Helena A. Staats
1937 - 2021
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Helena A. Staats, 84, of Greensburg, died tragically, along with her son, in a house fire on Easter Sunday, April 4, 2021. She was born Jan. 13, 1937, in Greensburg, a daughter of the late Joseph P. and Helen R. Kovacs Kostelnik. She worked for various doctors' offices doing medical billing. "Dolly" enjoyed crocheting afghans, putting together historical picture albums for the family and baking and cooking for family and friends. She will be dearly missed by those who loved her. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, William J. Staats; two sons, Robert and David Staats; and a grandson, Bradford Staats. She is survived by her son, William Staats Sr. (Belinda), of Greensburg; four grandchildren, William Staats Jr. (Heather), Becca Boggs (Ryan), Elizabeth and Sabrina Staats; two great-grandchildren, Rachel and Colton Boggs; two brothers, Joseph Kostelnik (Patricia) and Richard Kostelnik (Patricia), all of Greensburg; several nieces and nephews; and a dear cousin and friend, Denise Kovacs, of Greensburg. Relatives and friends are invited to celebrate the life of Helena at 11 a.m. Friday in Calvary Hill Cemetery chapel, Crabtree, with Father Justin Matro, O.S.B., officiating. Keeping with CDC guidelines, those attending the funeral are required to wear face masks and practice social distancing. Helena's family has entrusted her care to the CLEMENT L. PANTALONE FUNERAL HOME INC., 409 W. Pittsburgh St., Greensburg, PA 15601, 724-837-0020. To share your memories and photos, offer your condolences, or for directions, please visit us at www.pantalone.com. Natale N. Pantalone, supervisor.

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Published in Tribune Review on Apr. 8, 2021.
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April 13, 2021
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April 13, 2021
Rest in peace: Dave and Helena Your'e first cousin and wife.
george and blanche nalevanko
April 11, 2021
As a former co-worker of Helena’s from Gee Bee Furniture, I am deeply sorry to hear about her tragic death and David’s.She was the best person to ever know, so sweet and loving, all around good human being. My deepest sympathies to Joe, and all her family. Prayers for you all. Denise Boyle McAtee
Denise McAtee
April 8, 2021
Worked with Helena years ago, and knew Bob back in school. So sorry to family for your loss of mom and another brother. Helena was a great lady, and Bob was too.
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April 8, 2021
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April 8, 2021
Thoughts and prayers for the Staat's family and friends. So sorry Bill and Jr.......Steve Poponick.
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