Helen B. Smith, 95 of Nanticoke, passed away Wednesday, March 16, 2022 at Guardian Health Care Center, Nanticoke.
Born in Nanticoke in 1926, she was the daughter of the late John J. and Helen Cronin Bohan.
Helen graduated from Nanticoke High School and Wyoming Seminary. She married Donald Smith, of Nanticoke, and they resided in Nanticoke for several years before moving to Lake Silkworth. Helen and Don eventually settled in Mount Pocono, where they lived together until his death. She then settled back in Nanticoke to be closer to her family. For the last three years, Helen had been living at Highland Park Senior Living, Wilkes-Barre Township.
Helen was employed as a secretary for Susquehanna Coal Company and, until her retirement, Shea, Shea & Caputo Law Firm, Wilkes-Barre. Both she and her late husband, Don were the owners of Smith Logging & Lumber Company in Mount Pocono. She was a member of St. Faustina Parish and the Birthday Club for many years.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Donald in October 2004; brothers, John W. and Joseph Bohan; sister, Eileen McKeon.
Helen was a kind soul who loved her family and everyone around her. Her long and wonderful life was shared with twelve nieces and nephews, thirteen great nieces and nephews, and eleven great-great nieces and nephews. She loved to tell stories about the “good ole days” and her family. She loved vacationing in Myrtle Beach where she would spend time with her extended family from Virginia. She looked forward to her Friday luncheons at Margaritaville in South Carolina and wine nights with her family.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday at 10:30 am from the Kearney Funeral Home Inc., 173 E. Green St., Nanticoke , with a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 AM at St. Faustina Parish. Interment will follow in Holy Trinity Cemetery, Sheatown.
Family and friends may call on Friday evening from 6-8 pm at the funeral home.
To Helen’s family I’m so sorry to hear of Helen’s passing, but what a blessing for a life well lived. My parents and I knew Helen and Don from our days at Lake Silkworth back in the 70’s and 80’s, when they moved to the Poconos. Thought of Helen recently and wondered how she was doing. My father passed away in 1976 and my mother in 2010. I always remember the kindness of Helen when we visited her in the Poconos. God bless her. My prayer is that she’s reunited with my parents and her loved ones.Kim Morgan (about 1 year ago)
Your aunt was a beautiful person. It was a pleasure to have known her. Our condolences.Joyce(Glanville)&Ronald Borofski (about 1 year ago)
We are so sorry for Helen’s passing. We would love to be here to celebrate Helen but unfortunately he was not able to travel. We loved seeing Helen and my Dad knows that she is now resting peacefully with Don and her other friends and family that passed. Love to everyone as you celebrate Helen’s life. We look forward to connecting with extended family when we can fly George back to PA. Prayers for peace.Rebecca Lewis and George Smith (about 1 year ago)
I’m so sorry to hear of Aunt Helens passing. And I’m equally sorry that we can’t be there for the services to meet her other family members. My sons Mateo and Agustin loved to visit Helen with me and have fond memories of playing with the log truck in the living room. She was so spunky and loved to go out for lunch with us when we visited. We will miss her and her spirit. I hope we can connect with her other family and meet them at some point soon. Sending love and hugs.Sarah Lewis (about 1 year ago)
Our deepest condolences to the entire Bohan Family on the passing of your Aunt Helen, may she rest in peace, God speed.Jennifer and Reid Davenport (about 1 year ago)