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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

 


Betty Jean "B J" Budday

February 13, 2019 |

By Finney Funeral Homes | Posted in: Finney Funeral Homes

Betty Jean “B J” Budday, 89, of Jefferson Hills, passed away Friday, February 8, 2019 at AHN Jefferson Hospital.  She was born November 11, 1929, in McKeesport, to the late William and Opal McClelland Wilson.  Betty was the loving wife of the late Edgar W. Budday Sr. for 70 years.  She is survived by sons, Edgar W. Budday Jr. of Jefferson Hills, Joseph J. Budday of Jefferson Hills, James (Anna) Reid Budday of Wilson, SC; grandchildren, James W. and Michael R. Budday.  Along with her parents and spouse, Betty was preceded in death by siblings, Dolores Smith-Barber and William E. Wilson.  She was a graduate of McKeesport High School, attended Community College where she received a nursing degree, was a member of Pine Run UMC in Clairton where she taught Sunday School Class, enjoyed bowling, golfing, and was a Holy Matron in the Order of The Eastern Star.  Arrangements have been entrusted to S. M. FINNEY FUNERAL HOME, 432 N 6th Street, Clairton,  PA   15025.   Inurnment will take place at Jefferson Memorial Park Thursday, February 14, 2019. A memorial service, at Pine Run UMC, will be held on Sunday, February 17, 2019 at 12:30 pm.   In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to Pine Run United Methodist Church, 901 N 6th Street, Clairton,  PA  15025.  Online condolences may be offered at www.finneyfuneralhome.com

 


Gary Edwin Blake

February 13, 2019 |

By Finney Funeral Homes | Posted in: Finney Funeral Homes

Gary Edwin Blake, 72, of Clairton, passed away Monday, February 11, 2019 at AHN Jefferson Hospital.  He was born October 18, 1946 in McKeesport to the late William and Pearle Wyant Blake.  Gary is survived by his loving wife of 51 years, Lucille Michaels Blake; daughter, Melody (Christopher) Volpe of Clairton; brother James Blake of Finleyville; nieces (especially Cindy Lukens) and nephews.  Along with his parents, Gary was preceded in death by brother, William Blake.  He was a 1964 graduate of McKeesport High School, an EMT,  was instrumental in organizing the original Clairton Ambulance Service, he worked for US Steel National Tube Works and Edgar Thompson Works, he enjoyed fishing, gardening, Nascar, and sports.  Visitation will take place Friday, February 15, 2019 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 Saturday, February 16, 2019 at 11:00 followed by interment at Round Hill Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, the family suggest memorial contributions be made to the funeral home to help defray costs.  Online condolences may be offered at www.finneyfuneralhome.com

 


Betty Jean Budday

February 08, 2019 |

By Finney Funeral Homes | Posted in: Finney Funeral Homes

Betty Jean “B J” Budday, 89, of Jefferson Hills, passed away Friday, February 8, 2019 at AHN Jefferson Hospital.  She was born November 11, 1929, in McKeesport, to the late William and Opal McClelland Wilson.  Betty was the loving wife of the late Edgar W. Budday Sr. for 70 years.  She is survived by sons, Edgar W. Budday Jr. of Jefferson Hills, Joseph J. Budday of Jefferson Hills, James (Anna) Reid Budday of Wilson, SC; grandchildren, James W. and Michael R. Budday.  Along with her parents and spouse, Betty was preceded in death by siblings, Dolores Smith-Barber and William E. Wilson.  She was a graduate of McKeesport High School, attended Community College where she received a nursing degree, was a member of Pine Run UMC in Clairton where she taught Sunday School Class, enjoyed bowling, golfing, and was a Holy Matron in the Order of The Eastern Star.  Arrangements have been entrusted to S. M. FINNEY FUNERAL HOME, 432 N 6th Street, Clairton,  PA   15025.  A memorial service at Pine Run UMC will take place at a later date as will inurnment at Jefferson Memorial Park.  In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to Pine Run United Methodist Church, 901 N 6th Street, Clairton,  PA  15025.  Online condolences may be offered at www.finneyfuneralhome.com

 


Linda Jean Petruzzi

February 06, 2019 |

By Finney Funeral Homes | Posted in: Finney Funeral Homes

Linda Jean Kovatch Petruzzi, 68, of West Mifflin, passed away at Southwestern Health Care Center, in West Mifflin, on Tuesday, February 5, 2019.  She was born October 25, 1950, in Swissvale, to the late Joseph and Ethel Boder Kovatch.  Linda is survived by daughter, Lori A. Petruzzi of West Mifflin, former spouse, John Petruzzi of West Mifflin, and grand-dog, Iggy.  She was a graduate of West Mifflin South High School,  formerly employed as an aircraft dispatcher at Corporate Air in West Mifflin, enjoyed cooking, watching the Food Network, and bowling.  Visitation will take place Saturday, February 9, 2019 from 11 am – 1 pm at S. M. FINNEY FUNERAL HOME, 432 N 6th Street, Clairton,  PA   15025.  A memorial service will be held at the funeral home immediately following visitation.  In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to Pittsburgh Aviation Animal Rescue Team, 15 Allegheny County Airport, West Mifflin,  PA   15122.  Online condolences may be offered at www.finneyfuneralhome.com

 


Lawrence "Bub" William Trimnal

January 19, 2019 |

By Finney Funeral Homes | Posted in: Finney Funeral Homes

Lawrence “Bub” William Trimnal, 90, of Clairton, formerly of Winter Haven, FL, passed away at home, surrounded by his adoring family, on Friday, January 18, 2019.  He was born January 6, 1929 in McKeesport to the late Irby and Janet Wilds Trimnal.  Bub is survived by his loving wife of 65 years, Shirley A. Bobbs Trimnal; sons, Lawrence Trimnal of Clairton, William Trimnal of Clairton, Erick (Sandy) Trimnal of Finleyville, Keith (Cindy) Trimnal of Clairton; daughter, Valerie (August) Smarra of Jefferson Hills; brother, Odis (Dodi) Trimnal of Dravosburg; daughter-in-law, Linda Trimnal of Rock Hill, SC; 12 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.  Along with his parents, Bub was preceded in death by son, Barry Trimnal; siblings, Charles Trimnal, Wayne Trimnal, and Doris Stock.  He was a proud veteran of the US Army having served during the Korean Conflict, before retiring, Bub was an iron worker and was a member of Local #3 Iron Worker’s Union.  He was a member of VFW Post 803 in Clairton, enjoyed golf, and loved spending time with his family.  Aside from his love and pride for his family and his country, Bub fulfilled a promise he made to himself when, at age 57, he received his GED.  Arrangements have been entrusted to S. M. FINNEY FUNERAL HOME, 432 N. 6th Street, Clairton,  PA  15025.  In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to Living Hope Assembly of God Church, 901 Worthington Avenue, Clairton,  PA  15025.  Online condolences may be offered at www.finneyfuneralhome.com

 


Jesse Donald LaFollette

January 18, 2019 |

By Finney Funeral Homes | Posted in: Finney Funeral Homes

Jesse Donald LaFollette, 83, of Clairton, formerly of Elizabeth, Glassport and Show Low, AZ, passed away Thursday, January 17, 2019 at Baldwin Health Center.  He was born May 25, 1935, in Brownsville to the late William Henry Harrison LaFollette and Minnie Marie Smith LaFollette.  Jesse is survived by his loving wife of 65 years, Barbara Ann Tognarini LaFollette; sons, Chris LaFollette of West Elizabeth, Glenn (Pammela) LaFollette of Springfield, MO, Don (Kim) LaFollette of Elizabeth; daughters, Barbara “Babs” (Don) Cade of Washington, D.C., Sheryl (Joe) Ingram of Port Vue, Angela LaFollette of Richeyville, PA, Teressa LaFollette of Whitaker, Rene (Rodney) Wallace of Verona;  brothers, William LaFollette and Ronald (Peggy) LaFollette both of Cleveland, Earl (Linda) LaFollette of Fort Meyers, FL; 17 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.  Along with his parents, Jesse was preceded in death by siblings, Francis, Carl, Ida, and Gladys.  He was an associate of Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses in West Mifflin, owned LaFollette Heating and AC, was retired from US Steel National Tube Works in McKeesport, was a sports enthusiast with baseball being his favorite.  Visitation will take place from 2 - 4 pm on Sunday, January 20, 2019 at E. C. FINNEY FUNERAL HOME, 235 Monongahela Avenue, Glassport,  PA   15045.  A memorial service will take place immediately following visitation at the funeral home.  In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions be made to Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, 1075 Camp Hollow Road, West Mifflin,  PA  15122.  Online condolences may be offered at www.finneyfuneralhome.com

 


Bernadette “Bernie” Ann Coneway

January 15, 2019 |

By Finney Funeral Homes | Posted in: Finney Funeral Homes

Bernadette “Bernie” Anne Coneway, 65, of Clairton, passed away at AHN Jefferson Hospital on Thursday, January 10, 2019.  She was born in McKeesport April 15, 1953 to the late Joseph and Martha Laver Stercula.  Bernie was the spouse of the late Dale Coneway.  She is survived by children, Raymond Zwibel of Allentown, Nicole Stercula of Clairton, son, Christopher Coneway of Clairton; grandchildren, Marcus, Alexis, Carmella, Delrice, Marrisa, Elijah; great-grandchildren, Bella, Treyvon, Aleenah; siblings, Joseph (Darla) Stercula of McKeesport, Theresa Minda of Elizabeth, and Mary Marasco of Clairton. Bernie lived her whole life in Clairton and enjoyed playing bingo.  Visitation will take place from    4 – 6 pm on Sunday, January 20, 2019  at S. M. FINNEY FUNERAL HOME, 432 N. 6th Street Clairton,  PA  15025 followed immediately by a memorial service.  In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made directly to the funeral home or to www.fundthefuneral.com to help defray costs.  Online condolences may be offered at www.finneyfuneralhome.com

 


Barbara Lee “Barbie” Havanets Burch

January 07, 2019 |

By Finney Funeral Homes | Posted in: Finney Funeral Homes

Barbara Lee “Barbie” Havanets Burch, 75, of Port Vue, passed away at UPMC McKeesport Sunday, January 6, 2019.  She was born November 30, 1943 to the late Joseph and Veronica Havanets.  Barbie is survived by daughters, Rebecca Burch of Smithton, Beth (William) Atkins of Port Vue; grandchildren, Brooklynn and Billy Atkins.  Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by her sister, Shirley Bertelman and former husband, Robert “Bird Dog” Burch.  Barbie lived her entire life in the Mon Valley area, loved hummingbirds, and loved spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren.  Arrangements have been entrusted to E. C. FINNEY FUNERAL HOME, 235 Monongahela Avenue,  Glassport,  PA  15045. Contributions can be made to the family to help defray funeral home costs.  Online condolences may be offered at www.finneyfuneralhome.com

 


Emil Cominotti

December 10, 2018 |

By Finney Funeral Homes | Posted in: Finney Funeral Homes

Emil Cominotti, 94, of Dravosburg, passed away at home, surrounded by his family, on Saturday, December 8, 2018.  He was born December 31, 1923, in Willock, PA, to the late Primo and Sylvia Natek Cominotti.  Emil was a loving husband, for 59 years, to the late Loretta “Gerry” Geraldine McCallister Cominotti.  Emil is survived by son, Mark Cominotti of Dravosburg; daughter, Christine (Mike) Gobbie of Glassport; grandchildren, Stephanie, Bob, Emily, Nicki, Erin, Anthony, Wesley, Michael, Mark, and Carly; great-grandchildren, Luke and Morgan who he loved dearly; sister, Jane Muller of OH; nieces and nephews.  Along with his parents and spouse, Emil was preceded in death by sons, James and Dale Cominotti.  He was a Staff Sergeant in the US Army during WWII, a member of St. Marks Roman Catholic Church,  a lifetime member of  Dravosburg American Legion Post 380, and Dravosburg Volunteer Fire Company #1.  Emil retired from US Steel Edgar Thomson works after 44 years of employment, he was known to his co-workers in the Bop Shop as “Ponzi”. In the 60’s and 70’s, he was proud to be a baseball coach and vice president of  the Dravosburg Boys’ Club.  He was an avid hunter/fisherman and Pittsburgh Sports aficionado. Visitation will take place Friday, December 14, 2018 from 2 – 4 and 6 - 8 at I. M. FINNEY FUNERAL HOME, 203 4TH Street, Dravosburg,  PA   15034.  A mass will take place on Saturday, December 15, 2018 at 9:30 am at St. Marks Catholic Church in Liberty Boro, followed by interment at Jefferson Memorial Park in Pleasant Hills. In lieu of flowers, the family suggest memorial contributions be made to Light of Life Rescue Mission, 913 Western Avenue, Pittsburgh,  PA  15233 or at give.lightoflife.org  Online condolences may be offered at  www.finneyfuneralhome.com

 


Genevieve "Ginny" Mihalov

December 02, 2018 |

By Finney Funeral Homes | Posted in: Finney Funeral Homes

Genevieve “Ginny” Margaret Gusky Mihalov, 93, of Clairton, passed away peacefully, in her sleep, Saturday, December 1, 2018.  She was born September 30, 1925 in Shadyside, OH to the late Stanley and Josephine Mackwiecz Gusky.  Ginny was the loving wife of the late Laurence “Larry” J. Mihalov who passed away in 2012.  She is survived by daughters, Linda (John) Donnelly of Clairton, Kristine (Sven) Nelson of Denver, CO; grandchildren, Kristy-Lynne, Sven Jr., Holly, Patrick, Bridget, Alex; 7 great-grandchildren; brother John (Wanita) Gusky; sister-in-law, Mary Ann Michaels; nieces and nephews.  Along with her parents and husband, Ginny was preceded in death by sisters, Lois Kanda, Pearl Martin; brothers, Charles Gusky and Stanley Gusky.  She was a member of Ascension of Our Lord Byzantine Catholic Church in Clairton, AARP Clairton Chapter # 1612. Ginny loved playing games with her grandchildren, was an excellent seamstress who enjoyed sewing for herself and her family, made the very best apple pie, was an avid reader as well as an enthusiastic traveler, visiting Europe, Asia, the Holy Land,  North and Central America.  Visitation will take place Tuesday, December 4, 2018 from 2 – 4 and 7 – 9 pm at S. M. FINNEY FUNERAL HOME, 432 N. 6th Street, Clairton,  PA   15025.  A memorial service will take place at the funeral home on Wednesday, December 5, 2018 at 10 am followed by interment at Ascension Cemetery in Clairton.  In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions be made to The Salvation Army, Western PA Division, PO Box 742, Carnegie,  PA  15106. The family wishes to express their sincere thanks to the staff at Grandview Estates for the care they provided.  Online condolences may be offered at www.finneyfuneralhome.com

 


Michael Anthony Assenti

November 24, 2018 |

By Finney Funeral Homes | Posted in: Finney Funeral Homes

Michael “Mikey” Anthony Assenti, 67, of Clairton, passed away at home on Friday, November 23, 2018.  He was born September 23, 1951 in McKeesport to the late Tullio and Ann Marie Thornton Assenti.  Michael is survived by his loving wife of 31 years, Catherine Latorre Assenti; son, Michael A. (Alexis) Assenti of West Newton; daughter, Cara (Daniel) Connor of Suttersville; step-children, Marcie Morgan of Clairton, Christopher (Jenine) Morgan of Franklin,  PA, Howard “Smiley” (Shannon) Morgan Jr of Clairton; grandchildren, Dwight, Anthony, Alissa, Howard, Christopher, Joshua, Alyssa, Bryce, Lukas, Haley, Dylan, Aidan;   great-grandchildren, Learra, Claira; brothers, Paul (Colleen) Assenti of Elizabeth Township, Kevin Assenti of Clairton, David Assenti of Buena vista, Joseph Assenti of Greenock; and mother-in-law, Lydia Latorre. Along with his parents, Michael was preceded in death by brother, Julius Assenti, grandson, Matthew Morgan, and father-in-law, Carmen Latorre.  He was a lifelong resident of Clairton, a retired motor inspector for US Steel Clairton Works, enjoyed hunting, fishing, bowling and was an avid Steeler fan.  Michael was a member of the Sons of Columbus, Wilson American Citizens Club and the Breakfast Club at The Village Inn.   Visitation will take place Monday November 26, 2018 from 2 – 4 and 6 – 8 pm at S. M. FINNEY FUNERAL HOME, 432 N. 6th Street, Clairton,  PA   15025.  A service will take place in the funeral home chapel on Tuesday, November 27, 2018 at 11 am followed by interment at Jefferson Memorial Park.  In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the family to help defray funeral costs.  Online condolences may be offered at www.finneyfuneralhome.com

 


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

November 12, 2018 |

By Finney Funeral Homes | Posted in: Finney Funeral Homes

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 |

By Finney Funeral Homes | Posted in: Finney Funeral Homes

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 |

By Finney Funeral Homes | Posted in: Finney Funeral Homes

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

 

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