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Donna Jean (Scarantine) Vanyo

January 18, 1941 — April 25, 2020


Donna Jean Vanyo, 79, of Anita, peacefully passed away, Saturday April 25, 2020 at Mulberry Square and Rehabilitation.

She was born on January 18, 1941 to Samuel Francis and Dorothy Wilma (Johnson) Scarantine in Punxsutawney.

Jean was a member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Anita. She was active in her younger years to the McCalmont Township Volunteer Fire Company Ladies Auxiliary.

She enjoyed playing bingo, crocheting, working on different crafts, polka dancing, taking care of her grandchildren and spending time with her family.

She is survived by her husband of 60 years Norbert J. Vanyo, Anita, two sons and a daughter, Rik Vanyo, Punxsutawney, LuAnn Vanyo and Pete Poerio, Punxsutawney, Brian J. Vanyo and wife Kimberly, Punxsutawney, Grandchildren, Brandi Snell and husband Richie, Jacob Vanyo and Felecia, Shyloh Poerio, step grandchildren, Jason Stamler, Nicole Stamler, Marcella Titus and husband Jeffery, four great grandchildren, and a sister Mary and Jim Hickox, Punxsutawney, sister-in-law Brenda Scarantine, Anita, daughter-in-law Jeanette Vanyo, NY, and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, a son Robert A. Vanyo, a sister Deanna Kopnitsky, and a brother Jim Scarantine.

Due to the COVID-19 restrictions a memorial service will be held at a later date.

The McCabe Funeral Home Inc. of Punxsutawney has been entrusted with the arrangements.

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