Notre Dame English teacher, Mary Ann Roda Tiano, 79, of Lost Creek, passed away on Friday, January 5, 2018, at Ruby Memorial Hospital following a brief illness.
She was born in Clarksburg, on October 19, 1938, a daughter of the late James and Virginia Cava Roda. Mrs. Tiano was married to John Tiano who preceded her in death in June of 1984.
She is survived by two sons, John Tiano and James “J.R.” Tiano, both of Lost Creek; one granddaughter, Emma Rose Tiano; and one sister, Thelma Patsy of Sutton. Also surviving are nephews and nieces, David Shaffer and wife Janice, David Patsy and wife Lesley, Jamie Simpson and husband Brian, Jim Shaffer, Alex Shaffer, Mary Frances Shaffer, and Mary Beth Caputo and husband Sam; brother-in-law, Sam Tiano and wife Judy; sister-in-law, Gloria Smith; aunt, Lucy Romano and her children Paul and Judy Romano, David and Sally Romano, Michael and Amy Romano and John Romano.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by one sister, Betty Shaffer; sister-in-law, Marlene Hinig and brother-in-law, Lowell Smith.
Mary Ann graduated from Washington Irving High School and went on to graduate from Duquesne University. She started her teaching career at Lost Creek High School and was formerly the Dean of Students at Salem College in the 70’s. She was the owner of “The Accessory” in Morgantown for several years, and after closing her store she taught at Notre Dame High School until her recent illness.
Family and friends may call at the Amos Carvelli Funeral Home on Tuesday, January 9th from 2:00 to 8:00 pm. There will be a Prayer Vigil at 7:30 p.m. to conclude the visitation.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Parish, 126 East Pike Street, Clarksburg, on Wednesday, January 10, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. with Father Casey Mahone as celebrant. Interment will follow in the Holy Cross Cemetery.