Helen Mae (Johnston) Biskup, 90, of Center Township, passed away peacefully Tuesday evening, August 28, 2012, at West Hills Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Moon Township.
Born October 21, 1921, in Rochester, she was a daughter of the late David Sr. and Hazel (Hill) Johnston. Helen was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 41 years, Stewart Biskup, who preceded her in death on April 8, 1982.
A devoted member of Faith Lutheran Church, Center Township, Helen was a member of the church council, a pastor’s assistant and served Communion to shut-ins. She was a member of Order of the Eastern Star, Naomi Chapter 55 and served as a Worthy High Priestess of the Order of the White Shrine of Jerusalem, New Castle. She was always willing to volunteer her time and talents to organizations including Girl Scouts, where she served for 35 years; Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary, Center Township, and Center Area School District PTA. Helen enjoyed baking, camping, working crossword puzzles and more recently playing bingo and watching golf on TV. Spending time with her family was what she cherished most.
She leaves to mourn her loss a son, David S. Biskup and his wife, Patty, and two daughters, Shirley Whippo and her husband, Bob, and Nancy Mineard and her husband, Rodger, all of Center Township; seven grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and 12 great-great-grandchildren; a sister, Betty Keefer and her husband, Frank, and a sister-in-law, Kathryn Sochor.
In addition to her husband and parents, Helen was preceded in death by a grandson, Douglas Adams; a great-grandson, Randy Adams; a sister, Mary Kosto, and two brothers, Russell Johnston and David Johnston, Jr.
Friends will be received Friday, August 31st, from 2 to 8 p.m. in the SIMPSON FUNERAL & CREMATION SERVICES, 1119 Washington Ave., Monaca, (724-728-4000). Funeral services will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. in Faith Lutheran Church, 100 Center Grange Road, Aliquippa, PA 15001. Her pastor, Rev. A. Patrice Weirick, will officiate.
Interment will follow in Union Cemetery.
Members of the Order of the Eastern Star, Naomi Chapter 55 will conduct at service at the funeral home Friday at 7:30 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, the family has suggested that memorial contributions may be made to Faith Lutheran Church, 100 Center Grange Road, Aliquippa, PA 15001.
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