Joan "Joanne" Steinkopf Sopko

October 16, 2017 |

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Joan “Joanne” Steinkopf Sopko, 85, of Jefferson Hills passed away on Sunday October 15, 2017 at Baldwin Health Center.  She was born November 23, 1931 in McKeesport to the late Herman and Larue Nau Steinkopf. Joanne was the loving wife of the late Stephen M. Sopko who passed away in 2005. She is survived by sons, Stephen (Sandy) Sopko of Irwin, Michael (Laura) Sopko of Baldwin, Herman Sopko of Jefferson Hills; daughters, Bernice (Louis) Walsh of Clairton, Darlene Kelly of Speers, Suzie Krsul of Bethel Park, JoAnne (John) Makovich of Yukon, PA; grandchildren, Paulette, Joan, Tina, Corri, Bevelynn, Andrea, Mikey, Missy, Joey, Josh, Christina, Drew, Michael, Broc, Leita, Jesse, JD, Robbie, Scott; and 35 great-grandchildren.  Along with her parents and spouse, Joanne was preceded in death by son, John; brothers, William and Carl Steinkopf; and sisters, Jean Reigh and June Miller.  She was a member of St. Clare of Assisi Parish in Clairton, previously a member of Turner’s in McKeesport and VFW Auxiliary in Bethel Park.  Joanne enjoyed camping, fishing, and gardening.  Family and friends will be received on Sunday, October 22, 2017 from 11 am – 1 pm at S. M. FINNEY FUNERAL HOME, 432 N. 6th Street, Clairton, PA   15025. A memorial service will take place immediately after visitation in the funeral home chapel.  Online condolences may be offered at www.finneyfuneralhome.com

 

Gerald "Coke" John Cola Sr.

September 19, 2017 |

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Gerald “Coke” John Cola Sr., 83, of Clairton, formerly of Glassport, passed away at home on Monday, September 18, 2017.  He was born September 15, 1934 in McKeesport to the late Pasquale and Irma Stipa Cola.  Gerald is survived by his loving wife of 57 years, Elsie Germek Cola; sons, Gerald J. (Shari) Cola Jr. of Clairton, Gregory Cola of McKeesport; sister, Patricia (Angelo) Donofrio of Glassport; step-grandchildren, Jessica, Malarie, and Richard “R.J.”; step-great-grandchildren, Isaiah, Ian, Serenity, Alyssa, Colton, and Devlin. He was a member of St. Clare of Assisi Parish in Clairton, a veteran of the US Army, a retiree of Peoples Natural Gas Company’s Monongahela Office, enjoyed sports, high school football, gardening, collecting coins, spending time with his family and was an animal lover.  Arrangements have been entrusted to S. M. FINNEY FUNERAL HOME, 432 N. 6th Street, Clairton,  PA   15025.  Interment will be private at Calvary Cemetery in Port Vue.  Online condolences may be offered at www.finneyfuneralhome.com

 

Jennifer Nichole Sprowls

September 03, 2017 |

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Jennifer Nichole Benjock Sprowls, known lovingly as “Bunny” to some, 41, of Dravosburg, passed away on Saturday September 2, 2017.  She was born June 7, 1976 in Pittsburgh to Paul J. Benjock and Deeni Chismar Tarre. Along with her parents, Jennifer is survived by step-mother, Sandra Benjock; brothers, Ryan A., Paul V., and Matthew J. Benjock all of West Mifflin; sister Emily E. Benjock also of West Mifflin; step-sisters, Debora (Michael) Gianelli of CA, and Patricia Tarre of Elizabeth City, NC; step brothers, Philip Tarre of Hope Mills, NC and Patrick (Amanda) Tarre of Fayetteville, NC, and her beloved dogs and cats. She was a 1994 graduate of McKeesport Area High School, a 1996 graduate of Pittsburgh Beauty Academy, co-owner of Lou Louz Beauty Salon in Wilmerding, a beauty consultant for nursing homes and elderly shut-ins, a volunteer at Carnegie Library in Homestead, and a lover of animals.  Family and friends will be received on Tuesday September 5, 2017 from 2 – 4 and 6 – 8 pm at I. M. FINNEY FUNERAL HOME, 203 4th Street, Dravosburg,  PA   15034. A service will take place at the funeral home on Wednesday, September 6, 2017 at 11:00 am followed by interment at St. John’s Cathedral Byzantine Cemetery in Munhall.  Online condolences may be offered at www.finneyfuneralhome.com

 

John Donald Yarris

August 12, 2017 |

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John Donald Yarris, 52, of West Elizabeth, formerly of Floreffe, passed away on Thursday, August 10, 2017. He was born March 30, 1965 in Pittsburgh to Harold “Bud” and Connie Yarris.  Along with his parents, he is survived, and will be greatly missed by, his longtime partner, Jamie Robertson; daughters, Brandi (Ruben) Good of McKeesport, Sheri Yarris of McKeesport, Sydney Yarris of Clairton; stepson, Seth Robertson of West Elizabeth; grandchildren, Shania Yarris, Nijia Good, Nakiya Lee, Crisanna Lee; great-grandchild, Raelyn Starek. sisters, Valarie Yarris Becker of Jefferson Hills, Susan Yarris Reid of Ft. Lauderdale FL.  John was preceded in death by daughter, Jessica Yarris.  John was a mail carrier for the U.S. Postal Service, and was previously a cook at Olive Garden in Pleasant Hills. He enjoyed gaming, fishing, and working on cars.  John was enthusiastically involved in Boy Scout Troup 1843 of Pleasant Hills and was an integral part of all activities.  He was an essential part of his stepson, Seth, reaching the highest level of scouting, Eagle Scout. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to Boy Scouts of America, 1275 Bedford Avenue, Pittsburgh,  PA   15219.  Family and friends will be received on Wednesday, August 16, 2017 from 11 am to 1 pm at S. M. FINNEY FUNERAL HOME, 432 N. 6th Street, Clairton,  PA   15025.  A memorial service will take place immediately following at 1 pm.  Online condolences may be offered at www.finneyfuneralhome.com

 

Anna O. Mihoces

August 06, 2017 |

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Anna O. Mihoces, 94, of Clairton passed away on August 5, 2017 at Mercy Hospital in Pittsburgh. 

 
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Leroy Earnest Neyman

August 02, 2017 |

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Leroy Earnest Neyman, 85, of Dravosburg passed away peacefully on Tuesday, August 1, 2017 at Riverside Nursing Center in McKeesport.  He was born May 13, 1932 in New Castle to the late Floyd and Ann Lenhart Neyman.  Leroy is survived by his loving wife Carol F. Dalton Neyman; sons, Wayne (Twila) Neyman of Dravosburg, Leroy (Claudette) Neyman of Elizabeth; daughters, Carolee (James) Burns of White Oak, Lori (Jace) Younge of Elizabeth; son-in-law, Dale McCall of McKeesport; brothers, Raymond (Dana) Neyman of Lancaster, Floyd Neyman of Greenwod, SC; sisters, Clarissa Ord and Lana (Ron) Urbansky both of Dravosburg; eleven grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren.  Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by daughter, Kathleen McCall, sister Delores McKelvey and brother Bobby Neyman.  Leroy was a 1951 graduate of McKeesport High School, served in the US Army during the Korean Conflict, was a member of American Legion Post 380 in Dravosburg, served as President of the Dravosburg Boys Club for 30 years, was a shortstop for the New York Giants, enjoyed hunting, fishing, and his cabin in the mountains.  Family and friends will be received on Friday August 4, 2017 from 2 – 8:30 pm at I. M. FINNEY FUNERAL HOME, 203 4th Street, Dravosburg,  PA   15034. A service will take place at the funeral home on Saturday, August 5, 2017 at 10:00 am.  Online condolences may be offered at www.finneyfuneralhome.com

 

 

Katherine "Katie" Richel

July 27, 2017 |

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Katherine “Katie” Richel, 92, of Glassport, formerly of Port Vue & Liberty Boro, passed away at Southwestern Nursing Home in West Mifflin on Thursday July 27, 2017. She was born April 29, 1924 in McKeesport to the late Paul and Bertha Tkatch.  Katherine was the loving wife, for 52 years, of James Harry Richel who passed away in 1983.  She is survived by daughter, Marjorie Deliman of Glassport; son, James Richel of Glassport; 5 grandchildren, and 7 great-grandchildren.  Along with her parents and husband, Katherine was preceded in death by sisters, Ann & Elizabeth and brothers, Paul & Mike. She was a member of St. Nicholas Church in McKeesport and enjoyed playing bingo.  Arrangements have been entrusted to E. C. FINNEY FUNERAL HOME, 235 Monongahela Avenue, Glassport,  PA   15045.  Online condolences may be offered at www.finneyfuneralhome.com

 

Irene Austin

July 26, 2017 |

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Irene “Rene” Austin, 91, longtime resident of Glassport, passed away peacefully on July 25, 2017 at Overlook Green Personal Care Home in Whitehall. She was born April 22, 1926 in Rankin to the late Michael and Annie Siri Yobak.  Irene was the beloved wife of 56 years to the late Charles W. Austin who passed away in 2007.  She is survived by children, Deborah (Rege) Ford of North Strabane, Chuck (Tracey) Austin of North Huntingdon, Cheryl Austin of Highland Park, and Jim (Laurie) Austin of Elizabeth. Irene was the proud grandmother to grandsons, Patrick (Kara) Ford, Matthew Ford, Joel Austin, Jordan Austin, Seth Austin and Grant Austin. She is also survived by her sister, Nancy (Dan) Justice of Ft. Washington, MD and dog Sari.  Along with her parents and husband, Irene was preceded in death by sisters, Mary Yobak, Ann Veronick; and brother Andrew Yobak.  She was an avid reader, loved spending time with her late husband at Playland Campgrounds in Cochranton, enjoyed fishing for walleye and bass at Tamarack Lake, and enjoyed playing cards.  In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to St. Judes Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN   38105 or Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank, 1 N Linden St, Duquesne, PA 15110. Family and friends will be received on Friday July 28, 2017 from 2 – 6 pm at E. C. FINNEY FUNERAL HOME, 235 Monongahela Avenue, Glassport,  PA   15045.  A service will take place at the funeral home on Saturday, July 29, 2017 at 10:00 am followed by interment at Round Hill Cemetery.  Online condolences may be offered at www.finneyfuneralhome.com

 

Walter Edward "Lurge" Zamko

July 11, 2017 |

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Walter Edward “Lurge” Zamko, 91, of Jefferson Hills, passed away peacefully on Monday, July 10, 2017.  He was born May 18, 1926, in Duquesne, to the late Michael and Tillie Kaniecki Zamko.  Walter was a loving husband of 51 years to the late Gertrude “Do Do” Janci Zamko who passed away in 2003.  He is survived by daughters, Pam Zamko Kaska of West Newton, Joy Zamko (Howard) Galliford of Millerville, MD; grandchildren, Drew & Amber Kaska, and Lindzey, Amanda & Patrick Galliford; great-grandchild,  Viera Joy Galliford.  Along with his parents and wife, Walter was preceded in death by daughter, Mary Zamko; sisters, Julia Kish, Mary Zamko, Frances Zamko; and brother, Anthony Zamko.  He served in the US Army in WWII in Germany, worked as a Millwright for US Steel Irvin Works in West Mifflin for over 40 years, enjoyed traveling, being a handyman, boating and spending time with his grandchildren.  Family and friends will be received from 4 – 7 pm on Wednesday, July 12, 2017 at S. M. FINNEY FUNERAL HOME, INC., 432 N 6th Street, Clairton,  PA   15025.  A mass will take place at St. Clare of Assisi Church, 460 Reed Street, Clairton,  PA   15025 on Thursday, July 13, 2017 at 10:00 am, presided by Charles Baptiste, followed by interment at Calvary Cemetery in Port Vue. Online condolences may be offered at www.finneyfuneralhome.com

 

Arnold "Spider" Rondinelli

July 11, 2017 |

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Arnold Armond “Spider” Rondinelli, 82, a well-known jazz musician from Clairton, passed away peacefully at home on Monday, July 10, 2017.  He was born February 5, 1935 in Clairton to the late Anthony and Angeline Macioce Rondinelli.  Along with his loving wife of 41 years, Georgina, he is survived by son, Michael (Paula) Rondinelli of Louisville, KY; grandsons Jared and Avery; brother, Naz (Elsie) Rondinelli of San Diego, CA.  Along with his parents, Spider was preceded in death by sister Marlene Decima.  After graduating from high school in 1953, he worked his first job as a musician at the Point Vue Hotel in Brentwood. In 1960, Spider was drafted and spent two years in the service with the 113th Army Band, based at Fort Knox, Ky.  After his discharge in 1962, he returned to Pittsburgh but was itching to hit the road and went to Chicago.  Spider returned to Pittsburgh for a bit and moved on to St. Thomas for more than 4 years but, as usual, returned to Pittsburgh to do what he loved. "Jazz is going to save the world," he said. "Jazz music has given me security. I have done nothing else in my life. My father wanted me to be a tap dancer, but I preferred to play the music that made me want to dance."  Family and friends will be received from 2 – 4 and 6 – 8 pm on Thursday, July 13, 2017 at S. M. FINNEY FUNERAL HOME, INC., 432 N. 6th Street, Clairton,  PA   15025.  A service will take place at the funeral home on Friday, July 14, 2017 at 11:00 am.  Online condolences may be offered at www.finneyfuneralhome.com

 

Marth Ann Baker

July 10, 2017 |

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Martha Ann Baker, 80, formerly a resident of Dravosburg for 35 years, passed away at Miller Farm Place in Dayton OH, on Thursday, July 6, 2017.  She was born August 27, 1936 in McKeesport to the late Richard T. and Charlotte E. Riley Jones.  Martha was the loving wife of the late James Ralph Baker who passed away in 2014.  She is survived by son, James R. (Robin Soriano) Baker of Knoxville, TN; grandchildren, Jennifer (Christopher Helman) Spencer of Springfield, OH, Joshua (Alli) Baker of Huber Heights, OH, Jessica (Joseph) Katchur of Liberty Boro, Houston Baker of Glassport; great-grandchildren, Nickole, Brandon, & Cody Burkey, Luke Spencer, Joshua Baker, Mika & Adriana Katchur, Ronan Baker; sister Sandra (Edward) Tarle of San Juan Capistrano, CA; brother Jack (Tina) Jones of Dravosburg. Along with her parents and husband, Martha was preceded in death by brother Richard Jones. Martha was a graduate of Glassport High School, was employed by Hills Department Store in West Mifflin and as a School Crossing Guard in Dravosburg.  Family and friends will be received Wednesday July 12, 2017 from 2 – 4 and 6 – 8 pm at I. M. FINNEY FUNERAL HOME, 203 4th Street, Dravosburg,  PA   15034.  A service will take place at the funeral home on Thursday July 13, 2017 at 10:00 am followed by interment at Jefferson Memorial Park in Pleasant Hills.  Online condolences may be offered at www.finneyfuneralhome.com

 

Evelyn M. Clark

July 09, 2017 |

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Evelyn M. Clark, 96, of Jefferson Hills, passed away on Saturday, July 8, 2017 to be with her loved ones who went before her. She was born July 10, 1920 to the late George and Anna Klein Algas. In addition to her parents, Evelyn has been reunited with her loving husband of 58 years, the late Kenneth A. Clark, brother Edward Algas and grandson Jason Clark. She is survived by her three children; Cheryl D.(Bill) McKenna of Irwin, Kenneth R. Clark of New Market, Virginia, and Keith D. (Bethanne) Clark of Elizabeth.

 
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Hazel Wray Alm

July 06, 2017 |

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Hazel Wray Alm, 99, of Fremont, CA, passed away on Friday, June 23, 2017 at Acapulco Care Home in San Leandro, CA.  She was born September 22, 1917 in Virginia to the late Harry E. and Lilly M. Grimes. Hazel was preceded in death by her husband Winston R. Alm who passed away in 1982. She is survived by son, Jeffrey Alm of Fremont, CA and daughter, Judy Case of Lancaster, PA.  A private graveside service will take place at Lebanon Church Cemetery.  Arrangements have been entrusted to S. M. FINNEY FUNERAL HOME, 432 N. 6th Street, Clairton,  PA   15025.  Online condolences may be offered at www.finneyfuneralhome.com

 

Martha Jane "Janie" Mendez

July 03, 2017 |

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Martha Jane “Janie” Mendez, 69, of McKeesport, formerly a lifelong resident of Glassport, passed away at UPMC McKeesport on Sunday, July 2, 2017.  She was born February 9, 1948 to the late Skylar and Martha Finnegan Coddington of McKeesport.  Martha was a loving wife to her late husband of forty years, Romauldo Mendez.  She is survived by daughters, Mary (Donnie) Smith of Glassport, Tracy Moyer of Meadville, Jean Moyer of Glassport, Georgina (Dale) Humphries of Glassport; sons, Raymond Mendez of McKeesport, Randy Mendez of Glassport; 22 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; brother, Skylar Coddington of Bedford; sisters, Anna Yeager of Glassport, Elsie Wiggins of Glassport, Linda Coddington of Glassport, Gloria Brown of Foster, Mary Arndt of McKees Rocks, and Sandra Yavoich of McKeesport.  Along with her parents and husband, Martha was preceded in death by brother, William Coddington; sisters, Matilda Yeager, Nancy Andrioli;  daughter, Petra Mendez; and parents who raised her David and Mary Jane Cottle. She enjoyed sewing, reading, crocheting, bingo, bible studies, computer games and was a lover of dogs.  Family and friends will be received on Thursday July 6, 2017 from 2 – 4 and 6 – 8 pm at E. C. FINNEY FUNERAL HOME, 235 Monongahela Avenue, Glassport,  PA   15045.  A service will take place at the funeral home on Friday, July 7, 2017 at 10:00 am presided by Bishop L. C. Carter, followed by interment at Restland Memorial Park in Monroeville. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions be made online at www.fundthefuneral.com  or directly to the funeral home. Online condolences may be offered at www.finneyfuneralhome.com

 

Stephanie Andrea Crow

June 22, 2017 |

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Stephanie Andrea Crow, 69, of Clairton, formerly of Elizabeth, passed away in the presence of her family on June 22, 2017. She was born September 16, 1947 to the late Helen S. and Andrew Corrigan of McKees Rocks. Stephanie was the loving wife of the late Alan Crow. Stephanie enjoyed times at Yough Lake and the family camp. She loved her family and pets, who will sorely miss her charismatic wit and unique sense of humor. Stephanie left this world as she lived her life—on her own terms. She is survived by her brother, Michael Corrigan; her children, David (Judy) McCrum; Yvonne Firczak; Karl McCrum. Stephanie is also survived by her grandchildren, Brandon (Sarah) McCrum; Ryan (April) McCrum; Cody McCrum; Tyler McCrum; Brooke Firczak; Britney McCrum; Josiah McCrum; her great-grandchildren, cousins, and extended family. Family and friends will be received on Sunday June 25th, 2017 from 2:00 – 4:00 and 6:00 – 8:00 PM at S.M. FINNEY FUNERAL HOME, 432 N. 6TH Street, Clairton, PA 15025. Service will take place Monday June 26th, 2017 at 10:00 AM at the funeral home presided by Pastor Michael Airgood followed by interment at Jefferson Memorial Park. Online condolences may be offered at www.finneyfuneralhome.com.

 

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