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Called by our heavenly Father whom she loved and served, Margaret, of Penn Hills, passed away on Monday, March 16th.  She is survived by her devoted husband of 65 years, Jack, the love of her life, by their three children and nine grandchildren, Jeffrey (Nelda Pogue), John and Patrick Fischer, Jeanine (Jim Sismour, Jr.) Emily, Elizabeth, Peter (Andrea), Timothy, and Meghan Sismour, and Bryan, Ma'te', (Rachel Franklin), and Aaron Fischer. Margie's home was a haven for everyone she met. Her door was always open, and there was always room for one more at the table. Marge embodied the love, kindness, compassion and humility that her Catholic Christian faith called her to. Strangers became friends, and friends became family. She loved freely and abundantly and the world is a better place because of her. She was predeceased by her father and mother, Edward and Anne Mullen Schano, her brother, Edward, wife, Sheelagh,  her sister, Eileen, husbands, Lawrence Benkart and Gerard Stocke, and is survived by her sister, Nancy, her faithful brother-in-law, Wayne Schlegel, brother, John, and wife, Winnie. She is survived by many nieces and nephews. Margie was a proud graduate of Cathedral High School. She became the consummate mother and homemaker, and made her life story one of serving her church and her family. Everyone loved a holiday at Aunt Margie's and any 'Grammy day' was a bonus day.  Margie loved her Ocean City, New Jersey, and after nearly 60 years of summer vacations in OCNJ, her children and grandchildren share that love and tradition. We want to thank Comfort Keepers of Pittsburgh, their wonderfully compassionate staff, and caregivers, especially Meg Petruska, and their support of Jack in his wish to have Margie remain home through her long illness. We also want to thank the fabulous nurses of Asera Care Hospice  including Tammy Carter, who first met Margie over two years ago, and Sherri Musco, who lovingly cared for her weekly for over two years. They performed with amazing compassion and respect. Donations may be made to the Capuchin Friars of St. Augustine Province, 220 37th St., Pittsburgh, PA 15201. In compliance with CDC guidelines, visitation and interment will be private. Arrangements by the JOHN F. MURRAY FUNERAL HOME, INC.

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Published in Pittsburgh Post-Gazette from Mar. 18 to Mar. 19, 2020.
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December 21, 2020
First of all to a wonderful man and friend Jack, you have our deepest sympathy at Marge's passing.To all friends and family I share your mourning at her death. I am sorry that we did not learn of her passing until a few days ago. The Schano's were a wonderful family and our neighbors for over 50 years. i first met Jack when he started to date Marge in the "50's". He was and still is a top shelf guy. Always a smile. Again Jack: Terry , Anne and I send our deepest regrets and best wishes for you to plug away until you two meet again. (Anne & Gene-Raleigh, NC)
Anne & Gene Gallagher
March 19, 2020
Dear Jackie I was so saddened to hear about Margie, I am so sorry for your loss. 65 years is a lifetime together, you two were truly Blessed. My deepest sympathies
Dann Bruner
March 18, 2020
Jeanine & Jim & Bryan,
Holding you & your family -especially your Dad - close in prayer right now. May your memories of all those family vacations and good times together help assuage your grief.
Our deepest sympathy for the loss of your Mom. You all loved her right into Heaven!
Regina & Eric Frey
March 18, 2020
I am saddened to learn of Margie's passing. She has always had such a bright and smiling presence! My heart goes out to the entire family. Much love and many prayers are being sent to all of you.
Clare and Kelly Donahue
March 18, 2020
Dear Mr. Fisher and Family, our thoughts and prayers are with you now.. Mrs. Fisher shared her love with our family at St. Susanna's Church. We will hold her love in our hearts always.
Love, The Miller Family - Dan, Amy, Trevor, Morgan and Blake
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