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Carmen I. Samila

1930 — 2020

Carmen I. Samila age 89 of Canonsburg passed away peacefully Monday January 20, 2020 following an extended illness. She was born August 24, 1930 in Pittsburgh a daughter of the late Joseph and Bessie Moravec Hajek. A graduate of Mars High School, Carmen was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. She was a member of St. Michaels Byzantine Catholic Church and a homemaker who, when she had been in better health, volunteered at the City Mission Hidden Treasures store in Canonsburg. On May 6, 1961 she married John Samila who passed away September 18, 2001. Left behind to cherish her memory are her beloved children, Lovey Marie Samila (Ken Repko) and Mark John Samila and his wife Regina both of Canonsburg, her granddaughters, Jennifer (Callie) Samila, Meeghan Samila (Alex) and Valentine Remmel and several nieces and nephews. Deceased in addition to her husband and parents are her granddaughter Caitlin Marie Samila who passed away June 5, 2012 and her sister Virginia Early.

At Mrs. Samila’s request there will be no public visitation or services. Private interment will be in St. Michael’s Cemetery. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Salandra Funeral and Cremation Services Inc. Joseph P. Salandra LFD owner/supervisor 304 West Pike Street Canonsburg 724-745-8120. To view or extend condolences please visit

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