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After a full life of 89 years Helen Walczak of Louisville passed away peacefully the morning of July 26, 2014 at the Nazareth Home.
She was the former Helen D. Miklos, born in Sharon, PA, on February 28, 1925, to the late Michael and Mary Miklos. She attended local schools, and graduated from Sharon High School in 1943.
She married the former Ed Walczak of New Castle, PA, in 1951. They were married for 60 years until Ed's passing in 2011.
Helen loved to dance, and she and Ed could often be found waltzing or dancing to polkas at church picnics, or functions while they lived in Farrell, PA. She was a great cook, and loved sharing dishes with family and friends. She worked for many years at Sears in the Shenango Valley Mall, and was also active in the Farrell Area High School PTA, where she also served as President.
In 1980 she and Ed retired to Boca Raton, FL, where they lived for almost 30 years before relocating to Louisville to be closer to family. While living in Florida Helen continued to work for Sears, loved visiting and playing cards with family whenever she was free, and doted on her grandchildren across the miles.
She is survived by her Brother Ray Miklos (Barb) of Hermitage, PA, sons Ed Walczak (Sue) of Salisbury, MD, and John T. Walczak (Vicki) of Louisville; grandchildren Bob Walczak, Katie Walczak, and Brian Pennington (Jennifer); and two great-grandchildren Jordan and Trevor Pennington.
Her funeral service will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Monday August 4, 2014 at Ratterman and Sons Funeral Home, 3800 Bardstown Road. Visitation will be from 9-11 a.m. Monday before the service.
The family wishes to express a special thanks to the wonderful and caring staff at the Nazareth Home, who provided Helen with excellent and dignified care and support in her final days.
Expressions of sympathy can be made to the Louisville Zoo. Online condolences may be directed to www.ratterman.com.
Ratterman & Sons Funeral Home
3800 Bardstown Road
Louisville, KY 40218
Published in The Courier-Journal on Aug. 1, 2014