Helen S. Krygowski

Helen S. Krygowski Rexford Perhaps they are not stars, but rather our loved ones shining down to let us know they are happy and safe. Eskimo proverb' The heavens gained another star with the passing of Helen Dziewit Krygowski of Rexford, NY on Sunday, April 27, at age 99. Born in Avoca, PA on January 20, 1915 to Anthoni and Julia Kuna Dziewit, Helen then grew up on the family farm in Perth, NY. She worked in the Mohawk Carpet Mills in Amsterdam as a weaver and inspector. In 1941, she married Leopold (Paul) Krygowski, and after he returned from WWII in 1945, they moved to Schenectady to raise their family. Helen worked as a seamstress for many years at Bell-Rod Mfg., before retiring in 1977. Paul predeceased her in 1993. She will be greatly missed by her children, Daniel (Monica) of Golden, CO, Joan (Dutch) Waddell of Niskayuna and Paula Gargiulo of Rexford. She was also blessed with four wonderful grandchildren, Ian (Suzan) Krygowski of Reston, VA, Beth (Ben) Carter of Fairfield, CA, Kate Gargiulo of Albany and Jay Gargiulo of Naples, FL; as well as three great-grandchildren, Leopold, Julia and Gabriel Krygowski of Reston, VA. She was predeceased by her son-in-law, John Gargiulo; as well as her sisters, Mary Luzinas and Stella Sikora-Cichy; and brothers, Frank, John, Stanley and Walter Jevitt. She is survived by her baby brother, Raymond of Chicago, IL; and her sister-in-law, Dorothy Jevitt of Cocoa Beach, FL; as well as many nieces and nephews. Helen will be remembered for her mastery of sewing, gardening, Polish cooking and baking. She was a communicant of The Church of St. Adalbert and a member of the Altar Rosary Society. She loved baking pies for bingo and helping with the preparation of all the traditional Polish foods for Dozynki. Funeral services will be Saturday, May 3rd, 2014 at 8:15 a.m. at Bond Funeral Home, 1614 Guilderland Ave., Schenectady, followed at 9 a.m. at the Church of St. Adalbert where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated. A visitation will be held Friday evening, May 2nd from 5 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home. Interment in St. John's Cemetery, Amsterdam. The family asks that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to The Church of St. Adalbert or the Sisters of the Resurrection, Castleton, NY. The family would also like to thank Sr. Bernadette for her comforting visits, and the nurses, therapists and aides at Capital Living for their compassionate care and assistance.

Funeral Home

Bond Funeral Home Inc.
1614 Guilderland Ave. Schenectady, NY 12306
(518) 346-8424

Published in The Daily Gazette from Apr. 30 to May 1, 2014