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Helen (Zavagansky) Becker

October 2, 1930 ~ March 17, 2023 (age 92) 92 Years Old

Helen Becker Obituary

Helen Becker



Helen Becker, 92, formerly of Nesquehoning, entered into eternal rest Friday, March 17, 2023 in Rockville, Maryland. She was the wife of the late Robert E. Becker who passed away May 26, 2003. Born in Nesquehoning, she was a daughter of the late George and Anna (Sinko) Zavagansky. She was employed as a trimmer for the former Kay Jay Pants Company in Nesquehoning until retiring. She was a graduate of Nesquehoning High School and was a member of Saint Mary's Byzantine Catholic Church, Nesquehoning, where she gave endless hours volunteering. Helen loved flowers.  She enjoyed planting them in her garden and attending the Philadelphia Flower Show, the Azalea Festival, Maryland, and the Cherry Blossom Festival, Washington D.C. She was an avid Hummel collector and enjoyed listening to Johnny Mathis. Helen also attended numerous Penn State football games, but especially loved spending precious time with her grandchildren.

Surviving are daughters Georgeann wife of Jeff Vaclavik of Bethlehem and Helen wife of Paul Calvo of Rockville, Maryland; grandchildren Robert, Anthony, Brady, Vincent, and Giovanna; and many nieces and nephews.

She was also preceded in death by sisters Mary Zavagansky, Margaret Zavagansky, Susan Matsick, and Anna Csaszar and a brother Michael Zavagansky.

A Funeral Service will be held Wednesday, March 22, 2023 at 10:00 A.M.  in St. Mary's Byzantine Catholic Church, 141 West High Street, Nesquehoning, PA with Rev. Dr. Vasyl Chepelskyy officiating. Interment will be held in Sky View Memorial Park, Hometown. Call Tuesday night 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. and Wednesday morning 9:00 to 9:30 A.M  in the funeral home.  Donations will be accepted in her name to St. Mary’s Byzantine Catholic Church c/o funeral home. The Joseph S. Blazosky Funeral Home, 81 E. Catawissa St., Nesquehoning, PA 18240 has been entrusted with the funeral arrangements. Online condolences at


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March 21, 2023

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Joseph S. Blazosky Funeral Home
81 E. Catawissa Street
Nesquehoning, PA 18240

March 22, 2023

9:00 AM to 9:30 AM
Joseph S. Blazosky Funeral Home
81 E. Catawissa Street
Nesquehoning, PA 18240

Funeral Service
March 22, 2023

10:00 AM
St. Mary s Byzantine Catholic Church (West High Street, PA)


St. Mary's Byzantine Catholic Church
141 E. High St., Nesquehoning PA 18240


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