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August 7, 2013

Helen Ruth Zinchiak Lasko

LINESVILLE — Helen Ruth Zinchiak Lasko, 90, of Linesville, passed away peacefully on Sunday, Aug. 4, 2013, at Rolling Fields in Conneautville. Helen had lived in the Harmonsburg area on McCarthy Road most of her life.

She was born in Huntsburg, Ohio, on Aug. 29, 1922, to Samuel and Anna Marie Zinchiak. On May 29, 1948, she married Maurice J. (Mike) Lasko at St. Peter’s Roman Catholic Church in Conneautville. They were married 49 years.

Helen attended the Putman Corners one-room school house and graduated from Harmonsburg High School where she played girls basketball and softball. After graduating from Meadville Commercial College, she was a personnel accountant for Avtex Fibers of Meadville and later transferred to the spinning department for many years.

She was a charter member of both Our Lady Queen of the Americas Catholic Church and its Altar and Rosary Society. Helen was a member of the Vernon Grange and the Eat and Travel Club.

Helen cherished her grandchildren and her six great-grandchildren who lovingly called her “Grandma Great” and enjoyed being in the kitchen cooking and baking.

She is survived by two sons, John R. Lasko (Melody) of Conneautville and James M. Lasko (Cynthia) of Linesville; two grandchildren, Rebecca (Mike) Veroneau of Texas and Daniel (Jody) Lasko of Conneaut Lake; and six great-grandchildren, Faith and Hope Veroneau of Texas and August, Sarah, Mitchell and Emily Lasko of Conneaut Lake. She is also survived by two sisters-in-law, Mary Ann Zinchiak of Meadville and Mary Jane Zinchiak of Saegertown; a daughter-in-law, Joyce (Albert) White of Texas; Helen’s dear friend, Elaine Lang of Meadville; and many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

Helen was preceded in death by her husband and parents; five brothers, John, Peter, Steve, George and Andrew; and a sister, Marian.

Calling hours are today from 6 to 9 p.m. at Royal-Coleman Funeral Home, 6028 Route 6, Linesville. An altar and rosary service will be conducted at 6 p.m.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Thursday at Our Lady Queen of the Americas Church, 155 S. Ninth St., Conneaut Lake, with Father Jeffrey J. Lucas as celebrant.

Burial will be in St. Philip Cemetery, Linesville.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Crawford County Federated Library System, 848 North Main St., Meadville, Pa. 16335, or floral tributes may be sent in Helen’s memory.

Please share a condolence or memory of Helen for the family at royalcolemanfuneralhome.com.

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