Helen Krupovich

Helen M. Krupovich, Washington, D.C., formerly of Scranton, died Tuesday at the Georgetown Residence, Washington, D.C.

Born in Scranton, she was the daughter of the late Anthony and Helen Kardick Krupovich. Before retirement in 2003, she was employed for 64 years by the federal government, starting two days before World War II. Through her long and distinguished career, she had worked for the Department of the Navy assigned to the Office of the Naval Attache at the U.S. Embassy, London; NASA during the period of the early manned space flights, the Science Office at the White House and for the Department of Energy from its early days until retirement.

Throughout her career, Helen had received much recognition and many awards. She was a graduate of Holy Rosary High School in Scranton and earned a degree at George Washington University.

Surviving are four nephews, William J. Spear and his wife, Sharon; Paul J. Spear and his wife, Mindi; Anthony J. Krupovich and his wife, Donna; and Kean Krupovich; great-nephews and great-nieces, Stephanie, Jennifer, Eric, Matthew, Lauren, Jeremy, Josie, Kristy and Kimberly; four great-great-nephews and three great-great-nieces.

She was also preceded by a sister, Marie Spear; a brother, Anthony Krupovich; and a nephew, Timothy J. Spear.

A memorial service is planned for May at St. Thomas the Apostle Church, Washington, D.C. A blessing service will be Saturday at 11 a.m. at the Lawrence E. Young Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 418 S. State St., Clarks Summit. Interment, Cathedral Cemetery, Scranton.

Friends may call immediately before service. Condolences, visit www.lawrenceey oungfuneralhome.com.

Funeral Home

Lawrence E. Young Funeral Home
418 S. State St.  Clarks Summit, PA 18411

Published in Scranton Times on Apr. 25, 2013