Helen Belko 1937-2013

HOWLAND – Helen Belko, 75, passed away and went to be with her Lord on Good Friday, March 29, 2013, at St. Joseph Health Center in Warren.

She was born April 18, 1937, in Newton Falls, the daughter of the late Charles and Anna Cuprick Zimomra.

Mrs. Belko was a 1955 graduate of Newton Falls High School and a homemaker. She enjoyed putting together jigsaw puzzles and cooking. Her greatest joy was being a mother and grandmother.

Survivors include her loving husband, Fred Belko Sr., whom she married on Feb. 1, 1958; three children, Stephen (Connie) Belko of Champion, Kathy Burke of Niles and Fred (Donna) Belko Jr. of Hermitage, Pa.; her daughter-in-law, Stephanie Belko of Tipp City, Ohio; six grandchildren, Jessica (Dan) Ciufi, Melissa (Dan) Vodhanel, Stephanie, Kristen, Craig and Zander Belko; one step-grandchild, Arie Curtiss; three great-grandchildren, Norah Ciufi, Dominic Gottuso and Connor Vodhanel; and one stepgreat-grandchild, Ember. Her sister, Sandra Gretton of Mesa, Ariz., also survives.

Other than her parents, Helen was preceded in death by her son, John Belko; her son-in-law, William Burke; and her four brothers and two sisters.

Funeral services will be held 6 p.m. Wednesday at the Lane Family Funeral Homes, Roberts-Clark Chapel, where family and friends may gather from 4 to 6 p.m.

Family and friends may view this obituary and send condolences at www.lanefuneralhomes.com.

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