Helen L. Wanchik

Helen L. Wanchik, 91, of South Good Hope Rd., West Salem Township passed away on Wednesday, March 23, 2016 at 1:10 am at UPMC Mercy Hospital in Pittsburgh. Born in Mammoth, PA on November 10, 1924, Helen was the daughter of the late Michael and Mary Tomko Urda. She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph Wanchik on January 6, 1999, they were married on September 3, 1949. Helen was an active member of St. John's Orthodox Church. She was also a member of the National ACRY, Reynolds VFW Auxiliary #7599 and the West Salem Fireman's Auxiliary. Helen is survived by many nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews. In addition to her parents and her husband, Helen was preceded in death by her daughter, Mary Kay Wanchik on July 17, 1999, 3 sisters: Anna Gelety, Margaret Lewis and Mary Yalch and five brothers: Andrew, Michael, Stephen, George and Thomas Urda. Friends will be received on Saturday, March 26th from 9:30 am until 11:00 am at St. John's Orthodox Church. A funeral service will follow at 11:00 am with Fr. David Mastroberte. Interment will follow in St. John's Orthodox Cemetery. Memorial contributions can be made in Helen's name to the St. John's Orthodox Church Building Fund. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Tomon Funeral and Cremation Services.


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