Helen (Mathia) Yanchak

June 26, 1927 ~ February 17, 2019 (age 91)

Helen Yanchak, 91, of Canonsburg, died Sunday, February 17, 2019.
She was born June 26, 1927, in Medzany, Slovakia, a daughter of Joseph and Mary Galata Mathia. 
Ms. Yanchak was a member of St. Michael's Byzantine Catholic Church, Canonsburg. She enjoyed baking with the Lady's Guild at the church.
On July 4, 1948, she married her husband of over 66 years, Michael Yanchak, who died June 28, 2015.
She was a dedicated homemaker, devoted wife and mother, and prior to her retirement, she worked as a secretary for Canon McMillan School District, and also at the Meadows.
Surviving are her sons, Michael D. (Melody) Yanchak, of Washington, Dennis A. (Claudia) Yanchak, of Georgetown, Texas; daughters, Janet (Larry) Holick, of Tucson, Arizona, Carol Y. (Mark) Geissler, of Powell, Ohio; her sister, Pauline Rozsas, of Houston; seven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents and her husband, she was preceded in death by her brother, Thomas Mathia; and her sister, Anna Mathia.
Friends will be received Thursday, 2-8pm, at the Sollon Funeral and Cremation Services, LTD, 30 East College Street, Canonsburg, Phillip L. Sollon, supervisor, J. David Sollon, director, 724-746-1000.
Panachida service will be held Thursday, at 2pm, in the funeral home.
Divine Liturgy will be held Friday, at 8:30am, in the St. Michael's Byzantine Catholic Church, Canonsburg, with Father Joseph Raptosh, officiating.
Burial will follow in the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies, Bridgeville. The family kindly requests donations be made to the American Diabetes Association, in Mrs. Yanchak's name.
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