Helen Kava
Helen Kava

Obituary of Helen C. Kava

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Helen C Kava, 94, passed away on Saturday, January 8, 2022 at MSM Hospital after a short illness. Born in Larksville, PA on March 15, 1927. She was the daughter of the late Anthony and Catherine (Gac) Kava. Helen was a graduate of Larksville High School and was employed at R.K. Laros Silk Company as a seamstress sewing slips. After the factory closed down, she took care of her loving parents and brother, Adam and sister Johanna at home prior to their passing. She also helped many of the neighbors caring for their children through the years, including having her nephews from Niagara Falls for summer vacations. They all have so many wonderful memories of their visits & summer vacations in Larksville. She was a life member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Larksville, PA and was active in the choir and the Sodality of the Blessed Mother for many years. Her vegetable garden and rows of Gladiolas took up her entire back yard and was her pride and joy. In her later years, neighbors Juni & Deb Bernardoni took care of her home and tended to anything that needed to be done when she came to Niagara Falls. Cousins also helped Helen: Anne Kotch, Marie Skoronski and Rosalie Zuba & Ed Harry before her move to Niagara Falls. Helen came to live in Niagara Falls with her niece Michelle after a Hospitalization in 2014. In addition to her family, she was lovingly cared for by Janice & Richard Waterstram, Karen Robins, Sue Moletto, Don Schuler & Nicole Sheehan. She is survived by her Nieces and Nephews Josephine Gorski (Southgate, Michigan), Louise Gagne (Windsor, Ontario), Michelle Krolewski (NF), Joseph (Joanne) Krolewski (Youngstown), John Krolewski (Charlotte NC) Thomas (Jane) Krolewski (Aberdeen MD) and James (Patricia) Krolewski (NTNY) and 17 great nephews and nieces and 10 great-great nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by all her siblings, brothers, Stanley (Helen) and Adam Kava, sisters Josephine, Johanna and Michalina (Carl) Krolewski. Niece Katherine Richards and Nephews, Adam and Carl Krolewski. Friends may call Friday, January 14th from 4-8 PM at ZAJAC FUNERAL HOME INC., 319 24th Street, corner of Welch Ave, Niagara Falls, NY. A Mass of Christian Burial will held on Saturday January 15th 10AM at Divine Mercy Parish with Rev. Jacek Mazur officiating. EVERYONE PLEASE ASSEMBLE AT CHURCH. A Memorial Mass at St. John's the Baptist RC Church, 126 Nesbitt Street, Larksville, PA 18651 will be held on Friday January 21st at 10:30AM with the family to greet friends prior to the mass, with Rev. Jerry Gurka officiating. Burial in the Parish Cemetery in Dallas, PA in the family plot following mass. In Lieu of flowers, donations in Helen's memory may be made to Divine Mercy Parish Renovation Fund, 2437 Niagara Street, Niagara Falls, NY 14303 or St. John The Baptist RC Church 126 Nesbitt Street, Larksville, PA 18651.
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4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Friday, January 14, 2022
Zajac Funeral Home Inc.
319 24th Street
Niagara Falls, New York, United States

Mass of Christian Burial

10:00 am
Saturday, January 15, 2022
Divine Mercy Parish
2437 Niagara Street
Niagara Falls, New York, United States

Memorial Mass

10:30 am
Friday, January 21, 2022
St. John The Baptist RC Church
126 Nesbitt Street
Larksville, Pennsylvania, United States

Final Resting Place

St. John The Baptist RC Cemetery
361 Lake Street
Dallas, Pennsylvania, United States
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