Marie V. Rybacki

November 20, 1916 ~ April 7, 2018 (age 101)

Marie Scarsellato Rybacki

“Lovingly known as Mimi”

Marie Vincenza Scarsellato Kubacki Rybacki, 101, a lifelong resident of Canonsburg passed away peacefully Saturday April 7, 2018 in Evergreen Assisted Living in Washington.

She was born November 20, 1916 in Canonsburg the Eldest daughter of Mariano and Domenicuccia D’Amico Scarsellato.

She was a member of St. Patrick Roman Catholic Church in Canonsburg all of her life and of The National Shrine in Washington DC.  She was a member of the Catholic Daughters of America and Houston American Legion Post #902 and the White Eagles Society in Canonsburg.

Mrs. Rybacki was a graduate of Canonsburg High School Class of 1935.  She was also a graduate of Penn State Extension Night School and Pittsburgh Beauty Academy and was a certified cosmetologist and licensed cosmetology teacher.

She started her career at the Continental Can Company in Canonsburg first as a can press operator. Her plant manager John McKee promoted her to the lacquering department when the new plant was built in West Mifflin.  She was the first woman to be promoted to the quality control department in the West Mifflin Plant. She rose to the position of Inspector in the lithographic department.  Her last position was Secretary of Quality Control.  She worked for Continental Can Company for a total of forty-six years.   

She was lovingly known as “Mimi” and was well known for “Mimi’s Kitchen” specializing in delicious baked goods.  Her pies, nut rolls, cookies, cakes and breads were delicious. Her family thought her kitchen smelled like Heaven.  She loved to shop weekly and enjoyed it so much that her family thought it might be her secret to long life.

 Surviving is a sister Elizabeth Jawelak of Upper St. Clair and Many nieces, nephews and cousins. 

Deceased are her first husband Joseph S. Kubacki in 1956 and her second husband Walter T. Rybacki in 1996.

Although she and her husbands had no children of their own, she shared a very close and special love with her many nieces and nephews.

Deceased are four brothers; Sabastian Scarsellato, Vincent  Scarsellato, Capt. Frank Scarsellato and John Scarsellato, MD and three sisters Guilda Labutis, Florence Matyuf, and Erma Jean Heiser.

Friends will be received from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Friday in Mario L. DeAngelo Funeral Home at 194 East College Street in Canonsburg.

Departing Prayers will be held in the funeral home at 9:00 a.m. Saturday April 14, 2018 followed by a Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated at 9:30 a.m. Saturday in St. Patrick Roman Catholic Church in Canonsburg.  Interment will follow in St. Patrick Cemetery.

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