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Helen Chesniak

September 24, 1921 - November 14, 2020

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Helen Chesniak, a lifelong resident of Old Forge, passed away Saturday morning at Riverside Rehabilitation & Nursing Center in Taylor at the age of 99.
Born on September 24, 1921, and daughter of the late Luke and Martha (Kapuscansky) Chesniak, Helen was a graduate of Old Forge High School. Instrumental in helping to raise her six siblings, she remained a nurturing mother-like figure her entire life, caring for her nieces and nephews like the children she never had.
She retired from Rohr Lingerie in Old Forge and, certainly steadfast in her faith, she was a lifelong member of St. Michael’s Orthodox Church.
Serving as the keystone to her family, she’ll long be remembered for not only her tough love, but her priority of taking care of those she loved.
She is survived by her brother, Harold Chesniak of Hackettstown, N.J.; and many nieces and nephews, especially her care-giving niece, Maria Emily of Old Forge.
Five siblings, Mildred Paone, Ann Cesare, Tillie Augustine, Mary Conon and John Chesniak, also preceded her in death.
A funeral service is scheduled for Wednesday at 10:00AM at St. Michael’s Orthodox Church, 512 Summer Street in Old Forge, to be celebrated by Rev. Peter Henry, Rector. Burial will follow at St. Michael’s Parish Cemetery.
Family and friends may pay their respects on Wednesday from 9:30AM until service at the church and those wishing to attend the funeral are asked to go directly to the church.
Arrangements are under the care of the Thomas P. Kearney Funeral Home, Inc., 517 North Main Street, Old Forge.