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Pauline (Costanzo) Manko

February 13, 1930 — July 13, 2023


Pauline Costanzo Manko, 93, of Washington, formerly of Cecil Township, passed away peacefully Thursday, July 13, 2023, in Strabane Woods. She was born February 13, 1930, in Canonsburg, a daughter of the late Fred and Florence Chaido Costanzo. Pauline lived her life in the Canonsburg and Cecil Township area and was a faithful member of Corpus Christi Parish St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church, the Hill Toppers of St. Mary's and Seniors Bowling. She enjoyed going to the casino and traveling with her late husband, especially to Sanibel Island, Fla.

Pauline was a graduate of Canonsburg High School Class of 1947 and prior to her retirement she had been a supervisor with Columbia Gas of Pennsylvania. Left behind to cherish her memory are her sister, Mary Bier of Houston; her sister-in-law Eileen Costanzo of Canonsburg; and several beloved nieces and nephews.

On August 18, 1962, she married George J. Manko, who passed away December 16, 2009, after 46 years of marriage. Deceased, in addition to her husband and parents, are her brothers, Joseph P. Costanzo, who died June 15, 2000, Fred "Jr" Costanzo, who died August 13, 2013; her sister, Frances Costanzo Eonta, who died March 4, 2012; brother, Sam Costanzo, who died February 29, 2020; and a niece, Florence Ann "Annie" Eonta, who died September 25, 2009.

Friends and family are welcome from 3 until 7 p.m. Sunday July 16, in Salandra Funeral and Cremation Services, Inc., Joseph P. Salandra LFD, owner/supervisor, 304 West Pike Street, Canonsburg (724-745-8120), where departing prayers will be recited at 9:15 a.m. Monday, July 17. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. in Corpus Christi Parish St. Mary's Church, 10 St. Mary's Lane, Cecil-Bishop, PA 15321. Entombment will follow in Queen of Heaven Cemetery, Peters Township.

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