Helen C. Grosek, 87, a resident of Dallas and Marco Island, Fla., passed away Saturday, July 20, 2013.
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Born in Sugar Notch, she was the daughter of the late Andrew and Helen Durocko Hayduk.
A 1944 graduate of Ashley High School, she subsequently earned a degree as a registered nurse from the Wilkes-Barre General Hospital School of Nursing. Though she was very proud of that accomplishment and cherished her work as a private duty nurse, she soon decided to devote her full time and energy to caring for her five children and beloved husband of more that 61 years, the late Anthony Grosek Jr.
Preceding her in death, in addition to her parents and husband, were brothers, Edward and Milton Hayduk; sister, Ann Cooney; and son-in-law, George B. Sordoni.
Surviving are her sister, Rita M. Hayduk; children, Andrea Sordoni, Ellie and husband, Paul Stein, Anthony III, daughter-in-law Colleen Grosek, Robert Grosek, daughter-in-law Patricia Mack Grosek, David and wife, Katie Grosek; grandchildren, Sarah and her husband, Matt Bruno; Samantha, Nicholas and Abigail Sordoni; Sam and Jack Stein; Katrina, Julia and Alex Grosek; Jake and Claire Grosek and Logan Grosek Gomez; Natalie and Ben Grosek; great-grandchild, Ella Bruno.
Friends may call at 8:30 a.m. at St. Therese's Church, Pioneer Avenue, Dallas, preceding the Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. Saturday. A private interment will follow.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations be made to the Ruth Bourger Women with Children Program at Misericordia University, Lake Street, Dallas, PA 18612.
Arrangements are by Mamary-Durkin Funeral Service, 59 Parrish St., Wilkes-Barre.
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Published in Citizens' Voice from July 22 to July 25, 2013