Mary Esther Kratzenberg

By Finney Funeral Homes | Posted in: Finney Funeral Homes

Mary Esther Kratzenberg, 77, of Dravosburg, passed away Saturday, March 3, 2018 at Lawson’s personal care home in Jefferson Hills.  She was born February 17, 1941 in McKeesport to the late Joseph and Marion Koontz Chonko.  Mary was the loving wife of 51 years to the late Joseph A. “Bud” Kratzenberg who passed away in 2008. She is survived by daughters, Sandy Flanagan of West Mifflin, Wendy Curran of Dravosburg, Diane (Ed) Losteter of Jefferson Hills, Lauren (Scott) Seach of Glassport; grandchildren,  Nikki, Joe, Jessi, Sam, Megan, A. J., Joseph; great-grandchildren, Dominic, Noah, Gwen, Isaac, Grayson; sisters, Pat Bucy, Ona (Mark) Horgas, Ginny (Ralph) Lemak, Ruth (Lud) Pisko; brother James “Jimbo” (Marie) Chonko.  Along with her parents and husband, Mary was preceded in death by siblings, Joellen Wigton, Timothy Chonko; sons-in-law, James Flanagan, and Mark Curran.  She was a lifelong Coal Valley resident, a member of St. Clare of Assisi Church in Clairton, liked QVC, Hallmark Channel, cooking channels, and loved the beach.  Visitation will take place Tuesday, March 6, 2018 from 2 – 4 and 6 – 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 at 10:30 am, on Wednesday, March 7, 2018.  Inurnment will take place later at Lebanon Church Cemetery Mausoleum.  Online condolences may be offered at

Originally published March 04, 2018.

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