Helen Cecelia (McDonald) Hartz, 96, passed away Thursday, September 5th, at Schuylkill Center, Pottsville, where she had been a resident.
Born in Tuscarora, PA on October 10, 1922, she was the third child of the late Thomas J. & Irene (Kennedy) McDonald.
Helen was married to Lawrence E. Hartz who passed away in 2001.They lived for most of their lives in Schuylkill Haven, PA.Helen was also predeceased by her brother Thomas J. McDonald and sister Katherine McDonald Beam.
Helen was a graduate of Blythe Township High School, New Philadelphia.
She had been employed by at Acme Foods for 24 years, assisting the company in setting up stores and bookkeeping.
Helen was a long-time member of St. Ambrose Roman Catholic Church, where she was an active participant in Sodality and Parents' Council.
Helen is survived by her three children, Joseph L. Hartz and his wife, Dana of Fleetwood, PA, Marie Hartz Muncy and her husband, Victor of Orwigsburg, PA and James P. Hartz and his wife, Lisa of Schuylkill Haven, PA.She is also survived by seven grandchildren, Allison Muncy, Kelsey Hartz, Marla Muncy, Jacob Hartz, Kayla Hartz, Meredith Hartz and Nicholas Hartz, and many nieces and nephews.
Helen was a happy, positive person who cared greatly for her family and others.She willingly shared her kindness and meals to anyone stopping by.She was an excellent baker, especially known for her delicious cakes.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Ambrose Roman Catholic Church, Schuylkill Haven, at 10:30 a.m. on Monday with Rev. Msgr. Edward S. Zemanik officiating.
A viewing will be held from 9:30 a.m. until the time of mass on Monday.
Interment will follow mass at St. Bartholomew's Cemetery, Brockton.
Instead of flowers, the family would like remembrances of Helen to be made to St. Ambrose Church Memorial Fund 201 Randel Street Schuylkill Haven, PA 17972.