Helen M. Demyanovich Lewis, age 95, died Thursday, November 15, 2012, at Fairview Manor. Born in Butler, Pa., on January 10, 1917, she was a daughter of the late Frank and Eva (Guzak) Demyanovich. After working at Erie General Electric, she was a sales clerk in the ladies clothing department at Sears. She was an active member of St. Nicholas Orthodox Church, where she held several offices with the Ladies Altar Society. She enjoyed golfing with her husband Jack and brother Mike, playing cards with friends in her weekly card group, and bowling. A devoted wife and mother, Helen dearly loved her family and would sacrifice anything for them. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, John W. Lewis, in 1984; five brothers, Frank, George, John and Michael Demyanovich and an infant brother, Stephen; two sisters, Mary Bahr and Ann Liebel; a niece, Caryn Demyanovich; and a nephew, Bruce Demyanovich. Survivors include a daughter, Kathleen Kenny, of Erie; a son, Michael K. Lewis, wife Linda, of Sacramento, Calif.; and two brothers, William Demyanovich, wife Joanne, and Paul Demyanovich, wife Mary Ellen, all of Erie; and many beloved nieces and nephews. Friends may call at Brugger Funeral Homes & Crematory, 1595 West 38th Street at Greengarden Boulevard, Sunday from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., with a Parastas Service at 8 p.m. and may attend a prayer service there Monday at 9:15 a.m., followed by a Funeral Service at 10 o'clock at St. Nicholas Orthodox Church. Burial will follow in St. Nicholas Cemetery. Memorials may be made to St. Nicholas Orthodox Church, 1123 East Avenue, Erie, PA 16503 or Kanzius Cancer Research, 130 W 8th Street, Erie, PA 16501. Add condolences and photos at www.bruggerfuneralhomes.com
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Published in the Erie Times-News on Nov. 17, 2012