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Carol A. Schaffranek

June 26, 1936 June 3, 2023
Carol A. Schaffranek
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Schaffranek, Carol A. 86 of Portage, was called home to God on June 3, 2023 at home, surrounded by her loving family. She was born on June 26, 1936 in New Rochelle, NY. Carol was the daughter of Margaret Sauro. She is preceded in death by her mother, her husband and the love of her life: Frederick “Junior” Schaffranek, who died on June 12, 1979, after 25 years of marriage. She is also preceded in death by her sisters-in-law: Florence Helsel, Carolyn Hopper and Virginia Schaffranek.

Carol is survived by her loving children: Denise wife of Dr. Larry Hoover of Allison Park, Elaine Schaffranek of Portage and Kenneth Schaffranek and wife Susan (Kerch) of Summerhill, her grandchildren: Kayla wife of Scott Krise of Summerhill, Ryan Hoover and wife Nicole of Pittsburgh, Jamie Schaffranek and fiance’ Stacy of Windber, Kristen wife of David Reber of Leesburg, VA, Linsey wife of Gerald Donoughe of South Fork and great grandchildren: Avery Krise, Andrew, Daniel and Jordan Hoover, Owen and Henry Reber and Tobias and Isaac Donoughe. Carol is also survived by her brother: Raymond Sauro and wife Virginia of Parkton, MD and her brother-in-law: Victor Schaffranek and sister-in-law: Debbie wife of Bill Copper, all of Portage.

Carol enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren and attending their functions. She was a Devout Catholic whom attended bible studies and novenas. She was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church in Portage. She enjoyed watching the Pittsburgh Penguins and going on vacations with her family, especially to the beach. 

Family will receive friends from 2 to 8 PM on Tuesday, June 6, 2023 at the Matthew R. Decort Funeral Home Inc. in Portage. Funeral Mass will be held on Wednesday, June 7, 2023 at 11 AM at Holy Family Catholic Church in Portage. Committal will be held in Prospect Cemetery in Portage.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in Carol’s name to the Joyce Murtha Breast Cancer Center, 600 Somerset Avenue, Windber, PA 15963 and/or the Alzheimer’s Association, 2835 E. Carson Street, Suite 200, Pittsburgh, PA 15203. Online condolences may be made at

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2:00 PM 6/6/2023 2:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 6/6/2023 8:00:00 PM
Decort Funeral Home

532 Main Street
Portage, PA 15946

Decort Funeral Home
532 Main Street Portage 15946 PA
United States





11:00 AM 6/7/2023 11:00:00 AM - 12:00 PM 6/7/2023 12:00:00 PM
Holy Family Catholic Church

509 Caldwell Avenue
Portage, PA 15946

Holy Family Catholic Church
509 Caldwell Avenue Portage 15946 PA
United States

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Prospect Cemetery Final Resting Place

Cemetery Road
Portage, PA 15946

Cemetery Road Portage 15946 PA
United States

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