Our staff's commitment to you

All great businesses share a common trait - people make the difference. Our caring associates have been serving the community one family at a time. Below you will find bio’s on each our knowledgeable and dedicated staff. Please feel free to contact any of us, we’re always here to help.

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DOUGLAS B. FINTON, LIC Licensed Embalmer/Funeral Director; West Virginia & Pennsylvania

  • Native of Meadville, PA
  • Gannon University, Erie, PA; Management/Marketing
  • Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science, Pgh., PA (1984)
  • Licensed Embalmer/Funeral Director; West Virginia & Pennsylvania
  • Spouse: Mary Hannah Wolfe-Finton
  • Children: Son, Morgan and his wife Diva. Daughter, Meghan

Member:

  • First United Methodist Church, Weirton WV; also, First Christian Church
  • Weirton Area Chamber of Commerce, Board of Directors
  • Weirton Medical Center Corporation
  • Weirton Rotary Club
  • Weirton Lodge No. 171 A.F. & A.M.
  • Osiris Shriners, Wheeling, WV
  • Scottish Rite of Wheeling, WV
  • B.P.O.E. No. 1801, Weirton, WV
  • Weirton Board of Parks & Recreation
  • Allegheny County Funeral Directors Association, Pennsylvania Funeral Directors Association, & National Funeral Directors Association
  • West Virginia Funeral Directors Association
  • Weirton advisor; J. C. Williams Charitable Trust 
  • Advisory board of the Salvation Army, Weirton Corp.

Hobbies:

  • Time with family and friends, community involvement, water-skiing and time at Conneaut Lake, PA.

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MARY HANNAH WOLFE-FINTON, LIC Licensed Embalmer/Funeral Director; West Virginia & Pennsylvania

  • Lifelong resident of Weirton, WV
  • 1983 Graduate; West Virginia Wesleyan College, Buckhannon, WV; BS degree
  • Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science, Pgh, PA (1984)
  • Licensed Embalmer/Funeral Director; West Virginia & Pennsylvania
  • Spouse: Douglas B. Finton
  • Children: Son, Morgan and his wife Diva. Daughter, Meghan

Member:

  • First United Methodist Church, Weirton WV; also, First Christian Church
  • Weirton Chamber of Commerce; Education Committee
  • Weirton Chapter No. 147, O.E.S
  • West Virginia Funeral Directors Association, National Funeral Directors Assoc.
  • City of Weirton Planning Commission
  • Weir High Soccer Boosters (Past President)
  • Parent Group of the Weir High School Class of 2012 (Past President)
  • Past President: Gamma Kappa Chapter of Alpha Delta Pi Social Sorority at WVWC, Buckhannon, WV
  • Past President and Honorary Lifetime Member of Broadview Elementary PTA, Weirton, WV
  • President: Starvaggi Memorial Park Civic Association

Hobbies:

  • Scrapbooking and card marking, cross-stitching, reading novels, travel

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JAMES T. COURTNEY Licensed Embalmer/Funeral Director in West Virginia

  • Lifelong resident of Weirton, WV
  • Licensed Embalmer/Funeral Director in West Virginia
  • Son of Freda Courtney and the late Jerry Courtney
  • Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science, Pittsburgh, PA (1995)
  • Spouse: Monica Lynn Courtney

Member:

  • Weirton Steel Choral Society
  • West Virginia Funeral Directors Association, National Funeral Directors Assoc.
  • Has enjoyed employment with Steel & Wolfe since 1992

Hobbies:

  • Music, film, and reading and tending to numerous pets

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DAVID L. BARTO Licensed Embalmer/Funeral Director; West Virginia & Pennsylvania

  • Lifelong resident of Slovan, PA & Paris , PA
  • Indiana University of PA, Univ. of Pittsburgh, West Liberty State College
  • Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science, Pgh., PA (1985) where he was the recipient of the John Rebol award and was inducted into the Mu Sigma Alpha Honorary Fraternity
  • Licensed Embalmer/Funeral Director; West Virginia & Pennsylvania
  • Retired from Weirton Steel
  • Spouse: Debbie (Ralston) Barto
  • Children: Bryan (Melissa) Barto; Pgh., PA, the late Barry Barto
  • Grandchildren: Kylie and Delaney

Member:

  • Paris Civic Association
  • Richard Vaux Lodge No. 454, F& A.M., Burgettstown, PA
  • West Virginia Funeral Directors Association, National Funeral Directors Assoc.
  • Paris Presbyterian Church

Hobbies:

  • Golfing and exercising

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JOSEPH C. EVANO

Member:

  • Sacred Heart of Mary Catholic Church Eucharistic Minister Elks Lodge 1801
  • Friends of Mary H. Weir, Library Board of Directors
  • Friends of West Virginia Northern Community College
  • Greater Weirton Senior Citizen, Center Board of Directors
  • Knights of Columbus Council 3734

Joe is a Civil War buff, an avid gardener, has an interest in antique cars and enjoys car detailing. Joe is married to Patricia Ann Evano, a retired Financial Consultant. Their daughter is Dr. Suzanne M. Evano Hauck, an Optometrist in Allentown, PA.

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ERNEST M. NICHOLAS III Licensed Embalmer/Funeral Director in West Virginia

  • Lifelong resident of Weirton, WV
  • 2011 Graduate; West Virginia University; B.S. Biology, Anthropology Minor
  • 2015 Cum Laude Graduate; Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science, Pittsburgh, PA
  • Apprentice Embalmer/Funeral Director; West Virginia
  • Son of Ernest M. Nicholas Jr. and Ellen J. Nicholas (Nogay)
  • Spouse: Kasey E. Nicholas (Bertha)
  • Child: Sophia Anne

Member:

  • Christ United Methodist Church and All Saints Greek Orthodox Church
  • Northern Panhandle Youth Soccer Association (Coach)
  • Boy Scouts of America Eagle Scout Award Recipient

Hobbies:

  • Playing and coaching soccer, walking his dogs, visiting family and friends, has enjoyed learning funeral directing and embalming at Steel and Wolfe Funeral Home since 2014

DOUGLAS B. FINTON, LIC

Licensed Embalmer/Funeral Director; West Virginia & Pennsylvania
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  • Native of Meadville, PA
  • Gannon University, Erie, PA; Management/Marketing
  • Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science, Pgh., PA (1984)
  • Licensed Embalmer/Funeral Director; West Virginia & Pennsylvania
  • Spouse: Mary Hannah Wolfe-Finton
  • Children: Son, Morgan and his wife Diva. Daughter, Meghan

Member:

  • First United Methodist Church, Weirton WV; also, First Christian Church
  • Weirton Area Chamber of Commerce, Board of Directors
  • Weirton Medical Center Corporation
  • Weirton Rotary Club
  • Weirton Lodge No. 171 A.F. & A.M.
  • Osiris Shriners, Wheeling, WV
  • Scottish Rite of Wheeling, WV
  • B.P.O.E. No. 1801, Weirton, WV
  • Weirton Board of Parks & Recreation
  • Allegheny County Funeral Directors Association, Pennsylvania Funeral Directors Association, & National Funeral Directors Association
  • West Virginia Funeral Directors Association
  • Weirton advisor; J. C. Williams Charitable Trust 
  • Advisory board of the Salvation Army, Weirton Corp.

Hobbies:

  • Time with family and friends, community involvement, water-skiing and time at Conneaut Lake, PA.

MARY HANNAH WOLFE-FINTON, LIC

Licensed Embalmer/Funeral Director; West Virginia & Pennsylvania
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  • Lifelong resident of Weirton, WV
  • 1983 Graduate; West Virginia Wesleyan College, Buckhannon, WV; BS degree
  • Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science, Pgh, PA (1984)
  • Licensed Embalmer/Funeral Director; West Virginia & Pennsylvania
  • Spouse: Douglas B. Finton
  • Children: Son, Morgan and his wife Diva. Daughter, Meghan

Member:

  • First United Methodist Church, Weirton WV; also, First Christian Church
  • Weirton Chamber of Commerce; Education Committee
  • Weirton Chapter No. 147, O.E.S
  • West Virginia Funeral Directors Association, National Funeral Directors Assoc.
  • City of Weirton Planning Commission
  • Weir High Soccer Boosters (Past President)
  • Parent Group of the Weir High School Class of 2012 (Past President)
  • Past President: Gamma Kappa Chapter of Alpha Delta Pi Social Sorority at WVWC, Buckhannon, WV
  • Past President and Honorary Lifetime Member of Broadview Elementary PTA, Weirton, WV
  • President: Starvaggi Memorial Park Civic Association

Hobbies:

  • Scrapbooking and card marking, cross-stitching, reading novels, travel

JAMES T. COURTNEY

Licensed Embalmer/Funeral Director in West Virginia
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  • Lifelong resident of Weirton, WV
  • Licensed Embalmer/Funeral Director in West Virginia
  • Son of Freda Courtney and the late Jerry Courtney
  • Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science, Pittsburgh, PA (1995)
  • Spouse: Monica Lynn Courtney

Member:

  • Weirton Steel Choral Society
  • West Virginia Funeral Directors Association, National Funeral Directors Assoc.
  • Has enjoyed employment with Steel & Wolfe since 1992

Hobbies:

  • Music, film, and reading and tending to numerous pets

DAVID L. BARTO

Licensed Embalmer/Funeral Director; West Virginia & Pennsylvania
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  • Lifelong resident of Slovan, PA & Paris , PA
  • Indiana University of PA, Univ. of Pittsburgh, West Liberty State College
  • Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science, Pgh., PA (1985) where he was the recipient of the John Rebol award and was inducted into the Mu Sigma Alpha Honorary Fraternity
  • Licensed Embalmer/Funeral Director; West Virginia & Pennsylvania
  • Retired from Weirton Steel
  • Spouse: Debbie (Ralston) Barto
  • Children: Bryan (Melissa) Barto; Pgh., PA, the late Barry Barto
  • Grandchildren: Kylie and Delaney

Member:

  • Paris Civic Association
  • Richard Vaux Lodge No. 454, F& A.M., Burgettstown, PA
  • West Virginia Funeral Directors Association, National Funeral Directors Assoc.
  • Paris Presbyterian Church

Hobbies:

  • Golfing and exercising

JOSEPH C. EVANO

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Member:

  • Sacred Heart of Mary Catholic Church Eucharistic Minister Elks Lodge 1801
  • Friends of Mary H. Weir, Library Board of Directors
  • Friends of West Virginia Northern Community College
  • Greater Weirton Senior Citizen, Center Board of Directors
  • Knights of Columbus Council 3734

Joe is a Civil War buff, an avid gardener, has an interest in antique cars and enjoys car detailing. Joe is married to Patricia Ann Evano, a retired Financial Consultant. Their daughter is Dr. Suzanne M. Evano Hauck, an Optometrist in Allentown, PA.

ERNEST M. NICHOLAS III

Licensed Embalmer/Funeral Director in West Virginia
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  • Lifelong resident of Weirton, WV
  • 2011 Graduate; West Virginia University; B.S. Biology, Anthropology Minor
  • 2015 Cum Laude Graduate; Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science, Pittsburgh, PA
  • Apprentice Embalmer/Funeral Director; West Virginia
  • Son of Ernest M. Nicholas Jr. and Ellen J. Nicholas (Nogay)
  • Spouse: Kasey E. Nicholas (Bertha)
  • Child: Sophia Anne

Member:

  • Christ United Methodist Church and All Saints Greek Orthodox Church
  • Northern Panhandle Youth Soccer Association (Coach)
  • Boy Scouts of America Eagle Scout Award Recipient

Hobbies:

  • Playing and coaching soccer, walking his dogs, visiting family and friends, has enjoyed learning funeral directing and embalming at Steel and Wolfe Funeral Home since 2014