PATTON — BARAN – Helen (Welchko), 93, Patton, passed away June 29, 2013, at St. Benedict Manor. Born April 3, 1920, in Patton, daughter of Peter and Anna (Busha) Welchko. Preceded in death by her parents; husband, Paul, who died June 16, 2000, and to whom she was married for 53 years; and all of her sisters, Nancy Hrib, Mary Paddock, Julia Olshavsky and Ann Churley; and brothers, Peter, Michael, Andrew and George. Survived by her children, Paul, married to Vickie Albright; Jack, married to Sandy Elder, Wilmington, Del.; and Mary Virginia, married to Stanley Rudy, Pittsburgh. She also is survived by her grandchildren, Amy Gibson, Paul Baran, Beth Baran Lacey, Cathy Garner, Chris Baran, Brian Baran, Matt Baran, Kathy Bowser, Ashley Rudy and Alexandra Rudy, and great-grandchildren, Connor, Alex and Gabriella Gibson; Finn Baran Lacey; and Brooks Bowser; and numerous nieces and nephews.She was a lifelong member of SS. Peter and Paul Byzantine Catholic Church, Patton, where she belonged to the Altar-Rosary Society and Ladies Guild. She was one of the original creators of the nut and poppy seed roll sales for which the church is noted. Until she broke her hip at 89 and had to enter the loving care at St. Benedict Manor, she attended every possible church service throughtout her life. She loved playing cards, swinging on her porch and cooking and baking for her family. Her family would like to especially thank the administrators and staff at St. Benedict Manor for their love and care and the staff of Horizon Hospice for their care in her final days. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday, July 1, 2013, at Stevens Funeral Home Inc., 1004 N. Fifth Ave., Patton, Pa. 16668, where a Parastas service will be held at 3:30 pm. Panachida at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home, followed by Divine Liturgy at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at SS. Peter and Paul Byzantine Catholic Church, Patton, the Rev. Oliver Herbert, TOR. Committal, SS. Peter and Paul Cemetery, Patton. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that any donations in Helen’s honor be made to SS. Peter and Paul Ladies Guild, 516 Palmer Ave., Patton, Pa. 16668. (www.stevensfamilyfuneralhomes.com)
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