Helen C. Sikorski

COAL TOWNSHIP — Helen C. Sikorski, 95, of 1438 W. Mulberry St., passed away Wednesday morning, Nov. 21, 2012, at Mount Carmel Senior Living Center, where she had been a resident for the past three years.

Helen was born in Atlas on Oct. 9, 1917, the daughter of Emilia Ziemnicki and Anthony Chmielewski. They moved to Kulpmont in 1925, where she attended St. Casimir's Church and grade school.

In 1943, she was married to her "Johnny," John Sikorski, in Washington, D.C., by the Rev. John Burns in SS Paul and Augustine Church.

She worked in Kan Mach Mill and other factories. In Washington, D.C., she worked for the Navy Department. Later, she managed St. Stephen's Grade School cafeteria, where all the children asked for her recipes.

She was a wonderful mother, grandmother, friend and neighbor.

She was a member of the former St. Stephen's Church, now Our Lady of Hope Church, where she was a member of the Rosary Society, Stephanarians and the choir and was one of the Pierogie Ladies.

She is survived by a daughter, Kathryn, wife of Michael Palewicz, of Mount Carmel; a grandson, Brian Palewicz, of Wakefield, Mass.; a sister, Dorothy Cutshaw, of Broomall; a brother, Leonard Moleskie, of York, and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John, in 2005; a brother, Anthony Moleski, and three sisters, Monica Bugler, Pearl Wisniewski and Josephine Klapps.

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SIKORSKI — Helen C. Sikorski, 95, of 1438 W. Mulberry St., Coal Township. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at Our Lady of Hope Church, Coal Township. Burial will be in St. Casimir's Cemetery, Marion Heights. Viewing will be from 8 to 9:15 a.m. Monday at the Leonard J. Lucas Funeral Home Ltd., 120 S. Market St., Shamokin. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Memorial Program, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, Tenn., 38015-1942, or Our Lady of Lourdes Regional School.

Published in News Item on Nov. 22, 2012