Michael Harsmanka, Sr.

Finney Funeral Homes

Obituaries | The Tube City Almanac | June 30, 2022

Michael “Mike” Harsmanka, Sr., 82 of Clairton, formerly of Silver Springs, MD, passed into the loving arms of his Lord and Savior on Wednesday, June 29, 2022, at Jefferson Hospital. He was born in McKeesport onMay 18, 1940, to the late Wasel and Helena (Fedko) Harsmanka. Mike was the loving husband of 59 years to Pamela J. (Silbaugh) Harsmanka. He is survived by his wife Pamela, his son Michael (Monica Harcut) Harsmanka, Jr. of Waterford, CT, as well as daughters Michele (James) Bridges of Finleyville, Marla (Brinton) Goettel of Monongahela, Melissa (Jorge) Turbay of Clairton, and Marcy (Robert) McQuaide of Reserve Township. Further survivors include brothers Alex Harsmanka of CA, John Harsmanka of West Elizabeth, and sister Yena Ramos of Long Branch, NJ. Additional survivors include grandchildren Courtney (Daniel) Hayden of Belle Vernon, Hannah (Chad) Yerkey of Belle Vernon, Brinton (Lauren) Goettel of Pittsburgh, Morgan Goettel, McKenzie Goettel, Lydia Goettel, Abigail Goettel, all of Forward Township, Juliana Goettel and Sarah Bridges of Pittsburgh, and Suzanne Vareha of New Kensington. Great-grandchildren include Rebekah, Esther, Rachel, Danny, Brock, Ryley, and Ellie. Further survivors include many nieces and nephews. Mike was preceded in death by great-grandchild Elizabeth, brothers Adam and Charles Harsmanka, and sisters Natasha Kavic, Tana Siroki, and Stella DeRosa. He was a member of the Navy, active from 1959-1963, serving on the USS Boston and USS Springfield. He was also a member of the Miracle Ridge Baptist Church in Forward Township, as well as a 1960 graduate of Clairton High School. Mike enjoyed hunting, fishing, gardening, camping at Scottyland, football, being a carpenter for his grandchildren, watching Cowboy Western films, and completing word searches. He will be terribly missed by all who knew him. Family and friends will be received on Saturday, July 2, 2022, from 1-4 P.M. at S.M. FINNEY FUNERAL HOME, 432 N. 6th St, Clairton, PA 15025. A service will take place following the visitation at the funeral home. Inurnment will occur privately at the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies at a later date. Online condolences may be offered at

Originally published June 30, 2022.

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