Donna L. Helring
Thomas J Hughes Funeral Home
1240 Saint Ann St
Scranton, PA

Donna L. Helring of Scranton died Sunday at Linwood Nursing Center. She is survived by her loving husband of 35 years, Robert Helring.

She was born in Dover, N.J., daughter of the late Douglas Wilhelm and Audrey Koman Van De Graaf. She retired from the Wilkes-Barre VA Medical Center after working for more than 20 years as a nurse's aide. Donna was a hardworking woman who often completed a shift at the VA and worked another as a personal care nurse. She enjoyed vacationing in Ocean City, Md., and spending time in Atlantic City.

Surviving are her four children, Chad Zack and wife, Kristin; Leeann Shafer and husband, Wyatt; Stephen Chapkovich and wife, Cindy; and Scott Chapkovich; and seven stepchildren, Robert Helring, Ann Marie Griffiths, Sabrina Helring, James Coss, Edward Coss, Theresa Mecca and Carol Ann Coss. She also leaves behind 18 grandchildren; and a sister, Randee Janiszewski and husband, John. Her children and grandchildren were very special to her. She loved her Shih Tzu, Berlin, who was her constant companion.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Thursday, June 17, at 10 a.m. in St. Ann's Basilica. Interment will follow the services at Fairview Memorial Park, Elmhurst.

Friends may call Wednesday, June 16, from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Thomas J. Hughes Funeral Home Inc., 1240 St. Ann's St., Scranton.

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Published by Scranton Times on Jun. 14, 2021.
Calling hours
4:00p.m. - 6:00p.m.
Thomas J Hughes Funeral Home
1240 Saint Ann St, Scranton, PA
Mass of Christian Burial
St. Ann's Basilica
, PA
Fairview Memorial Park
, Elmhurst, PA
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I am so sorry for your loss, had I known earlier I would of came to pay my respect!!! Mr,H & Donna you were a big part of my childhood when Bini and I were inseparable... My heart thoughts & prayers go out to all of you. Sincerely Cyndie Bazur
June 20, 2021
May God bless you and your family at this time of sorrow.
Michael and Sally Helring
June 16, 2021
Sorry for you loss
Bill Burger
June 16, 2021
So very sorry for your loss.
Colleen and chris turbessi
June 15, 2021
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