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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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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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