PATTERSON TOWNSHIP, Pa. - Helen R. Petruska, 86, died Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2017 in Heritage Valley Beaver. Born Sept. 19, 1930 in Donora, she was the daughter of the late Walter and Kathryn (Wyrott) Bielek. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, Myron Petruska; two brothers, Walter, and Leo Bielek; and sister, Mary Brayack. Surviving are a son, Dr. Myron Jay (Cindy) Petruska, Gastonia; three daughters, Lynne (Bruce) Hill, Darlington, Natalie Petruska, Fuquay-Varina, NC, Bernadette Purser, Apex, NC; seven grandchildren, Ryan Hill, Kaitlin Petruska, Hillary Petruska, Janelle Petruska, Collin Petruska, Christian Purser, and Sullivan Purser; and two great-grandchildren, Gabriella Hill and Elliott Hill. Friends will be received Thursday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. at Gabauer-Lutton Funeral Home & Cremation Services Inc., gabauerfamilyfuneralhomes.com , 117 Blackhawk Road, Chippewa Township, where prayers will be offered Friday at 11:30 a.m., followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 12 p.m. in St. Monica Parish, 116 Thorndale Drive, Chippewa Township. Father Bill Schwartz will officiate. Interment will follow in St. Mary's Cemetery.
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