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(Semivan), 93, Elton, fell asleep with our Lord on July 9, 2017 at Forest Hills Personal Care Home, Sidman. Born January 16, 1924 in Bitumen. Daughter of Michael and Juliana (Stefancik) Semivan. Preceded in death by parents; first husband, John Dzura Jr. and second husband, Steve F. Cicmansky; brothers, John and Michael Semivan and sisters, Mary Buchosky, Anne J. Hoefer and Susanne Semivan, who was her twin. Survived by children, Andrew Dzura and wife LuAnn and Joseph Dzura. Grandchildren, Alexandria, Juliana and Nicholas. Also survived by step children, Steven Jr., Nancy, Karen and Laureen. Helen was a former employee of Bestform and the Eureka Store in Windber. Helen was a loving wife, mother and grandmother who enjoyed baking in her kitchen and dancing the polka with family and friends. She was an active member for over 70 years of SS. Peter and Paul Orthodox Church, Windber where she was a member of the Womens Club and the church choir. She loved going house to house singing Christmas carols with the church choir and seeing the joy it brought to all. Friends received 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the William Kisiel Funeral Home, Windber where Panachida service will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday. Brief service at 9:30 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home followed by Funeral Service at 10 a.m. at SS. Peter and Paul Orthodox Church, Windber. The Very Rev. Father Miles Zdinak. Interment Church Cemetery, Windber. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to SS. Peter and Paul Orthodox Church, Windber in Helens memory.
Published on July 10, 2017
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