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Helen S. Piscorik

Helen S. Piscorik, 102, formerly of East Newport Street, Newtown section of Hanover Twp., died on Thursday at Golden Living-Summit, Wilkes-Barre. She was preceded in death by her husband, George Piscorik.

She was born in Tuxedo, N.Y., on April 10, 1910. She was the daughter of the late John and Suzanne Yusko Mezanko. She was the oldest living member of St. Leo's/Holy Rosary Church, Ashley, and she was an active member of the former Holy Rosary Church Altar and Rosary Society.

She loved gardening and spent many hours tending to her garden and canning the vegetables she grew.

Surviving are a daughter, Diane Drummond and husband, Bob, Hazleton; son, Joseph Piscorik and wife, Tina, Spring Brook Twp.; son-in-law, Joseph McDaniels, Laurel Run; nine grandchildren, Susan Mizzer, Joseph McDaniels, Lynne McCann, Michael Piscorik, Tracey Stephens, Bob Drummond, David Piscorik, Christy Kishel and Jill Payne; 15 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren, sister-in-law, Agnes Mezanko, New Jersey; numerous nieces and nephews.

She was also preceded in death by a daughter, Maryellen McDaniels; son, George Piscorik; granddaughter, Mary McDaniels; sisters, Anna Yarish, Julie Iskra and Mary Rentko; and brothers, Michael, Peter, Steve, George and John Mezanko.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be on Tuesday at 10 a.m. in St. Leo's/Holy Rosary Church, with the Rev. Thomas J. O'Malley officiating. Interment will follow in St. Mary's Cemetery, Hanover Twp.

Family and friends may call on Monday from 5 to 7 p.m. at the George A. Strish Inc. Funeral Home, 105 N. Main St., Ashley.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St. Leo's/Holy Rosary Church, Ashley.

Published in Scranton Times from Jan. 25 to Jan. 26, 2013
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