Susan K. Rabatin (Vargo), born January 18, 1947, of Belle Vernon passed away on Saturday, September 5, 2020, surrounded by her loving but annoying family at the age of 73 after courageously battling cancer for over a year. Susan was born and raised in Perryopolis and preceded in death by her parents Joseph and Catherine (Evon) Vargo, her husband of 44 years Gary E. Rabatin and their beloved dog Ziggy and brothers Andrew (Arnie) and Thomas Vargo. She is survived by daughters Michele Vannucci of Fayette City, Erin Kress and husband Jay of N.Charleroi, Brandy Stringhill and husband Frank of Monessen, step daughter Lisa Waid and husband Gerald of Monessen, sister Kathleen Steiner of Perryopolis and brother William Vargo and wife Carol of Star Junction. Grandchildren Alyx and Logan Vannucci, Jayden and Rylan Kress, Skylar and Lily Stringhill and Mina and Evan Waid as well as several nieces and nephews.
Susan was employed by the USPS for over 25+ years. She knew people everywhere she would go and had a smile that would light up any room. She enjoyed playing bingo, the casino, going on cruises, and spending time with her daughters and grandkids. Susan was an amazing mother to her daughters and “Nanny” to her grandkids. She was a fighter until the end and always remained positive over the years despite her numerous health issues. She will be terribly missed by all that knew her. We hope she is sailing along on her never-ending cruise in the sky.
A memorial funeral mass for Gary and Susan Rabatin will be celebrated Friday Sept. 11th at 10:00 am at St. John The Baptist RC Church, Perryopolis. Susan’s funeral arrangements entrusted the Parzynski Funeral Home & Cremations LLC, Family Owned and Operated, 191 Liberty St. Perryopolis, PA 724-736-2515.
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