Mary Stein

September 19, 1956 - July 27, 2015

09/19/1956 - 07/27/2015

Past Services

Wednesday July 29, 2015
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Wednesday July 29, 2015
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Thursday July 30, 2015
10:00 am
Our Lady of Peace Church
2 Allendale Road
Wheeling, WV 26003

STEIN, Mary Kathryn (Kanick), 58, of Wheeling, W.Va. and McMechen,
W.Va., passed away peacefully Monday, July 27, 2015 at Liza’s Place in
Wheeling surrounded by her family.
She was born September 19, 1956, in Wheeling, a daughter of Anne
Kanick of McMechen, and the late John Kanick. She was a member of Our
Lady of Peace Parish. She was a devoted, valuable employee of
Crittenton Services where she served on the management team for the
past nine years as the Vice President of quality improvement. She was
dedicated to providing the very best services to children and families
of West Virginia and with her guidance Crittenton has been able to
bring much needed change to thousands of people. Because of her
commitment to helping others, she was asked to be a national peer
reviewer for the Council on Accreditation and traveled nationwide
helping other agencies achieve better quality care.  She was also an
adjunct professor at Wheeling Jesuit University and West Liberty
University.  She previously worked at Wheeling Hospital in the
community outreach department, establishing programs that are still
active today including Safety Town, Safe Sitter, and the Annual Cancer
Survivor’s picnic.  She volunteered her time to numerous charitable
organizations throughout Wheeling. Mary’s final charitable act was the
donation of her body to the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
for the advancement of cancer research.
She is survived by her three beloved children, Marissa Anne Perrin and
her husband Christopher A. Perrin, of Robinson, Pa., Casey Marie
Mason, of Pittsburgh, Pa., and Ryan Michael Mason of Wexford, Pa.
She is also survived by her aunts, Olga Skvarka  and Jane Tillman of
Wheeling and Sonya Metz of Wellsburg, W.Va.; her sister, Cynthia Burke
of Bethlehem, W.Va., her husband Tom Burke, and their children
Matthew, John, Kathleen and Thomas Burke; and her sister Karen Wojcik
of Bethlehem, her husband David Wojcik and her nephew, Dylan Wojcik.
Family and friends will be received on Wednesday, July 29, 2015 from
2-4 p.m and 6-8 p.m. at the Altmeyer Funeral Home, Elm Grove Chapel,
154 Kruger Street, Wheeling.  A memorial mass will be celebrated on
Thursday, July 30, 2015, at 10 a.m. at Our Lady of Peace Catholic
Church in Bethlehem, W.Va., with Rev. Dennis R. Schuelkens, Jr. as
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Valley Hospice
(Liza’s Place), 308 Mt. St. Joseph Road, Wheeling, W.Va. 26003 or Our
Lady of Peace Parish at 640 Fairmont Dr., Wheeling, W.Va.
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Mary E Dolan
8 years ago

The world lost a beautiful person but God gained an angel. Mary was a gracious and proud mother as well as a friend to many. I remember her smile and laugh most of all. She always had a pleasant comment or something funny to add to the conversation. We saw each other in the waiting room of xray one day as we caught up on each others lives, the tech came out and called for “Mary”. Needless to say we laughed as she was calling for a third person. Which gave us more time to visit. She was always at church. For many years at St Vincent in elm Grove then later with her “family” and sister at Our Lady of Peace. Again we ran into each other and it seemed like we continued a conversation we started the previous day – she was that kind of a person. She was so excited to be going to the Pittsburgh Pirates game that afternoon. I could just see the excitement in her face. I am certain it was a fun outing. Who wouldn’t have fun with a person like Mary beside them. I am sorry for your loss and for the loss to the world as she was a good one. She not only was kind but optimistic and always saw the good in each day and in each person. We lost a good one here. May she rest in Peace in the palm of the hand of Jesus.

8 years ago

to Marissa – so sorry for your loss of your dear and loving mom. She was a wonderful sweet and kind lady.. My prayers for you and your family

Greg Schultz
8 years ago

Dear Marissa, Casey, and Ryan,
I have many fond memories of discussions I had over the years with your Mom.
She was one of the kindest, sweetest people I have ever met. She
certainly loved you guys.
We were out of town last week and I just learned of her passing
today. I wanted you to know that you have my deepest sympathy.
If there is anything I can do for any of you please let me know. All of you will be in my prayers.
Peace – Greg Schultz

Maria McKelvey (formerly Busick)
8 years ago

I was very sorry to hear about Mary. Please accept my deepest condolences.

Rose Ann Barnes{Matesic}
8 years ago

My deepest sympathy to Mary’s children and family. I went to High School with Mary and remember what a beautiful person she was and always kind to others.Prayers to the family. RIP¡

Dawn Craig Russell
8 years ago

My condolences to the Kanick family. Mary and I graduated from Bishop Donahue together. Even though we didn’t stay in touch, I knew from others that she made a big impact on many lives in the Valley. She was a caring and kind person. I am praying for peace for your family.

Kassi Garan
8 years ago

Ryan, I’m so sorry to hear about your mom. I remember her being one of the nicest moms around school and the softball field. The world lost a really amazing person. You and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers. -Kassi Garan

Judy Hall
8 years ago

I was so sad to learn of Mary’s passing. I worked with her many years ago at Wheeling Hospital. She was such a warm and caring person, always smiling, that is what I will remember. May all her family and friends find comfort in all the special memories. God Bless.

Myrtle Schmalz RN
8 years ago

It saddened me o hear of Marys’ death and although I haven’t seen her in years, I will always remember her beautiful smile. She always made everyone around her feel better, and brightened their day. May you remember that smile, and how much she loved life. Blessings, Myrtle Schmalz

Sue Berisfor
8 years ago

Mary was truly a lovely and kind person. Thoughts and prayers to all of her family.