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Mary Raisner

July 18, 2018 |

By Finney Funeral Homes | Posted in: Finney Funeral Homes

Mary Raisner, 89, of McKeesport, formerly of Glassport for 76 years, passed away Tuesday, July 17, 2018 at John J. Kane Regional Center in McKeesport.  She was born March 23, 1929 in Glassport to the late John and Mary Bednar Popovich.  Mary was the loving wife of the late Lawrence Raisner who passed away in 1992.  She is survived by sisters, Elizabeth Smoot of McKeesport, Anna Stanko of McKeesport, Helen (Thomas Andrews) McBurney of North Huntingdon; special niece, Mary Moonis of North Huntingdon; many other nieces and nephews.  Along with her parents and husband, Mary was preceded in death by son, Larry L. Raisner; sister, Irene Dunlop; brothers, John, Mike, Andrew, Stephen and Joseph Popovich.  She was a member of St. Nicholas Byzantine Catholic Church in McKeesport and worked in the cafeteria at St. Nicholas Byzantine Catholic School for 36 years.  Visitation will take place Thursday, July 19, 2018 from 4 – 8 pm (Enlightenment Service at 7) at E. C. FINNEY FUNERAL HOME, 235 Monongahela Avenue, Glassport, PA 15045.  A “Divine Liturgy of Christian Burial” will take place Friday, July 20, 2018 at 12:30 pm at St. Nicholas Byzantine Catholic Church in McKeesport followed by interment at St. Nicholas Cemetery in North Versailles.  Online condolences may be offered at www.finneyfuneralhome.com

 


Arcolina "Carole" Angotti

July 09, 2018 |

By Finney Funeral Homes | Posted in: Finney Funeral Homes

Arcolina “Carole” Ann Folino Angotti, 86, of Baldwin, formerly of Clairton, passed away Tuesday, July 3, 2018 at Lawson’s Personal Care Home in Jefferson Hills.  She was born July 31, 1931, in McKeesport, to the late Frank and Mariangela Vescio Folino.  She was the loving wife of 40 yrs. to the late Joseph P. Angotti who passed away in 1993.  Carole is survived by daughters, Angela (Richard) Jenkins & Paula Gori both of Clairton, Sandra Smaniotto of Uniontown, Debbie (Earl) Kleckner of McMurray; grandchildren, Frankie, Richard, Jennifer, Gina (Jason), Melanie, Angela, E.J., Natalie; great-grandchildren, Dejah, Nikko, Gisele, Anton, Mason, Bella, Tyler, Zander; sister, Grace McGrew of Greensburg and brother, Bernard Folino and many nieces and nephews.  Along with her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by sisters, Eva DeMaio, Frances Folino, and Virginia Luft. Carole lived 64 years of her life in Clairton, was the sole proprietor of Carole’s Tax Service in Clairton, was a member of St. Clare of Assisi Church, enjoyed watching her grandchildren engage in sporting events and dance recitals/competitions, bingo and baking.  Private viewing and service was entrusted to S. M. FINNEY FUNERAL HOME, 432 N. 6th Street, Clairton,  PA  15025.  Online condolences may be offered at www.finneyfuneralhome.com

 


Mildred Besedich Hughes

July 02, 2018 |

By Finney Funeral Homes | Posted in: Finney Funeral Homes

 Mildred (Millie) (Milka) Besedich Hughes, 100, of Dravosburg passed into eternal rest on June 29, 2018 surrounded by her loving family. Born March 24, 1918 in Youngstown, Ohio to Jovan and  Kata Besedich, the family later moved to the coal mining town (#9) of Farmington, West Virginia. In 1942, she left home to support the war effort working in the Akron Goodyear factory making barrage balloons. She married Elmer Hughes in 1945 and they moved to Dravosburg in 1956.

She owned and operated Hughes Grill for 14 years. She was famous for the Friday fish sandwiches. After selling the business, Millie worked for K-Mart retiring in 1989 after 15 years. Consistent with her love for caring for others, Millie delivered for Meals on Wheels for 20 years until age 92. She was a member of Amity Presbyterian Church for 60 years and served as an elder.

Millie was preceded in death by her husband, Elmer, her parents, her sisters Olga Myers, Mary Chickrell, Malava Blanton, Josephine Flannery, Virginia Davis, Kay Stache, her brothers Drago Besedich and Dan Besedich and her grandson Brian Weddle. She is survived by and was the beloved mother of Ron Hughes, Marcia (Phil) Weddle and Diana (Ron) Etzel; cherished grandmother of Christopher Weddle, Eric (Heidi) Weddle, Jessica Etzel and Allison Etzel; great-grandmother of Philip (Aubree) Brown, Hazel and Ayler Weddle; great-great grandmother of Gavin and Marlie Brown; and loving sister of Helen Lockwood. Millie also leaves behind nieces, nephews, friends and her faithful dog, Buddy.

She loved her family and her home. She loved to cook, bake, garden, crochet and walk her puppies. She was a loyal friend and neighbor.

Family and friends will be received on Friday, July 6, 2018 from 5:00 to 8:00 pm at I.M. FINNEY FUNERAL HOME, 203 4th Street, Dravosburg, PA 15034. Service will be at 10:00 am on Saturday, July 7, 2018 at Amity Presbyterian Church, 400 Euclid Avenue, Dravosburg, PA 15034 and continue with a graveside service at Jefferson Memorial Park. A luncheon at Amity Presbyterian Church in Dravosburg will follow interment. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions be made to Amity Presbyterian Church. Special thanks to the staff of Bridges Hospice and Patty M. of Caring Angels. Online condolences may be offered at www.finneyfuneralhome.com

 

“Come to me, all who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest.” Matt 11:28

 


James "Buddha" Harvey

June 29, 2018 |

By Finney Funeral Homes | Posted in: Finney Funeral Homes

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

 


Deborah Marie Orr

June 24, 2018 |

By Finney Funeral Homes | Posted in: Finney Funeral Homes

Deborah Marie Labishak Orr, 63, of Pittsburgh, formerly of Clairton, passed away at John J. Kane Regional Center in Pittsburgh on Saturday, June 23, 2018.  She was born November 25, 1954 in McKeesport to the late Peter and Carolina Hallas Labishak.  Deborah is survived by brother, Terry D. Labishak of West Mifflin and sister, Cary Labishak.  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

 


John Dominic "J. D." Sorrentino

June 09, 2018 |

By Finney Funeral Homes | Posted in: Finney Funeral Homes

John Dominic “J. D.” Sorrentino, 62, of Clairton, passed away at AHN Jefferson Hospital on Thursday, June 7, 2018.  He was born in McKeesport on July 5, 1955 to the late Joseph F. and Lillian Mancini Sorrentino.  John is survived by sister, Linda Medina of McKeesport; brothers, Joseph F. Sorrentino, Victor Sorrentino, Alfred Sorrentino, all of Glassport; many nieces, nephews, and cousins.  John resided in Clairton his entire life, was a member of St. Clare of Assisi Church, enjoyed watching tv, and playing bingo. Family and friends will be received from 2 – 4 and 6 – 8 pm on Tuesday, June 12, 2018 at E. C. FINNEY FUNERAL HOME, 235 Monongahela Avenue, Glassport,  PA   15045.  A service will take place at the funeral home on Wednesday, June 13, 2018 at 10:00 am followed by interment at Richland Cemetery in Dravosburg.  Online condolences may be offered at www.finneyfuneralhome.com

 


Lillian A. Sorrentino

June 09, 2018 |

By Finney Funeral Homes | Posted in: Finney Funeral Homes

Lillian A. Sorrentino, 37, of Glassport, formerly of McKeesport, passed away at home on Thursday, June 7, 2018.  She was born in McKeesport on February 3, 1981 to Joseph F. Sorrentino and the late Barbara J. Cooper Sorrentino.  Along with her father, Lilly is survived by 2 brothers, Joseph Sorrentino and Carter J. Sorrentino both of Glassport; aunts, Linda Medina of McKeesport, Brenda Barret of Saltsburg; nieces, Lyndee Sorrentino of Glassport, Kelsea Sorrentino of Greensburg; and many cousins. Lillian enjoyed music, poker machines, magazines, and stuffed animals.  Family and friends will be received from 2 – 4 and 6 – 8 pm on Tuesday, June 12, 2018 at E. C. FINNEY FUNERAL HOME, 235 Monongahela Avenue, Glassport,  PA   15045.  A service will take place at the funeral home on Wednesday, June 13, 2018 at 10:00 am followed by interment at Richland Cemetery in Dravosburg.  Online condolences may be offered at www.finneyfuneralhome.com

 


Ruth Jane Kimball

June 06, 2018 |

By Finney Funeral Homes | Posted in: Finney Funeral Homes

Ruth Jane Kimball, 54, of Glassport, formerly of Clairton, passed away Tuesday, June 5, 2018 at UPMC McKeesport.  She was born in McKeesport October 2, 1963 to the late Benjamin & Kathryn Spencer.  Ruth is survived by her loving husband of 38 years, Mark Kimball; sons, Michael and Bryan Kimball both of Glassport; grandsons, Jordan and Julian Kimball of Glassport; sisters, Florence (Scott) OBlak of Elizabeth, Lauri (David) Ehredt of Boise, ID, Jennifer Spencer of Munhall; brothers, Steven (Joy) Poorman of Elizabeth, T. J. (Marianne) Poorman of Glassport, Paul Poorman of Clairton; step-mother, Mary Lindeman of McKeesport; 4 nieces and 12 nephews.  Along with her parents, Ruth was preceded in death by sisters, Gail Robertson, Brenda Warnick; brother, Benjamin Spencer Jr.  Ruth was a caretaker at Tender Loving Care Nursing Home.  Visitation will take place from 2 – 4 and 6 – 8 pm on Friday, June 8, 2018 at S. M. FINNEY FUNERAL HOME, 432 N. 6th Street, Clairton,  PA   15025.  A memorial service will take place at the funeral home on Saturday June 9, 2018 at 10:00 am followed by interment at Round Hill Cemetery.  Online condolences may be offered at www.finneyfuneralhome.com

 


Lisa Kay Hughes Holden

June 04, 2018 |

By Finney Funeral Homes | Posted in: Finney Funeral Homes

Lisa Kay Hughes Holden, 48, of Greenock passed away Monday, May 7, 2018 at UPMC Shadyside after a long battle with cancer.  She was born in McKeesport October 6, 1969 to Stephen Dwight Hughes of Florida and Sharon Bailey Hughes of Greenock.  She is survived by sons, Triston Smathers and Zander Smathers of Templeton, PA.  Arrangements have been entrusted to S. M. FINNEY FUNERAL HOME, 432 N. 6th Street, Clairton,  PA   15025.  The family suggests memorial contributions be made to the funeral home to help defray costs.  Online condolences may be offered at www.finneyfuneralhome.com

 


Frederick Robert Kearney Sr.

May 14, 2018 |

By Finney Funeral Homes | Posted in: Finney Funeral Homes

Frederick “Fredster” Robert Kearney Sr., 72, of Jefferson Hills, formerly of Clairton / Pleasant Hills, passed away at home on Sunday, May 13, 2018.  He was born March 24, 1946, in Pittsburgh, to the late Frederick S. and Rita Hanczyk Kearney.  He is survived by his loving wife of 21 years, Cathy Smarra Kearney; children, Sherri (Brian) Peternel of Jefferson Hills, Jacqueline (Craig) Kearney of Glassport, Jessica Gouker of Jefferson Hills, Frederick R. (Nicole) Kearney Jr. of Whitehall; grandchildren, Joelle, Shawn, Cheyanne (Steve), Alyssa, Nathan, Hannah, KayCee; great-grandchildren, Jayden & LayLah.  Fred was a veteran of the US Army having served in the 101st Airborne during the Vietnam War, a Cable Technician, a manager for Subway, enjoyed Bingo, Bowling, fishing, camping, Sci-Fi, and Klondikes.  Visitation will take place on Thursday, May 17, 2018 from 9 am – 12 pm at S. M. FINNEY FUNERAL HOME, 432 N. 6th Street, Clairton,  PA  15025.  A memorial service will occur after visitation at 12 pm at the funeral home followed by interment at Queen of Heaven Cemetery in McMurray, PA.  In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to the funeral home to help defray costs.  Online condolences may be offered at www.finneyfuneralhome.com

 


Miles Karan

April 20, 2018 |

By Finney Funeral Homes | Posted in: Finney Funeral Homes

Miles Karan, 58, of Clairton, passed away at AHN Jefferson Hospital on Thursday April 19, 2018.  He was born March 28, 1960 in McKeesport to the late Milan and Mary Frick Karan.  Miles is survived by son, Steve Karan; and sister, Linda Marie Brown of West Newton.  Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by brothers, Milan and George Karan.  Miles lived in Clairton his whole life, was an independent contractor, and enjoyed socializing with friends.  Visitation will take place Sunday, April 22, 2018 from 2 – 4 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. Inurnment will take place on Monday, April 30, 2018 at 2:00 pm at Round Hill Cemetery in Elizabeth Township.  Online condolences may be offered at www.finneyfuneralhome.com

 


Donald Hickman

April 19, 2018 |

By Finney Funeral Homes | Posted in: Finney Funeral Homes

It is with sadness in their hearts that the family of Donald Hickman announces his passing, and entrance into eternal life on Wednesday, April 18, 2018 after a long battle with Alzheimer’s Disease. He was a devoted, caring, and dedicated family man and will be deeply missed by his loved ones.  He was born in Dravosburg on December 4, 1930 to the late Adam and Myra Leadbeater Hickman.  Donald will be greatly missed by his loving wife, of 67 wonderful years, Mary Lou; children, Daniel Hickman, Patty (Gerald) Tedesco, Karen (Bryan) Snodgrass; grandchildren, Gerald (Kristen) Tedesco Jr., Jonathan (Robyn) Tedesco, Jamie (William) Dugas, Kylie Snodgrass, Alyssa Snodgrass, Jacob Snodgrass; great-grandchildren, Caleb, Tristan, Marisa, Dominic and Isabella, as well as many nieces, nephews and friends.  Along with his parents, Donald was preceded in death by 6 brothers and 1 sister.  Donald was a lifelong resident of Dravosburg, and a graduate of McKeesport High School.  He served in the US Air Force during the Korean Conflict, was retired from US Steel Research Lab in Monroeville in 1984, and owned and operated the distributorship for the McKeesport Daily News and Pittsburgh Press in Dravosburg for 40 years. Don was a devout Christian his entire life, leading many people to understand God’s love for them.  He was an accomplished baseball pitcher for McKeesport High School, many local sandlot teams, and Mitchell Air Force Base.   In 1953, he was offered to try-out for the Pittsburgh Pirates.  The family is especially grateful for the exceptional kindness, concern and care from all of his caregivers, especially Caitlin Sostaric and Alexa Paranzino, his primary caregivers.  Visitation will take place Sunday, April 22, 2018 from 1 – 8 pm at I. M. FINNEY FUNERAL HOME, 203 4th Street, Dravosburg,  PA 15034. A memorial service will take place on Monday April 23, 2018 at Amity Presbyterian Church in Dravosburg at 11:00 am followed by interment at Richland Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made to the Alzheimer’s Association or Catholic Hospice at catholichospicepgh.org. Online condolences may be offered at wwwfinneyfuneralhome.com

 


Fred August Happe Jr.

April 16, 2018 |

By Finney Funeral Homes | Posted in: Finney Funeral Homes

Fred August Happe Jr., 76, of Clairton, formerly of Bridgeville, passed away at home on Sunday April 15, 2018.  He was born in Upper St. Clair on May 17, 1941 to the late Fred A. and Mary Happe Sr. Fred is survived by daughter, Mary Elizabeth (Jack) Happe Arelt of Brentwood; son, Fred A. Happe of Tarentum; grandchildren, Michelle, Daniel, Joshua; great-grandchildren, Aleena, D.J., Daevon, Jaylee, Jonathan; brothers, Ronald Happe and Glen Happe both of FL.  Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by stepson Jody Happe.  Fred was a veteran of the US Army having served during the Vietnam War, was retired from the maintenance department of US Steel Clairton Works, was adept at electrical repair, and was a self-ordained pastor.  Arrangements have been entrusted to S. M. FINNEY FUNERAL HOME, 432 N. 6th Street, Clairton,  PA  15025.  The family suggests donations be made to the funeral home to help defray expenses.  Online condolences may be offered at www.finneyfuneralhome.com

 


Judith Karen Bane Reitzel

April 15, 2018 |

By Finney Funeral Homes | Posted in: Finney Funeral Homes

Judith Karen Bane Reitzel, 76, of Eighty Four, PA, formerly of Jefferson Hills, passed away on Saturday, April 14, 2018 at UPMC Presbyterian in Pittsburgh.  She was born November 17, 1941 to the late Robert & Agnes Miller Bane.  She was a loving wife, for 35, years to the late Raymond T. Reitzel Sr. who passed away in 1991.  Judith is survived by daughter; Amanda (Kevin Shetterly) M. Reitzel Clous of Finleyville; sons, Raymond T. Reitzel Jr. of Eighty Four, Thomas L. Reitzel of Bethel Park, Timothy A. Reitzel of Jefferson Hills; grandchildren Michael, Justin, Timmy Jr., Paige, Tommy Jr.; brother, James (Linda) Bane of Peters Township; and sister Agnes Bane of Clairton.  Along with her parents and husband, Judith was preceded in death by daughter, Patricia; brother, Robert Bane; and sister Jerilyn Bane Simo. She was a member of St. Paulinus Church in Clairton, was retired from West Jefferson Hills School District's Custodial Department, enjoyed cooking, gardening and the outdoors. Visitation and interment will be private. Arrangements have been entrusted to S. M. FINNEY FUNERAL HOME, INC., 432 N. 6th Street, Clairton,  PA  15025. Online condolences may be offered at www.finneyfuneralhome.com

 


James "Jim" Kenneth Burge

April 08, 2018 |

By Finney Funeral Homes | Posted in: Finney Funeral Homes

James “Jim” Kenneth Burge, 92, of Clairton passed away at home on Saturday, April 7, 2018.  He was born January 8, 1926, in Clairton, to the late James and Elizabeth Long Burge.  Jim was a loving husband, for 67 years, to his late wife, Elizabeth “Betty” Demis Burge, who passed away in 2015.  He is survived by sons, James (Jane) M. Burge, Paul A. Burge, both of Clairton; daughter Barbara (Mark) A. Murray of Clairton; grandchildren, Mary (Jeff) Trott, Anne (Jerome Ramsey) Burge, Christianna Murray; great-grandchildren, Anthony, Jakob, Noah, Ian, and Sofie.  Along with his parents and spouse, Jim was preceded in death by brothers, Adrian “Dutch”, Robert, William; sisters, Esther MacNicol and Edna Lees. He was a member of St. Clare of Assisi Church in Clairton, a graduate of Clairton High School, served his country in the Armed Guard Service of the US Navy during WWII on the Merchant Marine ship The SS Jonathon Worth, enjoyed Clairton High School football, frequenting the coffee shop to socialize, and spending quiet days at home.  Visitation and service will be private at S. M. FINNEY FUNERAL HOME, 432 N. 6th Street, Clairton,  PA   15025.    Inurnment will also be private at St. Clare Cemetery in Clairton.  Online condolences may be offered at www.finneyfuneralhome.com

 

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