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Stephanida E. Saunders

November 1, 1935 ~ January 24, 2021 (age 85)


Stephanida E. (Spiroff) Saunders, 85, died on January 24, 2021. She was a resident of the Palms at O’Neil in McKeesport. Born on November 1, 1935, in Duquesne, she is the daughter of the late Cristo and Marie Spiroff. She was the beloved wife for 52 years of James M. Saunders, deceased, and devoted mother of Kurt M. Saunders of Los Angeles and Craig J. Saunders of North Versailles, both of whom survive her. In addition, she is survived by sisters, Dorothy Tiffany, Pandora Churilla, Anastasia Pierce, Elvatoria Higgis, and Mildred Bacco. Her sisters Pauline Zeleznik and Gloria Fuhrer predeceased her. She was formerly employed by the William Kohut Insurance Agency in Homestead. As a longtime member of the Homeville Christian Church in West Mifflin, Stephanida served as a Bible School teacher and youth group leader for many years. She was also active in the West Mifflin Parent-Teacher Association. Stephanida will be warmly remembered by her family and friends for her kindness and generous spirit. She was interred in the McKeesport-Versailles Cemetery. There will be no viewing or funeral service. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America at Arrangements entrusted to the MALOY-SCHLEIFER FUNERAL HOME, INC., WILLIAM B. SCHLEIFER-SUPERVISOR, WILLIAM BRIAN SCHLEIFER-FUNERAL DIRECTOR, Duquesne, PA,. 412-466-3300.

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