Dennis R. Ervin

Finney Funeral Homes

Obituaries | The Tube City Almanac | July 01, 2022

Dennis R. “Denny” Ervin, 76 of Liberty Borough, formerly of North Versailles and Pitcairn, passed away on Wednesday, June 29th, 2022, at his home. He was born in Pittsburgh on May 5th, 1946, to the late Walter and Elizabeth Louise (Eves) Ervin. Dennis was the loving partner of 51 years to Shirley Smorey. He is survived by significant other Shirley Smorey, as well as sons Dennis Smorey of West Elizabeth and Shawn (Stephanie) Ervin of Penn Hills, and daughters Shannon (Howard) Morgan of Rostraver and Danette (Donald) Aber of West Elizabeth. Further survivors include brothers Glenn (Kathy) Ervin of Claridge and Scott Ervin of South Carolina. He is additionally survived by 13 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, 2 nieces and nephews, and his beloved dog MinMin. Dennis was preceded in death by his grandson Matthew Morgan. He was a member of the Army, serving in Vietnam. He enjoyed being a cab driver, playing cards, watching Western movies, gambling, and spending time with his grandchildren. Arrangements have been entrusted to S.M. FINNEY FUNERAL HOME, 432 N. 6th St, Clairton, PA 15025. A memorial service will occur privately at a later date. In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made to the funeral home to defray costs. Online condolences may be offered at

Originally published July 01, 2022.

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