Adele (Shamoon) Sahlaney

November 20, 2021


On November 20, 2021, Adele (Shamoon) Sahlaney passed away peacefully in her home. She was in the 98th year of a wonderful life.

Adele was born in Lawrence, Massachusetts, and grew up in Brooklyn, New York. In her teens, she worked as a model at Abraham & Straus and later became a licensed cosmetologist.

When she was 23, Adele met her future husband, Simon Sahlaney. The couple had many things in common, except for one thing. Adele was a lifelong city girl and Simon a country gent, hailing from Houtzdale, PA, where he co-owned Sahlaney’s Furniture & Department Store.

When they married two years later, Adele packed her belongings Green-Acres style and moved to the countryside, which she soon grew to love.

Active and independent to the last day of her life, Adele gave up driving when she was 96, mainly to appease her daughters (and other drivers who desired to exceed 25 mph).

Adele was a voracious reader and prolific shopper. She loved the Washington Post, chocolate marshmallow ice cream and watching cooking videos on her iPad (even though she didn’t like to cook). But more than anything, she loved her family who will miss her kindness, intelligence and beauty for all eternity.

Adele was preceded in death by her beloved Simon and two sisters Barbara Sharib and Louise Shamoon, both of Brooklyn. She is survived by her loving daughters, Barbara Sahlaney and Mary Kay Roman, and son-in-law, Dennis, all from Pittsburgh. She leaves behind two cherished grandsons, Zachary Simon Roman of Pittsburgh, and Matthew John Roman of Los Angeles. She is also survived by her adored goddaughter Linda Sharib of Connecticut, and many dear nieces and nephews.

A private celebration of life will be held in lieu of a service.

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