Marianna D.  Merten

June 25, 1936 - November 29, 2020

Visitation: Wednesday, December 2, 2020, 2-6 pm; Devlin Funeral Home of Cranberry.

Service: Thursday, December 3, 2020, 10 am; St. Ferdinand Church.

Marianna D. Merten, 84 of Hilliard, OH formerly of Penn Hills, PA passed away peacefully on Sunday, November 29th, 2020. She was the beloved wife of the late Robert Merten for 52 years. Daughter of the late Michael and Helen (Horvath) Leskanic. Dear mother of Mark (Susan) Merten, Elaine Merten and Matthew Merten. Loving grandmother of Stephanie, Adam, Hannah, Lauren and Grace. Loving sister of Rita Miller, Ethel Stetz, the late Eleanor (Louis) Shaw, Michaelene (Edwin) Janzef and Aunt of many nieces and nephews. Marianna, the honored matriarch, known as “Sarge” of the Leskanic family, was loved by family and friends.

Before marriage Marianna worked at Kennywood Park, Forbes Field, Bell Telephone and the Diocese of Pittsburgh. She and Robert lived in Penn Hills for 52 years, where they were founding member of St. Susanna Parish. Her daily morning and evening prayers were a testament to her strong faith. She enjoyed working on puzzles, reading nonfiction, newspapers and sitting on the front porch enjoying the sunshine and her neighbors. Marianna was a volunteer poll worker during many elections, and always enjoyed a lively conversation on current events, politics, or her beloved Steelers.

Family and friends are welcome 2PM-6PM on Wednesday, December 2, 2020 at Devlin Funeral Home of Cranberry, 2678 Rochester Road, Cranberry Township. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Thursday, December 3, 2020 at 10 AM at St. Ferdinand’s Catholic Church 2535 Rochester Road, Cranberry Township. Committal service will follow at St. Michael’s Cemetery in West Mifflin, PA. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, everyone must wear a mask and practice social distancing. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to OhioHealth Hospice, 800 McConnell Drive, Columbus, OH 43214.

Those unable to attend the mass in person are invited to live stream using the following Link:

Topic: Marianna Merten Mass of Christian Burial
Time: Dec 3, 2020 09:45 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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  • Gary Fiedtkou

    Nothing compares to the love of a mom and she will be greatly missed. Please accept our deepest condolences to you and the family.

  • Marlene Dimsa

    My deepest sympathy to family and friends .
    May you find comfort and peace.

  • Rhonda Grosse

    Dear Elaine and Mark
    Sending My Deepest Sympathy to you both. So sorry to hear about your mom. Keeping you in my Thoughts and Prayers. Luv and Hugs, Rhonda Grosse

  • Kimberly Massung

    I was saddened to hear of Mariann’s passing. I have a lot of fond memories of our parent’s friendship (bowling with them) and their travels. Peace be with you all.


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