James Wilhelm “Fingers” Dreer

Finney Funeral Homes

Obituaries | The Tube City Almanac | February 17, 2021

James Wilhelm “Fingers” Dreer, 71 of Wilmerding, formerly of Elizabeth, passed away on Tuesday, February 16th, 2021. He was born in Elizabeth on October 11th, 1949 to the late James and Alice Seachrist Dreer. James was the loving partner of 39 years to Darlene J. Rupinski. He is survived by his sons; James W. Dreer of Glassport, Mark J. (Bobbie Jo) Rupinski of Glassport, James J. Dreer of Wall, and stepson Jason Rupinski of Wall, daughters Tonia (James) Hedrick of Huntingdon W.V., Crystal Dreer of McKeesport, and stepdaughter Spring Rupinski of Glassport, twenty grandchildren and one great-grandchild. James was preceded in death by his sister Alice Sharon Egenlauf. He enjoyed doing auto repair on vehicles and loved to find treasure when junk picking. James worked as a burner for twenty years at Casturo Salvage Co.

Family and friends will be received on Saturday, February 20th, 2021 from 4 pm-7 pm at E.C. FINNEY FUNERAL HOME, 235 Monongahela Ave, Glassport, PA 15045.  A service will take place same day at 7:00 pm presided by Michael Egenlauf Singer. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to the funeral home to defray costs. Online condolences may be offered at

Originally published February 17, 2021.

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