NILES - Helen S. Birskovich, 94, died at 7:10 a.m. Wednesday, June 19, 2013, in the house she and her husband built with their own hands.
She was born Aug. 3, 1918, in Youngstown, the daughter of Michael and Sara Helch Schuller.
Helen was a 1937 graduate of Niles McKinley High School and a member of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish in Niles. She was also a Mount Carmel School cafeteria volunteer, member of the McKinley Mutual Benefit Association and member and officer of the AARP.
She delivered for Meals on Wheels, was a volunteer for the Trumbull County Board of Elections and enjoyed cooking, shopping, traveling and baking.
Her husband, Frank Birskovich, whom she married June 8, 1950, died March 26, 2008.
Helen, who was a very supportive wife and grandmother, will be deeply missed by a son, David Birskovich of McKinley Heights; three daughters, Jean (Victor) Searfoss of Iron Station, N.C., Susan (Stephen) Sturgeon of Niles and Barbara (Marc) Graham of Noblesville, Ind.; a sister, Elizabeth Schuller of Niles; eight grandchildren, Victor Searfoss, Lisa Limpach, Brian Graham, Matthew Graham, Allen Graham, Sara Feldhaus, Jennifer Rohland and Wayne Rohland; and four great-grandchildren, Leo Feldhaus, Helena Feldhaus, Luke Graham and Alice Graham.
She was preceded in death by a son, Robert Birskovich; a daughter, Nancy Louise Birskovich; a granddaughter, Alicia Graham; two brothers, Fred Schuller and John Schuller; and four sisters, Christine Schuller, Anna Mae Ague, Bertha Beach and Pauline Helenberger.
Friends may call from 5 to 7 p.m. today at The Joseph Rossi and Sons Funeral Home in Niles, where the Mount Carmel Bereavement Ministry will conduct prayers at 6:30 p.m. Services of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home with the Rev. Thomas Kraszewski officiating.
Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery in Youngstown.
Family and friends can view this obituary, sign the guest book and send email condolences at www.josephrossifuneralhome.com.
Arrangements are being handled by The Joseph Rossi and Sons Funeral Home in Niles.