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Zora Helco

August 13, 1921 — December 16, 2020

Zora Helco, 99, of Niles, formerly of McDonald, passed away on Wednesday, December 16, 2020, at Continuing Health Care Center in Niles. Zora was born August 13, 1921 in Renton, Pennsylvania, the daughter of Michael and Rosa (Mikacinich) Provich. Zora had previously owned and operated Marshall Road Tavern, in McDonald. She enjoyed playing bingo and going to the casino’s. She leaves to cherish her memory, her sons, Dennis Michael Helco, of Warren, and Ron (Martha) Helco, of Staten Island, NY, her daughter, Debbie (Gary) Woolensack, of Howland,12 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren, and had raised her grandchildren, Tina (Mark) Mortaro Moore and Tony Mortaro, and her great-granddaughter, Stephanie Salus. Besides her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, Michael Helco, whom she married July 17, 1945 and died March 2, 2016, her daughter, Stephanie Mortaro-Helco, son, Michael Helco, and brothers, Michael Provich and Sam Mikacinich, and sisters Mary Ketchell, Helen Godfrey and Sophie Mullen. Private funeral services will be held on Friday, December 18th, at Blackstone Funeral Home. Zora will be laid to rest at Girard City Cemetery, next to her husband.

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