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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. Richard was preceded in death by his sister Connie Edwards. He worked as a welder for several years and was later promoted to supervisor. Richard enjoyed gardening, fishing, bowling, jogging, and watching the Steelers. 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

 


Peter J. “Pete“ Cerqua

November 15, 2020 |

By Finney Funeral Homes | Posted in: Finney Funeral Homes

Peter J. “Pete” Cerqua, 93 of Ephrata, formerly of Clairton, passed away on Thursday, November 12th, 2020 at the Keystone Villa at Ephrata. He was born in Wilson on May 7, 1927 to the late Rosalina Polsinelli and Antonio Cerqua, Sr. Peter was the loving husband of 62 years to the late Patricia L. “Pat” Cicero Cerqua, who preceded Peter in death in 2014. He is survived by his daughter: Cynthia J. (David) Brieck, of Lancaster, PA, grandson, David (Dionne) Brieck, Jr., of Lancaster, granddaughter Carleen Brieck, of Lancaster, great-grand-children, Dana, Daphne, and David III. In addition to his wife, Peter was also preceded in death by his daughter Paula Farren, brothers; John, Joseph, Reno, Louis, Sundae, and sister, Rose Coletta.

 
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Martha “Marty” Smith Nagy

October 06, 2020 |

By Finney Funeral Homes | Posted in: Finney Funeral Homes

Martha “Marty” Smith Nagy, 93, of Bethel Park, formerly of Elrama, passed away on Monday, October 5th, 2020 at Paramount Senior Living in Bethel Park. She was born in Coal Bluff, PA on February 23, 1927, to the late Victor and Margaret Sasovits Smith. She was the loving wife of the late John E. Nagy. Martha is survived by her sons, Terry (Marlene) Nagy, of Davie, FL, and James (Laura) Nagy, of Jefferson Hills, brother Paul (Dolores) Smith, of Finleyville, grandchildren; Jim, Matt, Kimmy, and Terra, and great-grandchildren; Autumn, Faith, Johnny, Lacey, Lukas, Sebastian, Rylin, Reagan and Ryan. In addition to her husband and parents, Martha was preceded in death by her grandson, T.J., and great-grandson, Christian. She was a member of the Boat Club in Elizabeth, enjoyed nature, walking, was a lover of animals, enjoyed feeding deer, and enjoyed gardening. 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 Alzheimer’s Association, c/o in memory of Martha Nagy, 225 N. Michigan Ave., Fl. 17, Chicago, IL 60601. Online condolences may be offered at www.finneyfuneralhome.com.

 


Sheri Lynn Williams

October 05, 2020 |

By Finney Funeral Homes | Posted in: Finney Funeral Homes

Sheri Lynn Williams, 51 of Elizabeth passed away on Sunday, October 4, 2020 at Jefferson Hospital. She was born in Pittsburgh on February 19, 1969 to the late Larry and Diane Barca Williams. She is survived by her daughter Jessica K. Buckery of Elizabeth, and brother, Jerry (Darlene) Williams of Pymatuning, and pets Midnight, Boots, Ivy, JiJi, Sugie, Panda, and Missy. Sheri is preceded in death by her parents Larry and Diane Williams. She was a member of the Elizabeth Volunteer Fire Company. Sheri was a diehard Steelers fan and liked to support the Penguins as well. She enjoyed spending time with the people she loved and was often the center of the conversation. She will be sadly missed by family and friends.

 
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Yvonne Moore Savage

October 01, 2020 |

By Finney Funeral Homes | Posted in: Finney Funeral Homes

On October 1st, 2020, God called home Yvonne Moore Savage. She was born on August 10th, 1963, in Homestead to Edith Filius Moore and the late Bruce K. Moore.  She was a beloved mother, wife, daughter, grandma “GG”, sister, and friend. She leaves behind lots of loved ones. She was the loving wife of thirty-two years to Dave Savage. She is survived by her husband Dave Savage of North Huntingdon, her three children Kelli Pastore of Glassport, Kevin Savage of New Stanton, and David Savage of Port Vue, her mother Edith Filius Moore of North Huntingdon, her sister Denise Zetler of North Huntingdon, brother Joe Moore of Irwin, and her grandchildren Niya, Raylynn, Serenity, Saveana, Santino, Alaya, Harley, and Misha, and another one on the way, loving dog Jax, and many nieces and nephews. Yvonne was preceded in death by her father Bruce K. Moore. She enjoyed cooking and cleaning. Yvonne has a lot of people who loves her. She was a dear friend to all. Family and friends will be received on Sunday October 4th from 2-6 at I.M FINNEY FUNERAL HOME, 203 4th St, Dravosburg, PA 15034. A service will take place at the funeral home on Sunday, October 4th at 6:00 pm presided by Jeffery Conn, of Dravosburg United Methodist Church. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to funeral home to defray costs. Online condolences may be offered at www.finneyfuneralhome.com.

 


Violet Mary Molinari Kovtun

September 25, 2020 |

By Finney Funeral Homes | Posted in: Finney Funeral Homes

Violet Mary Molinari Kovtun 90 of Glassport formerly of McKeesport, passed away on Thursday, September 24, 2020 at her home. She was born in Glassport on January 11th, 1930 to the late Louis and Louise Scapaletti Molinari. Violet was the loving wife of 43 years to the late George D. Kovtun. She is survived by her son and daughters George (Kathleen) Kovtun of Clairton, Jonelle Barbati of Oakmont, Candice DiLembo of Squirrel Hill, and Jessa Kovtun of Palm Beach Gardens, FL. Grandchildren Melissa, Melonie, Amanda, Robert, Juliet, Louis, Mia. Great-Grandchildren Holly, Maya, Jaxson, Milena, Rocco, Robert, Paul, Louis and James, and great-great-grandchild Marley. Surviving brother John Molinari of McKeesport. She is preceded in death by her brothers Dominic and Louis Molinari and sister Margaret Denicola. She was a member of Queen of the Rosary Church where she was also part of the choir. She enjoyed square dancing and gardening. She loved flowers. Family and friends will be received on Sunday September 27th from 2-4 and 6-8 at E.C. FINNEY FUNERAL HOME, 235 Monongahela Ave, Glassport, PA 15045. A service will take place on Monday September 28th at 10AM at Queen of the Rosary. Interment will be at Roundhill Cemetery. Online condolences may be offered at www.finneyfuneralhome.com.

 


Rochelle “Pixie” Diaz Cavendish

September 17, 2020 |

By Finney Funeral Homes | Posted in: Finney Funeral Homes

Rochelle “Pixie” Diaz Cavendish, 59 of Clairton, formerly of Turtle Creek, passed away on Wednesday September 16th, 2020 at her home. She was born in McKeesport on May 2nd, 1961 to the late Joseph Diaz and Dorothy Trainer Diaz. Rochelle is survived by her three children, Steven Cavendish of McKeesport, Michael Cavendish, of West Homestead, and Charles (Khara) Cavendish, of New Franklin, OH, grandchildren, Kristian, Alexia, Skylie, and two other grandchildren, sisters Patricia Diaz of Clairton, Mary Nesky of Clairton, and Rose Polowsky of Clairton, and brothers Joseph (Darla) Diaz of Munhall, and Michael Diaz of Clairton. She was preceded in death by her sister Donna Stacey. Rochelle enjoyed crochet and quilting and making art. She was a home maker. Family and friends will be received on Saturday September 26th from 9-11am at S.M. FINNEY FUNERAL HOME, 432 N. 6th St, Clairton, PA 15025. A service will take place at 11. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to the funeral home to defray costs or to www.fundthefuneral.com . Online condolences may be offered at www.finneyfuneralhome.com.

 


Angela Rose “JoJo” Angotti Jenkins

August 27, 2020 |

By Finney Funeral Homes | Posted in: Finney Funeral Homes

Angela Rose “JoJo” Angotti Jenkins, 66, of Clairton, passed away on Friday, August 21st, 2020 at Jefferson Hospital. She was born in McKeesport on May 27th, 1954 to the late Joseph and Arcolina “Carole” Folino Angotti. Angela was the loving wife of forty-six years to Richard D. Jenkins, of Clairton.

She is survived by her daughter Gina (Jason) Collins, of Baldwin, her son Richard Joseph Jenkins, of Clairton, grandchildren Dejah Jenkins, Nikko Jenkins, and Gisele Jenkins, step-granddaughter, Janessa Collins, sisters, Paula Gori, of Jefferson, Sandy Smaniotto, of Uniontown, Debbie (Earl) Klechner, of Peters Township and dog Midnight. She was a member of the St Clare of Assisi Parish, in Clairton.

 
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Dolores Jean “Hilo” Bradley Hughes

August 26, 2020 |

By Finney Funeral Homes | Posted in: Finney Funeral Homes

Dolores Jean “Hilo” Bradley Hughes, 74, of Glassport, formerly of Centre Alabama, Versailles and Clairton,  passed away on Tuesday, August the 25th 2020 at Jefferson Hospital.

She was born in McKeesport on September 6th 1945 to the late Alfred James and Bessie Smith Bradley. Dolores Hughes was the loving wife of 56 years to Joseph R. Hughes Sr. She is survived by her daughter Cynthia Marie (Sydney) Walton of McKeesport, sons Joseph R. (Zita) Hughes Jr. of Glassport, and Damian R. (Dawn) Hughes of Fruithurst Alabama, grandchildren Jesse, Brandon, Christopher, Nikki, and Anna, great-grand-children Brandon Jr, Breylon, Angelina, Aryana, and Ryliegh, brothers Thomas Bradley of West Elizabeth, Arthur Bradley of Rostraver, John Bradley of Pittsburgh, and William (Michelle) Bradley of Arizona.

 
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Linda English Jerome

August 26, 2020 |

By Finney Funeral Homes | Posted in: Finney Funeral Homes

Linda English Jerome, 59, of Clairton, formerly of North Versailles, passed away on Tuesday, August the 25th, 2020 at UPMC McKeesport Hospital. She was born in Pittsburgh on June 29th, 1961 to the late Alfred and Ruth Merriman English. Linda Jerome was the loving wife of 37 years to Henry Jerome, of Clairton. She is survived by her son Matthew Jerome, of Clairton, brother John (Lori) English of Orlando, sisters Gail (Gary) Oskin, of Liberty Boro, and Pamela Burnsworth, of Glassport, nieces Melissa Naglreiter, Heather Shotts, Kali English, nephews, Jeffrey and Robert Burnsworth, one great-nephew and three great-nieces. She was a member of the St. Clare of Assisi Parish in Clairton. She enjoyed reading novels and doing charity and volunteer work. Arrangements have been entrusted to S.M. FINNEY FUNERAL HOME, 432 N. 6th St, Clairton, PA 15025. A service will take place at a later date. Online condolences may be offered at www.finneyfuneralhome.com.

 


Agnes Helen “Aggie” Rushe Barrett

August 02, 2020 |

By Finney Funeral Homes | Posted in: Finney Funeral Homes

Agnes Helen “Aggie” Rushe Barrett, 76 of Glassport, formerly of McKeesport, passed away on Thursday, July 30th 2020 at Sycamore Estate, in Duquesne.

She was born in McKeesport on August 5th 1943 to the late William and Agnes Tachoir Rushe. Agnes was the loving wife of 54 years to the late Charles A. Barrett, who preceded her in death in 2018.

She is survived by sons; Charles (Sheri) Barrett, of Glassport, and Thomas (Gina) Barrett, of Dravosburg, grandchildren; Hannah and Brett, brothers: Robert (Lori) Rushe, of Duquesne, Ralph Rushe, of New Baltimore MI; sister: JoAnn Rushe, of Glassport, and nieces and nephews. Agnes was preceded in death by sister, Ruth Rushe, and brothers, William Rushe, Thomas Rushe, and Terry Rushe.

She was a member of the Queen of the Rosary Parish in Glassport. She enjoyed many things such as reading, crafts, puzzles, cooking, baking, and seeing her grandchildren.

 
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Patricia Ann “Mamma G.” Leccia Gallo

July 27, 2020 |

By Finney Funeral Homes | Posted in: Finney Funeral Homes

Patricia Ann “Mamma G.” Leccia Gallo, 84 of Conneaut Lake, formerly of Clairton, died on July 26th, 2020 at her home. She was the loving wife of 42 years to the late Sunda Gallo. Patricia Gallo was born November 5th 1935 in Derry, PA., the daughter of the late Domenic and Clara Leccia of Corsica, France. Patricia is survived by daughters; Annette M. (Uwe) Reins, of Calabash, N.C., and Karol A. (Keith) Goodman of North Ridgeville, OH, sons; Sunda (Debbie) Gallo Jr., of Dayton, VA, John S. (Kim) Gallo, of Conneaut Lake, PA, Michael D. (Shannon) Gallo of Mt. Pleasant, SC, grandchildren; Bryan, Michael, Johnny, Danielle, Chase, Jared, Marisa, Ava, Mason, Grant, and Owin and seventeen great-grandchildren, sisters; Jolene Eaglehouse, of Latrobe, PA, Marie (Terry) Harrison, of Irwin, PA, brothers; Samuel (Regina) Leccia, of Belle Vernon, PA, James Leccia, of Belle Vernon, PA, and John (Joy) Leccia of Belle Vernon, PA. Patricia was preceded in death by her brother, Dominic Leccia, and sisters; Janie Pickering and Marcella Margo. She was known by many as an outstanding cook. Patricia worked as the Head Chef for Elby’s, Head Cook for Fairfax School System, and Head Chef and Logistics Coordinator for Meals on Wheels. Patricia enjoyed her family, knitting, playing cards, and bingo. Family and friends will be received on Thursday, July 30th2020 from 2-4 pm and 6-8 pm at S.M. FINNEY FUNERAL HOME, 432 N. 6th St, Clairton, PA 15025. A service will take place on Friday, July 31st at 10 am at the funeral home, to be followed by interment at St. Clare Cemetery in Clairton. In lieu of flowers please make donations in memory of Patricia to the Shriners Hospitals for Children at: Development and Donor Relations Department, Shriners Hospitals for Children — Erie, In Memory of Patricia Gallo, 1645 West 8th Street, Erie, PA 16505 or online by using the link below. Online condolences may be offered at www.finneyfuneralhome.com.

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David Paul Dragosin

July 25, 2020 |

By Finney Funeral Homes | Posted in: Finney Funeral Homes

David Paul “Big Daddy Drag” Dragosin, of Clairton, PA, Loving Husband, Father, and Grandfather, passed away on Thursday, July 23, 2020, at the age of 71. David was born in McKeesport, Pennsylvania to Paul and Carmela DaBaldo Dragosin. He was a graduate of Clairton High school in 1967 and continued his education at California University of Pennsylvania where he studied Radio/T.V. Communications-Pathology and Audiology and later received the University’s Outstanding Alumni Award. He married Cynthia Coburn-Dragosin on June 23rd, 1973 in Connellsville, PA. They raised four children together, which survive David. Daughters, Kimberly (Phil) Kellar, of Elizabeth, Colleen Dragosin, of Clairton, Crysta Dragosin, of Long Branch, NJ, and one son, Adam (Lisa) Dragosin of Barrington, IL. David is also survived by his loving wife Cynthia Dragosin, of Clairton, sister, Deborah “Debbie” Bielec, of Jefferson, grandchildren, Celina Maselli, Ashton Maselli, Delaney Kellar, Bruno Dragosin, and new baby Dragosin, Born July 25th. David was preceded in death by his parents, Paul and Carmela Dragosin. He worked in the radio broadcast industry as a disc jockey, radio talk show host, and general manager for 23 years before focusing his passion in the T.V. broadcast industry where he was owner-operator of Dragosin Production Works from 1996-2020. David was a Jaycee, a member of the Sons of Italy in Uniontown, where he was the co-organizer of the Italian Festivals of Uniontown and Fayette County, and charity fund-raiser in Fayette County for the March of Dimes and the American Heart Association for several years. He was a member of St. Clare of Assisi Roman Catholic Church, in Clairton, was active as an altar server, and also participated in the choir. David was a school director in Clairton for over 10 years, and was the co-president of the Pennsylvania Bigfoot Society. Family and friends will be received for a Memorial on Friday, July 31, 2020 from 2-4p.m at S.M. FINNEY FUNERAL HOME, 432 N. 6th St, Clairton, PA 15025. A service will follow at the funeral home at 4:00 p.m. Online condolences may be offered at www.finneyfuneralhome.com.

 


Elizabeth “Betty” Jane Harrison O’Bryon

July 20, 2020 |

By Finney Funeral Homes | Posted in: Finney Funeral Homes

 

Elizabeth “Betty” Jane Harrison O’Bryon, 88 of Jefferson Hills passed away on Monday July 20th, 2020 at the Arden Courts of Jefferson Hills. She was born in Dravosburg on August 9th, 1931 to the late Harry and Martha Wainwright Harrison. Elizabeth was the loving wife of 59 years to the late James O’Bryon.

She is survived by her daughter Marsha J. (Douglas) Murphy, of Chantilly, Virginia, grandchildren Mathew and Kyle Murphy of Chantilly, Virginia and loving dog Bear. Along with her parents Elizabeth was preceded in death by brothers; Harry Harrison, Charles Harrison, and sister, Dorothy Beard.

She was a member of the Pine Run United Methodist Church and member of Order of the Eastern Star, Clairton Chapter, as well as The Order of the White Shrine of Jerusalem. She enjoyed bingo, volunteered for food banks in Clairton and Duquesne, was a member of the voting board in Jefferson, and was formerly employed by U.S. Steel Irvin Works as a Billing Clerk.

 
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William R. "Bill" Linn

July 19, 2020 |

By Finney Funeral Homes | Posted in: Finney Funeral Homes

William R. "Bill" Linn, 64, of McKeesport, passed away peacefully on Friday, July 17th 2020 surrounded by his loving family. He was born on April 28th 1956 in McKeesport to the late Charles E. Linn Jr. and Eleanor Duvall Linn of White Oak. Along with his mother, Bill is survived by his two daughters; Angela (Donald Rudberg Jr.) Linn of Liberty Borough and Jessica (David) Gross of Elizabeth Township. Sister, Kathy DeMarco of Glassport; brother, Charles E. Linn III of White Oak. Grandchildren; Shane, Ryder, and Levi Rudberg, Emma and Jackson. Nephew, Jason (Holly) DeMarco; niece, Shannon (Ryan) Campbell; great-nephew/nieces, Ethan DeMarco, Isabella and Zoey Campbell; and close cousin Michael (Sharon) Dorich.

 
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