Peters Township


Peters Township

John Carlton Phinney Jr.

Jack Phinney Jr., age 53, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his family, kids, dogs, cats and love on February 7, 2018.

Born on January 18, 1965, he was the loving son of Regina (Bronder) and Jack Phinney Sr..

Beloved husband of Kristin Trageser; loving father of Cailyn, Jillian, Mariel, Andi, Katrina, Quinn and Tegan; dear brother of Diane Scanlan; uncle of Alexandra, Elise and Kara.    Also survived by aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Family would like to extend their gratitude to the Doctors, nurses, and staff of UPMC Mercy Hospital and Vitas.  They would also like to thank all the friends who have stood by with their love and support during this time.

He was preceeded in death by many of his four-legged friends.

A memorial service will be held Monday, February 12, 2018 at 11 am at New Covenant Community Church, 335 East 10th Ave., Homestead, PA.

Please view and sign the family’s online guestbook at www.cremationfuneralcare.com.

27 Condolences

  1. Nicole O’Brien on February 8, 2018 at 1:44 pm

    To Kristen and entire family ( four legs included ). Our hearts and prayers are with you. Know that you are loved and will be prayed for.
    George, Nicole and Emilee Mazza

  2. Laurie Mudge on February 8, 2018 at 1:47 pm

    Our hearts are breaking for Kristin, the girls and all of Jack’s family. Thoughts and prayers.
    – The Mudge Family

  3. Mike Bonenberger & family on February 8, 2018 at 2:05 pm

    Our thoughts & prayers go out to all of you, we are here for you girls for anything you need. We love you & our hearts are broken R.I.P. Jack

  4. Liz Stehle on February 8, 2018 at 2:08 pm

    Our deepest sympathy to Kristen and family. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you.

    Liz and Rick Stehle

  5. Lisa Paleos Fevola on February 8, 2018 at 2:19 pm

    The loss of a father and husband, brother, and friend is profound. His legacy of joy and light is reflected in his children. My deepest sympathy for your family.

    Lisa Fevola

  6. Val Williams on February 8, 2018 at 2:24 pm

    I am so sorry for your loss. I know how much your Dad means to all of you. He is gone too soon but his love lives on in you.

    Sending you girls love and holding you in my thoughts and prayers.

  7. Mrs. Paolicelli on February 8, 2018 at 2:24 pm

    Thinking of you, Andi, during this difficult time. Your dad was undoubtedly so proud of you and your kind spirit. I will pray for you and your family!

  8. Lee ann Auge (pijanowski) on February 8, 2018 at 2:37 pm

    I am extremely sadden to hear about jack.Your family will be in my prayers.

    Death leaves a heart ache no one can heal,but love leaves a memory no one can steal.May he rest in peace.

  9. Debbie Cole-Weber and Kurt Weber on February 8, 2018 at 3:07 pm

    Dearest Kristin and all of Jack’s family,
    We are so sorry to hear this news. It’s heartbreaking, and I can’t imagine how you all are feeling. I wish you all so much comfort, love and peace.

  10. Kristin Piper (Nock) on February 8, 2018 at 3:17 pm

    I am so sorry for your loss. You will all continue to be in my thoughts and prayers as you move forward in this healing and grieving process. May God bring you each peace and surround you with love.

  11. Anne Elisco-Lemme on February 8, 2018 at 3:19 pm

    So incredibly sad. Jack was such a wonderful part of my childhood. Always at our house, goofing around and sharing lots of laughter with me and my brothers. Sending strength to the entire family. It seems like he had enormous amounts of love in his life and I’m so happy for that. He deserved it.

  12. Sandy Barnes on February 8, 2018 at 5:04 pm

    To Kristen, all her girls, others in the family and four legged friends. My heart aches for you. Having gone through this myself 3 months ago. I sincerely feel your pain. Jack is romping around with his four-legged friends in a peaceful better place than this Earth we live on. He is in God’s hands. I am so sorry for all of you. I love you all.

  13. Dan and Elly Bell on February 8, 2018 at 5:10 pm

    Jack, Regina and Diane,
    Our deepest sympathy to your entire family. Please know our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  14. The Manna’s Colleen, Tom, and the girls on February 8, 2018 at 5:12 pm

    Know your family is being thought of. We will miss Jack. Always more fun at softball when he was there. I cannot say in words the sadness I feel for you and the girls. Here for you always. Prays and love.

  15. Jamie kirkland on February 8, 2018 at 6:12 pm

    Oh Kristen, Andi, Katrina, Quinn and Tegie … I have no words. My heart breaks for you girls. I’m so sorry this is happening to you.
    May you find a Peace , Love ?? alight and Prayers ????
    ~Jamie ( Smile by Smith)

  16. Lori Hoag on February 8, 2018 at 7:01 pm

    Kristen (and all of your family), please accept my deepest condolences. My heart weeps with yours today. Much love to you… Lori Hoag

  17. Sandra Rieber on February 8, 2018 at 8:02 pm

    Kristen and family my deepest sympathy to you, my heart hurts for you but I know God will take care of you. Love and prayers.

  18. Renee’ Goetz on February 8, 2018 at 9:49 pm

    I’m so sorry for your loss!! We’ve grown to love him and you all deeply!! You have been a second family to Serenity!! Y’all are such amazing people and amazingly strong!! Thank you for inviting Serenity to be your 8th daughter. You are forever in our prayers!! We love you so much! I’m here for you and the girls!!!! Xoxoxo Love, Renee’ Serenity and Ava

  19. Mr. Addlespurger on February 9, 2018 at 3:45 am

    Andi, may the good memories of your father help you and yours through this difficult time. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  20. Mary Kay Brown on February 9, 2018 at 8:22 am

    Dearest Kristin and family my heart breaks for you! I cannot even begin to imagine! Know that you are in my thoughts and prayers! Know that Jack is rejoicing with his four legged friends! He remains in your hearts!!!??

  21. Ernie and Darla Kemper on February 9, 2018 at 11:58 am

    Jack and Regina,

    We are so very sorry for your great loss. Our memories of Jack are of such a warm and happy young man. He was a vacation highlight to our children so many years ago.

  22. Leanne on February 9, 2018 at 12:39 pm

    We are so sad to hear this!
    May Jack Rest In Peace.
    Sending many prayers your way.
    Leanne, Mike, Carlee, Cameron and Chloe Fettis

  23. Karen Hewitt-Arcuri and Sons on February 9, 2018 at 1:12 pm

    So extremely sad to hear this, just remembering when we meet Jack he was working at Fatur’s at that time, over thirty years ago. His smile, twinkling eyes and giving heart. He will forever be remembered. God Bless you all ????

  24. Bob & Grace McAteer on February 9, 2018 at 3:12 pm

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Call if you need anything. God Bless

  25. Sue Foster and Sam Chinman on February 9, 2018 at 4:41 pm

    Dear Jack’s Family, Regina is my oldest and closest friend. I have known Jack since he was 9 and I have gotten to know all of you through Regina. My heart aches for you. Although my husband and I were back in Pittsburgh this weekend to be with Regina, we wish we could have stayed to give all of you our condolences in person. You have our love and sympathy. Sue Foster and Sam Chinman.

  26. Jan markewinski. on February 9, 2018 at 5:18 pm

    What a sad time for your family. Our thoughts and prayers are sent to all of you. I know he will be missed by you and his precious children. May God grant His mercies on you in the days ahead. Each day is a time to love and remember the impact Jack made on each of your lives. It is difficult to look further ahead but stay vigilant and pray for wisdom as you continue your journey with your family.

  27. Charlie & Dodie Lewis on February 11, 2018 at 8:32 pm

    To Jacks family wife,children,parents and sister you have our deepest sympathy. Jack was a good friend to us I’m sorry for your loss he will be deeply missed.

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