Helen A. (Tomko) Kucey

July 18, 1925 ~ July 29, 2020 (age 95)


Helen A. Kucey, 95, of Drums, and formerly of Landsford passed away Wednesday evening, July 29, 2020, at Guardian Eldercare in Nanticoke.

Born in Lansford, July 18, 1925, she was the daughter of the late George and Mary (Stefano) Tomko and spent the past three years in Drums, after spending her entire life in Landsford.

Helen worked as a secretary for the former Home Life Insurance Co. and later for Wargo Mfg. Co. and Jack L. Honig Mfg. dress factories. She was a member of the former St. Michael's Catholic Church and St. Katharine Drexel Catholic Church. She was a current member of St. Jude’s Catholic Church, Mt. Top. She graduated from Landsford High School, class of 1943.

She was preceded in death, in addition to her parents, by two brothers, Joseph and George Tomko, and a grandson Thomas Bednar.

Surviving are a daughter, Mary Jane Bryfogle and her husband Ken, Drums; a son, Steve Kucey, and his significant other Lynn Doughty Venice, FL; two grandchildren, Sheri (Kucey) Sippel and her husband Jonny, Baltimore, MD; and Chris Bednar and his wife Kelly, Mt. Top; and two great-granddaughters, Tiara Bednar, Henderson, NV; and Marlena Bednar, Mt. Top.

Her funeral will be held Tuesday, August 4, 2020, at 10:30AM from Harman Funeral Homes & Crematory Inc. (East), 669 W. Butler Dr., Drums, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11AM in Saint Jude Parish, 420 South Mountain Blvd., Mt. Top. Burial will follow in Sky-View Memorial Park,108 Lafayette Ave, Tamaqua. Friends may call at the funeral home Tuesday morning from 9:30 AM until the time of the service.

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Public Viewing
August 4, 2020

9:30 AM to 10:30 AM
Harman Funeral Homes & Crematory Inc. (East)
669 West Butler Dr.
Drums, PA 18222

Funeral Service
August 4, 2020

10:30 AM
Harman Funeral Homes and Crematory, Inc.
669 W. Butler Drive
Drums, Pennsylvania 18222

Funeral Mass
August 4, 2020

11:00 AM
Saint Jude Parish, Mt. Top
420 S. Mountain Blvd.
Mountain Top, PA 18707

Interment following funeral service
August 4, 2020

Sky-View Memorial Park
108 Lafayette Avenue
Tamaqua, PA 18252

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