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90 of Massillon, passed away on Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013 following an extended illness. She was born in Massillon on Oct. 20, 1923 to the late Lawrence and Terez (Gurdin) Kovats. Helen was a graduate of Washington High School, Class of 1941. She worked at Briner's Drugs and then Marc's until her retirement in 2003. She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, Over The Hill Gang and was a Cleveland Indians Fan. She was devoted to her family.
Helen is survived by her children, Colette Eckstein of Massillon, Elaine (Ronald) McElhaney of Massillon, Lawrence (Helen) Eckstein of Tuscarawas Twp., Donald Eckstein of Chandler, Ariz., Kenneth (Sue) Eckstein of Ypsilanti, Mich. and Richard Eckstein of Tennessee; nine grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and three step-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Donald P. Eckstein; sisters, Margaret Murdock and Therese Fabian; a brother, Lawrence Kovats.
Friends may call at the Paquelet Funeral Home on Friday, Dec. 13, 2013 from 6 p.m.-8 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Joseph Catholic Church on Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013 at 11 a.m. Fr. Raymond Paul, Celebrant. Burial will be in St. Joseph Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Joseph Catholic Church. Messages of condolence and support may be made to the family at www.paquelet.com
Paquelet Funeral Home
Paquelet Funeral Homes
1100 Wales Rd Ne
Massillon, OH 44646
Published in The Repository on Dec. 12, 2013