Mrs. Helen Warabak, 87, of Port Blanchard passed away Sunday morning at Highland Manor, Exeter surrounded by her loving family.
Born in Port Blanchard. She was the daughter of the late Michael and Anna Soltis Papadinic. She was a graduate of North East High School. Prior to her retirement, she was employed by the former J & L Dress Factory, Port Blanchard.
She was a member of St. Michael's Byzantine Catholic Church, Pittston.
She was a member of the Retired Senior Volunteer Program, Wilkes-Barre and Four Paws Spay and Neuter Program, Luzerne County.
She was an avid gardner and enjoyed sewing stuff animals for the Wyoming Valley Crippled Childrens Association for almost fifty years. She made wheel chair bags and adult clothing protectors for the VA and area nursing homes.
She was a loving mom, grandma and great grandma. She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She enjoyed being in the company of her fur babies.
She was proceeded in death by her husband Andrew Warabak who passed away on April 2, 1995 and brother, Joseph.
Daughter: Rita Warabak with whom she resided
Daughter: Ann Sophia Zahurak and her husband, Michael, of Johnstown
Daughter: Andrea Martini and her husband, Robert, of Old Forge
Daughter: Regina McKittrick and her husband, Don, of Douglasville, Ga.
Five Great Grandchildren
Nieces and Nephews
Funeral will be held Wednesday at 9:30 A.M. from the Bernard J. Piontek Funeral Home Inc. 204 Main Street, Duryea with Mass at 10:00 A.M. in St. Michael's Byzantine Catholic Church, Pittston with the Rev. Joseph Bertha. Interment will be in the parish cemetery, Pittston. Friends may call Tuesday from 4:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. at the funeral home. Parastas Services will be held Tuesday at 4:30 P.M. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Four Paws Spay and Neuter Program, Luzerne County. To leave the family an online condolence or for futher information, please visit www.piontekfuneralhome.com
Dearest Rita, so very sorry to learn of your mother's passing- she was a wonderful woman who cared about children especially those at Wyoming Valley Children's Association.She lovingly hand sewed countless stuffed animals that brought lots of smiles to many young faces. She helped to take care of God's children- we are so grateful for her life and the support you provided to ensure her talents and gifts were shared.Sharon Harry (almost 7 years ago)
MOMMY yesterday we sent you to daddy. you went in style. rita danced the polka for you, just the way you wanted it. love you and miss youandrea (almost 7 years ago)
MOM, yesterday we buried you. you are now with daddy and your furbabies. we sent you in style. rita danced the polka for you. it was just the way you wanted it. love you and miss you.andrea (almost 7 years ago)
We all said good-bye to you today, Mom. You are with Dad, and the two of you can set up a new home for the time we all will be together again. Love you much.ann sophia (almost 7 years ago)
She was a wonderful neighbor and a very nice lady. She will be missed.Kim DeMark (almost 7 years ago)
Rita, I am very sorry to hear of your Mom's passing. My prayers go out to you and your family.Jen Gruenloh (almost 7 years ago)
love you and will miss you deeply mom. you were the best. enjoy being with daddy and all your furbabies.andrea (almost 7 years ago)
Rita and the Warabak family, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I only knew her for a short while but her smile and funny personality will be missed. Thank you Mrs. Warabak for all the time you volunteered with us (4-Paws Spay and Neuter). It was there I had the pleasure of meeting you. SincerelyDonna W. (almost 7 years ago)