Helen Stanish, age 99, of Uniontown, PA, passed away on Friday September 3rd, 2021 at home with her loving family by her side.
She was born on October 24th, 1921 in Oliver, Pa., a daughter of John and Eva (Bodziony) Zavislan. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband Matthew Stanish in 1969 . Helen was the last surviving member of her immediate family which included her 6 sisters Blanche Sufka, Mary Zavislan, Nellie Sabatula, Katherine (Kathie) Kostelnik, Victoria (Vickie) Brnich, Ann Kowalczyk and one brother John (Billy) Zavislan.
She was a member of St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church, and St. Joseph’s Christian Mothers Uniontown, Pa. She was also a member of the now dissolved Uniontown Circle Club where she made many friends traveling extensively with them throughout her younger years. At the age of 86 she visited the homeland of her parents in Gostwica, Poland as well as the beautiful cities of Krakow and Warsaw, Poland.
Helen loved playing bingo and in her later days she enjoyed going to the casinos. She also loved playing cards and taught her great grandchildren the game they know as 500. Helen loved to watch Steeler football and enjoyed connecting with family and friends on Facebook.
Helen had a big celebration on her 95th birthday with her family including nieces, nephews, and friends at Caporella’s Restaurant in Uniontown.
Left to cherish her memory are her five children, daughter, Shirley Reskovac (George) of Uniontown, daughter Helen Krukowsky (Tom) of Perryopolis, son Matthew of Uniontown with whom she made her home, daughter Rosemary (Warren) Raffle of Ruffsdale and daughter Donna Maruca (Gregg) of Uniontown. Helen was affectionally known as “nunnie” to her 9 grandchildren, Susan (Joe) Cummings, Tom (Missy) Krukowsky. Terri (Jason) White, Kristina Krukowsky (David), Michael (Sheilah) Reskovac, Brian Krukowsky (finance Kristen), Nathan (Kelesa) Raffle, Angela (Steve) Andursky, and Gregg Maruca, Jr. Helen was also blessed with 9 great grandchildren, Sarah Maldovan, Claire White, Juliet White, Nadia Aldiwan, Blake Cummings, Cole Reskovac, Olivia Andursky, Caleb Reskovac, and Avery Grace Raffle as well as many nieces and nephews including special nieces Delores Masilotti and Mary Ann Stark.
Special thanks to two good friends Pastor Mark Edwards and Pastor Dennis Cox of Covenant Baptist Church Uniontown who visited her often with prayer and spiritual support.
The family would like to extend our sincere thanks to Amedisys Health Care/Hospice and Nurses Tiffany and Tara as well as her aide Bobby. Thanks also to Helen’s caregivers Marsha Dice, Cathy Marra, Harriet Michniak, Bea Mosley, Wendy Suppa, and Karen Wingard for their wonderful care and compassion as well as Doctor Stacey Sheba.
Visitation will be held in the Terravecchia-Haky Home for Funerals, Inc., 71 Pennsylvania Ave., Uniontown, PA. Monday, September 6th from 6 to 8 pm, Tuesday September 7th from 2 to 4 pm and 6 to 8 pm and on Wednesday September 8th until 9:15 am when prayers of transfer will be said.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held in St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church, Walnut Hill, Uniontown, Pa. at 10:00 am on Wednesday, September 8th.
Interment will follow in St Joseph Cemetery, Uniontown, Pa.
The Christian Mothers will recite the Rosary on Tuesday at 3 pm in the funeral home chapel.
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