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Kompardo, Helen L., 75 of Portage, passed away on January 26, 2018 at Maple Winds Nursing Care Center in Portage. She was born on August 5, 1942 in Johnstown. She was the daughter of Charles J., Sr. and Helen C. (Saranetz) Kompardo. Helen is preceded in death by her parents, her brothers: Charles, Jr., Joseph and Anthony and a sister: Rosemarie. She is survived by her sister: Agnes Kompardo of Portage. Helen was a graduate of Mount Aloysius Jr. College in Cresson and she attended St. Francis University in Loretto. She was a lay teacher for St. Benedicts in Johnstown and she served as a lay teacher for over 35 years for the Catholic Diocese of Pittsburgh. Helen was a volunteer at the Portage Area Historical Society and the Portage Area Senior Center. She enjoyed crocheting, word finds, singing along to oldies music on the radio and singing with her friends with the Portage Area Senior Center at nursing homes. At Helens request there will be no viewing and/or visitation. A Memorial Mass will be held on Wednesday at 11 AM at Holy Family Catholic Church in Portage, Fr. Andrew Draper, Celebrant. Commital will be private to the family. In lieu of flowers the family suggests that memorial contributions be made in Helens name to The Portage Area Senior Center, 505 Farren Street, Portage, PA 15946 the Portage Area Historical Society, 400 Lee Street, PO Box 45, Portage, PA 15946 and/or a charity of your choice. The family would like to extend an invitation for a time of meal and fellowship to the Parkway Restaurant, Crimson Room, following Helen's Memorial Service. The Kompardo family is being served by the Matthew R. Decort Funeral Home & Cremation Services Inc. of Portage. On-line condolences may be made at www.decortfh.com
Published on January 28, 2018
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