Helen S. Piscorik, 102, formerly of East Newport Street, Newtown section of Hanover Township, passed away Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013, at Golden Living-Summit, Wilkes-Barre.
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She was born in Tuxedo, N.Y., on April 10, 1910. She was the daughter of the late John and Suzanne Yusko Mezanko.
Helen was the oldest living member of St. Leo's/Holy Rosary Church, Ashley, and she was an active member of the former Holy Rosary Church Altar and Rosary Society.
She loved gardening and spent many hours tending to her garden and canning the vegetables she grew.
She was preceded in death by her husband, George Piscorik; daughter, Maryellen McDaniels; son, George Piscorik; granddaughter, Mary McDaniels; sisters, Anna Yarish, Julie Iskra and Mary Rentko; and brothers, Michael, Peter, Steve, George and John Mezanko.
Surviving are her daughter, Diane Drummond and her husband, Bob, Hazleton; son, Joseph Piscorik and his wife, Tina, Spring Brook Township; son-in-law, Joseph McDaniels, Laurel Run; nine grandchildren, Susan Mizzer, Joseph McDaniels, Lynne McCann, Michael Piscorik, Tracey Stephens, Bob Drummond, David Piscorik, Christy Kishel and Jill Payne; 15 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; sister-in-law, Agnes Mezanko, New Jersey; numerous nieces and nephews.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Tuesday in St. Leo's/Holy Rosary Church, with the Rev. Thomas J. O'Malley officiating. Interment will follow in St. Mary's Cemetery, Hanover Township. Family and friends may call from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday at George A. Strish Inc. Funeral Home, 105 N. Main St., Ashley.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to St. Leo's/Holy Rosary Church, Ashley.
Published in Citizens' Voice from Jan. 25 to Jan. 26, 2013