Helen K. Russo, 82, of Butler, formerly of Lyndora, passed away peacefully on Sunday, October 20, 2019, at her home, surrounded by her family.
Born February 8, 1937 in Lyndora, she was a daughter of the late John Gombos and Mary (Grystar) Gombos.
Helen was a graduate of Butler High School and was a longtime resident of Lyndora. She worked for the Butler Area School District as a cafeteria monitor and then worked for Magnetics in East Butler. She was a member of St. Fidelis Roman Catholic Church, was an active bowler for many years in numerous leagues, one of which was the Jolly Girls League who she bowled with for more than 20 years. After her retirement she served on the Butler County Bureau of Elections in Lyndora.
Surviving are daughters, Kathleen (Jon) Bard of Butler and Teresa Cypher of Holly Springs, NC.
4 granddaughters: Kendra Russo, Meghan McAnallen, Erica Weikert and Allison Bard.
2 great grandsons, Benjamin Weikert and Maddox McAnallen.
Her cat Sweetie.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded by her husband, Nicholas Russo; her sister, Maryann Nodge and her long time companion Carl Brenen.
Friends will be received at the Geibel Funeral Home, 201 East Cunningham Street, Butler, from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Wednesday. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday, at 10:00 a.m., at St. Paul Roman Catholic Church, 128 North McKean Street, Butler. Entombment will follow in the Mausoleum of Calvary Cemetery.
Memorial Donations may be sent to the Butler County Humane Society, 1015 Evans City Road, Renfrew, PA 16053, or to the National MS Society, P.O. Box 4527, New York, NY 10163.