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Helen I. (Prokipchak) Roberts

July 27, 1936 ~ March 23, 2020 (age 83)


Helen I. Roberts, 83, of Drums, passed away Monday evening, March 23, 2020, at Mountain City Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Hazle Township, following a lengthy illness.

Born in McAdoo, July 27, 1936, she was the daughter of the late Michael and Mary (Majetski) Prokipchak and spent the past 32 years in Drums after moving from Conyngham.

Helen was a Kitchen Manager for Bishop Hafey High School and was a member of St. John Bosco RC Church, Sugarloaf and belonged to the Drums Lioness Lions Club, the St. John Bosco Altar & Rosary and Prayer Group, and the Bishop Hafey Mother's Club. Helen enjoyed vacationing and spending time with her family, grandchildren and grand-dogs.

She was preceded in death, in addition to her parents, by brothers John, Daniel, and Paul Prokipchak and a sister Evelyn Lapetina.

Surviving are her loving husband of 42 years, Kenneth W. Roberts to whom she was married on June 17, 1977; a daughter Linda Bayzick and her husband Donald, Sugarloaf; a son William Drasher, Tomhicken; two grandchildren, William Drasher and his companion Selena Sagan, Lewisburg; and Amanda Drasher, Hazleton; a great-grandson Jaison Drasher; three sisters, Rita Faleshock, Hazleton; Joan Puza and her husband John, McAdoo; and Patricia Castiglione and her husband Lorenzo, Mt. Top; and several nieces and nephews.

Her Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be held privately in St. John Bosco RC Church. Burial will follow in Calvary Cemetery, Drums. Memorial donations may be made to the charity of the donors choice.

Harman Funeral Homes & Crematory, Inc. (East), 669 W. Butler Drive, Drums, is assisting the family. Online condolences can be entered and more information is available at

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Private Services

St. John Bosco RC Church
573 State Route 93
Sugarloaf, PA 18249

Private Interment

Calvary Cemetery
49 S. Hunter Highway
Drums, PA 18222

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