Helen D. Sweda

SWEDA, Helen D., 91, of Weirton, passed away Wednesday, May 7, 2014, in Valley Hospice Care Center North, Steubenville, OH.

Born in Stratton, Ohio on April 15, 1923, she was a daughter of the late John and Mary Kuruc Rozak.

She was also preceded in death by her husband, John Sweda; three brothers, Nicholas, Paul and Joseph Rozak; three sisters, Anna Raptosh, Mary Osborn, Martha Neff; and three infant brothers.

She was a homemaker, caregiver, enjoyed crocheting, sewing, baking and cooking. Helen was a member of St. Mary’s Byzantine Catholic Church where she enjoyed making pierogies every year.

She is survived by a daughter, Rebecca (Gary) Boggs of Rogers, OH; a son, John R. (Colleen) Sweda of San Jose California; four grandchildren, Julie Sweda, Maureen Eldrige, John Sweda and Ivan Boggs; five great- grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and a sister, Pauline Rozak of Stratton, OH; several nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be 1-3 and 6-8 p.m. Sunday at the Greco-Hertnick Funeral Home, 3219 Main Street, Weirton, WV where Parastas services will be held Sunday evening at 7:30 p.m.

Blessing Services will be held Monday at 9:30 a.m. in the funeral home followed by the Funeral Liturgy at 10 a.m. at St. Mary’s Byzantine Catholic Church with the Rev. Ed Lucas officiating.

Interment will follow in Highland Hills Memorial Gardens, Follansbee, WV.

Memorial contributions can be made to St. Mary’s Byzantine Catholic Church 3116 Elm St., Weirton, WV 26062 or the Donor’s Choice.

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Helen D. Sweda

SWEDA, Helen D. , 91, of Weirton passed away Wednesday, May 7, 2014.

Her funeral arrangements are pending at the Greco-Hertnick Funeral Home, Weirton.