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1924 - 2014 | Obituary Condolences
89, of North Versailles Twp., PA, died Thursday, March 13, 2014, at Briarcliff Pavilion in North Huntingdon, PA. Born August 4, 1924, in Pittsburgh, PA, a daughter of the late Andrew and Katherine Stepien Debiak. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph F. Korch; and brothers, Joseph and Bernard Debiak. She was a member of Holy Family Polish National Catholic Church in McKeesport, the Frederick Chopin Choir, and was involved for many years with the pierogi project. She also worked at US Steel Homestead Works from 1943 through 1950. Over the years, Helen vacationed with her daughter to Colorado, Utah, California, Nevada, and Hawaii, as well as visiting family in Ontario, Canada. She loved the Steelers, the Penguins and especially the Pirates. Listening to a Pirate game on her transistor radio on a warm day was a joy for her. Surviving are her son, William Korch; and a daughter, Janet A. Korch, both of North Versailles Twp.; a sister-in-law, Rose Marie Korch; brother-in-law, Dr. Donald Mushalko; nieces, nephews, great-nephews and nieces, and great-great-nephews and nieces. Friends will be received on Tuesday, March 18, 2014, from 7 to 9 p.m. and on Wednesday, March 19, 2014, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the JAYCOX-JAWORSKI FUNERAL HOME, INC., 2703 O'Neil Blvd., McKeesport, PA. A Blessing will begin in the chapel of the funeral home on Thursday, March 20, 2013, at 9:30 a.m., followed by Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in Holy Family Polish National Catholic Church with Rev. Bruce Sleczkowski as celebrant. Interment will follow in Holy Family Cemetery, North Versailles. Helen's son and daughter would like to thank the staff at Briarcliff Pavilion for their compassionate care of their mom.
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Published in Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on Mar. 17, 2014
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