Eugene David “Bear Claw” “Batman” Nehila, Sr., 63 of Clairton, formerly of Glassport, passed away on Saturday, December 11, 2021, at Jefferson Hospital. He was born in McKeesport on July 18, 1958, to the late Joseph Nehila and Virginia L. Coddington Plesniak. Eugene was the loving partner of 49 years to Florence R. Rocco Nehila, to whom he was happily married for 39 years. He is survived by his wife as well as their children Eugene “Beanie” D. (Kim) Nehila, Jr. of Glassport, Eugenia M. McCartney of Clairton, and David A. (Cindy) Nehila of Clairton. He is further survived by his brothers Stephen A. Nehila of Glassport and Joseph (Virginia) Nehila of Glassport, as well as 2 half-brothers, Richard Coddington of Butler and Edward (Tara) Plesniak of Pymatuning. Further survivors include his 14 grandchildren Evin, Atticus “Little Pumpkin”, Destiny, David Jr., Dallis, Bella, Richard, Autumn, Dakota, Jacy, Hunter, Toby, Landon, and Junior, as well as his nieces, nephews, and lots of cousins. Additional survivors include his furbabies Skye, Everest, and Christmas. Eugene was preceded in death by his parents as well as his grandson Devin Nehila. Eugene worked for Nickolich Sanitation for 14 years, and for 2 years as a truck driver for County Hauling Sanitation in Belle Vernon. Eugene also worked as an Animal Control Officer for the Who Rescued Who Humane Society in Clairton. He was a lifetime firefighter for Citizens’ Hose Company #1 Volunteer Fire Department in Glassport, and was also a firefighter for the Clairton Volunteer Fire Department, Station 123. He loved spending time with his wife, with whom he enjoyed flea markets, weekend breakfasts and going to Drag Queen Bingo, as well as spending time with his children and grandchildren. Family and close friends will be received on Wednesday, December 15, 2021, from 2-6 p.m. at S.M. FINNEY FUNERAL HOME, 432 N. 6th St, Clairton, PA 15025. A service will take place at 6 p.m. directly following the visitation at the funeral home to be presided by Rev. Michael Airgood. A Fireman’s service will also take place at the funeral home. A repast will follow at the Citizens’ Hose Company in Glassport at 526 Monongahela Avenue, Glassport, PA, 15045. In lieu of flowers the family requests that to defray costs, donations be made to the funeral home or by going to https://fundthefuneral.com/eugene-david-nehila-sr. Online condolences may be offered at www.finneyfuneralhome.com.
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