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Helen Fronko


1933 - 2018 Obituary Condolences
Helen Fronko Obituary
Helen Fronko, 84, died peacefully Easter Saturday, March 31, 2018, surrounded by her family in her home at Bethany Village, Mechanicsburg. She was born Sept. 5, 1933, to Stanley and Josephine (Schaffer) Klimek, of Butler. She grew up in the town of Lyndora, in a house at the top of Kohler Ave., with four sisters, Josephine, MaryAnn, Loretta and Francis, and two brothers Stanley and Joseph. Helen graduated in 1955 from West Penn Hospital School of Nursing. She married the love of her life, Richard E. Fronko, and together raised four children. After the children were grown, she renewed her nursing license by attending University of Pittsburgh and Chatham College. She worked at the Kane County Hospital as a registered nurse. Helen was a student of the Bible and enjoyed teaching and learning the word. She also enjoyed cooking, hosting meals for family and friends. She was especially famous for her sour cherry jam. She enjoyed swimming and making quilts for family and friends, loved the game of bridge and played until her passing. Helen loved the smells and sounds of the ocean. Helen was preceded by death by her husband of 57 years, Richard E. Fronko. She is survived by her daughter, Laura (Fronko) Kennedy, wife of Scott Kennedy, of Sewickley, and her sons, Richard, of Santa Clara, Calif., Gerald, husband of Kelli Fronko, of Carlisle, and John, husband of Sharon Fronko, of Lewisberry. She is also survived by her nine grandchildren, Jacob, Rachel, David, Annelies, Jordan, Jared, Abby, Scott and Tierra; and three great-grandchildren, Kaleb, Blake and Vivian.
Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, April 6, 2018, at COPELAND FUNERAL HOME, Beaver St., Sewickley. Church services will be held at 11a.m. Saturday, April 7, 2018, in St. Stephens Church, Sewickley. Burial will be at Sewickley Cemetery. A memorial service will following at a later date at Bethany Village, Mechanicsburg.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Life Assurance at Bethany Village, Mechanicsburg, or People of the Unborn Child.
Published in Sewickley Herald from Apr. 4 to Apr. 12, 2018
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