Orion C. Pinkerton Funeral Home, Inc.

1014 California Ave, Pittsburgh, PA


Marion B. Romanowski

August 31, 1920January 5, 2020

Marion B. (Sarna) Romanowski, age 99, of Pittsburgh, died on Sunday, January 5, 2020 at Marion Hall in Pittsburgh. Born August 31, 1920, in Pittsburgh, she was the daughter of the late John and Magdeline Sarna. Marion worked for Oliver Iron & Steel, Homestead Valve, the Holy Family Institute, and for Koontz Equipment Company. She liked bowling, line dancing, playing cards, gardening, crafts, crocheting, puzzles, going to Eat'n Park, and she was a HUGE Steelers fan. She belonged to the Emsworth Ladies Volunteer Fire Auxiliary, the Sacred Heart Ladies Auxiliary, the Sacred Heart Centering Group, was a volunteer at Greenstone Church, and also volunteered for Meals on Wheels. Marion strongly believed the secret to a long life is walking, walking, walking.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, the late Walter Romanowski and a daughter Judean.

She is survived by one son and daughter-in-law; Jan Romanowski and wife Diana; two daughters and sons-in-law; Barbara Negri and husband Joe, and Lisa Wilson and husband Ron. She is also survived by 8 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren.

Friends will be received on Thursday from 2 PM until the time of a blessing service at 4 PM at the Orion C. Pinkerton Funeral Home, 1014 California Ave., Avalon. Interment will take place on Friday at 10am at Christ our Redeemer Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the St. Jude Foundation, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105.


  • Visitation Thursday, January 9, 2020
  • Blessing Service Thursday, January 9, 2020


Marion B. Romanowski

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Christine Martuch

January 9, 2020

To the Romanowski family,

Please accept our deepest sympathies on the loss of your dear Mom. She was a neighbor of my Mom's at Avalon Arms for many years and also a friend from Sacred Heart Church. Your Mom was a person of great faith and kindness and was amazingly active. She was also very warm and loving toward all of us. She was still as sharp as ever when we saw her at Marian Hall a few months ago. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

With love from Gertrude Simko (former neighbor) and her children Christine and Bob Martuch

Dolly Weis

January 7, 2020

I have missed you, will say prayers for you.
May you find peace and happiness.
God bless you

Carolyn Klingensmith

January 7, 2020

Rest in peace my friend. I will miss your kindness and your smile.