Marilyn Wagman Kranich
February 16, 2023

MARILYN WAGMAN KRANICH: Surrounded by her loving husband and family, passed away peacefully in her Pittsburgh home on Thursday, February 16, 2023, at the age of 92. She was born in an age when opportunities for women were limited, but she was a strong, intelligent, independent woman, who had many meaningful achievements. She-and her beloved husband of 67 years, R. Brett Kranich-lived in Johnstown, PA from 1955-1989. It was in Johnstown where she served as a stylish dress buyer for Brett's, her husband's renowned women's boutique. After her husband accepted a position with the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission, and they relocated to Harrisburg, she had a successful career in residential real estate sales. When they retired and moved to Pittsburgh to be closer to some of their grown children, Marilyn spent her days knitting, reading, and volunteering-which were three constants throughout her life. Perhaps her proudest accomplishment was being the mother of four daughters, all of whom will miss her very much: Debra (Robert) Mendelson of Pittsburgh, Elissa (James) Mendelson of Pittsburgh, Alison (George) Youlios of Santa Clarita, CA and Sara (Jonathan) Beiser of Bethesda, MD. She is also survived and missed by her sister, Corinne Mazerov; grandchildren Lauren (Sid), Jesse (Tate), Sam, Cara (John), Matt, Stephanie (Dan), Katie, Allison, and Harrison; and great grandchild, Sutton.

Marilyn's family will be forever grateful for the tender care she received from both Bridges Hospice and from caregivers Yvette Harrison and Debbie Leggett. Graveside Service and Interment Private. Contributions may be made to UPMC Hillman Cancer Center, 5115 Centre Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15232, or to the charity of each donor's choice. Arrangements entrusted to Ralph Schugar Chapel, Inc., family owned and operated.


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Dear Brett and family, I was so sorry to read of Marilyn’s death. I had a long history with you both as well as your parents in Johnstown. Those were the best of times. Marilyn was always warm and welcoming to me over the years. Please accept my condolences…. Fondly, Ellie Bahm

By Ellie Bahm - February 20, 2023

Sending healing prayers and comfort during this tough time for you and your Family ♥️🙏🏻

By Gisella Rosado - February 19, 2023

I feel your pain and I know that’s a struggle to pass through these difficult times, but that’s how life is, I know now that she is resting in a better place

By Maura García - February 18, 2023