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Barbara A. (Kapty) Manko

October 29, 1937 — September 9, 2017

Barbara A. (Kapty) Manko, 79, of Donora, died Saturday September 9, 2017 in Monongahela Valley Hospital Inc. She was born in New Eagle on October 29, 1937, the daughter of the late John and Helen (Kucia) Kapty. Barb was a life long resident of Donora, a 1956 graduate of Donora High School, and a member of Our Lady of the Valley Church. She had worked at Donora Catholic School as cafeteria manager and later for SPHS Daycare in Donora as a Child Care Aide. Barb loved to cook, bake, and take trips to the casinos. She is survived by her husband of 60 years, Joseph N. Manko, her son Eric J. (Laura) Manko of Greensburg, two grandchildren, Megan Joyce Amati and Maxwell Manko, two great grandsons, Nicholas and Richard Mull, two sisters, Mildred "Mitzie" (Donald) White of Tarpon Springs, FL, Mary Francis Babich of Mononghela, and by cousins, nieces, and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her daughter, Patricia D. (Manko) Talaga, and by three infant sons, Joseph John, Peter Michael, and Dennis Anthony Manko. Friends will be received in Dalfonso-Billick Funeral Home Inc. and Cremation Services, 441 Reed Ave. Monessen, on Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2017 from 2 to 4 pm and 6 to 8 pm. Services will be held onWednesday Sept. 13, 2017, beginning with a 9:15 am prayer in the funeral home, followed by a 10:00 am Funeral Mass in Our Lady of the Valley Church, with Rev. Pierre M. Falkenhan as celebrant. Interment will follow in St. Michael's Cemetery, Donora. Condolences accepted for the family at

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