Katie Melinda Albanese
Katie Melinda Rohland Albanese of Hermitage, born March 11, 1958, in a Kinston, N.C., hospital and adopted shortly thereafter by William and Lucy Elaine Rohland, lost her fight with cancer at 9:30 p.m. Wednesday (March 25, 2020) in her residence.
Katie attended Oakwood Elementary School in Pittsburgh, and then attended and graduated from Hickory High School in 1976.
Katie worked for various car production factories including ATC in Geneva, Ohio, and retired in August from UAJC (formerly PennTechQ) in Transfer, after 26 years. From 1992-1994 she worked for Farrell Area School District as a school bus driver, and enjoyed driving the students to and from their football games and band performances.
Katie was a loving mother, daughter, sister, and wife.
She is survived by: her loving and devoted husband of 40 years, Michael Albanese; her daughter, Michele Elaine Albanese Tota, son-in-law, Joseph Tota, and two grandsons, Gage Michael and Levi Jackson; and her stepson, Michael Albanese, Jr. and his wife, Susan, and grandchildren, Christopher, Zachary, Kobe, and Cordelia Albanese.
Katie truly enjoyed her grandchildren, and was so proud of the young adults her older grandchildren were growing up to be.
She was preceded in death by: her mother and father, William and Lucy Elaine Rohland, both of Kinston, (also formerly of the Hermitage area); and her sister, Jennifer Marie Rohland Frank.

Katie Melinda Rohland, 62, of Hermitage.
Due to the COVID-19 Virus a memorial service will be held at a later date. Friends may sign guest book at www.flynnfuneralhome.com
Arrangements by JOHN FLYNN FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY, INC., 2630 E. State St., Hermitage.
Published on March 26, 2020


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Betty Jo Farmer Jones
Apr 01, 2020
I will always remember the last time I show Katie. She will always have a place in my heart - right with her mother , her sister and aunt Muriel.
Roy & Ardith Farmer
Mar 27, 2020
I can truthfully say that Katie was not only the best person I have had the privilege of sharing God's great creation with but a great person that made my life bareable. Ardith , Ben and myself would like to convey all our
Love in this the saddest f times.
We all love you and all the family.
Nicole Germadnik
Mar 27, 2020
Mike, Sue & kids I am very sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you.
Les and Gwen Krauss
Mar 27, 2020
Mar 27, 2020
We will surely miss her voice in the distance between us. A precious giving person she was.