Helen F. Pleva
Died: Mar 18, 2019
Helen F. Pleva

Helen F. Pleva, 91, formerly of Frackville, passed away Monday at the Tel Hai Retirement Community-Meadows, Honey Brook, PA

Born in MarLin, July 22, 1927, she was a daughter of the late Anthony and Mary Korutz Fanok. She was a graduate of Pottsville High School.

Helen was a member of St. Joseph the Worker Parish and was active with the former St. Ann’s Roman Catholic Church, Frackville.  She was a member of St. Ann’s Ladies Guild, a pierogie maker and enjoyed helping with many parish activities including the annual parish festival.

She worked for the former Sears store, Schuylkill Mall, in the Credit Department.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 44 years, Russell S. Pleva, Sr., in 2001; a sister; Ann Yakobosky; two brothers; Andrew and John Fanok.

Helen is survived by daughters; Geralyn Ellingsworth and husband Sam, Downingtown; and, Janine Haines and husband Cliff, Ventnor City, NJ; a son; Russell S. Pleva, Jr and wife Mary, Friedensburg; two granddaughters Kelly Pleva and Hannah Ellingsworth; nieces and nephews.

A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, in St. Ann’s R.C. Church, Spring and Line Sts., Frackville with Rev. Brian Miller, pastor, as celebrant.  Relatives and friends are invited to visit with family from 10:00 a.m. till time of Mass at the church, Saturday morning.  Interment will be at the convenience of the family.  In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 2595 Interstate Drive, Suite 100, Harrisburg, PA  17110.

Immediately following Mass relatives and friends are invited to Roman’s Lounge and Catering for luncheon and fellowship.  The Pleva Family thanks everyone for their prayers and words of comfort at this time.

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