Helen M. Dorko, 104, of Wilkes-Barre passed away Monday, April 1, 2013, in her home.
Born Jan. 18, 1909, in Wilkes-Barre, she was a daughter of the late Joseph and Antoinette Rogolewski Dombrowski.
Helen attended Wilkes-Barre city schools and was the oldest member of Our Lady of Hope Parish, Wilkes-Barre, where she was a life member of the Altar and Rosary Society and the Confraternity of Christian Women. She was a founding member of the Republican Women's Club of Luzerne County and also a founding member of the Regina's Club of King's College. Helen was an avid crotchetier. She will be sadly missed by all her loving family and friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph, in 1972; a son, Joseph, in 2001; four sisters; and three brothers.
Surviving are her sons, Dr. Carl Dorko and his wife, Joan, New Cumberland; Thomas Dorko, Wilkes-Barre; and William Dorko, Gaithersburg, Md.; daughters, Kathleen Yanchunas and her husband, Joseph, Harveys Lake; and Helene Roccograndi and her husband, Robert, Kingston; grandchildren, Mary Jo Martin, Ann Kenny, Carolyn Keys, Joni Cafarella, Adria Dorko, Christian Dorko, Joseph Yanchunas, Elisa Huncik, Grace Steckler, Angela Roccograndi and Diana Roccograndi; and 21 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 9 a.m. Thursday from Jendrzejewski Funeral Home, 21 N. Meade St., Wilkes-Barre, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 a.m. at Our Lady of Hope parish, Park Avenue, Wilkes-Barre. The Rev. John S. Terry, pastor, will be the celebrant. Interment will be in St. Mary's Maternity Cemetery, West Wyoming. Family and friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday.