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Helen (Teno) Scheese

July 10, 1928 ~ August 16, 2020 (age 92)




Helen (Teno) Scheese, 92, a lifelong resident of Coaldale, entered into eternal rest Sunday, August 16, 2020 in St. Luke’s Miners Memorial Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, Coaldale. She was the wife of the late Walter G. Scheese who passed away September 7, 2001. Born in Coaldale, she was a daughter of the late Michael and Sophie (Stetsko) Teno. She was a graduate of Coaldale High School. She was member of St. Mary’s Orthodox Church, Coaldale where she participated in Bible studies and served in the Ladies’ Aid and Good Samaritans for many years. She enjoyed cooking, praying, reading, country music, watching Penn State and Dallas Cowboys football, and hosting large family gatherings.  


Surviving are daughters Sandra Matsick and her husband Steve of Sinking Spring, PA and Debra Ann Whelan and her husband Gary of Newmanstown, PA; sons Walter and his wife Carol of Stanhope, NJ, Ronald and his wife Katherine of Birdsboro, PA and David and his wife Janna of Sinking Spring, PA; 13 grandchildren; 6 great grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.


She was also preceded in death by an infant daughter, a sister Mary Mateyak, and brothers Michael, Andrew, Stephen, John, and Nicholas.


A Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 A.M. Friday, August 21, 2020 in St. Mary’s Orthodox Church, Coaldale, PA with the Very Rev. James P. Waremedic officiating. Interment will be held in the parish cemetery, Summit Hill. All visitors are required to wear masks and follow all CDC regulations. In lieu of flowers, donations will be accepted in her name to St. Mary’s Orthodox Church, 217 First St., Coaldale, PA 18218. The Sverchek-Blazosky Funeral Home has been entrusted with the funeral arrangements. Online condolences at   

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Funeral Liturgy
August 21, 2020

11:00 AM
St. Mary's Orthodox Church
217 1st St.
Coaldale, PA 18218


St. Mary's Orthodox Church
217 1st St., Coaldale PA 18218

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