Helen L. Arick, 86, loving mother and grandmother, of 193 Constitution Ave., Bradford, passed away Sunday (March 17, 2013) at Bradford Regional Medical Center surrounded by her loving family.
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Born Dec. 31, 1926, in Franklinville, N.Y., she was a daughter of the late Edward L. and Iva Ehman Boyer. On Feb. 1, 1947, in St. Bernard Rectory, she married Thomas E. Arick, who died on March 3, 2009.
Mrs. Arick was a 1944 graduate of Bradford High School. She had been a clerk for Olson's Department Store and a bookkeeper for Greer & Aleci Jewelry Store and at South Penn Oil Co. During World War II, she worked in the office at Dresser Manufacturing. She had been employed for many years at Airco Speer, from where she retired.
She became a member of the First Presbyterian Church in 1947, where she served as an usher and was a member of the Silver Link Society. She was a poll worker for the 6th Ward voting precinct during elections. She was a member of the Christian Women's Association, 50+ Group, the Red Hatters Owlettes, Rosary Altar Society of St. Francis Church, and founding member of the Women's Card Club.
Surviving are two daughters, Colleen (Pat) Scrivo of Derrick City and Kimberly (Dave) Soble of Bradford; two sons, Scott (Janice) Arick of New Kensington and Shane (Martha) Arick of Panama City Beach, Fla.; 10 grandchildren: three grandsons, Bryan Scrivo, Bradford Arick and Matthew Musolino; and eight granddaughters, Ashley Scrivo, Corinne Soble, Erica Soble, Danielle Soble, Nicole Arick, Christine Arick, Amanda Arick and Lindsey Arick; one brother, Donald Boyer Sr. of Rew; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; and two daughters, Michelle M. Arick, who passed away Feb. 4, 2013, and an infant.
Family will be receiving friends from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday in the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes Inc., East Main Street, and again from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday in the First Presbyterian Church. At 11 a.m., funeral and committal services will be held with the Rev. Robert Klouw, pastor of the First Presbyterian Church, officiating. Burial will be in St. Bernard Cemetery.
Memorials, if desired, may be made to the First Presbyterian Church Deacon's Fund; CARE for Children, P.O. Box 616, Bradford, PA 16701; or a
Online condolences may be made at www.hollenbeckcahill.com
Published in The Bradford Era from Mar. 20 to Mar. 26, 2013