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Gloria Joan Imperatore

March 15, 1933 ~ July 27, 2022 (age 89)


Gloria Joan Imperatore age 89 of Canonsburg passed away peacefully Wednesday July 27, 2022, in her home following and extended illness. She was born March 15, 1933, in Washington a daughter of the late Joseph and Estelle Pyjanowski Szolek. Gloria lived most of her life in Canonsburg and had been a member of the former St. Genevie Roman Catholic Church and was a faithful member of St. Oscar Romero Parish, St. Patrick Church. She was a member of the Christian Mothers and Guild and worked for many years at the St. Patrick Festival. Over the years she had been employed at the Washington Hospital kitchen, Duncan Miller Glass Co., the RCA plant in Canonsburg, Tigert Valley and Brockway Glass Co. and prior to her retirement the Superior Valve Corp. She also helped her sisters in law at the former Jefferson Room. Gloria enjoyed bowling and visiting the Casino, was known for her cooking and baking and was a dedicated Steelers fan. Her beloved husband Albert P. Imperator passed away on Monday May 7, 2007. Left behind to cherish her memory is her devoted sister Edith Estelle Szolek Huffman of Fayetteville, GA, her caretakers, niece Diane Seemiller and her husband Mark of Rostrevor Twp. and several nieces and nephews. Deceased in addition to her husband and parents are her three sisters, Loretta Lee, Elsie Ladzinski and Thema Friend Neidzswiki and her brother Robert Szolek.

Friends and family are welcome from 4 until 8pm Friday July 29, 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 9:40 am Saturday July 30, 2022. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 am in St. Oscar Romero Parish St. Patrick Church 317 West Pike Street Canonsburg. Interment will follow in Queen of Heaven Cemetery Peters Twp. PLEASE NOTE THAT THE FAMILY ARE REQUIRING MASKS BE WORN AT THE FUNERAL HOME AND CHURCH. To view or extend condolences please visit  

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July 29, 2022

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Salandra Funeral and Cremation Funeral Service Inc

Departing Prayers
July 30, 2022

9:40 AM
Salandra Funeral and Cremation Service, Inc.
304 West Pike Street
Canonsburg, PA 15317

Mass of Christian Burial
July 30, 2022

10:00 AM
St. Patrick Roman Catholic Church
317 West Pike Street
Canonsburg, PA 15317

Interment following funeral service
July 30, 2022

Queen of Heaven
2900 Washington Road
McMurray, PA 15317

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