Margaret “Marge” Capitani age 95 of Canonsburg passed away peacefully Saturday, March 10, 2018 in St. Claire Memorial Hospital, Mt. Lebanon. She was born March 4, 1923 in Canonsburg a daughter of the late Matthew and Margaret Jackovic Ladich. Mrs. Capitani lived her entire life in Canonsburg where she was a faithful member of St. Patrick Roman Catholic Church where she was on the Parish Council for many years. Prior to her retirement she had been employed as an occupational Therapist at Western Center for 15 years. She was a member and past president of both the Christian Mothers and Guild and the Catholic Daughters of the Americas Court 1211. She was a Brownie and Girl Scout Leader for 25 years, a Grey Lady at Canonsburg Hospital, a member of United Women and a volunteer with Meals on Wheels for 20 years. She was a lifetime member of the Croatian Fraternal Union of America. Mrs. Capitani enjoyed directing shows and plays for church and other organizations, playing cards and bingo. She bowled for 30 years and enjoyed making arts and crafts. On November 24, 1945 she married the love of her life John B. Capitani Jr. who passed away February 25, 1984. Left behind to cherish her memory is her devoted daughter Judith (Louis) Talarico of Canonsburg, her sister Rosella Brown of Canonsburg, seven grandchildren; Lynn, Melissa and Jennifer Kraushaar and Canon Matthew, Michael, Nicolas and Theresa Talarico, great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Deceased in addition to her husband and parents is her beloved daughter Margaret Kraushaar, her sister Elizabeth “Betty” Melecki and a brother Matthew Ladich who died in infancy.
Friends and family are welcome from 6-8 pm Wednesday March 14, 2018 and 2~4 & 6~8 pm Thursday, March 15, 2018, in Salandra Funeral and Cremation Services, Inc. Joseph P. Salandra LFD owner/supervisor, Darla A. Tripoli, LFD, 304 West Pike Street Canonsburg 724-745-8120 where departing prayers will be recited at 11:30 am Friday, March 16. 2018. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Noon Friday in St. Patrick Church 317 west Pike Street Canonsburg with her grandson Canon Matthew Talarico as celebrant. Interment will follow in St. Patrick Cemetery, Canonsburg. To view or extend condolences please visit www.salandrafunerals.com.