Helen Choma

CHOMA, Helen D. (Zelasko), 91, of Toronto, OH, passed away Thursday March 27, 2014, in Trinity Medical Center ER in Steubenville, OH.

Helen was born October 23, 1922, in Stratton, OH, daughter of the late Nickolas and Anastisa Szegda Zelasko.

She was formerly employed at Homer Laughlin China Co., she then retired from the Ohio Valley Hospital after 20 years of service as a nurses aid.

Helen was a member of St. Joseph Byzantine Catholic Church in Toronto.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Edward A. Choma in 1976; a baby sister, Patricia Ann; her sisters, Mary Kurty, Pearl Swick and Stella Molchan; her brothers, John ‘Smitty,’ Nickolas, Paul and Steve Zelasko.

Surviving is her son, David Choma of Richmond, OH; her daughter, Debbie (Jeff) Holliday of Delaware, OH; her grandson, Eddie Choma; two sisters-in-law, Martha Choma of Toronto and Genevieve ‘Jenny’ Zelasko of Amsterdam, OH; several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Visitation will be held on Sunday March 30, 2014, from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at the J.E. Foster Funeral Home, Inc., 701 Findley St., in Toronto.

Family and friends will gather Monday at the funeral home from 9-9:30 a.m. for a time of remembrance. Panachida services will be held at 9:45 a.m. at St. Joseph Byzantine Church. Requiem Divine Liturgy to follow at 10 a.m. Rev. Father John Kapitan, Jr. OFM Pastor will be Celebrant.

Helen’s Mass and burial will follow in Toronto Union Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made to: St. Joseph Byzantine Church, 814 N. 5th St., Toronto, Ohio 43964.

Condolences may be offered to the family at www.jefosterfh.com