Helen L. (Tomalavage) Rogowski

Born: Wed., Aug. 11, 1926
Died: Mon., Mar. 31, 2014


6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Sun., Apr. 06, 2014
8:30 AM to 9:30 AM, Mon., Apr. 07, 2014
Location: Robert A. Evans Jr. Funeral Home

Mass of Christian Burial

10:00 AM Mon., Apr. 07, 2014
Location: St. Stephen Roman Catholic Church

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Helen L. Rogowski, age 87, of Palo Alto, PA passed away Monday, March 31st, 2014 with her family by her side at the Quarryville Presbyterian Retirement Community.

Born in Middleport, PA on August 11, 1926,  she was the daughter of the late William and Anna (Yescavage) Tomalavage.

She attended Blythe Twp. High School.  She was a member of the St. Stephen Roman Catholic Church in Port Carbon, where she was also a member of the Choir.

She was an active member of the Boy Scout Troop #604 and she did volunteer work at the St. Stephen's Church bingo and carnivals and at the Nativity B.V.M. High School.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Francis S. Rogowski on September 12, 1997, an infant son Anthony Rogowski I, a daughter Deborah Vandegrift, 3 brothers:  Charles, Vincent, and Bernard Tomalavage, 3 sisters:  Beatrice Lubinsky, Alice Pawloski and Joanna Tullo.

Helen is survived by 3 sons:  Stephen Rogowski and his wife Denise, East Fallowfield, PA, John Rogowski and his wife Cathy Tsakeris, Downingtown, PA; and Anthony Rogowski II, West Chester, PA; 2 daughters:  Annette Trautman and her husband David, Harrisburg, PA and Marianne Pasho and her husband Glenn, Milford, NE; 15 grandchildren,1 great grandchild; and numerous of nieces and nephews.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 AM on Monday April 7th at the St. Stephen Roman Catholic Church, Port Carbon, PA. with Rev. Ronald Minner officiating.

Relatives and Friends are invited to a viewing on Sunday evening from 6-8PM and Monday morning from 8:30-9:30AM at the Robert A Evans Jr Funeral Home, 208 Pike St., Port Carbon.

Interment will be held in the Indiantown Gap National Cemetery in Annville, PA.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the St. Stephen's Church Memorial Fund, 218 Valley St., Port Carbon, PA 17965 or to the Boy Scout Troop #604 of Port Carbon, 1 Baden Powell Ave., Port Carbon, PA 17965.

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Alice Mallace, Activity Coordinator--QPRC
   Posted Fri April 04, 2014
I am sorry for the loss you are going through. I wish I could have been here when Helen passed . She was a terrific lady who brightened the day every day for many people here. She always went out of her way to extend a greeting , a kind word and make someone feel loved. I know for myself , she had such a loving personality, genuine concern for others and I can still hear her laugh. And oh , the stories she shared! I will feel her loss for quite some time. In Helen's words "God Bless".

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