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Helen T. Holst

1926 - 2014 Obituary Condolences
Helen T. Holst

AGE: 87 • Newark

Helen T. (Gentile) Holst, 87 of Newark, DE., peacefully passed away with loved ones at her side on Thursday, March 13, 2014. Helen was born in Philadelphia, PA., on June 3, 1926, daughter of the late Antonio and Catherine (Lervig) Gentile.

A loving and devoted homemaker, she enjoyed traveling, dining out, going to the movies and being with her family. She was an avid Elvis Presley fan and enjoyed word search books. Helen was a member of Holy Family Parish.

She was predeceased by her children, Helen Marie Norton and Stephen Eugene Holst; two brothers and one sister. Helen will be dearly missed by her husband of more than 55 years, Frank O. Holst, Jr.; her children, Richard Norton and his wife, Jacquelyn, Debora Baldinger and her husband, Kevin, and Diane Brown and her husband, Steven; her grandchildren, Diane McCaughan and her husband, Ryan, Daniel Chiavaroli and his wife, Lindsay, Hope Baldinger, Paige Baldinger, Grant Baldinger, Caitlin Brown and Andrew Brown; and her great grandchildren, Benjamin, Samuel, Remy and Brayden.

Family and friends are invited to visit at the Doherty Funeral Home, 3200 Limestone Road, Pike Creek on Wednesday, March 19 from 10:15-11:45AM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Holy Angels Church, 82 Possum Park Road, Newark at 12:30PM. Interment will follow in All Saints Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Helen may be made to the International Myeloma Foundation, 12650 Riverside Drive, Suite 206, North Hollywood, CA 91607-3421 (

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Published in The News Journal from Mar. 16 to Mar. 18, 2014
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