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Helen M. Gladkowski


1915 - 2019
Helen M. Gladkowski Obituary
Helen Marie Gladkowski, 103, of Export, formerly of McKeesport, died Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2019. Born Nov. 7, 1915, she was the daughter of the late Frank and Victoria (Mrowinski) Kosiarek, and the wife of late Walter M. (Whitey) Gladkowski Sr., to whom she was married for 52 years. She was a member of Corpus Christi Church, where she was a Christian Mother and a Catholic Daughter. Helen was a member of the Y-Teen group, Sew & So Club, Export Moose and the Murrysville Senior Center. Helen worked as a matron on a bus for special needs children in the McKeesport School District. She enjoyed playing cards and duck pin bowling. Helen is survived by her daughter, Judith A. Shank, of Phoenix, Ariz.; daughter-in-law, Louise M. Gladkowski, of Export; grandchildren, Walter M. (Michael) Gladkowski III, of Export, Brenda L. (Michael J.) DeMonica, of Cortland, Ohio, and Jill A. (Paul S.) Gerding, of Scottsdale, Ariz.; great-grandchildren, Nicholas M. and Jason M. DeMonica and Reilly N. and Hope M. Gerding; sister, Sophie Mandella, of Upper St. Clair; also many nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents and husband, she was also preceded in death by a son, Walter M. Gladkowski Jr.; and siblings, Irene Sowa, John Kosiarek and Eleanor Miller.
Family and friends were received Sunday, Jan. 13, 2019, at JAYCOX-JAWORSKI FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY. Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Monday in Corpus Christi Church, 2515 Versailles Ave., McKeesport, PA 15132. Committal followed in St. Mary's German Cemetery.
Memorial contributions are suggested to Promise Hospice of Greensburg, Suite 310, 121 N. Main St., Greensburg, PA 15601. Condolences and memories may be shared at www.jaycox-jaworskifh.com.
Published in Murrysville Star on Jan. 24, 2019
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