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Mary Ellen (Rowley) Steinbeck

January 30, 1930 ~ September 12, 2020 (age 90)


Mary Ellen Steinbeck, age 90, of Cranberry Twp., formerly of Valencia, passed away on Saturday evening, September 12, 2020 at St. John Specialty Care Center in Mars.

Born in Pittsburgh, PA on January 30, 1930, she was the daughter of the late Benjamin and Mary Ann Borbonus Rowley.

Mary Ellen and her late husband, Wayne had owned Steinbeck Home for the Aged in Valencia for many years.

She was a member of St. Kilian Church in Cranberry Twp.

Surviving are three daughters, Susan Smorul (Skip) of Cranberry Twp., Ellen Ganster (Tom) of Sharpsburg and Sandra Reed (Frank) of W. Palm Beach, FL., 6 grandchildren, 6 great grandchildren and 4 great great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Wayne H. W. Steinbeck, who she married on August 5, 1950 and who died on February 2, 2007, by her son, Wayne William Steinbeck, by her brothers, Jack and Albert and her sisters, Florence and Henrietta.

Friends will be received at the McDonald-Aeberli Funeral Home, Inc. 238 Crowe Ave. Mars, PA on Wednesday from 2-4 & 6-8 PM. Please follow CDC rules for face masks and social distancing at the funeral home and church. Mass of Christian Burial in St. Kilian Church, 7076 Franklin Rd. Cranberry Twp., PA 16066 on Thursday at 10:00 AM with Fr. Charles Bober, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Mars Cemetery, Adams Twp., PA. Memorials may be made to the St. Kilian Church or to St. John Specialty Care Center. Directions and condolences are available at

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