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Helen Krise

March 27, 1929 — August 15, 2022

Krise – Helen, 93, Richland, went to be with the Lord on August 15, 2022, at her residence surrounded by her loving family. Born on March 27, 1929 in Johnstown, daughter of Michael and Mary (Suchy) Bosak. Preceded in death by her parents; husband, Forrest J. Krise; son, Forrest Wayne Krise; brothers, Michael, John, Joseph, Andrew, and Peter; sisters, Agnes Miles, and Mary Shaffer; loving pet, Brody.


She is survived by her loving children, Debbie (Richard) Amigh, and Sharon Cafeo; grandchildren, Christy (David) Cafeo-Zelechoski, Shannon Cafeo, Ryan Cafeo, Brandon (Nicki) Krise, Bracken (John) Murray, and Jordan (Krista) Amigh; great grandchildren, Ryver Head, Tyler Kohut, Olivia Krise, Forrest Zelechoski, Megan Krise, Caelyn Murray; great-great grandson, Forest Head; sister, Margaret Tesh, and numerous nieces and nephews.


Helen was true to her own feisty, fun-loving personality. She was a caring homemaker who raised her family. She took much pride in her home and had every detail in order. Throughout her life, she worked alongside her husband in their residential home building business, often leading design choices and material negotiations. Helen was a talented decorator and greatly enjoyed shopping. Helen was a member of the St. Peter and Paul Orthodox Christian Church and enjoyed singing in the choir. She could make a room erupt with laughter with her unapologetic honesty, which was always presented in a charming and endearing manner. Helen was tremendously proud of her children and grandchildren’s accomplishments and her home boasted photos of those she cherished. During holidays, Helen could be found challenging her family to a game of Rummy. Helen was immensely adored by her family, whose lives are forever enriched because of her giving and joyous presence. The family would like to thank everyone who assisted Helen. Special thanks to Linda and Lynn.


At Helen’s request, there will be no public viewing. Private Funeral Service will be held at the Harris Funeral Home, 500 Cherry Lane, Richland, with The Very Reverend Miles P. Zdinak. Private Committal will be at Richland Cemetery. The family suggests contributions be directed to St. Peter and Paul Orthodox Christian Church, 141 Hoffman Drive Road, Windber, PA 15963 in memory of Helen. Online condolences may be posted to Cremation by Laurel Highlands Crematory at Harris Funeral Home.

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