Obituaries

Lily (Cologera) Saieva Popich, 91 years old of Muse, died January 1, 2022 in Canonsburg General  Hospital.

She was born October 13, 1930 in Muse, daughter of the late Baldasare and Anna Russo Saieva.

She was a member of St. Oscar Romero Parish, Holy Rosary Church, a Christian Mother, involved in the Ladies Auxiliary for Muse #2 Fire Department, the Eagles and Muse Italian Club. Lily was also proudly named 1989 Mother of the Year by Muse Fire Department. .

Lily enjoyed cooking and sharing the food she prepared. Her children, up until they were teenagers, thought their name was “taste this”.

Surviving are son, Joe “Jody” Popich of Muse, PA, Grandchildren, Andrew James Popich, III of Monongahela and Jade Chome of Hickory, Great-Grandchildren, Adriana and Andrew James Popich, IV, of Monongahela. Daughter-in-Law, Nancy L. Popich of Monongahela, Son-in-Law, Chris Chome of Hickory, Sisters Rose Gurreri and Mary Kurnik, both of York, PA. Lily also leaves behind Tatano cousins, nieces, nephews and six god children.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Andrew James Popich, Sr., two sons, Andrew James Popich II and Anthony James Popich, and daughter Charlotte Chome, brothers Alphonso and James Saieva, and sisters Concetta (Jean) Prandini, Liboria Lombardo and Carmella Schwimer.

Friends will be received 2-4 & 6-8 P.M., Tuesday, January 4th at the Coleman-Taylor Funeral Services 3378 Millers Run Road, Cecil, PA, where prayers of transfer will be said at 9:40am on Wednesday, January 5th, followed by mass of Christian burial held at St. Oscar Romero Parish, Holy Rosary Church, Muse at 10:00am with Father George DeVille officiating.

Interment will follow in the St. Mary’s Cemetery.

“Unable are the loved to die, for love is immortality.”
 -Emily Dickinson