Helen Repshas, 86, formerly of Luzerne, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday at Kindred Hospital, Wilkes-Barre.
Helen was born in Kingston, daughter of the late Charles and Martha Mazeltas Yakus, and was a life resident of Luzerne prior to her illness. She was a graduate of Luzerne High School in 1944 and served as class president. She was a member of Holy Family Parish, Luzerne. Helen had been a choir member and prior to her illness was active in parish activities and the Altar and Rosary Society. Prior to her retirement, she was employed by the Social Security Administration, Wilkes-Barre.
Helen was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Anthony; brothers, Charles, Edward, Frank, Anthony, Joseph, Albert; and sisters, Irene Yakus, Florence Kamus, Nellie Lukesh, Jule Drakas, Mary Adamchick and Ann Baltruchitis.
Surviving are children, Donald and wife, Dale, of Reston, Va., Dave and wife, Carol, of Forty Fort, Judy Repshas of White Haven, Christine Berger and husband, Marvin, of Harrisburg; grandchildren, Samuel and Michael Repshas, Emily Repshas and Benjamin Berger; brother, Leonard Yakus, of Omaha, Neb.; and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral will be held at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday from the Betz-Jastremski Funeral Home Inc., 568 Bennett St., Luzerne, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in Holy Family Parish, Luzerne, with the Rev. Michael Zipay officiating. Friends may call on Monday from 5 to 8 p.m. The Ladies will recite the Rosary on Monday at 6 p.m.
Memorial contributions, if desired, may be made to Relatives and Friends Association, 55 Newport St., Glen Lyon, PA 18617 To light a virtual candle or leave a message of condolence for her family, please visit www.betzjastremski.com.
The family expresses their appreciation to Helen's caregivers, including the staff at HCR ManorCare, Kingston, and staff of Wilkes-Barre General Hospital and Kindred Care.
BETZ-JASTREMSKI FUNERAL HOME,INC. - LUZERNE
568 BENNETT ST. LUZERNE Luzerne, PA 18709
Published in Times Leader on May 19, 2013