Helen E. Piekarski, 85, of Vanport, passed away Sunday July 21 in Heritage Valley, Beaver. She was born August 17, 1927 in New Brighton and was the daughter of the late Frank and Magdeline Antal.
Helen was a long time resident of Vanport, a former sales clerk for Gimbel’s, Hornes, Lazarus and Boscov, a member of SS Peter and Paul Roman Catholic Church of Beaver, The CD of A and the Keen Agers of the Church. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Felix J. Piekarski on July 25, 1996, a brother, Steven Mecar, 2 sisters, Mary Vargo and Midge Mikulich.
She is survived by 2 sons, John Piekarski, San Diego, CA and Carl (Pamela) Piekarski, Erie, CO, a daughter, Beth Piekarski, Vanport, 8 grandchildren, Noah Piekarski, Brittany, Brandon and Carlie Piekarski, Sam, Katie and Shannen Patterson and Meghan Carlile, and nieces and nephews, Mark, Mary Ann, Melvin and Michael Mikulich, Margie Ventura, Marlene Boggs, Dorothy Roman, John Vargo and Martha Melnick.
Friends were received Wednesday 6 to 8, Thursday 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 in the Todd Funeral Home, 340 Third Street, Beaver and a Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Friday at 11 in SS Peter and Paul Catholic Church, Beaver, with Father Robert Miller officiating. Interment followed in Sylvania Hills Memorial Park, Rochester.