Helen Kirpan Svec, age 95 of Perryopolis, passed away on Thursday, February 20, 2020 at Monongahela Valley Hospital, Monongahela, Pa. She was born on December 10, 1924 in Monessen, Pa, a daughter of Theodore and Mari Pancio Kirpan.
In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, George Andrew Svec; daughter, Lynne Patrice Svec; siblings: Mary Gustafson, Ann Kuch, Eve Frantecic, Paul Kirpan.
Helen was a longtime resident of Perryopolis and member of St John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church, Perryopolis.
Helen is survived by her son, Gordon Paul Svec and his wife, Carla of Honolulu, Hawaii, ; grandchildren: Christopher Svec and his wife, Jessica of Boston, MA, Andrew Svec and his wife, Allison of Portland OR, Joseph Svec of Honolulu, Hawaii; sister, Olga “Connie” Maul of California; several nieces and nephews.
Helen’s family will receive friends from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. on Wednesday, February 26, 2020 at the Blair-Lowther Funeral Home, 305 Rear Independence Street, Perryopolis, Pa where the Altar Society will pray the Rosary at 3:00 pm. Prayers of Transfer will be said at the funeral home on Thursday 10:00 a.m., followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 a.m. at St. John the Baptist R. C. Church, Perryopolis, PA, with Father Efren Ambre as Celebrant. Interment to follow at Belle Vernon Cemetery, Belle Vernon, Pa.
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