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Helen Hreha

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Helen Hreha Notice
Hreha, Helen - age 95 of Ormond Beach & Altamonte Springs, FL. Passed away September 27, 2013; 4 days short of her 96th birthday. Dearest wife of the late Michael Hreha; loving mother of Joyce Ann Hreha Stringer, Elizabeth Hreha (Brad Lindemann), & Michael (Tina) Hreha Jr.; proud grandmother of William Stringer Jr., Kristine Stringer, Debra Ann Cieplak, Dawn Marie Galli, Alex Lindemann, Michael Hreha III, Sean Hreha, & Jason Hreha; great-grandmother of 8; sister of Michael Kupka, predeceased by 7 other siblings; also survived by many nieces and nephews. Family will receive friends Saturday, October 5, 2013, from 2 to 4pm; at Baldwin Fairchild Funeral Home, 90 Weathersfield Ave., Altamonte Springs, FL. Mrs. Hreha will be laid to rest with her husband, Sgt. Michael Hreha, veteran of WWII and the United States Army; in Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA. The family will also be holding a funeral service in Alexandria, VA.; date and time to be announced. Helen was very active in church, politics, and veterans affairs. She spent her life working in retail sales and taking care of her grandchildren. She was born in Pittsburgh, PA.; moved to New Jersey with her family at a young age, and married the boy next door in 1942, when he was deployed to serve in Europe for the Invasion of Normandy. In 1945, the couple then moved to Long Beach, California where they raised their family for many years. They decided in 1955 to return to New Jersey until 1978, when they both retired and settled in Florida. In her later years, she lived with her daughter Joyce after her husbands passing. She enjoyed traveling the country and visiting with her grandchildren and family. Please sign family guest registry at

Published in the Orlando Sentinel from Oct. 1 to Oct. 6, 2013
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