren. Family and friends will be received on Friday, January 6, 2017 from 2 – 4 and 6 – 8 PM at S.M. FINNEY FUNERAL HOME, 432 N. 6th Street, Clairton, PA 15025. Service will take place Saturday, January 7, 2017 at 10:00 AM at St. Clare of Assisi Parish, Clairton, PA, followed by interment at St. Clare Cemetery in Clairton. Online condolences may be offered at www.finneyfuneralhome.com

 

Ethel Jane Eschelbacher

December 29, 2016 |

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Ethel Jane Eschelbacher, 92, of Clairton, previously of Wilkinsburg, passed away at Mt. Vernon of Elizabeth on Wednesday, December 28, 2016. She was born in Pittsburgh on July 14, 1924 to the late George C. and Ethel MacDonald Beers.  Ethel was the loving wife of the late Edward A. Eschelbacher who passed away in 2010.  She is survived by daughter, Barbara A. Richardson of Seattle WA; sons, Keith M. Richardson of Glassport, Edward A. Eschelbacher Jr. of Pittsburgh; step daughter, Sandra Gerendash of McKeesport. Ethel was employed by Union Railroad,  Union National Bank, Swindell Dressler Company in Pittsburgh and Clairton Police Department as a secretary, a member of First Presbyterian Church of Wilkinsburg, Lebanon Presbyterian Church of West Mifflin, and a member of Clairton Hill AARP # 2862. Family and friends will be received on Friday, December 30, 2016 from 6 – 8 pm at S. M. FINNEY FUNERAL HOME, 432 N. 6th Street, Clairton,   PA   15025. Service will take place at the funeral home following visitation at 8:00 pm.  In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions be made in Ethel’s name to Mon Yough Mental Health, 331 Shaw Avenue, McKeesport,  PA   15132.  Online condolences may be offered at www.finneyfuneralhome.com

 

Daryl Ann Hemann Sproul

December 22, 2016 |

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Daryl Ann Hemann Sproul, 77, of Liberty Boro, formerly of McKeesport, passed away at home on Wednesday December 21, 2016.  She was born May 7, 1939 in McKeesport to the late Oliver L. and Viola Edith Hammerstram Hemann.  Daryl is survived by her loving husband of 60 years, Howard; daughter, Laurie (Ray) Huckestein of Sewickley; son, Howard D. (Rebecca) Sproul of Elizabeth; grandchildren Chris (Nikki), Keith, Emma, Jenna; great-grandchildren Bailey, Trenton and Ryan.   Daryl was a member of Evangelical Congregational Church in McKeesport, she enjoyed motorcycle riding and collecting Snow White memorabilia. A private viewing will take place at I. M. FINNEY FUNERAL HOME, 203 4th Street, Dravosburg,  PA   15034, followed by a private interment at Richland Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions be made in her memory to St. Jude’s, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis,  TN  38105.  Online condolences may be offered at www.finneyfuneralhome.com

 

James "Fearless" Hvozdik

December 22, 2016 |

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James “Fearless” F. Hvozdik, 63, of Glassport passed away at home on Wednesday December 21, 2016.  He was born November 11, 1953 in McKeesport to Jean R. Dworek Hvozdik and the late George F. Hvozdik who passed away in 2011. James is survived by brother, Francis R. (Gina) Hvozdik of Glassport; sister, Theresa M. (Bernie) McAllister of Cincinnati, OH; aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.  He was a 1971 graduate of South Allegheny High School, a member of Queen of The Rosary Church & the American Legion both in Glassport a veteran of the US Navy, and a former employee of La Romana in Glassport. Arrangements have been entrusted to E. C. FINNEY FUNERAL HOME, 235 Monongahela Avenue, Glassport,  PA   15045.  Inurnment will take place at Penn Lincoln Memorial Park in North Huntingdon at a later date.  Online condolences may be offered at www.finneyfuneralhome.com

 

Cynthia Louise Foster Kelley

December 20, 2016 |

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Cynthia Louise Foster Kelley, 62, of Clairton passed away at home on Monday December 19, 2016.  She was born February 22, 1954 in McKeesport to the late John and Dorothy Rome Foster.  Cynthia is survived by Howard Kelley, her loving husband of 34 years; sons, Eric Foster of Pittsburgh, David Foster & Adam Kelley of Clairton; grandsons, Ty Kelley, Cameron, Clayton & Colton Foster, Blake Kimball; granddaughters, Sophia & Autumn Kelley, Brittney Foster, Courtney Niedzwiecki; great-granddaughter, Gionna Burks; brother James (Andrea) Foster of Glassport; daughters-in-law, Jamie Horgos, Dawn Anderson; nieces and nephews. Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by her sister, Linda.  Cynthia was a caregiver for senior citizens, enjoyed vacations, music, hiking and camping.

 
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Rusty Lee Norman

December 11, 2016 |

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Rusty Lee Norman, 60, of Dravosburg, passed away at home on Saturday, December 10, 2016. He was born July 19, 1956 in McKeesport to the late Clifford Norman and Nancy Bell Norman. Rusty is survived by his daughters; Ashlee Ane Norman of Dravosburg and Tehya Russann Norman of Bloomfield, sister Tamie (Clay) Young of Hopkin, S.C., nieces and nephews, and his dog Cubie Norman. Along with his parents he was preceded in death by his brother Clifford “Tick” Norman, and sister Ruthi Norman.

 
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John L. Ferko

December 03, 2016 |

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John L. Ferko (92) of Glassport passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Friday, December 2nd at the Veteran’s Community Living Center in Aspinwall under the compassionate care of the VA staff. He was born on April 23, 1924 in Munhall. He was preceded in death by parents, Suzanna (Trella) and Andrew Ferko, sisters Anna Ferko and Mary (William) Boldizar, brother, Andrew (Julie) Ferko, son, Richard Ferko, daughter, Kathleen Smedley, daughter-in-law, Mary Manno Ferko, and his beloved wife of 64 years, Cecilia Ferko.

 
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Stephanie Rose Cawley

November 14, 2016 |

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Stephanie Rose Cawley, 76, of Farmington, formerly of Duquesne, passed away on Monday, November 14, 2016 at Senior Care Plaza in McKeesport.  She was born October 14, 1940 in Duquesne to the late Thomas and Mary Danko Valiknac.

 
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Benjamin D.R. Pasqualle

November 14, 2016 |

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Benjamin D.R. Pasqualle, 26 of Monessen, formerly of Webster, passed away at home on Sunday, November 13, 2016.  He was born September 5, 1990 in McKeesport to Richard B. and Ruth A. Burkhardt Pasqualle.

 
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