TRANSFER, Pennsylvania – Helen A. Horvath, formerly of Transfer, passed away at 3:10 p.m. Sunday, January 28, 2018, in Juniper Village, Sharon. She was 99.
Mrs. Horvath was born September 2, 1918, in Farrell, a daughter of John and Ann (Blazevich) Andrukowicz.
She was a lifelong area resident and 1937 graduate of Farrell High School.
Helen retired from the former Sharon Transformer Division of Westinghouse Electric Corporation where she worked for over 35 years. During her time at Westinghouse, Helen received numerous recognitions of service for her innovative ideas that were implemented in the day-to-day operations of the company.
She was a member of the former Holy Trinity Roman Catholic Church, Sharon.
She loved feeding birds, which would actually come and sit on her hand while being fed.
Her husband, Joseph S. Horvath, Jr., whom she married April 22, 1939, passed away January 17, 1990.
Surviving are her niece and caregiver, Jane Rodondi and her husband, Andrew, Sharpsville; another niece, Alberta Osier and her husband, Mike, Grimbsy, Ontario; a Godchild, Duane DeBastiani and his wife, Beth, Moon Township and many great-nieces and great-nephews.
In addition to her parents and her husband, Helen was preceded in death by four sisters, Anna (Arthur) Anderson, Mildred (William) Kasiara, Veronica (Anthony) Yaksic and Wanda (Eugene) Smith and two brothers, Stanley (Marie) Andrews and Joseph (Mary) Andrews.
The family suggests memorial contributions be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or online at www.stjude.org/give.
In keeping with her wishes, there will be no calling hours.
A Memorial Mass will be held at a later date.
Interment will be in Holy Trinity Roman Catholic Cemetery, Hermitage.
Arrangements by J. Bradley McGonigle Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc., 1090 E. State Street, Sharon.
A television tribute will air Thursday, February 1 at the following approximate times:
12:25 p.m. WKBN, 6:58 p.m. on MyYTV and 10:37 p.m. FOX plus two additional spots throughout the day.