Mari “Mar” Rae Check

Finney Funeral Homes

Obituaries | The Tube City Almanac | August 29, 2023

Mari “Mar” Rae Check, 47, of McKeesport, formerly of Liberty Boro and Elizabeth, passed away at home on Friday, August 25, 2023. She was born in McKeesport on July 17, 1976, to Joseph A. Check and Rhonda Maust Armstrong. Mari was the loving partner of 17 years to Stephen Burey. She is survived by her father Joseph A. Check, of Charleroi, mother Rhonda Armstrong, of McKeesport, partner Stephen Burey, daughters Paige Wasko, of McKeesport, Emmy Lou Burey, of McKeesport, sister Tamie (Mark) Panza, of Charleroi, many nieces and nephews, many dear friends and loyal dog Dixie. Mari was preceded in death by sisters Tracy Check, Autumn Marie Bentley, and brother Todd Bentley. She was a member of the Judah Ministries in McKeesport, and the Teamsters #205 of White Oak. She enjoyed spending time with her children, and family. She also loved the outdoors and the many activities that came with it like hiking, camping, visiting different waterfalls and simply just enjoying nature. Mari worked at McKeesport Hospital as a dietician and previously worked as a cook for 8 years at Jo-Lynn's Pizza in Port Vue. Arrangements have been entrusted to I.M FINNEY FUNERAL HOME, 203 4th St, Dravosburg, PA 15034. A memorial service will take place on Wednesday, August 30, 2023, at 1:00 P.M. at Judah Ministries, 525 Market Street, McKeesport, PA 15132. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to the funeral home to defray cost. Online condolences may be offered at

Originally published August 29, 2023.

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