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James Wilhelm “Fingers” Dreer

February 17, 2021 |

By Finney Funeral Homes | Posted in: Finney Funeral Homes

James Wilhelm “Fingers” Dreer, 71 of Wilmerding, formerly of Elizabeth, passed away on Tuesday, February 16th, 2021. He was born in Elizabeth on October 11th, 1949 to the late James and Alice Seachrist Dreer. James was the loving partner of 39 years to Darlene J. Rupinski. He is survived by his sons; James W. Dreer of Glassport, Mark J. (Bobbie Jo) Rupinski of Glassport, James J. Dreer of Wall, and stepson Jason Rupinski of Wall, daughters Tonia (James) Hedrick of Huntingdon W.V., Crystal Dreer of McKeesport, and stepdaughter Spring Rupinski of Glassport, twenty grandchildren and one great-grandchild. James was preceded in death by his sister Alice Sharon Egenlauf. He enjoyed doing auto repair on vehicles and loved to find treasure when junk picking. James worked as a burner for twenty years at Casturo Salvage Co.

 
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Lawrence Gray Maple

February 17, 2021 |

By Finney Funeral Homes | Posted in: Finney Funeral Homes

Lawrence Gray Maple, 92 of Clairton passed away Sunday, February 14th, 2021 at Allegheny General Hospital. He was born in Bunola, PA on May 8th, 1928 to the late Lawrence D. and Edna Georgina McCay Maple. Lawrence Gray Maple was the loving husband of 71 years to Gloria Maple. He is survived by his children Larry (Karen) Maple of Finleyville, Ginger Begg of Saint Cloud Florida, Gail (Phillip) Marshman of Pleasant Hills, Janet (Dan) Klingensmith of Clairton, 11 grandchildren Alisha Van Bibber, John Maple, Sky Begg, Jordan Begg, Dallas Begg, Chandler Begg, Brittany Hugley, Emily Lander, Conor Marshman Joshua Klingensmith, and Kasey Wright followed by 10 great-grandchildren. Lawrence was preceded in death by his son-in-law Schylur Begg. He was a member of the U.S. Navy and he ministered at and was a member of the Clairton congregation of Jehovah’s witnesses, since 1950. He enjoyed music, playing the guitar, and singing with family. Lawrence loved looking at all the beauty of Gods creations, he got to know the trees, birds, and flowers. He also enjoyed discussing the bible with others and he looked forward to Gods promise of living on a paradise earth in the future. Arrangements have been entrusted to S.M. FINNEY FUNERAL HOME, 432 N. 6th St, Clairton, PA 15025. A memorial service will be scheduled on zoom at a later date. Online condolences may be offered at www.finneyfuneralhome.com

 


Lois (Kuskie) Basch

February 16, 2021 |

By Finney Funeral Homes | Posted in: Finney Funeral Homes

Lois (Kuskie) Basch, 93, beloved mother, grandmother, and great grandmother went to be with her heavenly savior on February 15th, 2021. She graduated from Clairton High School in 1945. She attended Duff’s Business School and worked as a proofreader for the Daily News of McKeesport. She was married to the love of her life, Edward Basch for almost 47 years before his passing. Lois and Eddie lived and raised their family in Jefferson Hills. They were both active members of Pine Run Methodist Church in Clairton, PA where they served as lay speakers and beloved church members. Lois lived a very full life, keeping her true passions of her faith in the lord and her family and friends at the forefront. She had a gift for writing poetry, which was grounded in faith and loved to write for those dear to her heart. Card playing, games, and sports- especially fishing were lifelong pastimes. She was an avid Pittsburgh sports fan who loved the Pitt Panthers, Steelers, and Pirates. Lois is preceded in passing by her parents, Irene and Harry Kuskie, her sisters, Mildred Basch and Dorothy Freiwald, and her beloved husband, Edward Basch. She is survived by her three daughters Patty, Cindy, Chris, five grandchildren, as well as her three great grandchildren. Services have been entrusted to S.M. FINNEY FUNERAL HOME, 432 N 6th St., Clairton, PA 15025.  Friends and family will be received at Pine Run Methodist Church on Thursday February 18th, 2021 at 9am to 11am. Service at 11am for Lois’ memorial service (masks required). A private graveside service will immediately follow at Lebanon Church Cemetery (immediate family only). In lieu of flowers please consider a donation to Pine Run Methodist Church. The family would like to thank all those who kept Lois in their prayers and The Grand Residence of Upper St. Clair for their exceptional care. Online condolences may be offered at www.finneyfuneralhome.com

 


Mary Helen Ducko Harchar

February 08, 2021 |

By Finney Funeral Homes | Posted in: Finney Funeral Homes

Mary Helen Ducko Harchar, a resident of Jefferson Hills for 68 years, formerly of Clairton, passed away peacefully on February 6, 2021.  She was born in Clairton on September 10, 1925 to the late Michael and Suzanna Ducko.  Mary was the loving and devoted wife of the late Joseph J. Harchar for 67 years. She is survived by her sons, Joseph Harchar of Woodbridge, VA, John (Judie) Harchar of The Woodlands, TX, Kenneth Harchar of Jefferson Hills and Robert Harchar of Jefferson Hills.  She is also survived by nephews Michael (Peggy) Ducko of Delmont and Mark (Lynn) Ducko of Jefferson Hills, nieces Geraldine Ducko, of Peoria, AZ and Susan (Paul) Vukovich, and cousin Margie Ospeck, of Salem, OH.

 
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Louise Ann “Wezey” Yuhas Rayer

February 04, 2021 |

By Finney Funeral Homes | Posted in: Finney Funeral Homes

Louise Ann “Wezey” Yuhas Rayer, 49 of Clairton, PA. passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday February 2, 2021 at Allegheny General Hospital of Pittsburgh, PA. She was born in Portsmouth, VA. to the late John J. Yuhas Jr. and Frances T. Nardone Yuhas. Louise was the loving wife of 27 years to Frank Rayer Jr. and a devoted mother to her son Frank Rayer III.

 
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Cheryl Chuha

January 31, 2021 |

By Finney Funeral Homes | Posted in: Finney Funeral Homes

Cheryl Ann Chuha, 63 of Clairton, passed away on Saturday January 30th, 2021 at Manor Care Health Services in Whitehall. She was born in Duquesne on December 28th, 1957, the only child to the late Raymond and Lois Timms Chuha. Cheryl was the loving partner to Bryan J Lilley. She was preceded in death by her husband William J Shultz in 2002. She was a homemaker. Arrangements have been entrusted to S.M. FINNEY FUNERAL HOME, 432 N. 6th St, Clairton, PA 15025. Online condolences may be offered at www.finneyfuneralhome.com.

 


Laura Jean Thomas

January 26, 2021 |

By Finney Funeral Homes | Posted in: Finney Funeral Homes

Laura Jean Thomas, 90 of Dravosburg passed away on Monday, January 25, 2021 at South Western Nursing Home. She was born in Dravosburg on April 15th, 1930 to the late Charles B. and Ida Grimm Thomas of Dravosburg. She is survived by children; Dan Thomas of Elizabeth, and Jacquelyn (Ralph) Farine of Lincoln Place, grandchildren; Jessica, Megan, Brandon, Lindsay, and Charles, great grandchildren; Brenden, Presten, and Jaimsen. Laura Thomas was preceded in death by sisters; Ida, Myrtle, Lila, and Elizabeth (Betty) brothers; Charles, David, Willis and Robert, and granddaughter Shaney. She was a member of the Teamsters #205 and worked 28 and a half years at McKeesport Hospital as a physical therapy aid. She enjoyed traveling and went to Australia and Ireland. Arrangements have been entrusted to I.M FINNEY FUNERAL HOME, 203 4th St, Dravosburg, PA 15034. Private interment will be at Lebanon Church Cemetery. Online condolences may be offered at www.finneyfuneralhome.com

 
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Christopher James Classic

January 24, 2021 |

By Finney Funeral Homes | Posted in: Finney Funeral Homes

Christopher James Classic, 61 of Dravosburg, passed away peacefully on Saturday, January 23rd, 2021 surrounded by his children. He was born in McKeesport on October 7th, 1959 to the late Joseph W. Jr. and Harriet A. (Michalski) Classic. Christopher was preceded in death by his loving wife of 31 years, Stephanie Classic, as well as his brother Joseph W. the 3rd. He is survived by his sister Diane (Tom Churchill) Classic of Monessen, his children Crystal (Ryan Markosky) Jeznis of Ft. Myers Fl, Breanne (John) Morabito of Bethel Park, Jamie (Michael) Merlino of Clairton, his grandchildren Landon Markosky and Christopher Merlino, Granddog Loui, his beloved cats Kitty and Binx, and many nieces and nephews.

 
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Vincent Gelser “Vinny” Crane

January 22, 2021 |

By Finney Funeral Homes | Posted in: Finney Funeral Homes

Vincent Gelser “Vinny” Crane, 89 of Jefferson, formerly of Fort Meyers Florida, passed away on Thursday, January 21st, 2021 at Jefferson Hills Wellness and Rehab Center. He was born on March 29th, 1931 to the late Edward P. and Mildred Gelser Crane. Vincent was the loving husband of 67 years to Dolores F. Teetsel Crane. He is survived by his sons Jeffrey (Kimberly) Crane of Elrama, David Crane of Clairton, 4 grandchildren Mitchell, Marshall, Carina, and Anthony, great grandchildren Riley, Royce, Renlee, Nolan. Vincent was preceded in death by his son Randolph Robert Crane and sister Marlene Sue. He was involved in a golf league in Del Tura, Fl. Vincent served in the U.S. Navy during Korea on the U.S.S New Jersey. He worked at Airside, Acutherm, and Haeck Crane Company as a sales Engineer. Arrangements have been entrusted to S.M. FINNEY FUNERAL HOME, 432 N. 6th St, Clairton, PA 15025. Online condolences may be offered at www.finneyfuneralhome.com

 


James Richard Berwick

January 15, 2021 |

By Finney Funeral Homes | Posted in: Finney Funeral Homes

James Richard Berwick,79 of Dravosburg, passed away on Thursday January 14th, 2021 at his home. He was born in Dravosburg on April 27th, 1941 to the late Walter and Bertha Cislo Berwick. James Berwick was the loving husband of 36 years to Irene L. Curry Berwick. He is survived by his sons Jimmer (Lisa) Berwick of Greenville, Tim (Isabel) Cotero of Buena Vista, and daughter Wendy (Scott) Wampler of Frederick Maryland, grandchildren Kirsty Lee Berwick of Greenville, Douglas Wampler of Squirrel Hill, and Ryan J. Wampler of Frederick, sisters Mary Sturkie of Columbia South Carolina and Kim (Brian) Slinsky of Litiz. James was preceded in death by his sisters Jenny and Patsy. He was a member of Clairton Sportsman club, the Lions Club of Dravosburg, and the Library Sportsman Club. He enjoyed fishing and trap shooting and liked operating the Ham Radio. James worked as the assistant superintendent of Pleasant Hills Sewer Treatment Plant for 25+ years. Arrangements have been entrusted to I.M FINNEY FUNERAL HOME, 203 4th St, Dravosburg, PA 15034. Online condolences may be offered at www.finneyfuneralhome.com.

 


Nick Tomasello

January 08, 2021 |

By Finney Funeral Homes | Posted in: Finney Funeral Homes

Nick Tomasello, 91 of Glassport, passed away on Thursday, January 7 th, 2021 at Jefferson Hospital. He was born on March 14, 1929, in Glassport to the late Dominic and Josephine Tornabene Tomasello. Nick was the loving husband of 41 years to the surviving Margaret Gaza Tomasello.

Nick proudly served his country with the United States Army as a Staff Sargent and Medic in the Korean War. He was a member of the Citizens Hose Company 1 Volunteer Fire Department in Glassport, where he was the oldest member after serving 72 years. Nick was also a former councilman of Glassport. He enjoyed being involved in politics, shooting pool, and playing poker. He worked as a millwright for U.S. Steel, where he retired from.

He is survived by his son, Vincent James (Donna) Tomasello, of Simpsonville South Carolina, daughters Josephine T (Aaron) Pikovsky of North Huntingdon, Theresa M. (Scott) DeCecco, of Liberty Boro, and Mary F. Tomasello, of Mooresville, North Carolina, step-children, Charles (Linda) Gaza, of Coneautville, PA, Catherine Daum, of Port St. Lucie, Florida, David Gaza, of Clairton, Carolyn Gaza, of Clairton, Claire Dehnoo, of Clairton, six grandchildren, six step-grandchildren, eleven great-grandchildren, five step-great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.

 
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Mary Margaret "Marge" Strausser Wrigley

January 06, 2021 |

By Finney Funeral Homes | Posted in: Finney Funeral Homes

Mary Margaret “Marge” Strausser Wrigley, 97 of West Mifflin, passed away on Tuesday, January 5th, 2021 at her home. She was born in McKeesport on February 26th, 1923 to the late Hugh and Wilda Smith Strausser. Mary was the loving wife to the late Arthur K. Wrigley. She is survived by her sons Arthur H. Wrigley of West Mifflin, and Gary C. Wrigley of West Mifflin, granddaughter Tebring (Timothy) Daly of Murphy Texas, and great-grandchildren Liliana and Tyler. Mary was preceded in death by her siblings Eddy, Alvie, Alice, and Charles. She was a former member of Lebanon Presbyterian Church. Mary enjoyed gardening and working with ceramics. Arrangements have been entrusted to I.M FINNEY FUNERAL HOME, 203 4th St, Dravosburg, PA 15034. Interment is private. Online condolences may be offered at www.finneyfuneralhome.com

 


Erminia Italia "Erma" Molinari

December 29, 2020 |

By Finney Funeral Homes | Posted in: Finney Funeral Homes

Erminia Italia "Erma" Molinari, 89, of Altoona, formerly of Glassport and West Mifflin, passed away on Monday, December 28, 2020, at Graystone Manor at Bellemeade in Altoona, PA. 

Erma was born on May 4, 1931, in McKeesport to the late Rocco and Julie D'Angelo Sponza. She was the loving wife of the late John F. Molinari, who preceded her in death in 2001.

Erma is survived by her beloved grandchildren, Johnna (Jim) Gority, Jennifer Edwards, and Elizabeth (Tim) Liedl.  Also survived by great-grandchildren, Colton and Madison Gority, Owen, Cecilia, & Hudson Edwards, Alivia and Adalynn Liedl. Erma was preceded in death by her son John R. Molinari, sister Rosalie Slack, and best friend Geri Deanovich.

 
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Jeffrey Hunter Yuhas

December 13, 2020 |

By Finney Funeral Homes | Posted in: Finney Funeral Homes

Jeffrey Hunter Yuhas, 21, of Clairton, PA., died suddenly in an auto accident on Saturday, December 12, 2020. Jeffrey was born January 21, 1999, in Pittsburgh, PA., the son of Patricia Yuhas and Jeff Louden.

Jeffrey had a big heart and a passion for taking care of others that began when he was very young. If you were fortunate enough to know him, then you would have experienced his selflessness and concern for others. He was extremely caring for people as well as for animals.

 
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Richard “Dick” Karstetter

November 27, 2020 |

By Finney Funeral Homes | Posted in: Finney Funeral Homes

Richard “Dick” Karstetter, 74 of Duquesne, formerly of Clarksburg, VA, and Toledo, Ohio, passed away on Thursday, November 26, 2020 at the Locust Grove Personal Care and Memory Care in West Mifflin. He was born in Richmond, Virginia on August 17, 1946 to the late Robert and Vivian Bussard Karstetter. Richard was the loving husband of 15 years to the late Nancy Karstetter. He is survived by his brother Steve (Jean) Karstetter of Elizabeth, daughter Carol (Dale) Tunison of Toledo Ohio, son Anthony Lytle of Michigan, granddaughter Hannah (Cody) Rickman, grandson Maxwell Tunison, and nephews Robert (Cara) Karstetter, Scott (Jodi) Karstetter, Terry Lee Edwards, Chad Edwards, and great-grandsons Cooper and Caden Rickman.

 
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