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Jay Romano

June 15, 1958 — October 23, 2022

Jay Romano age 64 of Cecil Twp. passed away peacefully Sunday October 23, 2022, in St. Clair Hospital following a hard-fought battle with cancer, with his devoted family by his side. He was born June 15, 1958, in Washington a son of the late James J. “Pooch” and Patricia L, Kiger Romano Jr. Jay was raised in Canonsburg and was a graduate of Canon-McMillan Sr. High School class of 1976 and Waynesburg University class of 1981. He was a faithful member of St. Oscar Romero Parish Holy Rosary Roman Catholic Church in Muse. Mr. Romano had served as the Chief Financial Officer of the Pittsburgh Ballet Theater for the past 40 years and was treasurer of the National Society of Arts and Letter, the Pittsburgh Chapter. He was a member of the Canonsburg Educational and Cultural Institute and had served for 16 years on the Canon-McMillan School Board. Jay had been and officer and coach with Canonsburg Youth Baseball, who enjoyed golf, and travel. He was an avid Bruce Springsteen fan who never missed a concert in the area and most of all loved spending time with his family. On October 20, 1984, he married the love of his life Cathy Cianelli, who survives after 38 years of marriage. Also left behind to cherish his memory are his beloved sons, Jayson Romano of Cecil Twp. and Jaret Romano and his wife Daisy of Canonsburg, his two dear grandsons Joaquin and Jordan Romano, his brother, John (Linda D’Amico) Romano of Canonsburg, a sister-in-law, Debbie Queen Romano of Ft Mill South Carolina and several nieces and nephews. Deceased in addition to his parents is his brother James J. Romano who passed away January 13, 2021.

Friends and family are welcome from 4pm until 8pm Thursday October 27,2022, and from 1 to 3pm and 4 to 8 pm Friday October 28, 2022, 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 9:20 am Saturday October 29, 2022. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 am in Holy Rosary Church, Muse. Interment will follow in St. Patrick Cemetery Canonsburg. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions in Jay’s name are suggested to the Washington City Mission or the Pittsburgh Ballet Theater 2900 Liberty Avenue, Pittsburgh 15201. To view or extend condolences please visit

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