HELEN E. LAPITSKY
1919 - 2014
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HELEN ELIZABETH LAPITSKY  
On Sunday, March 23, 2014, passed away in Arlington, VA. Born in Pittsburg, PA and grew up in Port Huron, MI later graduating from the University of Michigan. After graduation, she moved to Chicago, IL where she worked in a war plant during the war years and subsequently worked for 36 years at the Brunswick Corp. She retired to Annandale, VA. Her retirement years were spent doing volunteer work and traveling. She is survived by her nieces Stephany O'Sullivan and Barbara Wahle of MD and her nephews Gregory Lapitsky of MD and Matt Lapitsky of Anaheim, CA; two great-nieces; one great-nephew; five great-great-nephews and many friends. On March 28 at 11 a.m. a graveside service will be held at Parklawn Memorial Park, Rockville, MD.


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Published in The Washington Post on Mar. 27, 2014.
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March 27, 2014
The family and friends of Helen are in my prayers. She was a dear friend of my Grandmother's for approx 3 years at Culpeper. She is very saddened by the loss.
Princess Rockwell-Weinberger
March 26, 2014
I am a volunteer Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion at the Cathedral of St Thomas More. We take turns bringing the Holy Eucharist to Culpepper Garden on Sundays at 10:45.

On Sunday, Helen was seated in the front row (as always) and was the first to receive Communion. I then distributed Communion to the 13 or so other residents who were there for the service.

It was I as I was finishing distributing Communion that Helen had what appeared to be a stroke. We sent for help and I held her hand while we prayed for her.

At 10:45, Helen had told me that it was time to start the service. Her last word was "Amen" on receiving the Holy Eucharist.

May she rest in peace!
Peter Hickman
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