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Helen B. (nee Bernardyn) Shekalis

Obituary for Helen B. (nee Bernardyn) Shekalis

January 22, 1937 - October 30, 2018
Norristown, Pennsylvania | Age 81


Helen B. Shekalis (nee Bernardyn) of Norristown, passed away peacefully on Tuesday October 30, 2018, with her family by her side. Born January 22, 1937 in Mahanoy City, PA, she was the daughter of the late Albert and Kathryn (nee Bojarski) Bernardyn, and the beloved wife of the late Albert Shekalis.

Helen enjoyed cooking and baking as well as entertaining for the holidays. She enjoyed traveling to numerous destinations during her retirement. Helen was a very faithful member of St. Francis of Assisi parish and devout in her faith.

Helen is survived by her three daughters; Jennifer Dzuiba, Ann Stanley (John) and Caroline Harple (William), six grandchildren; Lauren, Sean, Ava, Joseph, Samantha and Michael, and three brothers; Michael, Thomas, and Leonard Bernardyn, as well as many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her son-in-law Joseph Dzuiba, seven brothers; Joseph, Louis, Francis, Ladislaus, John, Paul and Leon, four sisters; Helen Bernardyn, Mary Mikulsky, Anna Bangert, and Agnes Bernardyn

Relatives and friends are invited to share in Helen's Life Celebration on Monday November 5, from 8 to 9:45 AM at Boyd-Horrox-Givnish of East Norriton, 200 West Germantown Pike, 610-277-7000. Her Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Francis of Assisi Church in Norristown. Interment will be at St. Augustine's Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Helen's name can be made to St. Francis of Assisi Church 600 Hamilton St. Norristown, PA 19403 or to

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  • St. Francis of Assissi Church
    600 Hamilton St.
    Norristown, PA 19403

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Boyd-Horrox-Givnish Funeral Home, Inc.

200 West Germantown Pike
Norristown, PA 19401
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