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Mary Frances Kanaskie

  • On August 22, 2023

Mary Frances Russo Kanaskie, of Robinson Township, passed away at age 93 after a long and full life on Sunday, August 20, 2023, surrounded by her family.

Born on April 1, 1930, in Waynesburg, PA, she was the beloved wife of George Joseph Kanaskie; daughter of the late Joseph C. Russo and Jennie Mancuso Russo of Waynesburg.

Loving mother to Melissa Kanaskie Cullin (Bob), John Kanaskie, Mindy Kanaskie, Mary Anne Kanaskie, Bob Kanaskie (Tracy).

Nana to Dylan Ciamacco (Ella), Elizabeth Dombrowsky, Wesley Ciamacco (Paris), Sarah Kanaskie, Jacob Kanaskie, Bryan Kanaskie and Kristen Kanaskie.
‘Great Nana’ to Helena Ciamacco, Santonio Lupi and Noah Ciamacco.

Sister to her late siblings Michael Russo (Vonnie), Joseph Russo Jr. (Phyllis), Anthony Russo (Carol), John Russo (Ann).

Sister-In-Law to the late Thomas Kanaskie (Sandra), Ronald Kanaskie (Karen), Judith A. Kanaskie Stoshack (Frank).

Aunt and great Aunt to many adored nieces and nephews as well as beloved cousin to many.

‘Mare’ as she was known, was an English teacher before raising her family, then was a Manager of Showcase Cinemas West when she was not volunteering in the community. Her hobbies were cooking and enjoying her family and friends.

Friends are welcome on Friday, August 25, from 2:00-4:00pm and 6:00-8:00pm and Saturday August 26, from 12:00-1:00pm followed by a 1:00pm Blessing Service at Pittsburgh Creation and Funeral Care 5405 Steubenville Pike McKees Rocks, PA 15136. The family requests those who wish to express sympathy to consider making a donation in her name to the Alzheimer’s Association at www.ALZ.org.

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Donald Marinelli
Condolences to the Kanaskie family and prayers for the repose of the soul of Mary Frances Kanaskie. Thank you for bringing into the world such fine people, good souls all. Thank you as well for the humor and kindness you showed to us whenever my wife and I attended Showcase Cinemas. RIP. Don & Jan Marinelli
Andrew Blenko
My sympathies to you and your family John. What a wonderful photo of your mom.
Kim Allen
My sincere condolences to Mary Anne, Liz and the entire family as you grieve the loss of such a phenomenal woman. May God bring you comfort and peace. 💗🕊️
So sorry to hear Mary passed away I loved our Many talks and taking care of her she was a beautiful woman and friend. I loved laughing with her and the thrill she would get watching the deer and birds in her yard. She was one in a million. You’re with the angels Mary
Joyce kurelis
I had the honor of meeting you're mom. She was a sweet and kind woman. My sincere condolences,thoughts and prayers are with your family.