Catherine "Rose" R. Zofchak & Catherine "Cathy" R. Zofchak

November 12, 2018 |

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Catherine “Rose” Roseann Zofchak, 86, and her daughter Catherine “Cathy” R. Zofchak, 66, both of Clairton, passed away at home on Friday, November 9, 2018.  Rose was born in Colver, PA May 9, 1932 to the late Jess Wainwright and Evelyn C. Williams Beckner.  Rose was a loving wife, for 41 years, to the late George Zofchak II who passed away in 1991. 

Along with her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by son, George Zofchak III; brother, Henry Beckner; sisters, Edna Yando, Dorothy Crookham, Louise Richardson, Christine Lewis, Irene Simpson, and Shirley Stegman.  Rose resided in Clairton her whole life, was a member of Pine Run United Methodist Church, enjoyed reading, church, collecting novelties, her children and was very patriotic. 

Cathy was born in McKeesport May 30, 1952. She was also a lifelong resident of Clairton and a member of Pine Run Church.  She enjoyed shopping, bus trips to Walmart, jewelry and collecting animal novelties.  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

 

Sidney "Dusty" Thomas Cyphert III

October 29, 2018 |

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Sidney “Dusty” Thomas Cyphert III, 66, of Elizabeth, formerly of Brookville, PA, passed away at home on Sunday, October 28, 2018.  He was born May 24, 1952 in Pittsburgh to the late Sidney T. and Delores Hutchins Cyphert II.  Dusty is survived by his wife of 35 years, Patricia J. Gumpher Kristofik; sons, Sidney T. (Melissa) Longo of St. Petersburg, FL, Ryan Thomas Cyphert of Elizabeth; daughter, Melissa Cyphert of Versailles Boro; brothers, Donald (Diane) Cyphert of Jacksonville, FL, Allen Dale Cyphert of Michigan; sisters, Sharon (Thomas) Fye of Strattanville, PA, Sandra Patterson of McKeesport, Linda Walker of Jacksonville, FL, Dana (Jim) Clark of Orange Park, FL; numerous nieces and nephews.  Along with his parents, Dusty was preceded in death by brothers, Richard Cyphert, Robert (Sharon) Cyphert and sister, Carol Gumpher. He was a graduate of Clarion Limestone High School, served in the US Coast Guard, was a cook at various restaurants (mostly in FL), was a member of Bethesda Presbyterian Church, enjoyed building model cars, and was an auto mechanic.  Visitation will take place from 5 – 8 pm on Thursday, November 1, 2018 at E. C. FINNEY FUNERAL HOME, 235 Monongahela Avenue, Glassport,  PA  15045.  A memorial service will take place immediately after visitation at the funeral home at 8 pm.  Online condolences may be offered at www.finneyfuneralhome.com

 

Irene Ruth Stokes

October 19, 2018 |

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Irene “Rene” Ruth Harmon Stokes, 94, of Clairton, formerly of Elrama, passed away at Lawson’s Nursing Home Friday, October 19, 2018 to be received into the everlasting arms of our Savior.  She was born October 3, 1924, in Finleyville, to the late Kinzy F. and Annie Mae Tulloh Harmon.  Irene was a loving wife, of 70 years, to the late Robert I. Stokes.  She is survived by daughters, Deborah S. (William) Straub of Daniels, WV, Gayle S. Colonna of Clairton; son, Gary R. (Cheryl) Stokes of McKeesport; grandchildren, Rebekah Straub of Lexington, KY, Abbey Miller of Trafford, Jennifer  Colonna of Portland, OR, Meghan (Frank) Walker of New Albany, OH, Leland Colonna of Clairton; great-grandchildren, Baylee, Finlee, Rylee, Bentlee; loving nieces, nephews, family and friends.  Along with her parents and spouse, Irene was preceded in death by siblings; Phoebe O’Dell, Edith Bardyn, Marge Jenkins, William Harmon, Merle Stout, Albert Harmon, Kathleen Parish, Leonard Harmon, Eloise Brallier, and Lena Mae Cowden.  She was a graduate of Clairton High School and attended Duff’s School of Business. Irene was a member of Pine Run United Methodist Church where she taught Sunday School.  She enjoyed cooking, baking, gardening, church, and spending time with her family.  Visitation will take place Sunday, October 21, 2018 from 6 – 8 pm at S. M. FINNEY FUNERAL HOME, 432 N. 6th Street, Clairton,  PA   15025.  A memorial service will take place on Tuesday, October 23, 2018 at the funeral home followed by interment at Mount Vernon Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to Family Hospice & Palliative Care, 50 Moffett Street, Pittsburgh,  PA   15243. Online condolences may be offered at www.finneyfuneralhome.com

 

Virginia Fay Peters

October 03, 2018 |

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Virginia Fay Peters, 90, of Dravosburg, passed away Tuesday, October 2, 2018 at Southwestern Nursing Home in West Mifflin.  She was born October 3, 1927 in McKeesport to the late William B. and Ethel Hopkins Butler.  Fay was the loving wife of the late William J. Peters.  She is survived by daughter, Carol S. (Gerald) McGrew Sr.; grandchildren, Dawn (Dan) Como of Jefferson Hills, Gerald (Lynn) McGrew Jr. of Dravosburg; great-grandchildren, Mia, Cassidy, Doc, Evan and Connor.  Along with her parents and spouse, Fay was preceded in death by her brother and sister in law, William and Audrey Butler.  Before retiring, she was employed by Sears Roebuck Company and Penn Taft Pharmacy. She was known to everybody as “Grandma Fay”. Fay was a lifelong member and Elder at Amity Presbyterian Church in Dravosburg, a former Auditor for the Boro of Dravosburg, served on Boro Council, and was a Republican Chair Woman.  She enjoyed crossword puzzles, duck pin bowling, not only did she enjoy horse & dog racing, she was a member of U.S. Trotting Association and was a Standard Bred horse owner at the Meadows Race Track.  Visitation will take place on Thursday, October 4, 2018 from 4 – 8 at I. M. FINNEY FUNERAL HOME, 203 4TH Street, Dravosburg,  PA   15034.  A memorial service is scheduled at the funeral home on Friday, October 5, 2018 at 10:00 am followed by interment at Restland Memorial Park Cemetery in Monroeville.  In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to Amity Presbyterian Church, 400 Euclid Ave., Dravosburg,  PA  15034. Online condolences may be offered at www.finneyfuneralhome.com

 

Patricia Ann Pilgrim

September 28, 2018 |

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Patricia Ann Mills Pilgrim, 80, of Clairton, passed away Wednesday, September 26, 2018 at AHN Jefferson Hospital.  She was born March 17, 1938, in Elrama, to the late Earle Maynard and Elsie Cochran Mills.  She was a loving wife to the late Kenneth O. Pilgrim who passed away in 2014.  Patricia is survived by daughter, Karen of Bronx, NY; grandson, Kenny Coronado of Bronx, NY; brother, Maynard Earle Mills of Cupertino, CA; nieces and nephews.  Along with her parents and husband, Patricia was preceded in death by sister, Beverly Mills Balint; brothers, Norman Kenneth Mills and Eugene Brian Mills.

 
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Larue "Mickey" Mae Eichler

September 26, 2018 |

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Larue “Mickey” Mae Eichler, 86, of Clairton, passed away at home on Tuesday, September 25, 2018.  She was born July 13, 1932 in Clairton to the late Arnold and Marie Tullius LaBudda.  Larue was a loving wife for 50 years to the late Bill Eichler.  She is survived by her loving children, Marie Sopko of Clairton, Billy (Lynn) Eichler of West Mifflin, James “Peach” (Sue Arnold) Eichler of Clairton, Rebecca (Joe) Shoemaker of Clairton, Amy (James) Garbart of Clairton; grandchildren, Nicole (Jeremy) Baker, James “JJ” Lostetter, Heather (Kris Lute) Sopko, Billy Sopko, Sarah Eichler, Eliza Sopko; great-grandchildren, Katrina, Jeremiah and Alaina Baker; nieces, nephews and furry friend, Bubbles.  Along with her parents and husband, Larue was preceded in death by sisters, Joanne Shaner and Anne Stein. She graduated in 1950 from Clairton High School and continued her education by graduating from St. John’s School of Nursing. During her years of nursing, Larue worked for Clairton School District, New Eagle Hospital, Lawson’s Nursing Home, and was “the nurse” of Jefferson Drive.  She was a Girl Scout leader, Boy Scout leader, Clairton Band Booster President, Eucharistic Minister & lecture, enjoyed karaoke, boating and spending time with her grandchildren.  Visitation will take place on Thursday, September 27, 2018 from 2 – 4 and 6 – 9 pm at S. M. FINNEY FUNERAL HOME, 432 N. 6th Street, Clairton,  PA  15025.  A service will take place at the funeral home on Friday, September 28, 2018 at 10 am followed by interment at Jefferson Memorial Park in Pleasant Hills.  Online condolences may be offered at www.finneyfuneralhome.com

 

Kevin "Homer" Sean Finnegan

September 26, 2018 |

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Kevin “Homer” Sean Finnegan, 63, of Clairton, passed away at home on September 24, 2018.  He was born April 2, 1955 in McKeesport to the late John David and Irene Gricheck Finnegan Sr.  Kevin is survived by his wife of 36 years, Denise L. Boal Finnegan; sons, Justin B. (Holly) Finnegan of Port Vue, Josh S. (Megan) Finnegan of Buena Vista; daughter, Jacobi (Josh Pavlack) Finnegan of Elizabeth; granddaughter, Isabella Finnegan of Port Vue; brothers, John David Finnegan Jr. of Jefferson, Mark (June) Finnegan of Elizabeth, Dennis (Susan) Finnegan of Clairton; aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and faithful dogs, Hannah & Brooklynn.  Kevin was a 1972 graduate of Serra High School, a graduate of All-State Career School, a retired employee, as of 2017, of US Steel Tygart Steel in McKeesport, a member of St. Clare of Assisi Church in Clairton, enjoyed bowling, repairing cars, bingo, solitaire, and was a member of Club 46, Sons of Columbus, and the WAC Club. Visitation will take place from 2 – 5 pm on Saturday, September 29, 2018 at S. M. FINNEY FUNERAL HOME, 432 N. 6th Street, Clairton,  PA  15025.  A memorial service will follow visitation at the funeral home.  Online condolences may be offered at www.finneyfuneralhome.com

 

Mary Ann Cypher Alfonsi

September 16, 2018 |

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It is with great sadness that the family of Mary Ann Cypher Alfonsi announces her passing on Saturday, September 15th at the age of 72 at her West Mifflin home supported by her loving family.  Born July 2, 1946 in Clairton, PA, she was the daughter of the late Margaret Edna and Charles D. Cypher Sr.  of Clairton, PA.  Mary Ann will be forever remembered by her loving husband of 50 years, Lee Alfonsi of West Mifflin and children, Melissa Lee (Christopher) Brannen of State College and Amy Lynn Alfonsi of West Mifflin.  Mary Ann was a loving grandmother to Emma and Sarah Rohan of State College.  She is also survived by  sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her brother, Charles D. Cypher Jr. and her favorite dog Lizzy, along with many more beloved pets. 

As a biology teacher and then department head at McKeesport Area High School for over 30 years, Mary Ann educated thousands of teenagers on the wonders of science and mentored new student teachers.  She tirelessly supported her daughters in extracurricular activities when they were young by volunteering her time and creative talents and continued that tradition by encouraging her granddaughters’ endeavors in academics, sports and the arts.  She loved video games and was active on social media where she always spoke her mind. She enjoyed a good argument almost as much as a good laugh.  Her granddaughter said it best in her memorial post; “I am lucky to have had this cool human as my grandma. She was a mom, a biology teacher, an avid scrapbooker, a surprisingly tech savvy baby-boomer, a consistent patron of my abandoned singing career, an amazing cook who really knew how to throw a party, and just a really creative person.”.  Mary Ann was blessed to be able to celebrate 50 years of marriage in July with her husband Lee who will forever miss their trips to the casino, preparing outlandishly huge holiday feasts, and co-hosting family and neighbors on the side porch with evenings filled with food, drink, and laughter. Her daughters and granddaughters are grateful to her for showing them, by example, how to be strong independent women.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday, September 18, 2018 at S.M FINNEY FUNERAL HOME, 432 N 6th Street, Clairton, PA 15025, from 2 – 4 and 6 – 8 pm.  Mass will be held on Wednesday, September 19, 2018 at 10:00 am, at Holy Spirit Catholic Church, 2603 Old Elizabeth Road, West Mifflin,  PA  15122, followed by entombment at Lebanon Church Cemetery Mausoleum. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to the American Heart Associations, 444 Liberty Ave #1300, Pittsburgh, PA 15222. Online condolences may be offered at www.finneyfuneralhome.com

 

Robert "Bob" Lester Dearth Jr.

September 05, 2018 |

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Robert “Bob” Lester Dearth Jr., 76, of North Huntingdon, previously of McKeesport, passed away at UPMC East in Monroeville Wednesday, September 5, 2018.  He was born December 30, 1941 in Chillicothe, Ohio to the late Robert L. Sr. and Helen Seymour Dearth.  Bob is survived by his loving wife, of 43 years, Stella L. Warnick DeSalvo Dearth; son, Richard DeSalvo of Irwin; daughter, Gina (Joseph) Herrera of Trafford; grandchildren, Jeffrey (Caitlin), Brandy, Kayla (Kevin); nieces, nephews; sister & brother in-laws, Dan & Sherry McDowell of Versailles; siblings, Bernard (Hilda) Dearth of Stoutsville, OH, Beverly Burroughs of Kingston, OH, Barbara (Edward) Halterman of Washington Court House, OH.  Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by sister Bernice Fetters. Bob was a US Navy Veteran having served during the Vietnam War and the Cuban Missile Crisis.  He worked in the HVAC/Maintenance department at Carnegie Towers, enjoyed working and was a dog lover.  Arrangements have been entrusted to I. M. FINNEY FUNERAL HOME, 203 4th Street, Dravosburg,  PA  15034. There will be a memorial service later.  The family suggests memorial contributions be made to the funeral home to help defray costs.  Online condolences may be offered at www.finneyfuneralhome.com

 

Kenneth Wayne Holmes

August 30, 2018 |

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Kenneth Wayne Holmes, 88, of Dravosburg, passed away at home Wednesday, August 29, 2018.  He was born December 20, 1929 in McKeesport to the late Jerry and Mary Cigrand Holmes.  Kenny was a loving husband to his late wife, Iva Beitler Holmes for 38 years.  He is survived by nieces and nephews.  Along with his parents and wife, Kenny was preceded in death by his faithful companion of many years, Betty Hollenbeck; sisters, Mattie Econovich, Emmie Holmes; and brothers, William, Charles, John, Jerry, and Harry Holmes. He served in the US Army during WWII and also served during the Korean War, he was a retired employee of US Steel National Tube in McKeesport, was a member of Dravosburg United Methodist Church,  was an avid hunter, loved driving cars and golfing, but most of all loved his family.  Kenny was honored and delighted to receive his “60 year” pin as a member of the Duquesne/McKeesport Lodge #731 of the Free and Accepted Masons.  Arrangements have been entrusted to I. M. FINNEY FUNERAL HOME, 203 4th Street, Dravosburg,  PA   15034.  As per Kenny’s wishes, there will be no visitation; however, a graveside service will be conducted at Donegal Cemetery on Saturday, September 1, 2018 at 11:00 am. The family suggests memorial contributions be made to Dravosburg United Methodist Church, 109 Maple Avenue, Dravosburg,  PA  15034. Online condolences may be offered at www.finneyfuneral.com

 

Loretto Joseph Capaccia

August 22, 2018 |

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Loretto “Joseph” Capaccia, 86, of Glassport, formerly of Clairton, passed away  Monday, August 20, 2018 at John J. Kane Regional Care Center in McKeesport.  He was born December 15, 1931, in Clairton, to the late Phillipio and Antoinette Vano Capaccia.  Joseph is survived by nephew, John Paul Charmo of Glassport.  Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by sister, Domenica Ann Charmo.  Joseph was a very dedicated church goer; he attended St Paulinus & St Clare of Assisi, both of Clairton, and Queen of The Rosary in Glassport.  He was employed by Continental Can for 20 years and by US Steel Clairton Works. Joseph was a very loving uncle who went on many ice cream trips.  Visitation will take place Thursday, August 23, 2018 from 2 – 4 and 6 – 8 pm at S. M. FINNEY FUNERAL HOME, 432 N. 6th Street, Clairton,  PA  15025.  A mass will take place at 10:00 am Friday, August 24, 2018 at St Clare of Assisi Church in Clairton followed by interment at St Clare Cemetery in Clairton.  Online condolences may be offered at www.finneyfuneralhome.com

 

Arthur Clarence Clawson

August 15, 2018 |

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Arthur Clarence Clawson, of Duquesne, formerly of Clairton, passed away at home Sunday, August 12, 2018.  He was born November 16, 1950, in Clairton, to the late Albert and Anna Lucas Clawson.  He is survived by sons, Arthur (Bonnie) Thompson of Spring Lake, NC, Chad Clawson of Glassport; daughters, Melissa Clawson of Glassport, Ann Clawson of Versailles Boro; grandson, Trent Carlisle of Spring Lake,  NC; siblings, John Clawson of Mechanicsburg, Susie Fiore of Glassport, Ethel (Matt) of Glassport.  Arthur served in the US Army during the Vietnam War, enjoyed restoring classic cars, and playing cards.  Visitation will take place on Friday, August 17, 2018 from 4 – 8 pm at E. C. FINNEY FUNERAL HOME, 235 Monongahela Avenue, Glassport,  PA  15045.  A memorial service will take place at the funeral home immediately following visitation at 8 pm. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made to the funeral home to help defray costs.  Online condolences may be offered at www.finneyfuneralhome.com

 

Corey Ryan Mandich

August 13, 2018 |

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Corey Ryan Mandich, 25, of Vanderbilt, formerly of Clairton & South Park, passed away at home on Friday, August 10, 2018.  He was born December 22, 1992, in McKeesport, to  Gregory A. and Gloria L. David Mandich Sr.  Along with his parents, Corey is survived by daughter, Charlotte Rose ; brothers, Gregory (Stephanie) Mandich of Clairton, Adam (Lauren) Mandich of Perryopolis; grandmother, Bonnie (James) DeVault of Anderson, SC; nieces/nephews, Hunter, Jordan, Chris, Rylan, Jax, Jayden.  He was preceded in death by grandparents, Lois and George Mandich.  Corey enjoyed operating and repairing dirt bikes, fishing, music, and being with his nieces and nephews.  Visitation will take place Thursday, August 16, 2018 from 4 – 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 after visitation at 8 pm.  In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions be made directly to the funeral home or, they can also be made at www.fundthefuneral.com, to help defray costs.  Online condolences may be offered at www.finneyfuneralhome.com

 

Delbert "Pav" Ivan Pavlick

August 09, 2018 |

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Delbert “Pav” Ivan Pavlick, 90, of Clairton, passed away at home on Wednesday, August 8, 2018.  He was born March 29, 1928 in Duquesne to the late Samuel and Mary Hollish Pavlick.  Delbert was a loving husband for 43 years to the late Edith A. Azzari Pavlick.  He is survived, and will be greatly missed, by his adoring daughters, Valerie Pavlick-Gnazzo of Clairton, Adrianne (Curtis) Pavlick-Miller also of Clairton, Michele (Claude) Sims of Port Vue; grandchildren, Zachary, Athena (Nathan), Jared, Xavier, Lennox (Garrett), Santeaun, Hunter; and brother, Samuel (Mabel) Pavlick of Florida; nieces and nephews.  Along with his parents and wife, Delbert was preceded in death by granddaughter, BreAnne; and sisters, Margaret Pearson & Ethel Pavlick. He was a proud veteran having served in the US Army during the Korean Conflict. Delbert was a member of St. Mark’s Lutheran Church in Duquesne, was employed by the US postal service for 56 years, was an avid golfer, enjoyed softball, bowling, played football in the army while he was stationed in Japan, and was the basketball coach at St. Clare of Assisi for 37 years. In 2005, he won “PA’s Outstanding Older Worker” award which is a prestigious national award given to elder workers (only 1 per state) to acknowledge their years in the workforce. He was a proud and loving man who would help anybody at any time, especially his family.  Visitation will take place Friday August 10, 2018 from 3 – 9 pm at S. M. FINNEY FUNERAL HOME, 432 N. 6th Street, Clairton,  PA  15025. A service will take place at the funeral home on Saturday, August 11, 2018 at 10:30 am followed by entombment at Lebanon Church Cemetery.  Online condolences may be offered at www.finneyfuneralhome.com

 

Raymond "Tut" Marcelleous Tuttle

August 08, 2018 |

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Raymond “Tut” Marcelleous Tuttle, 74, of Port Vue, passed away Tuesday, August 7, 2018 at VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System.  He was born February 23, 1944 in McKeesport to the late William M. and Hilda Evans Tuttle.   Raymond is survived by ex-wife and friend Karen Tuttle; daughter, Kelly Tuttle of West Mifflin; son, Raymond Tuttle Jr. of St. Louis, MO; grandchildren, Kristy Lee Hall of West Mifflin, Anthony R. Hall of Glassport, Timothy Hall of Somerset; great-grandchildren, Angelina, Aliyah, Kaylee and Mason.  Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by sister, Jean Klemm; brothers, William, Donald & James Tuttle; and beloved dog, Sheba.  Raymond served in the US Army and was stationed in Germany.  He enjoyed camping, fishing, cars, gardening, going to flea markets and was an avid animal lover.  Visitation will take place Thursday, August 9, 2018 from 4 – 8 pm at I. M. FINNEY FUNERAL HOME, 203 4th Street, Dravosburg,  PA   15034.  A memorial service will take place at the funeral home on Friday, August 10, 2018 at 11:00 am followed by interment at Jefferson Memorial Park in Pleasant Hills.  Online condolences may be offered at www.finneyfuneralhome.com

 

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