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Helen A (Zaucha) Blazek

May 18, 1929 ~ September 30, 2019 (age 90)
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Helen A. Blazek, 90, of Warren, entered peacefully into eternal life on Monday, September 30, 2019 at 3:40 a.m. in Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Home in Howland under the comforting care of hospice.

She was born on Saturday, May 18, 1929 in Tower Hill, Pennsylvania the daughter of the late Albert and Mary Orwitz Zaucha and was lifelong area resident.

A June 1947 graduate of Warren G. Harding High School, Helen was employed by Big A Drug Store for 24 years.

Helen, along with her husband Steve, were longtime members of St. John Paul II Parish (St. Joseph Catholic Church), where she was a member of its Altar & Rosary Society.  She was also a member of SS. Cyril & Methodius 50 + Club, Sunshine Group and Christian Mothers Parish Council.

She enjoyed cooking, baking, knitting, crocheting, quilting, and especially spending time with her family and friends.

Left behind to cherish her memories are her husband of 70 years, Steve Blazek whom she married on July 2, 1949; children: son, Stephen (Karen) Blazek of Warren and grandchildren Jeffery Blazek (Mike Brunstedt) of Cleveland, Joseph (Melissa) Blazek and great-grandson Samuel of Independence, Jessica (Ted) Richter and great-granddaughter Lydia of Medina; Daughter-in-law Renee Blazek of Jacksonville, FL and grandchildren Lindsey and Michael Blazek of Jacksonville; son, Edward (Teri) Blazek of Round Rock, TX and grandchildren Jennifer Gilmore and great-grandchildren Jacob and Juliet of Round Rock and David (Ellen) Blazek of Dripping Springs, TX and great-granddaughter Savannah of Dripping Springs.

Besides her parents, Helen was preceded in death by her son Michael Blazek, four brothers Edward, Joseph, John and Stanley Zaucha; and two sisters Ann Zaucha Szymanski and Mary Zaucha.

Family will receive friends from 9:00 a.m. until 9:50 a.m. Wednesday in St. John Paul II Parish, 420 North Street, Warren, Ohio 44483

An Order of Christian Burial Service will take place at 10:00 a.m. in the church with Fr. Francis Katrinak, pastor of St. John Paul II Parish as celebrant.  Burial will follow in St. Joseph Cemetery in Champion.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorial contributions take the form of donations to St. John Paul II Altar & Rosary Society 420 North Street, Warren, Ohio 44483.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of the Staton-Borowski Funeral Home, 962 North Road, NE, Warren, Ohio 44483, 330-394-6200. Dedicated To Serving Your Loved Ones. This obituary may be viewed and condolences sent to

Donations may be made to:

Altar & Rosary Society of St. John Paul II Parish
1401 Moncrest Drive NW, Warren OH 44485

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