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Helen M. MaziarzHelen Mary Maziarz (nee Knitter), age 94, of Lorain, passed away Thursday, June 29, 2017 at her residence while under the care of University Hospital Hospice following a lengthy illness.
Born Dec. 29, 1922 in Lorain, she was a lifelong resident of the city. She was a graduate of Lorain High School class of 1941B.
Helen worked as a bookkeeper at Hills Department Store in South Lorain for 20 years until the store closed in 1982.
She was member of Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Parish in Lorain. Helen was active in the monthly Nativity BVM class of 1937 dinner group, and the Hills #4 retiree group monthly luncheon group, the high school breakfast group. As an amateur radio operator, she enjoyed visiting with friends via the airways under call letters K8NQD. She loved writing letters, reading and music.
Surviving are her sons, John F. Jr. of Lorain, James J. of Rochester Township and Stanley A. of Lorain; daughters, Mary F. Dunfee-Schatz of Rochester Township, Frances M. Tolson of Laredo, Texas and Jolen A. Maziarz of Akron; 23 grandchildren and many great grandchildren and a great great-grandson.
She was preceded in death by her daughters, Anne M. Davis in 2016 and Mary Ann Maziarz in 1945; a son, Joseph F. in 2001; parents, Joseph and Mary (nee Miszczak) Knitter; and a brother, Charles W. Knitter in 1983; and her husband of 46 years, John F. Maziarz in 1988.
The family will receive friends on Sunday from 1:00 - 5:00 pm in the Dovin Funeral and Cremation Specialist, 2701 Elyria Avenue, Lorain, where funeral services will be Monday at 9:30 am followed by Mass at 10:00 am at Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Parish, 418 W. 15th Street, Lorain. Rev. Fr. Robert Glepko, pastor will officiate. Burial will follow in Calvary Cemetery, Lorain. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made in her name to Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Parish, 418 W. 15th Street, Lorain, Ohio 44052. To send online condolences go to www.dovinfcs.com.
Our deepest sympathies for your loss. Helen was a beautiful person and will be enjoyed by all in heaven. I am so thankful that she was my first CW contact as a Novice amateur radio operator and that we grew to be family friends. Always enjoyed her cards and letters. I just noticed her "silent key" notice in QST and am sorry I did know sooner.May her family receive the blessings of our Lord and always keep fond memories of her in your heart as we do of her and the family. Patrick (W2DHB) and Marilyn (KA2NNK) Sheedy, Painted Post, NY
Patrick M. Sheedy - November 18, 2017 at 05:28 PM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM
You all came from a loving family. My parents, Helen and Ed Kozjan were Godparents to a few of you. Your mother would tell me that my mother was the meat and she and Aggie Rutkowski Draves were the bread. They were very close girlfriends. With sincere sympathy, Cynthia (Kozjan) Forest and Bob Forest
Cynthia Forest - July 01, 2017 at 02:12 PM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM
So very sorry for your loss.... Mrs. Maziarz was a beautiful lady. She was always so kind and always had a smile for everyone.... May she rest in Gods arms.
Veronica Mazur Paghi - June 30, 2017 at 02:22 PM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM
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