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Stella passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by her family on February 19, 2021. She was predeceased by her husband Albert Yarussi and beloved son Michael F. Yarussi. Survived by her daughter Sandra Marren and son-in-law Kevin of Cecil Township, daughter-in-law Joyce Yarussi of Dallas TX, grandchildren Kristen Gray (Erik), Amanda Bowditch (Steven), and Michael P. Yarussi, 4 great grandchildren, and many dear nieces and nephews. Stella is also survived by her siblings Brenda Black, Beryl Black, and Tyrrel Davis of England.
Born in Wiltshire, England on August 7, 1925, Stella (Barb) was one of 8 children of Sid and Elsie Davis. At the age of 20, she met her American GI husband while he was stationed near her hometown and they married in England in November 1945. As a war bride, she later made the transatlantic voyage alone on the USS Ericsson to meet her new family in America, who quickly grew to love her as their own.
After raising her children, Stella established a long career in the restaurant industry where she made lifelong friends and established a reputation as the hardest worker in the room. Her selfless, caring, and giving nature was well known by her family and her many friends. Stella was happiest when she was helping others, most recently as a volunteer at the Canonsburg Senior Center where she helped for 20 years.
Mass of Christian Burial at St Patrick’s Catholic Church in Canonsburg on Wednesday February 24 at 10:00am. Private interment to follow. A celebration of Stella’s life is planned for family and friends this summer.
Please view and sign the family’s online guestbook at pittsburghcremation.com.