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Charles E. Donnelly

September 20, 2021 |

By Finney Funeral Homes | Posted in: Finney Funeral Homes

Charles Edward “Chuck” Donnelly, 64 of Clairton, passed away on Tuesday, September 14th, 2021, at home. He was born in McKeesport on November 12, 1956, to the late Robert and Rita Morally Donnelly. Chuck was the loving husband of many years to the late Debbie Furst Donnelly. He is survived by his sister Colleen (Ray) Hicks of West Mifflin and his brother Robert (Jackie) Donnelly Jr. of Clairton. He is further survived by many nieces and nephews as well as his great nieces and nephews. Further survivors include 9 sister-in-laws and 5 brother-in-laws. Chuck had a soft spot for animals, especially his dog Chelsea, by whom he was preceded in death. He was a former member of the Italian Club of Glassport, the WAC Club, and Club 46. He enjoyed watching Pittsburgh sports, his favorite team being the Pittsburgh Steelers. Arrangements have been entrusted to S.M. FINNEY FUNERAL HOME, 432 N. 6th St, Clairton, PA 15025. A blessing service will be held at Round Hill Cemetery on Friday October 1st, 2021, at 12:00 pm, to be followed by interment. Online condolences may be offered at www.finneyfuneralhome.com.

 


Marianne Schwab Poorman

September 09, 2021 |

By Finney Funeral Homes | Posted in: Finney Funeral Homes



Marianne Schwab Poorman, 47 of Glassport, passed away on Wednesday, September 8th, 2021, at U.P.M.C Presbyterian Hospital. She was born in McKeesport on May 17th, 1974, to the late Norbert Vincent and Patricia Gniewkowski Schwab. Marianne was the loving wife of 30 years to T. J. Poorman. She is survived by her children Anthony (Kirstie) Corsan of Moorehead N.C. Nathan Poorman of Meadville PA, and Luke Poorman of Glassport, sister Karen (Jeff) Keifer of Port Vue, and brother Richard Schwab of Clairton, as well as her nieces and nephews and her dogs Gizzy and Neo. Marianne enjoyed canoeing and camping. She was a member of the River City Church Assembly of God and worked as a bartender for Club 46 (Clairton Fire Dept.).

 
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Mary O’Keefe Davis

September 07, 2021 |

By Finney Funeral Homes | Posted in: Finney Funeral Homes

Mary O’Keefe Davis, 79, of Belle Vernon, formerly of Wandsworth, Surry, England, peacefully passed away on Monday, September 6, 2021. She was born June 3, 1942, in England during an air raid, to the late John “Jack” and Gwendolynn “Nell” Vivian O’Keefe. Mary passed while in the loving care of her son David and daughter-in-law Sunny with whom she resided during her final days. She was surrounded by her children, grandchildren, and family. Mary’s legacy will live on through her children and grandchildren honoring our British and Welsh customs. 

 
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Wayne S. Harrison

August 31, 2021 |

By Finney Funeral Homes | Posted in: Finney Funeral Homes

Wayne Scott Harrison, 93 of Fairfield, Connecticut, formerly of Pittsburgh, passed away peacefully on Saturday, August 7, 2021, at his home. He was born in Pittsburgh on May 28, 1928, to the late Roy and Anna (Bell) Harrison. He grew up in the Pittsburgh area, graduated Mount Lebanon High School (1946) and earned a bachelor’s degree in from Bucknell University in 1951 where he was a member of the Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity. On 29 Feb 1952 (Leap Year), Wayne married the love of his life, Jeanne Wilson of Mount Lebanon, PA. He worked in corporate insurance for several large companies including ALCOA, AMP Inc., AMF, and GTE. Wayne and Jeanne settled in Fairfield, CT in 1968 with their 4 children. Wayne was a Master Mason of Dallas Lodge No. 231 of Pittsburgh (70 years of service) and a member of the Syria Shriners of Pittsburgh, the Fairfield Lion’s Club, and Fairfield First Church Congregational. Wayne was preceded in death by his parents Roy and Anna, his daughter Terri Rotondo, his sister Esther Borland, and his beloved wife Jeanne.  He is survived by his children Wayne Scott Harrison, Jr. (Hyun Jung) of Clearwater, FL, Robert Harrison (Mary Ellen) of Colorado Springs, CO, and Beth Perkins of Fairfield, CT; 10 grandchildren, and 4 great grandchildren. Wayne will be remembered for his love and devotion to his family, friends, community, and Pittsburgh sports franchises. Known for his helping hand and quick wit, he will be dearly missed and forever cherished. Wayne will be buried with fellow Harrison family members in Dravosburg, PA.  Family and friends will be received on Saturday, September 11, 2021, from 10-11 am at I.M FINNEY FUNERAL HOME, 203 4th St, Dravosburg, PA 15034. A service will follow at the funeral home at 11:00. Interment will follow after the service at Richland Cemetery. Online condolences may be offered at www.finneyfuneralhome.com.

 


Patricia “Pat” Regina Zimmerman Morrow Schwamberger Ulakovich

August 28, 2021 |

By Finney Funeral Homes | Posted in: Finney Funeral Homes

Patricia “Pat” Regina Zimmerman Morrow Schwamberger Ulakovich, 85 of Elizabeth, formerly of Jefferson Boro, passed away at home surrounded by family on Friday, August 27, 2021. She was born on August 24, 1936 to the late Winfield Zimmerman and Cecelia McConeghy Tyler. Pat is survived by her daughters Colleen (Gary Sr.) Odenthal of Elizabeth, Karen Contrillo of Monesson, Debra Lockner of Elizabeth, Michelle (Robert II) Lucas of Clarksville, and her son Elmer “Bud” Morrow Jr. of Monesson. Her grandchildren include Regina (Dubs) Richard, Gary Odenthal Jr., Laura (William) Hammitt, Dannielle Henry, Scott Sands, Charles (Tina) Frankert Jr., Michael (Sunshine) Frankert, Alicia (Denny) Hinton, Elicia (Chad) Outlaw, Robert (Amber) Lucas III, Matt (Brianna) Lucas, Megan (Andrew) Lucas, Richard Morrow, as well as 18 great-grandchildren and 3 great-great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her niece Sherry (Keith) Brown of West Newton, and her brother Beau Zimmerman of Florida, as well as many other nieces, nephews, and cousins. Pat was preceded in death by her husbands Elmer Morrow Sr., Ernest Schwamberger, and George Ulakovich, as well as her son LCPL Richard Morrow, daughter Phyllis Poziviak, grandson Phillip Morrow, and sister Kathleen Behanna. As a Gold Star Mother, Pat devoted much of her life to the military troops through the VFW Auxiliary Post 803 in Clairton. As a lifelong member of the VFW Auxiliary, she had been recognized for her care packages sent to the US Troops serving overseas for many years. She was also a member of the Elizabeth Chapter Women of the Moose, Mooseheart. Pat took great pride in her fundraising for charities. She worked for many years in the reproduction department at Dick Corporation from which she retired in 2001. Family and friends will be received on Monday, August 30, 2021, from 2-4, and 6-9 PM. at S.M. FINNEY FUNERAL HOME, 432 N. 6th ST, Clairton, PA 15025. Interment will occur at Round Hill Cemetery at 10 am on Tuesday, August 31, 2021, followed by a reception at VFW Post 803 in Clairton. Online condolences may be offered at www.finneyfuneralhome.com­­

 


Louise DeVito

August 27, 2021 |

By Finney Funeral Homes | Posted in: Finney Funeral Homes

Louise A. (DiGiacomo) DeVito, 98 of Glassport, passed away on Thursday, August 26, 2021, at Riverside Care Center. She was born in McKeesport on May 10, 1923, to the late Giuseppe and Ida DeFrancisco DiGiacomo. Louise was the loving wife of 43 years to the late Nunzio “Tony” DeVito. She is survived by her daughter Lucille (Bob) Balog of Glassport, her son Joseph A. (Carole) DeVito of White Oak, as well as many nieces and nephews. She is also survived by her grandchildren Colleen Balog, Tracey Werner, and Jay DeVito, as well as her great-grandchildren Owen and Zachary Werner. Louise was preceded in death by her sister Elizabeth Grossi and her brothers J.D., Mario, and Anthony. She was a member of the Sons of Italy as well as a member of the St. Joachim and Anne Catholic Church, formerly known as Queen of the Rosary. She enjoyed reading, cooking Italian food, going for walks, and spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Family and friends will be received on Sunday, August 29, 2021, from 6-8 pm at E.C. FINNEY FUNERAL HOME, 235 Monongahela Ave, Glassport, PA 15045. A service will take place at 10 am on Monday, August 30, 2021, at St. Joachim and Anne Parish. Interment will follow at Calvary Cemetery in Port Vue. Online condolences may be offered at www.finneyfuneralhome.com.

 


James L. Davis

August 16, 2021 |

By Finney Funeral Homes | Posted in: Finney Funeral Homes

James “J.D.” “Pop Pop” “Fravis” Luther Davis, 78 of Dravosburg, passed away on Saturday, August 7, 2021, at his home. He was born in McKeesport on June 24, 1943, to the late Clarence Edward and June Rebecca (Boyd) Davis. He is survived by his sister Cheryl (Andrew) Dupak, his daughter Jane (Jamie) Sikora of Dravosburg, and his grandchildren Gabby (Joe) Hlasnick of West Mifflin and Andrew (Tina) Sikora of Dravosburg. He is also survived by his great-grandchildren Gracie and Luca Hlasnick and Brantley and Brayden Sikora, as well as his niece Sharon Davis. James was preceded in death by his parents Clarence and June as well as his brother Fred. He was a lifelong Dravosburg firefighter, a past officer of several executive committees, a member of the Dravosburg American Legion Post 380, and a 59-year member of the Masons Omni Lodge 582. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, golfing, and being an all-around handyman. Most importantly, he enjoyed spending time and making memories with his family. After his career in the Navy, James created his own company, J.D. Specialty, which he ran for over 30 years. James was known by family and friends to be an amazing, selfless person who would give anything for those he loved. Arrangements have been entrusted to I.M FINNEY FUNERAL HOME, 203 4th St, Dravosburg, PA 15034. A memorial service will take place at the Amity Presbyterian Church at 400 Euclid Ave, Dravosburg, PA 15034 on Friday, August 20, 2021 at 10:30 am. A committal service will follow at Richland Cemetery to be immediately followed by a repast at the Dravosburg Volunteer Fire Department #1, located at 598 Ravine Street, Dravosburg, PA 15034. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to the Alleghenies United Cerebral Palsy Service Coordination by going to www.scalucp.org/donate/. Online condolences may be offered at www.finneyfuneralhome.com

 


Brooke A. Ladisic

August 16, 2021 |

By Finney Funeral Homes | Posted in: Finney Funeral Homes

Brooke “Pumpkin” Aynn Ladisic, 41 of Glassport, formerly of McKeesport, passed away on Thursday, August 12, 2021, at Presbyterian Hospital. She was born in McKeesport on November 30, 1979, to the late Bruce H. Ladisic and Aileen (Elkovitz) Ladisic-Stromeyer. Brooke was the loving partner to Christopher P. Graf. She is survived by her mother Aileen, and her son Jacob Taylor Gebis. Brooke is also survived by her sister Amber (Joe Servich) Radaker of Elizabeth, her great-grand-pap Peter Ladisic of Cokeburg, Zach, Bella, many nieces, nephews, aunts, and cousins, as well as countless acquaintances, friends, and family members. Brooke was preceded in death by her father Bruce Ladisic, and stepfather H. Richard Stromeyer. She enjoyed shopping and spending time with her son, boyfriend, and their dog Cain. Brooke bravely fought against Cystic Fibrosis for 41 years, never letting her illness stop her from making the most out of her life. She fought strongly and heartily until the end, always ensuring that her family felt the love that she held for them. Family and friends will be received on Saturday, August 21, 2021, from 4-8 PM at E.C. FINNEY FUNERAL HOME, 235 Monongahela Ave, Glassport, PA 15045. A service will take place following the visitation. Inurnment will take place at a later date. Online condolences may be offered at www.finneyfuneralhome.com

 


Thelma Decolati

July 27, 2021 |

By Finney Funeral Homes | Posted in: Finney Funeral Homes

Thelma Frances (Angelo) Decolati, 82 of Glassport, passed away on Monday, July 26, 2021, at her home. She was born in McKeesport on November 22, 1938, to the late Frank and Elizabeth (Patacca) Angelo. Thelma was the loving wife of over 50 years to the late John M. Decolati. She is survived by her daughters Lynn Diehl of Elizabeth and Joann Decolati of Glassport, as well as her son John James (Carol) Decolati of Liberty Boro. She is also survived by her 5 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren as well as her nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents Frank and Elizabeth, her husband John, and her brothers Louis (Georgette) Angelo and Frank (Nancy) Angelo. She was a member of the St. Patrick’s Roman Catholic Church in McKeesport. A service will take place Thursday, July 29, 2021, at E.C. FINNEY FUNERAL HOME, 235 Monongahela Ave, Glassport, PA 15045 at 10:00 A.M. Interment will follow at Mt. Vernon Cemetery in Elizabeth. Online condolences may be offered at www.finneyfuneralhome.com

 


Mary Lynn Pivarnik

July 26, 2021 |

By Finney Funeral Homes | Posted in: Finney Funeral Homes

Mary Lynn "Vicky" (Sivak) Pivarnik, 78 of Clairton, passed away on Sunday, July 25, 2021, at her home. She was born in McKeesport on September 28, 1942, to the late Andrew and Catherine (Marturkanic) Sivak. Mary was the loving wife to the late Richard Pivarnik. She is survived by her brother Andrew (Denise) Sivak, her children Richard (Mona), Michelle, and Erik, her nieces Amanda and Ashley, and her grandchild Ananya. Mary was preceded in death by her parents Andrew and Catherine, as well as her husband Richard. She was a member of the Ascension Church. Mary loved chocolate, animals, going to the casino, and dancing. She also enjoyed listening to music, playing the lottery, and cooking delicious meals. Arrangements have been entrusted to S.M. FINNEY FUNERAL HOME, 432 N. 6th St, Clairton, PA 15025. Mary was a walking angel on earth who will be missed dearly by those who knew and loved her. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that any donations be sent to the Ascension of Our Lord Catholic Church, located at 318 Park Avenue, Clairton, PA 15025. Online condolences may be offered at www.finneyfuneralhome.com.

 


Laura B. Bruno

July 15, 2021 |

By Finney Funeral Homes | Posted in: Finney Funeral Homes

Laura B. Bruno, 100, of Menlo Park, CA, formerly of Clairton, PA, passed away peacefully in her home on Monday, July 5, 2021. She was born in Clairton on August 13, 1920, to the late Theodore and Bridget DiLullo Belfiglio.

While a resident of Clairton, she was a member of St. Clare of Assisi Parish and in Menlo Park the Church of the Nativity. Laura started every day with a crossword puzzle and walk, exercising her mind and body. She was a wonderful cook and baker known for her old country Italian specialties. Laura had a lifelong commitment to volunteering in her church and community. She also enjoyed adventurous travels, including a safari trek in Africa.

 
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James Robert “Jim” Kaiser

July 13, 2021 |

By Finney Funeral Homes | Posted in: Finney Funeral Homes

James Robert “Jim” Kaiser 82, of Clairton, formerly of Erie and East McKeesport, passed away on Monday July 12th, 2021, at Jefferson Hospital. He was born in McKeesport on June 12th, 1939, to the late Arthur and Elizabeth Woodyard Kaiser. James was the loving husband of thirty years to Linda A. Kaiser. He is survived by his sons James Eric (Renee) Kaiser of Erie, and Robert Scott (Pam) Kaiser of Fairview, daughter Melissa Lynn (Robert) Steinbaugh of Erie, and stepdaughter Maura (Marc) Derstien of Telford, his brother Duane Arthur Kaiser of Alexandria VA Grandchildren Erica Kaiser, Tiffany Kaiser, Calvin Derstein and Tyler Derstein and grand dogs Ellie and Bo. James was a member and sexton of the Wilson Presbyterian Church. He enjoyed watching baseball and liked the Pittsburgh Pirates and St. Louis Cardinals and taking his annual vacation trips to Walt Disney World.

 
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Loretta Keene

July 09, 2021 |

By Finney Funeral Homes | Posted in: Finney Funeral Homes

Loretta Jane (Goldsworthy) Keene, 92 of Dravosburg, passed away on Thursday, July 8, 2021 at her home. She was born in Clairton on May 17, 1929 to the late John and Leolia Ashton Goldsworthy. Loretta was the loving wife of 48 years to the late William Newton Keene Jr. She is survived by her children William (Karen) Keene of Bethel Park, Gwendolyn Schrantz of White Oak, Beverly Fletcher of Dravosburg, Barry (Georgetta) Keene of Dravosburg, Dennis (Shelly) Keene of West Mifflin, Brenda Wiedder of Kernersville NC, Lisa (Douglas) Menzies of Port Vue, and Melanie (Dennis) Glaub of McKeesport. Other survivors include her 14 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren, and 6 great-great-grandchildren.

 
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Harry "Puffer" Weber

July 08, 2021 |

By Finney Funeral Homes | Posted in: Finney Funeral Homes

Harry “Puffer” Weber 94 of Dravosburg, passed away peacefully on Saturday, July 3rd 2021 in Apex, NC. He was born on September 11, 1926 in McKeesport the son of Fred Weber and Kathryn Ringer Weber of Dravosburg. Harry was married to the late Lillian V. Furia Weber on March 14, 1947. He worked for US Steel and served in the Navy. Harry was a beloved member of Dravosburg United Methodist Church. He loved golfing and crossword puzzles. He lived in Dravosburg until he moved to Eldersville in 2012 to live with his son and most recently moved to Apex, NC to live with his granddaughter. Harry was preceded in death by his wife, Lillian V Furia Weber and his only son Harry F. Weber Jr. Surviving are his grandchildren Brandy Lee (Dave) Porter of Apex, NC, and Casey Alan Weber of Fort Myers, FL. Family and friends will be received on Sunday, July 11, 2021 from 10:00 A.M. - 1:00 P.M. at I.M FINNEY FUNERAL HOME, 203 4th St, Dravosburg, PA 15034. A funeral service will be held at the funeral home on Monday, July 12, 2021 at 10:00 A.M. to be followed by interment, where he will be laid to rest and reunited with his beloved wife in Richland Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to: Dravosburg United Methodist Church at 109 Maple Ave #1219, Dravosburg, PA 15034. Online condolences may be offered at www.finneyfuneralhome.com.

 


Kenneth Hoetzlein

June 25, 2021 |

By Finney Funeral Homes | Posted in: Finney Funeral Homes

Kenneth Robert Hoetzlein, 62 of Monongahela, passed away on June 22, 2021, at home. He was born in Pittsburgh to Ora Mae Cogswell Hoetzlein and the late Lawrence Albert Hoetzlein Sr. Kenneth was the loving partner of 22 years to Debbie Sarnoskie. He is survived by his mother Ora Hoetzlein and his fiancée Debbie Sarnoskie. He is further survived by his sons Matthew (Laurie) Hoetzlein, Robert Hoetzlein, and Jules (Nikki Eicher) Branch. Other survivors include his grandchildren Zane, Reannah, Jules Jr., Paige, Makenzy, Lydia, Hannah, and Bentley Hoetzlein. His brothers include Lawrence Jr., William, and Joseph Hoetzlein. He is also survived by his sisters Winifred Lynch, Mary Beth McClean, Rose Ann Riedell, and Maylena Rhinda. Kenneth was preceded in death by his father Lawrence Sr., his brother Timothy, and his sister Marguerite Ethridge. He was a member of the former St. Anthony’s Church. Kenneth owned and operated M&R Masonry, where he worked until his retirement in 2015. In his retirement, Kenneth drove for Roadrunner Services until 2021. Kenneth loved to cook, shoot pool, and play bar bingo. He also loved the Pittsburgh Penguins. Kenneth loved going to his son Jules’ house and spending time with his family. Family and friends will be received on Saturday June 26, 2021, from 5 pm-8 pm at S.M. FINNEY FUNERAL HOME, 432 N. 6th St, Clairton, PA 15025. A service will follow at the funeral home at 8 pm. A repass will occur on Sunday June 27, 2021, at Jim’s Bar in Monongahela. In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made to Animal Friends by mailing your tribute information along with a check made out to Animal Friends to Animal Friends c/o Development Department 562 Camp Horne Road Pittsburgh PA, 15237. Donations can also be made by calling (412) 847-7051 or by going to thinkingoutsidethecage.org/donate-now/. Online condolences may be offered at www.finneyfuneralhome.com.

 

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