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Walter Everett “Wally” McGee III

July 20, 2019 |

By Finney Funeral Homes | Posted in: Finney Funeral Homes

Walter Everett “Wally” McGee III, 59, of McKeesport, passed away on Monday, July 15th, 2019 at his home. He was born in Mckeesport on May 10th, 1960 to the late Barbara A Csorbaand Walter Everett McGee Jr.Wally is survived by his two sisters; Karen (Regis) Bryer, of Huntersville, NC, and Kimberly (Ken) Zera,of Orange, Va. Heis also survived by his Aunt Betty O’Shell of Pittsburgh and Aunt Janet (Tom) Brady of Boston, nieces, nephews, cousins and many friendsWally was preceded in death by his parents, and his son, Andrew Walter McGee. He will be remembered as a "plumber, welder, landscaper, and a jack of all trades", and a man with a heart of gold. Wally’s kind soul will be missed by so many. He had a smilethat made the worst days better, eagerness to help his friends and family, and stories that you couldn’t wait to hear.Wally was always “busy doing nothing” or he“had nowhere to be ASAP”. He was a free spirit searching for peace. May the heavens bless him with that peace. Arrangements have been entrusted to S.M. FINNEY FUNERAL HOME, 432 N. 6thSt, Clairton, PA 15025. A memorial service will take place at the family home on Saturday, July 27th, from 11am – 1pm. Online condolences may be offered at www.finneyfuneralhome.com.

 


Elizabeth Scott

June 23, 2019 |

By Finney Funeral Homes | Posted in: Finney Funeral Homes

 

Elizabeth J. Hough Scott, “Betty”, age 85 of Elizabeth, PA, passed away on June 22, 2019.  Her partner, Charles Huffman, her children, best friend, Joyce Evans, and the OSTPA Hospice group, lovingly cared for her at home through her final week.  She was born in Clairton, PA on August 5, 1933 to the late Henry and Bertha Moore Hough.  She is preceded in death by former husband, Alexander T. Scott, and all her siblings.  She is survived by her partner of 14 years, Charles Huffman of Elizabeth, PA; her three children; Perry Spires (Debbie Snyder), Louise Bagwell-Robinson (Charles Bagwell, MD) both from Richmond, VA, and her son Thomas Henry Scott (Elaine Hubbard) from Columbus, GA, and her son-in-law, James Robinson (Sharon) of Hurricane, WV.  Betty was blessed with four outstanding grand-children; Perry Spires, “PJ” (Melanie) of Mt. Pleasant, Emily Gigliotti (Nathan) of Everson, PA, Amy Robinson Alphin (Thomas) of Seattle, WA, and Laura Robinson of Richmond, VA.  She is also survived by seven great-grandchildren; Owen and Lily Spires, Amelia, Olivia, and Julia Gigliotti, James Robinson II, and Henry Alphin.  Betty was one extremely hard-working woman!  She had owned and operated two different businesses – Chili’s Place in Monongahela, and MMM Goodies – Homemade Baked goods.  She enjoyed quilting, sewing, making crafts, and was an AVID Longaberger Basket collector.  She also worked for decades as a cook at Falk School at the University of Pittsburgh.  She loved cooking for the children and repeatedly told stories about them and became very close with many of the families.  Betty taught her family, not only the love for Kennywood Park, where her grandfather used to run the pony track, but also the love of the Pittsburgh Steelers.  She was a season ticket holder for 25 years.  Betty’s family will receive guests at S.M. FINNEY FUNERAL HOME, 432 N. 6th St., Clairton, PA 15025 at 4:00 on Tuesday, June 25.  A service will follow in their chapel at 5:00.  Inurnment will take place at a later date. Online condolences may be offered at www.finneyfuneralhome.com.

 


Elsie Christine "Tootsie" Germek Cola

June 12, 2019 |

By Finney Funeral Homes | Posted in: Finney Funeral Homes

Elsie Christine “Tootsie” Germek Cola, 80, a resident of Clairton for 50 years, formerly of Glassport, passed away at home on Monday, June 10th, 2019. She was born in Duquesne on October 12, 1938 to the late John Sr. and Anna Stanko Germek. Elsie was the loving wife of 57 years to the late Gerald John “Coke” Cola, Sr. She is survived by her sons; Gerald (Shari) Cola, of Clairton, Gregory (Michael Garofola) Cola, of McKeesport, brother, Thomas (Sharyon) Germek, of North Huntingdon, as well as many nieces and nephews. Elsie was preceded in death by her brothers; Raymond, John and George Germek. She was a member of the St. Clare of Assisi Church in Clairton. Elsie enjoyed cooking, baking and playing cards, but will also be remembered for her kindness and humble nature. Arrangements have been entrusted to S.M. FINNEY FUNERAL HOME, 432 N. 6th St, Clairton, PA 15025. A graveside service will take place on Friday, June 14th at 10:00am at the Port Vue Calvary Cemetery, 510 Dersam St, McKeesport, PA 15133. Online condolences may be offered at www.finneyfuneralhome.com.

 


John Michael Seman

June 11, 2019 |

By Finney Funeral Homes | Posted in: Finney Funeral Homes

John Michael Seman, 46, of Wilmerding, passed away on Friday, June 7th, 2019 in Worth Township of Butler County. He was born in McKeesport on July 3rd, 1972 to the late Charles Richard Seman and the surviving Rose Marie Teck Seman. John is survived by his son, Corey M. Albeck. Of White Oak, grandchildren; Kayden, Nathaniel, Emma, and Briella, brothers George (Judy) Seman, of Renfrew of, Bill (Marcy) Seman, of West Elizabeth, sisters; Barb Christie, of Slippery Rock and Roxanne Seman of Wilmerding. He was preceded in death by his brother, Chuck Seman II. John formerly served in the US Marine Corps, and was employed as a professional Trucker. He enjoyed carpentry, hunting, fishing, traveling, photography and mechanics.  Arrangements have been entrusted to S.M. FINNEY FUNERAL HOME, 432 N. 6th St, Clairton, PA 15025. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to the funeral home to defray costs. Online condolences may be offered at www.finneyfuneralhome.com.

 


John Allen Ferrero

May 30, 2019 |

By Finney Funeral Homes | Posted in: Finney Funeral Homes

John Allen Ferrero, known by many as “Punky”, “Jumping Johnny” or “Fruit”, 63, a life-long resident of Clairton, passed away at home on Wednesday May 29th, 2019. He was born in McKeesport on August 18, 1955 to the late John C Ferrero and the surviving Dolores Tortorice Ferrero of Clairton. He is survived by his daughters; Tiara (Juan Butler) Snyder of McKeesport and Jessica (Skylar Brown) Ferrero of Clairton, grandchildren; Josiah, Kai, Taier, Skylar, Carter and Rylan, brothers; Gary Ferrero of South-side, Pittsburgh and David Ferrero of Clairton and sister Francine Ferrero of Las Vegas, NV. John was preceded in death by his father, John “Punky” Ferrero. John through the years was self-employed. He owned and ran Ferrero’s Beer Distributer in Large, PA, and later in life enjoyed running the Coal Valley Produce stand. He was a man that loved his family, his friends and all of the customers that gave him a reason to be in business over the years. Family and friends will be received on Tuesday June 4th from 3-7 at S.M. FINNEY FUNERAL HOME, 432 N. 6th St, Clairton, PA 15025. A service will immediately follow visitation. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made directly to the funeral home to defray costs.  Online condolences may be offered at www.finneyfuneralhome.com.

 


Joan Kemp Beissel

May 08, 2019 |

By Finney Funeral Homes | Posted in: Finney Funeral Homes

Joan Kemp Beissel passed away on May 7, 2019, at the age of 89. A lifelong resident of Elizabeth Township, she was born January 18, 1930, to the late Thomas and Mary Moore Dierker Kemp. She was predeceased by her husband of 65 years, Donald E. Beissel, her twin sister, Jean Matezik, and her brother, Thomas Kemp. She is survived by her two daughters, Vickee Altman, and her husband Gary, of Uniontown, and Wendee Lindsey and her husband Randy of Elizabeth Township and her three grandchildren, Alan Lindsey, and wife Brittany, of Liberty Boro, Stephanie Altman of Raleigh, NC., and Abigail Altman of Baltimore, MD. 

She graduated from Clairton High School in 1947 and attended the Allegheny General Hospital School of Nursing where she obtained her license as a registered nurse. She completed her nursing education with a BSN from California University of Pennsylvania. She worked as a registered nurse at the McKeesport Hospital in the premature infant nursery, but perhaps is best remembered for her many years as a school nurse for the Elizabeth-Forward School District.

She and her husband Don enjoyed retirement by hosting pig roasts for their family and friends at their backyard swimming pool and by traveling throughout North America in their motor home, sometimes even wintering in southern climates. They also traveled to such places as Hawaii, Italy, England, Mexico and the Caribbean. A highlight was sailing through the Panama Canal.

Family and friends will be received at the S.M. FINNEY FUNERAL HOME, 432 N. 6thStreet, Clairton, PA, 15025, on Friday, May 10, from 2 – 4 PM and 6 – 8 PM, a short memorial service will be held at 7:30pm with a repose to follow at the LochMon Tavern, 2510 Lincoln Boulevard, Elizabeth, PA., 15037. A private committal will occur at a later date at Jefferson Memorial Park. Online condolences may be offered at www.finneyfuneralhome.com.

In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made to Monkey’s House Hospice of Burlington County, NJ, a no-kill shelter for dogswith terminal diagnoses or hard to adopt disabilities. http://www.monkeyshouse.org/cms.

 


Marlene Unrath

May 01, 2019 |

By Finney Funeral Homes | Posted in: Finney Funeral Homes

Marlene Unrath, 86, of Pleasant Hills, passed away at ManorCare Nursing Home on April 30, 2019.  She was born January 16, 1933, to the late Michael and Mary Repko Visokey.  Marlene is survived by her daughter; Lori Ann Bagley of Pleasant Hills, sons; Patrick “Sonny” (Jane Bowen) Unrath of Port Vue, and Darrell (Laurie) Unrath of Forward Township, grandchildren; Dylan (Helen) Unrath, Michael (Ashley) Unrath, Ryan (Sarah) Cunning, Jesse and Willie, great grandchildren; Ryan Jr., and Nathaniel and many nieces and nephews.  Marlene was preceded in death by her husband William P. Unrath Sr. of 61 years, sons; Gregory, Douglas and William Jr. Unrath, and daughter in law, Marcia Unrath.  She was a parishioner of St. Thomas A Becket church, and a nurse anesthetist.  Family and friends will be received on Friday, May 3, 2019, from 2-4 and 6-8 pm at S.M. FINNEY FUNERAL HOME, 432 N. 6TH St, Clairton, PA 15025.  A service will be held 10:00 am, Saturday, May 4, 2019 at SM FINNEY FUNERAL HOME, followed by a committal service at Christ Our Redeemer Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to St. Judes Childrens Hospital at 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or American Cancer Society at 320 Bilmar Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15205.  Online condolences may be offered at www.finneyfuneralhome.com

 


Roxane Biddle Culley

April 29, 2019 |

By Finney Funeral Homes | Posted in: Finney Funeral Homes

Roxane  Biddle Culley, 101, formerly of New Eagle and West Elizabeth, passed away at Lawson Nursing Home on Friday, April 26, 2019.  She was born October 13, 1917, to the late Lawrence and Bessie Mae Mehrmann Biddle.  Roxane is survived by many nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her husband Samuel Culley, brothers Lawrence Kermit, Charles Alonzo, and Nathaniel Clayton.  Roxane worked as the head cook in the cafeteria of West Jefferson Hills High School, was a member of the Olivet United Presbyterian Church of West Elizabeth, and active in the Ladies Fellowship Class.  Family and friends will be received on Wednesday, May 1, 2019 from 6pm – 8pm and Thursday 9am – 11am at E.C. FINNEY FUNERAL HOME, 235 Monongahela Ave, Glassport, PA 15045.  A committal service will take place Thursday, May 2, 2019, 11:30am in Jefferson Memorial Park.  In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to the Olivet United Presbyterian Church of West Elizabeth, 726 4th St., West Elizabeth, PA. 15088. Online condolences may be offered at www.finneyfuneralhome.com.

 


Larry R. Williams

April 22, 2019 |

By Finney Funeral Homes | Posted in: Finney Funeral Homes

Larry Robert Williams, 80, of Elizabeth, passed away at Jefferson Hospital, on Sunday, April 21, 2019.  He was born December 28, 1938, to the late John and Jessie Trumpie Williams.  Larry is survived by his son; Jerry R. (Darlene) Williams of Espyville, Pa., daughter Sheri Williams of Elizabeth, and granddaughter; Jessica Buckery of Elizabeth.  He was preceded in death by his wife, Diana Barca Williams.  Larry was an avid fisherman, he was a member of the Blaine Hill and Elizabeth Fire Department, and the Sportsman Club of Pymatuning Pa.  He also worked for Mesta Machine in Homestead Pa., and Elizabeth Forward School District as a custodian.  The family would like to thank the staff at Jefferson Hospital and all his friends at the fire hall. Arrangements have been entrusted to S.M. FINNEY FUNERAL HOME, 432 N. 6th St., Clairton, PA 15025.  A private graveside service will occur at Round Hill Cemetery.  Online condolences may be offered at www.finneyfuneralhome.com

 


Mary Cipriani

April 11, 2019 |

By Finney Funeral Homes | Posted in: Finney Funeral Homes

Mary Adele Nolfi Cipriani, 84, a resident of Glassport, peacefully passed away on Wednesday, April 10, 2019, at Riverside Care Center in McKeesport.  She was born on May 28, 1934 to the late Eligio and Adele DelFiugo Nolfi.  She is survived by her loving husband Arthur R. Cipriani Sr.  Also surviving are her children; Arthur R. (Ann) Cipriani Jr. of Jefferson Hills, Michael V. Cipriani of Staten Island N.Y., Elise C. (Kevin) Wright of Glassport, David A. (Suzanne) Cipriani of Bethel Park, and Cherise A. (Cory) Brawner of Bethel Park.  Mary also had nine beautiful grandchildren, Jason, Emily (Brian), Bianca, Michael, Kevin, Catherine, Thomas, Sophia, Scarlett and two great-grandchildren, Elijah and Emmett.  Mary enjoyed gardening, music, and spending time with her family.  She received a full Catholic Scholarship resulting in a BS Biology at Duquesne University.  Also known as “Miss Mary” she was the owner and director of Glassport Play and Learn Nursery school and was a former member of St. Cecelia R.C. Church of Glassport and now Corpus Christi of McKeesport.  Mary was preceded in death by her sisters, Lena Dacquisto, Helen Sovich, brothers, Dr. E. James Nolfi, and Del Nolfi.  In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to The Pathfinder School, 50 Donati Road, Bethel Park PA. 15102.  Family and friends will be received on Sunday, April 14, 2019 from 2-4 and 6-8 pm at E.C. FINNEY FUNERAL HOME, 235 Monongahela Ave., Glassport, PA. 15045.  A mass of Christian burial service will be held 10 am, Monday April 15, at the Queen of Rosary in Glassport following a graveside burial at New St. Joseph cemetery in N. Versailles.

 


Mary Patricia “Patsy” Sprentz Priselac Megliss

April 06, 2019 |

By Finney Funeral Homes | Posted in: Finney Funeral Homes

Mary Patricia “Patsy” Sprentz Priselac Megliss, 86, a resident of Lincoln Boro for over 60 years, passed away on Thursday, April 4th 2019 at the John J. Kane Regional Center in McKeesport. She was born on August 1st, 1932 in Rilton, PA to the late Frank and Sarah Turnbull Sprentz.  Patsy was the loving wife of over 50 years to the surviving John J. Megliss. She is also survived by her children; Karen Linn of Elizabeth, and Holly Megliss of Lincoln Boro, granddaughter Jessica (David) Gross of Elizabeth, great-grandchildren Emma and Jackson Gross of Elizabeth, and her dog Rico.  Patsy was an avid reader, was an excellent cook and baker, enjoyed gardening and tending to her beautiful roses, and loved animals. She was a member of the St. Marks Church in Liberty Boro. Patsy was preceded in death by her son, Steven M. Priselac, siblings, Ethel Sprentz, Betty Lou Sprentz, John Sprentz, Julie Basista, Helen Bohacik, Frank Sprentz, Joe Sprentz, Evelyn McAvoy, Millie Huss, and Annie Ellis. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the animal rescue organization; All But Forgotten, Inc., 70 Carpenter Lane North Huntingdon PA, 15642 or on their website at www.allbutfurgotten.com/donate , or to her church, St. Mark Parish at 3210 Liberty Way, McKeesport, PA 15133.  Family and friends will be received on Sunday from 2pm – 6pm at S.M. FINNEY FUNERAL HOME, 432 N. 6th St, Clairton, PA 15025. A blessing service will take place at 6pm immediately following visitation. Online condolences may be offered at www.finneyfuneralhome.com.

 


David Anthony O’Dell

February 27, 2019 |

By Finney Funeral Homes | Posted in: Finney Funeral Homes

 

David Anthony O’Dell, 64, of Glassport, formerly of Clairton, passed away Tuesday, February 26, 2019 at John J. Kane Reginal Center in McKeesport.  He was born January 8, 1955, in McKeesport, to the late Melvin O’Dell and Dorcas Aulenbach O’Dell of Elizabeth.  Along with his mother, David is survived by his loving wife, of 32 years, Mary S. Parks O’Dell; son, Steven Parks of Glassport; daughters, Jennifer (Fernand Vernet) O’Dell of Glassport, Lisa (Justin Hadley) O’Dell of North Versailles; brother, Dennis (Joyce) O’Dell of Monongahela and 1 sister.  He was a 1973 graduate of Clairton High School, a veteran of The US Air Force, having served for 14 years, he was a truck driver for Northwest Logistics Oil, Grimm Motor, Waste Management, Falcon Trucking, and U. S. Express Trucking Companies, and he enjoyed archery.  Arrangements have been entrusted to S. M. FINNEY FUNERAL HOME, 432 N. 6th Street, Clairton, PA  15025. Inurnment and service will take place at a later date at the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies.  Online condolences may be offered at www.finneyfuneralhome.com

 


Joseph Richard Gumpher Jr.

February 26, 2019 |

By Finney Funeral Homes | Posted in: Finney Funeral Homes

 

Joseph Richard Gumpher Jr., 69, of Elizabeth, formerly of McKeesport, passed away at home Monday, February 25, 2019.  He was born July 29, 1949, in Turtle Creek, to the late Joseph R. Sr. and Agnes Mae Marks Gumpher.  Joseph is survived by his loving wife, of 49 years, Carolyn S. Waggoner Gumpher; children, Dennis J. Gumpher of White Oak, Joseph R. (Teresa) Gumpher III. of Elizabeth, daughter, Denise B. (David) Burke of Elizabeth; grandchildren, Melonie (Keith) Snyder of N. Huntingdon, David Burke Jr. of Elizabeth, Dylan Burke of Elizabeth, Joseph Gumpher IV of Elizabeth, Alexis Gumpher of Elizabeth, Kimberly Gumpher of Elizabeth, Madison Gumpher of Elizabeth, and his faithful dog Miss Lady; siblings, brother William Gumpher of Hermine, James Gumpher of Siegel Pa., sisters, Patricia Kristofik of Elizabeth, and Tina Gumpher of Elizabeth.  Joe had his own auto body, fender and mechanical business in Wilson for 20 years, worked at Finney Funeral Homes for 20 years, worked for various trucking companies, enjoyed camping, hunting, and loved dogs. Visitation will take place Thursday, February 28, 2019, from 2 – 4 and 6 – 8 pm and Friday, March 1, 2019, from 10 – 11 am at S.M. FINNEY FUNERAL HOME.  A memorial service will take place 11 AM, Friday, March 1, 2019.  Inurnment will take place at a later date.  In lieu of flowers, the family suggest contributions be made directly to the www.fundthefuneral.com to help the defray funeral costs.  On line condolences may be offered at www.finneyfuneralhome.com

 


Robert William Lyle Jr.

February 25, 2019 |

By Finney Funeral Homes | Posted in: Finney Funeral Homes

Robert William Lyle Jr., 53, of West Mifflin, passed away Friday, February 22, 2019 at home.  He was born September 5, 1965, in Braddock, to the late Robert Sr. and Frances Morrison Lyle.  Robert is survived by his loving companion, Pamela Bickerton; children, Aaron Lyle of Monessen, Robert Lyle of Pitcairn, Tabitha Lyle of North Versailles; brother Terry Lyle of Elizabeth; niece Leah Lyle and many grandchildren.  He lived his entire life in Mon Valley area, enjoyed reading and social media.  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

 


Joan Lucille Ward

February 18, 2019 |

By Finney Funeral Homes | Posted in: Finney Funeral Homes

Joan Lucille Lesh Ward, 90, of Clairton, passed away Saturday, February 16, 2019 at Baldwin Health Care Center.  She was born November 24, 1928, in Clairton, to the late George M. and Mary V. Mance Lesh.  Joan was the loving wife of 50 years to the late J. Donald Ward, who passed away in 2002. She is survived by daughter, Mary Ann Warcola of Clairton; niece, Suzanne Evans of Clairton; great-niece, Vanessa Evans of Brentwood; other nieces and nephews.  Along with her parents and spouse, Joan was preceded in death by her son, James G. Ward who passed away in 2011; sisters, Frances Nagy, Katherine Ach, and Mary Ann Marinich.  Joan was a 1946 graduate of Clairton High School, a 1950 business graduate of Duquesne University, a member of Croatian Fraternal Union Lodge #248 in Clairton, past member of St. Paulinus Church, and was presently a member of St. Clare of Assisi Church. Family and friends will be received, Friday, February 22, 2019 from 11 am – 1 pm at S. M. FINNEY FUNERAL HOME, 432 N. 6th Street, Clairton,  PA  15025.  A memorial service will take place at 1:00 followed by inurnment at St. Clare Cemetery in Clairton.  In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to The Dominican Shrine of St. Jude Thaddeus, 1910 South Ashland Avenue, Chicago,  IL   60608. Online condolences may be offered at www.finneyfuneralhome.com

 

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