Final arrangements made for Giana and Aaminah Vicosa, who were killed during abduction

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Giana Vicosa had dreams of inventing a robot that would do all of the chores for her mother, Marisa (Ayala) Vicosa.

Aaminah Vicosa dreamed of turning her passion for animals into a career as a veterinarian.

Those dreams came to an end when the sisters were killed on Nov. 18 by their father to close a manhunt that began earlier in the week and covered two states. Robert Vicosa took his daughters from their York County residence and went on the run with fellow former police officer Tia Bynum, according to police.

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Sisters Giana, left, and Aaminah Vicosa sit on pumpkins in a submitted portrait.
Sisters Giana, left, and Aaminah Vicosa sit on pumpkins in a submitted portrait.

An obituary says Nov. 18 is the day "Heaven gained two beautiful angels."

A visitation will be held from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday at Living Word Community Church, 2530 Cape Horn Road, York Township. A funeral will follow at 11 a.m., and interment will be at Susquehanna Memorial Gardens.

Etzweiler Funeral Homes and Cremation Services is handling the arrangements.

Giana would have turned 8 on Jan. 24. She was born in York. Aaminah turned 6 on June 8. She was born in Baltimore.

The girls were students at PA Cyber Academy Reach; Giana was in third grade and Aaminah in first.

According to the obituary, Giana loved math and the colors red and blue. She asked for more math problems and enjoyed doing order of operations for fun.

Aaminah's favorite colors were pink and purple.

"Both girls loved flowers and to draw and color pictures," the obituary says. Giana and Aaminah were both silly and loved telling funny jokes. They were very affectionate and would give hugs and kisses all the time."

In addition to their mother, the girls are survived by their grandmothers Diane Calhoun of York; and Beverly Brown, Beverly Vaughn and Vera Clark, all of Maryland; uncles Agustin Ayala, Dustin Ayala and Frank Dortch; aunts Keemijha Wray and Jessica Ayala; 10 first cousins; and numerous other family members and friends.

The family used the obituary to thank the members of the York community and beyond for their "prayers, support and generosity during this difficult time."

Shelly Stallsmith is a trends reporter for the York Daily Record. She can be reached at mstallsmith@ydr.com or followed on Twitter at @ShelStallsmith.

This article originally appeared on York Daily Record: Funeral plans to be held for sisters killed by father

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