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Helen S. LeLenko, 96, formerly of Villa Maria Apartments, passed away the morning of Sunday, May 14, 2017, at Assumption Village in North Lima, Ohio.
Born in Pittsburgh on Jan. 11, 1921, she was a daughter of the late John and Elizabeth Fedoriska Stich.
On June 9, 1942, she married her beloved husband, Theodore A. LeLenko, and the two of them spent 58 wonderful years together until he preceded her in death on June 5, 2000.
Helen retired as a sales associate for Perelman's and King's jewelry stores.
A devout member of St. Joseph the Worker Church, she was a past president of the Mary Martha Guild and a member of the St. Vincent de Paul Society, and she also served as a volunteer sacristan of the church for 25 years.
Helen enjoyed tennis, basketball, horseback riding and fishing with her husband.
She will always be remembered as a gentle, loving and faithful person.
Helen is survived by her nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her brothers, Andrew and John Stich; and her sisters, Mary Clark, Elizabeth Gasper and Ann Stich.
Visitation will be held from 9 to 10:15 a.m. Thursday at the Ed and Don DeCarbo Funeral Home and Crematory, 3000 Wilmington Road.
A procession will leave the funeral home at 10:15 a.m. Thursday to attend a Mass of Christian burial at 11 a.m. at St. Joseph the Worker Church, conducted by the Rev. Norbert Campbell, retired pastor of St. Joseph the Worker Church.
Interment will take place in St. Joseph Cemetery.
Online condolences may be viewed or offered to the family by visiting www.decarbofuneralhome.com.
Published on May 16, 2017
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