HAMPTON - Helena Wask, 72, of Hampton Township, died Monday, April 15, 2013, at the St. Clare's Hospital Dover Campus following a long illness. Born in Passaic, she had resided in Rutherford and had lived in Hampton since 1974.
The former owner of the Tailwaggers Boutique in Newton, she was a true animal lover. Besides her many cats, Helena especially loved her Standard Schnauzers, whom she entered regularly in dog shows. Miss Wask also was active in Animal Rescue.
A veteran of the U.S. Air Force
, Helena served from 1962 to 1966 reaching the rank of Lieutenant. Miss Wask had worked 30 years as an X-ray technician for the former Saddle Brook Hospital, now Kessler Institute in Saddle Brook until her retirement.
Survivors include her brother Raymond and his wife, Arlene Wask, of Springhill, Fla.; her nephews, Richard Wask, of Newton, and Gregory Wask, of Springhill, Fla.; and her niece, Alicia Wask, also of Springhill, Fla.
Private arrangements are under the direction of Iliff-Ruggiero Funeral Home, 156 Main St. (Route 206), Newton, N.J. 07860. Online condolences may be made through www.iliff-ruggierofuneralhome.com