Helen  Mastovich
98, Franklin Borough, passed away November 10, 2019 at LaurelWood Care Center. Born August 23, 1921 in Franklin, in the same house she resided more than 90 years; daughter of Stephen and Mary (Grofik) Kormanik. Preceded in death by her parents; husband Milan "Hank" Mastovich, who died May 21, 1977; son Paul Mastovich and daughter Karen Yarina; infant twin brothers; infant sister; sisters Anna Gatalo and Mary Kuzmiak; and brothers, Stephen, John and Nicholas. Survived by sons Michael (Kathleen) and Stephen Mastovich; Son-in-law Robert Yarina; seven grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Helen was a 1939 graduate of Franklin High School. During World War II, Helen worked at the Bethlehem Steel Wheel Plant, filling a "Rosie the Riveter" role. She was employed by the PA Workman's Compensation Office in Johnstown and served on the Democratic Party Committee in Franklin. Helen was a member of St. Nicholas Serbian Orthodox Church in Westmont. At Helen's request, there will be no public viewing. Committal service will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday at Forest Lawn Memorial Park Chapel, Very Rev. Fr. Milan Dragovic. The family is being served by the Baker-Harris Funeral Home, 229-231 First Street, Conemaugh. Contributions may be directed to St. Nicholas Serbian Orthodox Church, Bell Tower Fund, 971-1001 St. Clair Road, Johnstown, Pennsylvania 15905 in memory of Helen. Online condolences may be posted to www.wharrisfuneralhome.com.
Published on November 11, 2019


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george ceglar
Nov 27, 2019
Helen married my moms cousin Hank. She always rode the bus, home in the afternoon, we would chat when we ran into each other. I went to school with Karen and Bob.
Jimmy Mattes
Nov 16, 2019
I will always remember your Mom as our Second Mom. Its been a long time since I have been back in Franklin, but I always remember those days with smiles and tears. Part of your family has just met our Mom in Heaven.
Lucian "Pete" Mattes
Nov 12, 2019
So sad to see a great lady pass. She was always very nice to my brothers and me after our Mom died. I will always remember Paul running on the wrap around porch and breaking through the railing and Mr Mastovich catching him by one hand. Mrs Mastovich was not a happy person that day but grateful that no one was seriously injured.
Sock ball in the street, riding down the alley in the hood of an old Chevrolet and running the Terraces. Those were Happy days in our lives. May she rest in peace.
Michael and Stephanie Mino
Nov 12, 2019
You have our deepest sympathies. So sorry.
Ann Carlton
Nov 12, 2019
Helen was a beautiful, kind and sweet person. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this time of grief. Ann
Nov 11, 2019
So sorry for your loss. Prayers for family and friends. 🙏
Patty & Mike Devich
Nov 11, 2019
You have our sincere condolences on the loss of Helen. Memory eternal ☦️☦️☦️
Cecil Cole
Nov 11, 2019
So sorry for your loss
Jessica Doss
Nov 11, 2019
Written in the Stars was purchased for the family of Helen Mastovich by Jessica Doss.  Send flowers
Trudy Reighard
Nov 11, 2019
My thoughts and prayers are with you all
Robin Mattes
Nov 11, 2019
Tike and Steve my condolences for the loss of your mom. Growing up on Spruce St i was probably in your house as much as mine. Your mom was a great person. She will be missed but never forgotten. May she rest in peace.