Helen Moses

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Nov. 24, 2012

Helen Moses, 92, of Plains Township, passed away peacefully at home with her family Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012.

Born in the Miners Mills section of Wilkes-Barre, she was a daughter of the late Charles and Catherine Polinchak.

Helen was preceded in death by her loving husband, George, founder of Mozip Sign Service, where she worked as a bookkeeper. She was also preceded in death by her sisters, Mary, Sophie, Frances; and her brothers, Daniel and Michael.

Throughout her lifetime, Helen dedicated herself to family and volunteer work, serving in many leadership capacities, notably being the founder and volunteer of the Plains Township Ambulance Association. She was also a past president of the Ladies Auxiliary of St. Mary Antiochian Orthodox Church of Wilkes-Barre, of which she is a communicant, past president of the Plains Band Parents Association, past president of the Plains Memorial High School PTA, and an active fund raiser for the American Cancer Society and the March of Dimes. For all her humanitarianism, she was honored in 1980 as the first woman to receive the American Legion's Distinguished Service Award for outstanding community service. Even during her busy volunteer work, Helen was always able to find time for a game of cards or bingo.

Surviving are her children, Henry Goldowski and his wife, Ceil, Fort Myers, Fla.; George and his wife, Angela, Forty Fort; Rhoda Ann, Piscataway, N.J.; John and his wife, Jean, Larksville; Donna Yefko, Plains Township; grandchildren, David, Henry, Denise, Josef, Lisa, Jason, Carla, Justin, John Jr.; and nine great-grandchildren.

Helen's granddaughter, Rachel, also preceded her in death.

A true inspiration to all, Helen loved unconditionally and was loved abundantly.

Funeral will be held Wednesday at 9:15 a.m. from the Corcoran Funeral Home Inc., 20 S. Main St., Plains Township, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in St. Mary Antiochian Orthodox Church, 905 S. Main St., Wilkes-Barre. Interment will be held in the parish cemetery, Hanover Township. Friends may call Tuesday from 4 to 8 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the . Online condolences may be made at

Published in Times Leader on Nov. 25, 2012