Helen M. Blase

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MOUNT CARMEL - Helen M. Blase, 91, of 315 South Hickory St., Apt. 217, passed away on Sunday, Aug. 26, 2018, in her residence.

She was born in Girardville April 18, 1927, a daughter of the late Andrew and Helen (Spieles) Hoar.

Helen graduated from Ashland High School in 1945. In 1951, she moved to Mount Carmel from Locustdale and was employed at the meat counter at Central Market and Little Bear Market.

In Saint Joseph's Church in Locustdale April 28, 1951, Helen married the love of her life the late Joseph Blase, who preceded her in death Sept. 30, 1987.

Helen was a member of Church of Our Lady, the Alter Rosary Society, and Parish Council of Catholic Women.

Helen is survived by a sister, Marian Blase, of Mount Carmel; two daughter-in-laws, Kathleen Patricia Blase, of Kulpmont and Kathleen Ann Blase, of Pottsville; five grandchildren, Christopher Blase and his wife, Dorothy, of Mount Carmel; Brian Blase and his wife, Kaitlyn, of Hershey; Abbie Blasick and her husband, Tom, of Riverside; Dr. Linda Blase and her husband, Justin Anchorstar, of Columbia; and Michael Blase and his fiancé, Katie, of Pottsville; and seven great grandchildren, Luke Duceman, Timothy Duceman, Kylie Blase, Ellie Blasick, Anna Blasick, Tommy Blasick and Alessa Wertman and her husband Eric, of Danville. Also surviving is one great great grandson Camden.

In addition to her husband and parents, Helen was preceded in death by two sons, Joseph Blase and Timothy Blase; her sister, Margaret Hosgood; and two brothers, Francis and Thomas Harrin. Helen will be missed by her friends and family.

BLASE - Helen M. Blase, 91, of 315 South Hickory Street, Apt 217, Mount Carmel - Funeral Mass will be held Friday, August 31, 2018 at 11:00 am in Church of Our Lady, 47 South Market Street, Mount Carmel with Father Francis Karwacki, officiating. Burial will be in All Saints Cemetery, Elysburg. Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. until the time of mass Friday morning in the Church of Our Lady, 47 South Market Street, Mount Carmel. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to , Memorial & Honor Program-F, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-1905. C.J. Lucas Funeral Home, Inc., 27 North Vine Street, Mount Carmel, C.J. Lucas IV, Supervisor is assisting the family with arrangements. To send condolences to the family go to www.cjlucasfuneralhome.com.

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