Helen M. Isaacs

Helen M. Malinowski Isaacs, 97, formerly of Washington Square Apartments, Wilkes-Barre, passed into eternal life Holy Thursday morning, March 28, 2013, at Birchwood Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Nanticoke, following an illness.

Born April 3, 1915, in Wilkes-Barre, she was the daughter of the late Edward and Stella Piasecki Malinowski. She was educated in Wilkes-Barre city schools.

Mrs. Isaacs and her late husband, Leonard P. Isaacs, who passed away July 3, 1965, previously owned and operated the Hollywood Cafe on South Main Street, Wilkes-Barre, for 18 years. Prior to that, she was employed by Peerless and Wyoming Valley Garment Co. of Wilkes-Barre for several years.

Mrs. Isaacs was a member of St. Nicholas Roman Catholic Parish Community, downtown Wilkes-Barre, and held membership in the Amalgamated Clothing and Textile Workers Union Retirees Club.

In addition to her beloved husband, Leonard, Helen was preceded in death by a brother, Edmund Malinowski.

Surviving are her loving sons, Leonard G. Isaacs, St. Paul, Minn.; and Robert L. Isaacs with his wife, Ann, West Nanticoke; three grandchildren, Jeffrey Isaacs, Philadelphia; Dennis Isaacs, Kingston; and Jill Isaacs, St. Paul, Minn.; three great-grandchildren, Taylor and Brayden Isaacs, Kingston; and Scotty Sobota, St. Paul, Minn.; and a brother, Stanley Malinowski and his wife, Sadie, Plains Township.

Funeral services for Mrs. Isaacs will be conducted on Monday, with a Funeral Mass at 12:30 p.m. in the Church of St. Nicholas, 226 S. Washington St., Wilkes-Barre, with the Rev. John Victoria, parochial vicar, and Monsignor Joseph G. Rauscher, pastor, concelebrating.

Interment will follow in St. Mary's Roman Catholic Cemetery, 1594 S. Main St., Hanover Township.

Relatives and friends are invited to meet the Isaacs family directly at church for services, as visitation will be private and at the family's convenience.

In lieu of floral tributes, memorial contributions are requested in Mrs. Isaacs' name to the St. Nicholas/St. Mary's School Scholarship Fund, 242 S. Washington St., Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701, or to the Birchwood Residence Activity Fund, Middle Road, Nanticoke, PA 18634.

The John V. Morris Family is honored to care for Mrs. Isaacs and her family at this time.

To send her sons and their families online words of comfort, friendship and support, please visit our family's website at www.JohnVMorrisFuneralHomes.com.

Published in Citizens' Voice on Mar. 30, 2013