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March 16, 2014

Helen (Brownie) Knapik

AUSTINBURG, Ohio — Helen (Brownie) Knapik, 96, of Austinburg, Ohio, formerly of Conneautville, died Thursday, March 6, 2014, at Austinburg Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

She was born May 13, 1917, in Cleveland, Ohio, to the late Steven Vajda and Mary Skutka Vajda. She married Michael S. Knapik; he preceded her in death in 1984.

She was a member of Saint Peter’s Roman Catholic Church and was active with the Altar and Rosary Society. She was also very involved with Active Aging and Conneaut Valley Senior Center as well as volunteering many years at Conneaut Valley Health Center.

Survivors include two sons, Thaddeus M. and his wife, Barbara, of Lakewood, Ohio, and Mark A. and his wife, Susan, of Sagimar Hill, Ohio; a sister, Margaret Holan of Cambridge, Ohio; three grandchildren, Bernadette, Mark Andrew and Sara; seven great-grandchildren, Robert, Lauren, Lyndsey, Noel, Connor, William and Samuel; and several nieces and nephews.

Helen was preceded in death by her parents; husband; a brother, Thomas Vajda; and a sister, Ann Burik.

There will be a Funeral Mass celebrated Thursday at St. Peter’s Roman Catholic Church at 11 a.m.

Burial will be private in St. Peter’s Cemetery.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Gina M. McCauley, funeral director of White-Cool Funeral Home, Conneautville.

To leave condolences for the family, please visit our website at white-coolfuneralhome.org.

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