Helen M. Harvey, 96, of Nanticoke, passed away Saturday, September 21, 2019 at Wilkes-Barre General Hospital.
She was born September 2, 1923, and was the daughter of the late Margaret and Blazey Lagoss.
Helen was a graduate of Nanticoke schools, Class of 1941, and worked at the General Cigar Company for several years. She was a homemaker who dedicated herself to her family. She was an excellent cook and baker, most well-known for her pierogis, borsht, carrot cake and French toast. She was a lifelong fan of Penn State football, the university where all three of her children graduated with degrees in engineering.
Helen was an avid gardener who also enjoyed watching classic Hollywood films and reading legal thrillers and murder mysteries. She practiced her faith at St. Faustina Catholic Church.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Earl; siblings: Walter, Mary, Katherine, Mildred, Lottie, Stanley, Dorothy, Eleonore and Alfred.
Surviving are: son: David B. Harvey, of Nanticoke; daughters: Lois J. Uranowski and her husband, Daniel, of Mars, and Cynthia E. Draper and her husband, Danie, of Roswell, GA.; grandchildren: Shannon, David, Brian, Sarah, Christian and Zachary and great-grandchildren: Isaiah, Colton and Mason; as well as many nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, September 24, 2019, at 9:30 AM from Kearney Funeral Home Inc., 173 E. Green St., Nanticoke, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 AM in St. Faustina Church. Interment will follow in Holy Trinity Cemetery, Sheatown.
Family and friends are invited for a viewing and visitation on Monday evening from 4-7pm.
Dave, Lois Cindy and family, So sorry to hear about the loss of your Mom. She was one of the kindest, loving, and most respected women we have ever known. Our memories of her will last forever. May God keep her always at His side.Robert and Ginny Sellon and family (8 months ago)
Dave, Lois, Cindy, and family. So sorry about the loss of your Mom. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this most difficult time.Helen M. Harvey (8 months ago)
Dave, Lois, Cindy and family. So sorry to hear about the loss of your Mom. She was one of the kindest, loving, and most respected women we have ever known. Our memories of her will last forever. May God keep her always at His side.Helen M. Harvey (8 months ago)
So sorry to hear of your loss, Lois. Our thoughts are with you and the family.Michael and Sally Robinson (8 months ago)
Aunt Helen, You will be missed greatly. We are grateful for a lifetime of memories with you. Our consolation is that you are at peace with God now.Diane Morehead (8 months ago)