Helen S. (Szmodis) Wasko, 91, of Bethlehem, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, October 22, 2019, while in the care of Holy Family Manor. She was the loving wife of the late Joseph S. Wasko. Born in Fountain Hill, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Rose Marie (Gaal) Szmodis. Helen worked as a sales clerk for Orr’s Department Store, Bethlehem in the drapery department. She was a volunteer for over 51 years at Holy Family Manor. Helen was an active parishioner of Ss. Simon and Jude Catholic Church, Bethlehem, where she sang in the choir, and was a member of the seniors group.
SURVIVORS: She will be lovingly remembered by her daughter Janet R. Zambo and her husband Robert of Bethlehem; sons Lawrence J. Wasko and his wife Jean of Massachusetts and Bruce S. Wasko and his wife Peggy of Bethlehem; 7 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her daughter Joanne Meacham, grandson Robert Zambo and sister Dorothy Benninger.
SERVICES: A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 12 Noon on Saturday, October 26, 2019 at S.s. Simon and Jude Catholic Church, 730 W. Broad Street, Bethlehem, PA 18018. Calling hours will be held on Friday evening from 5 PM to 7 PM at the Cantelmi Funeral Home, 1311 Broadway, Fountain Hill, PA 18015. Burial will take place at Holy Saviour Cemetery. A memory tribute may be placed at www.cantelmifuneralhome.com.
CONTRIBUTIONS: In lieu of flowers, please consider a contribution to the funeral home, or to the Alzheimer Association, 399 Market Street, Suite 102, Philadelphia, PA 19106 and/or to the church.
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