Helen R. Palochonski

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Helen Rosa Palochonski, 89, formerly of New Windsor, died Sunday, Oct. 14, 2012, at Carroll Lutheran Village Health Care Center in Westminster.

Born May 12, 1923, in Lehighton, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Michael and Judith Trenka Gyuricsek. She was the wife of Alexander "Otts" Palochonski, who died in 1996.

During the war, she worked at Martin Marietta and then Sparrows Point Shipyards.

She was a member of St. Luke's (Winters) Lutheran Church in New Windsor, where she was active with the crafts club and helped with the strawberry festivals and Progressive Farmer dinners. She enjoyed duckpin bowling, playing cards and gardening.

She had been a resident of Carroll Lutheran Village since 1999, enjoying her many years there.

Surviving are daughter Beth H. Rodgers and husband Roderick W., of Baltimore; son Brent S. Palochonski and wife Kitty Devilbiss, of Union Bridge; a grandson, Alexander W. Rodgers; step-grandchildren Thomas, Sarah and Jacob Marble; a step-great-grandson, Cole Marble; sister JoAnne Finkbiner and husband E. Stephen, of Norristown; numerous nieces and nephews; and cousins in Hungary.

She was predeceased by brothers Joseph and Michael Gyuricsek; and sisters Margaret and Agnes Gyuricsek, Dorothy Kraemer and Alice Worrall.

The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Hartzler Funeral Home, 310 Church St., New Windsor; and from 10 a.m. until time of service Monday at St. Luke's Lutheran Church, 701 Green Valley Road, New Windsor, with the Rev. Anne Durboraw officiating. Interment will be in Winters Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be sent to the Carroll Lutheran Village Continuing Care Fund, 300 St. Luke Circle, Westminster, MD 21158.

Online condolences may be offered at www.hartzlerfuneralhome.com.

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Published in Carroll County Times on Oct. 19, 2012
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