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Helen Jane Berger

May 4, 1925 June 16, 2019
Helen Jane Berger
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Obituary for Helen Jane Berger

Helen Jane Berger, 94, formerly of Grampian, passed away Sunday June 16, 2019 at Ridgeview Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Curwensville.

Born May 4, 1925 in Stronach, she was the daughter of John and Mary (Celnick) Pushkow. Helen had worked as a secretary most of her working life and was retired from Hepburnia Coal Co. in Grampian.

She was a member of St. Bonaventure Roman Catholic Church in Grampian, where she was a longtime member of St. Theresa’s Guild, had been the co-director of the Religious Education, was a longtime instructor for the 1st Holy Communion Class, and was dedicated to the Holy Blessed Mother. Her hobbies included flower gardening, crafting and quilting, working with stain glass, artistic painting and baking.

On June 19, 1954 at St. Bonaventure Roman Catholic Church, she wed Paul Joseph Berger who preceded her in death on July 5, 1992. She was also preceded in death by her parents and a daughter-in-law Bobbie Berger in 2003.

Surviving are four children: John P. Berger and wife Catherine of DuBois, Thomas J. Berger of Cocoa, Fl, Mary Ann Stephens and husband Jerry of Curwensville and Joseph E. Berger and wife Viki of Mercer.

Also surviving are twelve grandchildren: Nancy Jo Berger of Boston; Norman Berger and wife Angela of Reynoldsville; Stacey Duttry and husband Jo of DuBois; Jenna Harris and significant other Marce Mayle of East Palestine, OH; Paul Stephens and wife Kristy, Travis Stephens and wife Jamie, Jordan Stephens and Noah Stephens all of Curwensville; Anthony Berger and wife Kayce of Hermitage; Andrea Brandon and husband Sly of Denver, CO; Janeen Long and husband Adam of Tacoma, WA; and Janette Zaman and husband Seth of Mercer as well as thirteen great grandchildren.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be Celebrated at St. Bonaventure Roman Catholic Church in Grampian on Friday June 21, 2019 at 10:00 AM, with the Reverend Father Joseph Staszewski as Celebrant. Interment will be in the St. Bonaventure Cemetery in Grampian.

Friends will be received at the Chester C. Chidboy Funeral Home, Inc. of Curwensville on Thursday June 20, 2019 from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 PM and again on Friday from 9 to 9:30 AM, when the procession will depart for the church. The Rosary will be recited by members of St. Theresa Guild

The family suggests contributions be made to St. Bonaventure Roman Catholic Church 306 Walnut Street Curwensville, PA 16833

The Chester C. Chidboy Funeral Home, Inc. of Curwensville is in charge of the arrangements.

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Visitation

Thursday

20

Jun

2:00 PM 6/20/2019 2:00:00 PM - 4:00 PM 6/20/2019 4:00:00 PM
Chidboy Funeral Home - Curwensville

300 State Street
Curwensville, PA 16833

Chidboy Funeral Home - Curwensville
300 State Street Curwensville 16833 PA
United States

Visitation

Thursday

20

Jun

6:00 PM 6/20/2019 6:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 6/20/2019 8:00:00 PM
Chidboy Funeral Home - Curwensville

300 State Street
Curwensville, PA 16833

Chidboy Funeral Home - Curwensville
300 State Street Curwensville 16833 PA
United States

Visitation

Friday

21

Jun

9:00 AM 6/21/2019 9:00:00 AM - 9:30 AM 6/21/2019 9:30:00 AM
Chidboy Funeral Home - Curwensville

300 State Street
Curwensville, PA 16833

Chidboy Funeral Home - Curwensville
300 State Street Curwensville 16833 PA
United States

Service

Friday

21

Jun

10:00 AM 6/21/2019 10:00:00 AM - 11:00 AM 6/21/2019 11:00:00 AM
Chidboy Funeral Home - Curwensville

300 State Street
Curwensville, PA 16833

Mass of Christian Burial

Chidboy Funeral Home - Curwensville
300 State Street Curwensville 16833 PA
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

St. Bonaventure Cemetery Final Resting Place

306 Walnut Street
Curwensville, PA 16833

306 Walnut Street Curwensville 16833 PA
United States

Memorial Contribution

St. Bonaventure Roman Catholic Church

c/o 306 Walnut Street
Curwensville, PA 16833
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