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Irma C. Tatano

August 5, 1932 — April 17, 2021

Irma C. Tatano, age 88, of Canonsburg passed away peacefully Saturday, April 17, 2021 in McMurray Hills Manor, Peters Twp.

Irma was born August 5, 1932 in Delmont, a daughter of the late Vincenzo Oddis and Evalina Tristani Oddis of Pietransieri, Italy. She was raised in Muse and was a graduate of both Cecil High School and Penn Commercial Business School. On June 26, 1954, Irma married Angelo J. Tatano, Sr., and they were happily married for 52 years until his passing in June 2006. She was co-owner and office manager of Refrigeration Care and Ice until her retirement. Irma lived to serve her family and was always there to listen, offer advice, and “preach” to whoever needed it. Irma was also an incredible cook and was famous for her meatballs. Feeding her family and friends to the brim brought her the utmost joy. A woman of great faith, you would often hear Irma remark, “It’s up to God.” She was a longtime member of St. Oscar Romero Parish, St. Patrick worship site.

Left behind to cherish her memory are beloved children Madonna Tatano of Ft. Lauderdale, Florida; Celeste Tatano (Jim) Shuback of Charlotte, NC; and Angelo J. (Holly) Tatano Jr. of Chartiers Twp.; dear grandchildren Jessica (Sam) Henderson; Matt Woodhouse (Melissa Anderson); Erin Woodhouse (Austin Gaddy); Angela Shuback (Jackson Crowder); Nicolette Shuback (Chase Conklin); Angelo “A.J.” (Erin) Tatano; Alexa Tatano; two great grandsons Sammy and Joey Henderson; two step-great grandchildren Samantha and Rory Gaddy; former son-in-law Rudy (Sharon) Woodhouse; and several nieces and nephews. She was the last of her immediate family. Deceased, in addition to her husband and parents, are brothers Chester and Alvo Oddis

and sister Lydia Corey, as well as a brother and sister, Dario and Irlandina Oddis, who died prior to Irma’s birth.

Family and friends are welcome from 2pm - 8pm Tuesday, April 20, 2021 at 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 9:10am Wednesday, April 21, 2021. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 am Wednesday in St. Patrick Catholic Church 317 West Pike Street, Canonsburg. Entombment will follow in Queen of Heaven Cemetery, Peters Twp. Family and friends are asked to wear a mask and to social distance during this time. To view or extend condolences, please visit In lieu of flowers, please donate to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105, in Irma’s memory.

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