Mastovich – Helen, 98, Franklin Borough, passed away Nov. 10, 2019 at LaurelWood Care Center. Born Aug. 23, 1921 in Franklin, in the same house she resided more than 90 years; daughter of Stephen and Mary (Grofik) Kormanik. Preceded in death by her parents; husband Milan “Hank” Mastovich, who died May 21, 1977; son Paul Mastovich and daughter Karen Yarina; infant twin brothers; infant sister; sisters Anna Gatalo and Mary Kuzmiak; and brothers, Stephen, John and Nicholas. Survived by sons Michael (Kathleen) and Stephen Mastovich; Son-in-law Robert Yarina; seven grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Helen was a 1939 graduate of Franklin High School. During World War II, Helen worked at the Bethlehem Steel Wheel Plant, filling a “Rosie the Riveter” role. She was employed by the PA Workman’s Compensation Office in Johnstown and served on the Democratic Party Committee in Franklin. Helen was a member of St. Nicholas Serbian Orthodox Church in Westmont. At Helen’s request, there will be no public viewing. Committal service will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday at Forest Lawn Memorial Park Chapel, Very Rev. Fr. Milan Dragovic. The family is being served by the Baker-Harris Funeral Chapel, 229-231 First Street, Conemaugh. Contributions may be directed to St. Nicholas Serbian Orthodox Church, Bell Tower Fund, 971-1001 St. Clair Road, Johnstown, Pennsylvania 15905 in memory of Helen. Online condolences may be posted to www.wharrisfuneralhome.com.
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