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Patricia L. Helterbran


1945 - 2020
Patricia L. Helterbran Obituary

Patricia L. Helterbran, 75, of Pottsville, passed away peacefully Saturday evening in her residence with her family by her side.

Born March 3, 1945, in Pottsville, she was a daughter of the late Rita (Eagan) and John L. Clark.

Pat graduated from Nativity BVM, Class of 1962. She attended St. Patrick R.C.C. and was a member of the former Mary Queen of Peace.

She spent many years working in factories as a seamstress before becoming the beloved "KFC Donut/Ice Cream Lady, Miss Pat," where she was employed for the past 18 years.

Pat loved her family dearly and most enjoyed spending time with them.

She was a member of Women of the Moose.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Alex G. Helterbran, in 2013, whom she married in 1986; brothers, John (Jack), William, Joseph and Daniel Clark; sisters, Germaine Schuettler and Mary Ann Clark.

Pat is survived by a daughter, Lynn Ann Bierman, widow of Gary, of Pottsville; a son, Jerome S. Hranchock, with whom she resided, of Pottsville; grandchildren, Kevin Bierman, husband of Alison, Katelynn Miller, wife of Jon, Megan Koehler, wife of Andrew, Shane Hranchock, husband of Alexis, Kelsey Hranchock, Dylan and Harrison Cummings; great-grandchildren, Aidan and Colton Bierman, Jaxon Koehler and Violet Miller; brother, Gerard Clark, of Pottsville; sisters, Kathleen Reber, of Minersville, and Maureen Adams, of Pottsville; nieces and nephews; grand-nieces and -nephews.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 23, at St. Patrick R.C.C., 319 Mahantongo St., Pottsville. A viewing will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday and from 10 a.m. until the procession will leave for the church Friday at Lord-Bixler Funeral Home Inc., 1818 Mahantongo St., Pottsville. The family request contributions in Pat's memory be sent to Ronald McDonald House of Danville Inc., P.O. Box 300, Danville, PA 17821. Lord-Bixler Funeral Home Inc. is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be expressed at www.lordbixler.com.


Published in Republican & Herald from Oct. 19 to Oct. 20, 2020
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