Helen Mattras, 93, of Nesquehoning, entered into eternal rest Tuesday, March 10, 2020 in St. Luke’s Hospital, Miners Campus. She was the widow of the late Stanley W. Mattras who passed away December 11, 1999. Born in Nesquehoning, she was the daughter of the late Matey and Eva (Derkosh) Olexa. She was employed at a shoe store in Lansford and then worked as a sewing machine operator for CNG Factory and Kay-Jay Pants Company both in Nesquehoning until retiring. She was a member of St. John Russian Orthodox Church, Nesquehoning where she was very active in all church fundraisers. She will also be remembered as the “perfect pierogi pincher”. Helen was a member of the Nesquehoning VFW Post 8008 where she would help make hoagies and a member of the Panther Valley Golden Agers with whom she loved going on trips. She was also a participant in the Carbon County Senior Games. Helen will be deeply missed by her family and friends, but will be remembered for her kind heart, generosity, and putting others before herself.
Surviving are daughters Linda S. Tout of Hauto and Diane J. McFadden of Nesquehoning; a sister Elizabeth “Betty” Wean of Whitehall; grandchildren Mark Tout and his wife Dina and Joseph Tout both of Hauto, and Michael McFadden and Sean McFadden both of Nesquehoning; great grandchildren Derek Steidle, Gabrielle Tout, and Erica Tout; and several nieces and nephews.
She was also preceded in death by daughter Carole Alexander in 2012; a granddaughter Susan Steidle in 2013; sisters Margaret Harberchak, Ann Olexa, Mary Olexa, and Esther Caffery; and brothers Joseph, John, Michael, Steven, and Harry Olexa.
A Funeral Service will be held Saturday, March 14, 2020 at 11:15 A.M. in St. John Russian Orthodox Church, 9 W. Railroad St., Nesquehoning with Rev. Robert J. Teklinski officiating. Interment will be held in Sky-View Memorial Park Cemetery, Hometown. Call Saturday Morning 10-11:00 A.M. in the Church. In lieu of flowers, donations will be accepted in her name to the church. Online condolences at www.blazoskyfh.com.
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St. John Russian Orthodox Church
9 W. Railroad St., Nesquehoning PA 18240