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Helen V. Mahramas

July 1, 1936 — April 20, 2020

Helen V. Mahramas of Canonsburg passed away peacefully on Monday April 20, 2020. She was born on July 1, 1936 in Rochester, PA and was preceded in death by her parents Michael Vidovich and Mary Shimrak Kovacevic. A graduate of Rochester High School, Helen was a cheerleader and later held the title of Miss Pennsylvania in 1954. Helen leaves behind her devoted and loving husband of 60 years George “Buttercup” Mahramas. Also left behind to cherish her memory are her dear children, Melanie S. Schademan of South Park, James G. “Jay” Mahramas and his wife Cindy of Hendersonville NC and Lisa M. Jones and her husband Jeffrey of Chesapeake VA, three beloved grandchildren, Michael Joseph, Naomi Louise and John George Schademan who knew her and loved her as “Geege”, 4 loved step grandchildren and 6 step great grandchildren. Helen Mahramas was the last of her immediate family, she was also preceded in death by her sister Joanne Eichenlaub.

Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic private family visitation and services, limited to 10 persons, will be held Thursday April 23, 2020 in Salandra Funeral and Cremation Services, Inc. Joseph P. Salandra LFD owner/supervisor304 West Pike Street Canonsburg. Services will be held at 11 am Thursday in the funeral home and will be LIVESTREAMED for family and friends on the funeral home website  and Facebook. Entombment will take place in Forest Lawn Gardens, McMurray. In Lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to  THE AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY or ALZHEIMER'S RESEARCH. To also view or extend condolences please visit,

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