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Obituary for Helen Long (Helen Kurucz)

Helen J Long (nee Kurucz)- from McKees Rocks, Pa. passed away on June 22, 2020 at the age of 95.

Daughter of the late Michael and Anna Kurucz; sister of the late Michael “Muddy” Kurtz, George Kurucz and Mary Kolinsky.

Beloved wife of the late John (Ligashesky, Jr.) Long; loving mother of Michele Trompak (Robert) and Gloria Ritchie (Vincent) and the late Richard and Christian

Precious grandmother of 10 and great-grandmother of 11.

Helen had a passion for life. She led by example, in her actions; always showing Christian charity, generosity and love. She had a most genuine, infectious smile that warmed up a room and made everyone feel most welcome, friend and stranger alike.

Helen loved her church from an early age, singing in the church pews, then later, in several church choirs. Even in her last months in a nursing home, she sang along, harmonizing with performing groups hired to entertain the residents.

She left a legacy of caring, compassion and love to her friends and family.

Private, family viewing at Szal Funeral Home, 238 Helen Street, McKees Rocks, PA 15136 on Thursday, June 25 from 4- 6:30 pm- Parastas service at 6:30 pm.

Funeral Service on Friday, June 26 at 9:30 am at the funeral home with Divine Liturgy at 10:00 am at Holy Ghost Byzantine Catholic Church, Helen Street, McKees Rocks, PA 15136