Helen C. Grosek, 87, a resident of Dallas and Marco Island, Fla., passed away on July 20, 2013.
Born in Sugar Notch, she was a daughter of the late Andrew and Helen Durocko Hayduk.
A 1944 graduate of Ashley High School, she subsequently earned a degree as a registered nurse from Wilkes-Barre General Hospital School of Nursing. Though she was very proud of that accomplishment and cherished her work as a private-duty nurse, she soon decided to devote her full time and energy to caring for her five children and beloved husband of more than 61 years, the late Anthony Grosek Jr.
Preceding her in death, in addition to her parents and husband, are brothers, Edward and Milton Hayduk; sister Ann Cooney; and son-in-law, George B. Sordoni.
Surviving are her sister Rita M. Hayduk; children, Andrea Sordoni; Ellie and her husband, Paul Stein; Anthony III (daughter-in-law, Colleen Grosek); Robert Grosek (daughter-in-law, Patricia Mack Grosek); David and his wife, Katie Grosek; grandchildren, Sarah and her husband, Matt Bruno; Samantha, Nicholas and Abigail Sordoni; Sam and Jack Stein; Katrina, Julia and Alex Grosek; Jake and Claire Grosek; and Logan Grosek Gomez, Natalie and Ben Grosek; and great-grandchild, Ella Bruno.
Mass of Christian Burial 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Theresa's Church, Pioneer Avenue, Dallas. Friends may call 8:30 a.m. until Mass. A private interment will follow.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations, if desired, be made to the Ruth Bourger Women with Children Program at Misericordia University, Lake Street, Dallas, PA 18612.
Arrangements by the Mamary-Durkin Funeral Service, 59 Parrish St., Wilkes-Barre.
Published in Times Leader on July 25, 2013