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Donna Jean Banish

June 29, 1960 — December 16, 2019

Donna Jean Banish age 59 of Houston passed away peacefully Monday December 16, 2019 in her home with her loving family and pets by her side. She was born June 29, 1960 in Washington, a daughter of the late Stanley F. “Birch” and Marcella Ann Atchison Frankovich. Donna lived her life in Houston and was a graduate of Chartiers Houston High School class of 1978 and the Washington Hospital School of Radiology in 1980. She was a member of St. Patrick Roman Catholic Church in Canonsburg. Donna had been employed as Chief Radiology Technologist at Canonsburg Hospital and was a member of ARRT. She was also a member of the First Catholic Slovak Union and the Slovenian National Benefit Society.  On April 25, 1981 she married Jay Banish who survives after thirty-eight years of marriage. Also left behind to cherish her memory are her beloved sons, Jason Banish of Pittsburgh and Shawn Banish of Houston, and several nieces and nephews.

Friends and family are welcome from 2-4 and 6-8pm Thursday December 19, 2019 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 11:30am on Friday December 20, 2019.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at noon in St. Patrick Church 317 West Pike Street Canonsburg. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions in Donna’s name may be made to Allegheny Health Network Cancer Institute at To extend or view condolences please visit

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