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Obituary for Helen Timpko
Helen Timpko, 95, of 127 Laurel Lane Oak Ridge Estates, Mount Carmel Township, died Wednesday at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville. Born in Heckscherville, Oct. 20, 1920, she was a daughter of the late George and Anna Petak Kellman. Helen attended Cass Township schools. She married Nicholas Timpko on July 31, 1937, in Centralia. Her husband passed away in 1970. Helen was a member of St. Michael's Orthodox Church, Mount Carmel, and a member of the former Ss. Peter and Paul Orthodox Church, Centralia. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by two daughters, Anne Voytilla and Helen Mehalshick; a son, the Very Rev. Frank Timpko; four sisters; two brothers. She is survived by a daughter, Mary Suda and her husband, the Very Rev. Paul Suda, North Hills; two sons, the Very Rev. Nicholas Timpko and his wife, Anastasia, Waterbury, Conn., and Charles Timpko and his wife, Pat, with whom Helen resided; grandchildren; great-grandchildren; great-great-grandchildren; a great-great-great-grandchild; nieces and nephews. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at St. Michael's Orthodox Church, Mount Carmel. Her son, the Very Rev. Nicholas Timpko, will officiate along with her son-in-law, the Very Rev. Paul Suda and the Very Rev. Claude Vinyard with several other priests. Interment will be in Ss. Peter and Paul Cemetery, Centralia. A viewing will be held from 9 to 10:45 a.m. Tuesday at Joseph J. Stutz Inc. Funeral Home, 40 S. Market St., Mount Carmel, Joseph J. Stutz III, supervisor. Guest book can be signed at www.stutzfuneralhome.com. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy can be made to St. Michael's Orthodox Church, Willow Street and West Avenue, Mount Carmel, PA 17851.