James “Jim” “Buddha” Clair Harvey, 57, of West Mifflin, formerly of Clairton, passed away Thursday, June 28, 2018 at Jefferson Hills Manor. He was born February 2, 1961 in Frankfurt, Germany to the late Charles Wilford Harvey and Rosemary Siler Harvey Petrisko. James is survived by daughter, Brittany Harvey of Vandergrift; brothers, Vincent (Valerie) Harvey of Greenock, Charles (Kerry) Evans of Finleyville; sisters, Virginia (Joseph) Nehila of West Mifflin, Mary Jo Harvey of Dravosburg, Charlene (Scott) Hart Snyder of Dubois; 4 nephews, 2 nieces; great-nieces, Audrey, Leonnah, Ja’layah and great-nephew Parker. He was a lifelong EMT and fireman having close ties with the departments in West Elizabeth, Clairton, Dravosburg where he was Fire Chief, and Duquesne where he was Assistant Chief. He loved car racing, baseball, and his job as a firefighter. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made directly to the funeral home or at www.fundthefuneral.com. Visitation will take place on Sunday, July 1, 2018 from 5 – 8 pm at S. M. FINNEY FUNERAL HOME, 432 N. 6th Street, Clairton, PA 15025. A memorial service will take place at the funeral home immediately following visitation. Online condolences may be offered at www.finneyfuneralhome.com
Originally published June 29, 2018.