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Baker, James R. 79

  • Dravosburg
  • Born: 1935-04-10
  • Died: 2014-09-17
  • Funeral Home: Finney, Dravosburg | Get Directions
  • James Ralph "Jim" Baker, 79, of Dravosburg, passed away Wednesday, September 17, 2014, at home. He was born April 10, 1935, to the late Eugene and Erma Strothers Baker. James was the loving husband of Martha Ann Jones Baker. He is survived by a son, James Robert (Robin Soriano) Baker, of Knoxville, Tenn.; a brother, Edward (Joanne) Baker, of Indiana, Pa. James is also survived by four grandchildren, Jennifer Spencer, Joshua (Alli) Baker, Jessica (Joseph) Katchur and Houston (Tracey) Baker; and seven great-grandchildren, Nickole, Brandon and Cody Burkey, Luke Spencer, Joshua Baker Jr. and Mika and Adriana Katchur. James was preceded in death by a brother, Eugene George Baker; and sisters, Betty Jean Rogers and Mary Lou Robey. James was a retired jet engine mechanic master sergeant with the Air Force, and he also served in the Navy. His combined service spanned 26 years allowing him to serve in Vietnam, Germany and Europe while receiving various military awards. James also drove a school bus for McKeesport and South Allegheny School districts. He was member of The Air Force Sergeants Association. Family and friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014, at I.M. FINNEY FUNERAL HOME, 203 Fourth St., Dravosburg, PA 15034. Service will take place at 10 a.m. Monday, Sept. 22, 2014, at the funeral home presided by Pastor Mark Snavely. Online condolences may be offered at http://www.finneyfuneralhome.com.
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Dolansky Jr., Theodore E. 66

  • West Mifflin
  • Born: 1948-05-30
  • Died: 2014-09-16
  • Funeral Home: Bekavac, Clairton | Get Directions
  • Theodore E. Dolansky Jr., 66, of West Mifflin, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014, in his home. Born May 30, 1948, in McKeesport, he was a son of Priscilla "Mary Lou" (Lewis) Dolansky, of West Mifflin, and the late Theodore E. Dolansky. A retired heavy equipment operator with the Local 66 Operating Engineers Union, Ted was a SeaBee in the Navy during the Vietnam War. He loved to hunt in Conneaut and ride his Harley, especially in charity rides. Very mechanically oriented, Ted was good with his hands, especially on outdoor projects. Most of all he loved his family, especially his grandchildren. Besides his mother, Ted is survived by his son, Theodore T. Dolansky, of Ambridge; his daughter, Debbie Jo (Joe) Dolansky Balena, of Pittsburgh; his grandchildren, Alissa Dolansky-Dickson, Brianna Dolansky and Carissa Dolansky, Raylee Furlong and Joey, Ally and Johnny Balena; his siblings Priscilla (Larry) Pinkosky, in Acme, Dolores Jacobs, of California, Pa., Evelyn Lette, of West Mifflin, Mark Dolansky, of North Versailles, and Jeffrey Dolansky, of Duquesne; and also aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 19, 2014, in the A.J. BEKAVAC FUNERAL HOME, 555 5th St., Clairton, PA 15025, 412-233-5700. A blessing will be held at the funeral home at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014, with Deacon Dale DiSanto officiating. Burial will follow at James Chapel Cemetery in Finleyville. http://www.bekavacfuneralhome.com.
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Lesko, william J. 71

  • Glassport
  • Born: 1943-02-28
  • Died: 2014-09-15
  • Funeral Home: D'alessandro, Lawrenceville | Get Directions
  • William J. Lesko, 71, of Glassport, passed away Monday, Sept. 15, 2014, in hospice care at Jefferson Hospital. Born Feb. 28, 1943, in Rankin, he was a son of the late Paul and Olga (Hritz) Lesko; beloved husband of Dolores (Lane) Lesko; father of Kelly (William) Strycharz, of Bend, Ore., William J. Jr. (Lisa) Lesko, of Palm City, Fla., and Dion French, of Riceboro, Ga.; grandfather of Jack Strycharz, of Bend, Alexander and Zachary Lesko, of Palm City, and Cody French, of Riceboro; brother of George (Carol) Lesko; and nephew of Helen Hritz, both of Windber; brother-in-law of Carolyn (Lane) Martin, of Clairton, and Susan (Lane) Randolph, of Glassport; and also survived by many nieces, nephews and cousins. William was retired from Kmart and also from Pennsylvania Coach Line as a school bus driver. He was a member of St. Michael's Orthordox Church, of Rankin. He served in the Navy and was a member of the American Legion, the PNA of Glassport, GBU of Duquesne and Masonic Lodge No. 73, Lockport, N.Y. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and running his model trains. Per his wishes, there will be no viewing. Upon receiving his cremated remains from Science Care, there will be a private family memorial service.
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Metzinger, Melva 83

  • Jefferson Hills
  • Born: 1930-09-23
  • Died: 2014-09-16
  • Funeral Home: Finney, Clairton | Get Directions
  • Melva (Sims) Metzinger, 83, of Jefferson Hills, died Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014, at Jefferson Hospital. She was born Sept. 23, 1930, to the late John and Edna (Roberts) Sims. Melva was the wife of the late Richard Metzinger. She is survived by two daughters, Pat (Fred) Moninger, of Jefferson Hills, and Cindy (Fred) Zupanc, of Pleasant Hills; three sisters, Betty (Bill) Mattes, of Jefferson Hills, Maryann Chovan, of Jefferson Hills, and Linda (Rick) Moses, of Upper St. Clair; one brother, John (Grace) Sims Jr., of Baltimore, Md.; eight grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. She was also preceded in death by two sons, Gary and Harry Metzinger. Melva was a member of Wilson Presbyterian Church, WAC Club, Wilson Civic Association, VFW and the American Legion. Melva was an avid bingo and slot machine player; she was a great cook and will be missed by all who knew and loved her. Family and friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014, at S.M. FINNEY FUNERAL HOME, 432 N. Sixth St., Clairton. Service will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 19, 2014, at the funeral home. Interment will follow at Jefferson Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Wilson Presbyterian Church. Online condolences may be offered at http://www.finneyfuneralhome.com.
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Michura, Catherine M. 59

  • Mechanicsville, Md.
  • Born: 1955-08-06
  • Died: 2014-09-08
  • Funeral Home: Bekavac, Clairton | Get Directions
  • Catherine Marie (Brilhart) Michura, 59, of Mechanicsville, Md., passed away Monday, Sept. 8, 2014, in MedStar St. Mary's Hospital in Leonardtown, Md., surrounded by family. Born Aug. 6, 1955, in McKeesport, she was a daughter of the late James R. and Anna (Sedor) Brilhart. Cathy was a 1973 graduate of Clairton High School and a member of Ascension of Our Lord Byzantine Catholic Church. Cathy enjoyed her '54 Chevy and was a member of the Southern Knights Rod and Custom Club. She loved her cats, antiques and stuffed bear collection. Cathy was a John F. and Jacqueline Kennedy enthusiast. She loved flying, but her true passion was spending time at her cottage and the beach. Besides her parents, Cathy was predeceased by her brother, John Brilhart. She is survived by her loving husband of 39 years, Richard "Rick" Michura; her sisters, Patricia Roberts and Linda (David) Provins; her brother, Tim (Barb) Brilhart; her sisters-in-law, Linda Brilhart and Sharon (Gil) Jones; brother-in-law, John (Dolly) Michura; godchildren (niece/nephew), Traci and Matthew Provins; nephew, John (Jennifer) Roberts Jr.; nieces, Marianne (Henry) Lassige and Kaely and Nicole Brilhart, Kim Cheney, Heather (Ross) Miller and Tamara (Garrick) Kruis; and great-nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. Family and friends were received for Catherine's Memorial Life Celebration of Friday, Sept. 12, 2014 in Charlotte Hall, Md. Friends will be received for a memorial gathering from 5 to 8 p.m., the time of services, Friday, Sept. 19, 2014, in the A.J. BEKAVAC FUNERAL HOME, 555 5th St., Clairton, PA 15025, 412-233-5700. A memorial Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014, in St. Clare of Assisi Church, 460 Reed St., Clairton, PA 15025. Everyone please meet at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or an animal shelter of the donor's choice. http://www.bekavacfuneralhome.com.
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Warman, Thomas Nick N. 52

  • McKeesport
  • Born: 1962-01-23
  • Died: 2014-09-15
  • Funeral Home: Strifflers, Mckeesport | Get Directions
  • Thomas Nicholson "Nick" Warman, of McKeesport, died Sept. 15, 2014. He was born Jan. 23, 1962, in McKeesport, a son of Roy P. Warman and the late Lena Gertrude McGarrity Warman. In addition to his father, he is survived by his siblings, Mary Benton, of Greenock, Donna (Perry) Ackerman, Tammy Chisco, Emma (Allen) Ackerman, Herman Egenlauf, David Egenlauf and Ron Egenlauf, all of McKeesport; stepchildren, Crystal (Richard) Smith, of West Mifflin, and Michael Metosky, of West Mifflin; grandchildren, Tyler, Mariah and Ryan; niece, Donna Giles; great-nephews, Nathan and Noah Giles, with whom he resided; and many other nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his siblings, Anna and Gary Egenlauf and Paula Warman Ridge. He was an avid Steelers fan, loved to fish and go to the Casinos. Mostly, he loved spending time with his family. Friends will be received from 2 to 6 p.m. Thursday at the HUNTER-EDMUNDSON-STRIFFLER FUNERAL HOME, 600 Market St., McKeesport, PA 15132, until the time of the service at 6 p.m. in the funeral home chapel.
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