August 25, 1920 - December 9, 2017
Helen Yanacek, age 97, of New Castle, DE, passed away peacefully on Saturday, December 9, 2017, surrounded by her loving family.
Born in Tresckow, Pennsylvania on August 25, 1920, she was a daughter of the late Paul and Mary (Zapach) Davidovich. Helen was a talented homemaker, who devoted her life to caring for her family.
A devout catholic, she was a member of Holy Spirit R.C. Church since 1955, where she attended mass daily and helped clean the church for 26 years. Food Network’s biggest fan, Helen was a passionate foodie that enjoyed cooking. She also loved animals and playing bingo.
In addition to her parents, Helen is preceded in death by her husband, Joseph A. Yanacek; 5 brothers; 3 sisters; granddaughter, Theresa Bradley; and daughter in law, Margaret Yanacek. She is survived by her children, James Yanacek of Deal Island, MD, Darlene Bowe (James) of Wilmington, Ronald Yanacek (Dorothy) of Wilmington, and Gary Yanacek (Michelle) of Newark; 13 grandchildren; and 8 great grandchildren.
A visitation for family and friends will be held on Friday morning, December 15, 2017 from 11 am until 12 pm at Holy Spirit R.C. Church, 12 Winder Road, Garfield Park, New Castle, DE, where a Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 12 pm. Interment will follow in Gracelawn Memorial Park, 2220 N. DuPont Highway, New Castle, DE.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Helen’s name to Holy Spirit R.C. Church, 12 Winder Road, New Castle, DE 19720.