Monday, August 17, 2015


Age 61, on Friday, August 14, 2015, of pancreatic cancer, in Pittsburgh, PA, formerly of Przyjma, Poland. Dearest wife of John J. Rudiak; beloved mother of Natalia A. Rudiak; daughter of the late Lucja and Dionizy Kusiolek; sister of Danusia (Ryszard) Ziarniak, Alina (the late Leszek) Szafran, Grazyna (Andrzej) Ziarniak and Henryk (Malgosia) Kusiolek; sister-in-law of Barbara A. Rudiak, Michael B. Rudiak and the late Margaret A. Gatto; cherished aunt of Ewelina (Marcel), Aleks, Daniel, Stefania, Agnieszka, Maciej (Agnieszka), Anastazja, Antony, Daniel (Katarzyna), Gabriel, Aleksander, Anna, Julia, and Kacper. She will be greatly missed by her closest friends, and all who knew her. Visitation Monday, 12 p.m., until a Blessing Service at 8 p.m. in the BORON FUNERAL HOME, INC., 1719 Brownsville Road. Mass of Christian Burial in St. Jakub Church, Golina, Poland at a later date. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to You Can Be My Angel Foundation, 10126 S. 84th Terrace #203, Palos Hills, IL 60465.
 Thank you, Linda, for your comment.

1 comment:

greenbandman said...

Helenka was honored by hundreds visitors on Monday. People of all persuasions, nationalities, friends, relatives, coworkers, and acquaintances paid their last respects. She was so loved and respected by all who knew her. Thank you all for your kindest thoughts, memories, and wishes. Natalia (her daughter) and I are missing her voice, her smile, and her presence. She was and is always in our hearts. In 2007 she became an American citizen (retaining her Polish citizenship) to be able to vote for our daughter Natalia for Pittsburgh City Council, but received the oath one day after the election (Natalia won!). Her love of all people, especially children, truly shown through her beautiful smile and actions.