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Helen A. Horvath, formerly of Transfer, passed away at 3:10 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 28, 2018, in Juniper Village, Sharon. She was 99.
Mrs. Horvath was born Sept. 2, 1918, in Farrell, a daughter of John and Ann (Blazevich) Andrukowicz.
She was a lifelong area resident and 1937 graduate of Farrell High School.
Helen retired from the former Sharon Transformer Division of Westinghouse Electric Corp. where she worked for over 35 years. During her time at Westinghouse, Helen received numerous recognitions of service for her innovative ideas that were implemented in the day-to-day operations of the company.
She was a member of the former Holy Trinity Roman Catholic Church, Sharon.
She loved feeding birds, which would actually come and sit on her hand while being fed.
Her husband, Joseph S. Horvath Jr., whom she married April 22, 1939, passed away Jan. 17, 1990.
Surviving are: her niece and caregiver, Jane Rodondi and her husband Andrew, Sharpsville; another niece, Alberta Osier and her husband Mike, Grimbsy, Ontario; a God child, Duane DeBastiani and his wife Beth, Moon Township, Pa.; and many great-nieces and great-nephews.
In addition to her parents and her husband, Helen was preceded in death by four sisters, Anna (Arthur) Anderson, Mildred (William) Kasiara, Veronica (Anthony) Yaksic and Wanda (Eugene) Smith; and two brothers, Stanley (Marie) Andrews and Joseph (Mary) Andrews.
The family suggests memorial contributions be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105; or online at www.stjude.org/give.

Helen A., 99, Sharon, formerly of Transfer.
In keeping with her wishes, there will be no calling hours. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.McGonigleFuneralHomeandCrematory.com
A memorial Mass will be held at a later date.
Interment: Holy Trinity Roman Catholic Cemetery, Hermitage.
Arrangements by J. BRADLEY MCGONIGLE FUNERAL HOME and CREMATORY Inc., 1090 E. State St., Sharon.
Published on January 31, 2018
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