Helen W. Kelowitz
Helen W. Kelowitz, 90, of Jim Thorpe, entered into eternal rest Tuesday, January 8, 2013 in the Mahoning Valley Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Lehighton. She was the widow of the late Joseph Kelowitz, who passed away March 2, 2002. Born in Mauch Chunk, she was a daughter of the late Michael and Mary (Zemba) Watto. She was employed for Arcardy Bags Factory making handbags for 30 years until retiring. Helen was a member of St. Johns Russian Orthodox Church, Nesquehoning. Survivors: Surviving is a son, Dr. Richard and his wife Maria of Newberry, FL; brother, James and his wife Candice Watto of Lancaster, PA; grandchildren, Jared, Geoff, and Jocelyn; great-grandchildren, Hayden and Henry; and many nieces and nephews. She was also preceded in death by brothers Michael, Peter, Stephen, John, Francis and Joseph; and sisters, Ann Bincarosky, Susan Trimmel, Margaret Dreher, Kathryn Hrebik, and Mary Labyak. Services: A Panachida Service will be held Saturday, January 12, 2013 at 10:30 a.m. in the Joseph S. Blazosky Funeral Home, 81 E. Catawissa St., Nesquehoning followed by a Funeral Service in St. Johns Russian Orthodox Church, 9 E. Railroad St., Nesquehoning with Rev. Robert J. Teklinski officiating. Call Saturday morning 9 a.m. until time of services in the Funeral Home. Interment will be held in St. Johns Russian Orthodox Cemetery, Nesquehoning. The Joseph S. Blazosky Funeral Home has been entrusted with the funeral arrangements. Contributions: Donations may be made in her name to the church.