Helen (Baran) Piro, formerly of McAdoo, passed away Friday, January 6, 2023, in Chaska, Minnesota.
Born in Beaver Meadows, she was the daughter of the late John and Mary (Mihal) Baran.
Helen was a life-long Byzantine Catholic and a member of St. Michael's Byzantine Catholic Church, McAdoo. She recently moved to Minnesota to be closer to her family.
Helen was a 1944 graduate of Hazleton High School. She was married to the late Joseph Piro, a WWII veteran and partner in the beloved family store they owned and operated until 1973. She then started her career as a highly valued surgical technician at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Hazleton, until retiring in 1992.
Helen was loved by all who knew her and will be missed greatly.
Preceding her in death, in addition to her husband, are her granddaughter Bryn Elyse Piro in 2003; brothers Nicholas, John, and George; and a sister, Anna Markovchick.
Helen is survived by her son Joseph Piro and daughter-in-law, Genine; her beloved granddaughters, Mia Christine and Dana Elyse; her sister, Mary (Baran) Markovchick of New Jersey, will be 99 in April; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Her funeral will be held Saturday from the Damiano Funeral Home, Inc., 24 E. Blaine St., McAdoo, beginning at 10 a.m. Rev. Gregory Hosler will celebrate the Divine Liturgy with Office of Christian Burial in St. Michael’s B.C. Church, 17 E. Blaine St., McAdoo, at 10:30 a.m. Interment will follow in the parish cemetery.
A calling hour will be held Saturday, from 9 to 10 a.m. in the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the Hazleton Blind Association, St Michael's Byzantine Catholic Church, McAdoo, or a charity of one's choice, would be appreciated by the family.
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Hazleton Blind Association
St. Michael's B.C. Church
17 E. Blaine St., McAdoo PA 18237
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