June 8, 2012
Helen Gallagher, 93, of Mountain Top, passed away Friday afternoon, June 8, 2012, surrounded by her family at Hospice Community Care, Geisinger South Wilkes-Barre. Born in Breslau, Hanover Township, on July 20, 1918, she was the daughter of the late Wasil and Sophie (Petrak) Brelick. She was employed many years at the Lanier Corp. in Dallas, and was last employed by RCA Corp., Crestwood Industrial Park, Mountain Top, for over 20 years, retiring in 1981. She was a member of St. Jude's Roman Catholic Church, Mountain Top. Helen was preceded in death, in addition to her husband, Edward in 1949, by brothers, Michael and Joseph; sisters,-Ann, Irene and Sophie. Survivors are her daughter, Maureen Casey, Elk Grove, Calif.; sons, Edward, Montrose, and James and wife Debbie, Kingston; grandchildren, Eddie, Patrick, Elissia, Kristi, Melissa, John and Cindy; two great-grandchildren, Grace and Ian. Funeral will be held Tuesday at 9:45 a.m. from the Desiderio Funeral Home Inc., 436 South Mountain Blvd., state Route 309, with Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in St. Jude's RC Church, Mountain Top. Interment will be in St. Ignatius Cemetery, Pringle. Friends may call today from 6 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Hospice Community Care Geisinger South Wilkes-Barre. Online condolences may be expressed and www.DesiderioFH.com .
Published in Times Leader from June 10 to June 11, 2012