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Helen J. Vann

Vann – Helen J., 86, Geistown, died peacefully at her residence on November 20, 2017. Born March 17, 1931, in South Fork, PA, daughter of the late John Sikora and Mary (Yurechko) Sikora. Also preceded in death by her husband, Thomas O. Vann; siblings, John, Joseph, Nicholas, Mary, Katherine, and Hannah. Survived by loving sons; Robert T. Vann, married to the former Diana Mishler, Westmont, James A. Vann, Geistown, and Larry D. Vann, married to the former Marilyn Volpatti, Canada; 4 grandchildren; 4 great grandchildren; sister, Margaret (Leo) Spodnik, South Fork, PA, and numerous nieces and nephews. Helen was a homemaker devoted to her husband and family. Her measure was not what she accumulated but what she gave. Helen’s family would like to thank Conemaugh Regional Hospice for their exceptional care and support. At Helen’s request there will be no public viewing. Private entombment will be at Richland Cemetery Mausoleum. The family is being served by the Harris Funeral Home, 500 Cherry Lane, Richland. Contributions may be directed to Conemaugh Regional Hospice, 315 Locust Street, Johnstown, PA 15901 in memory of Helen. On line condolences may be posted to www.wharrisfuneralhome.com.

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To the Vann family,

Our deepest condolences at the loss of a wonderful Mother, Grandmother and Friend, our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.
With sympathy, Elvira Volpatti, Janet and Phil DiDomenico and family
Niagara Falls, Canada

Elvira Volpatti, Janet & Phil DiDomenico and family Nov 27 2017 12:00 AM

It is with heavy hearts that we hear of Helen's passing.
We will always think of her as someone who was so strong and giving. Her strength and spirit will forever live on and shine through in her family.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.
With deepest sympathy,
Milena, Carl, Alex and Emily Decicco
New Hope, PA

Milena Decicco Nov 26 2017 12:00 AM

Mom I waited til today on Thanksgiving Day to thank you for taking care of me and raising me to be a good person even though it is hard at times. The pain and suffering is over. Rest in Peace. This will be the first Thanksgiving you will not be here. I will miss you so until I see you and dad again I say goodbye with what JESUS said in John 11:25 I am the resurrection and the life he who believes in me though he were dead yet shall he live. Love Bob

Son Nov 23 2017 12:00 AM

My Deepest Sympathy.

Dave Ickes Nov 22 2017 12:00 AM

Dear Mum. I kept my promise. Love, Jim.

Son Nov 21 2017 12:00 AM