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
Originally published April 08, 2018.