Helen F. Gajewski

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Helen F. Gajewski

Helen F. Gajewski 86, of Hollidaysburg, died Saturday afternoon August 27, 2016 at her home following a brief illness. She was born in Rochester, NY, May 15, 1930, daughter of the late Edward and Anna (Maier) Hess. On August 13, 1955 she married Richard J. Gajewski in Rochester. Surviving are her husband with whom she shared 61 years of marriage; four children: Teresa Shaw of Florida; Thomas Gajewski of New Jersey; Diane Gajewski of Colorado; Denise White and husband, Dean also of Colorado, four grandchildren: Lindsay Gajewski; Kristen Sikoryak and husband, Joshua; Philip and Amanda White; and on great granddaughter, Lilianna Sikoryak. Also surviving are two sisters: Ruth Barna and husband John and Lois O'Neill. Helen was preceded in death by a sister, Marie Schramel. She was a 1948 graduate of Nazareth Academy of Rochester, NY. While she wored many years as a Bookkeeper, she was primarily a homemaker. Helen was a member of Saint Mary Catholic Church, Hollidaysburg, where she was a member of the Ladies Guild. She had also been a member of the Altoona-Johnstown Cursillo movement, the Hollidaysburg YMCA and Altoona Hospital Auxiliaries. She loved her children and grandchildren; and enjoyed playing cards. Friends will be received 2-6 Thursday, September 1st, 2016 at Sorge Funeral Home, Inc., where a vigil service will be held. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated 10:00am Friday at St. Mary's Catholic Church by Father Anthony J. Legarski and Father Dan Sinisi, T.O.R Committal at Holy Ghost Catholic Cemetery, Rochester, NY. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Francis University, PO Box 600, Loretto, PA, 15940
Published on August 29, 2016
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