Sandra Lynn (Sandy) Bianco

  • Died: September 19, 2020
  • Location: Carnegie, Pennsylvania

William Slater II Funeral Service

1650 Greentree Rd
Pittsburgh, PA 15220

Tel. (412) 563-2800

Tribute & Message From The Family

Age 55, of Carnegie, Pittsburgh, PA (formerly of Meadville, PA) died peacefully at home surrounded by her loving family on Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020, following an 18-month courageous battle with cancer. Sandy was born at the Ohio Valley Hospital in Pittsburgh on June 29, 1965. She was the beloved wife of Jason Shallenberger; the loving daughter of Kathy (Grier) and step-father, Edward Adamski, and her father Robert (Bob) Bianco; the treasured mother of four children, Matthew Garrubba, Nicole Metzgar, Julie Garrubba and Tena Garrubba, all of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, a loving sister to Gary Bianco (Tina), and a loving grandmother to Victor Garrubba and Vincent Glatz. Sandy is also survived by her mother-in-law, Sherry Shallenberger, her father-in-law, Richard Van Buren, and his children, Tammy and David Van Buren; her step-mother-in-law, Vaun Zell (Cox) Shallenberger; three sisters-in-law, Amber Maurer (Kofi) of Murray, Utah, Moriah Pease (Jeremy), of Kaysville, Utah and Carrie Acker (Jeffrey) of Linesville, Pennsylvania; her first husband; three step-daughters and two step-sons and many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephew and cousins. Sandy loved her family and especially treasured her life-long friendship with her beloved cousin, Angel (Bianco) Efferin. Sandy was preceded in death by her maternal grandparents, Harry and Kitty Grier; her paternal grandparents, Adele and John Bianco; her step-grandparents, Edward and Peggy Adamski and her father-in-law, David Shallenberger. Sandy was a warm and loving person who was known for her good-natured personality and her contagious laughter and smile. She loved spending time with her family and friends, playing bingo and visiting Las Vegas. Sandy graduated in 1984 from Brashear High School in Pittsburgh and was a stay-at-home mom for many years, operating a daycare in her home. For the past 25 years. Sandy was employed by PNC Bank as a Collection Specialist, until her recent illness. Sandy met her husband, Jason Shallenberger, 18 years ago and they were married 12 years ago, in Las Vegas, Nevada on September 20, 2008. They both loved Las Vegas and have vacationed there many times over the past 18 years. The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday at the WILLIAM SLATER II FUNERAL SERVICE, 1650 Greentree Rd., Scott Twp., PA 15220 (412-563-2800). In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be directed to your local American Cancer Society or to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Pl., Memphis, TN 38105.


Condolence & Memory Journal

So sorry for your loss. So many wonderful memories. Her contagious laugh and zest for life. So many trips to Vegas and the best Thanksgivings ever. She will never be forgotten. She was truly one of a kind. Sorry I couldn't be there, but you are on my prayers. Give Zach and everyone a hug for me. Thanks for the memories. See you soon on the other side. LOVE you always.

Posted by Ellen Magnotta - Pittsburgh, PA - Family   September 20, 2020

Nancy and I share in your sadness as you remember Sandy.

Posted by Terry Higgs - Family Friend   September 20, 2020

To Sandy's family. I am so sorry for your loss. Sandy was a wonderful person. I had the pleasure of working with her at PNC Bank. I learned a lot from her and shared some great conversations. She will be missed. I will keep the family lifted in prayer.

Posted by Ejetta Roberson - Pittsburgh, PA - Coworker   September 20, 2020

Sending sympathy to the family upon the passing of dear Sandy. She was always smiling and full of delight. She showed strength and courage during her battle. We loved and cherished you always. May you rest in peace in God's care. We loved you! Uncle Andy and Aunt Bernie XO

Posted by Bernadette Tumicki - Eighty Four, PA - family   September 20, 2020

Time and prayers are the keys to healing the sadness we all feel upon the passing of our dear niece, Sandy. Sandy was a wonderful person who loved all. Her courage and strength were a great example to those who witnessed it. Love and prayers to the family who loved her so much. Rest In Peace, our sweet niece. We loved you....Uncle Andy and Aunt Bernie XO

Posted by Bernadette Tumicki - Eighty Four, PA - Family   September 20, 2020