Helen V. Kozemchak

Helen V. Kozemchak, 95, a former resident of Washington Square Apartments, Wilkes-Barre, passed away peacefully early Tuesday morning, Dec. 4, 2012, at ManorCare Health and Rehabilitation Center, Kingston, where she was a guest.

Her beloved husband was the late Nicholas Kozemchak, who passed away Jan. 18, 1998.

Born Feb. 14, 1917, in Swoyersville, Helen was the daughter of the late John J. Farris and Anna V. Bosak Farris.

Raised in Swoyersville, Helen attended the former St. John Nepomucene School, Luzerne.

Prior to her retirement, Helen was employed by the former Liberty Silk Mill, Kingston.

A faithful Catholic, Helen was a member of Holy Family Parish, Luzerne. In her earlier years, she was a member of the former St. John Nepomucene Church, Luzerne, where she held membership with the parish's Altar and Rosary Society.

Helen was a member of the First Catholic Slovak Ladies Association and also was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the American Legion, Andrew Lawrence Post 644, Swoyersville.

In addition to her husband, Nicholas, and her parents, John and Anna Farris, Helen was preceded in death by her brothers, Joseph Farris, Albert Farris and John C. Farris, and her sisters, Anne Farris and Mary Patyk.

Helen is survived by her nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend the funeral, which will be conducted at 10 a.m. Saturday from Wroblewski Funeral Home Inc., 1442 Wyoming Ave., Forty Fort, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. in Holy Family Roman Catholic Parish, 574 Bennett St., Luzerne, with the Rev. Michael J. Zipay, her pastor, officiating.

Interment with the Rite of Committal will follow in Mount Olivet Roman Catholic Cemetery, Carverton.

Family and friends are invited to call from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

For additional information, or to send the family an online message of condolence, you may visit the funeral home website, www.wroblewskifuneralhome.com.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Helen's memory to the Commission on Economic Opportunity, 165 Amber Lane, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702.

Published in Citizens' Voice from Dec. 5 to Dec. 6, 2012