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Helen J. Ewaska

November 8, 1927 ~ October 2, 2019 (age 91)


PLEASE NOTE - The funeral mass on Tuesday, Oct 8th at St. Mary Church will be delayed by 1/2 hour. Mass will begin at 11:30 am. 

Colebrook Twp.  --- Helen J. Ewaska, age 91, died at Vista Springs in Concord, OH peacefully on Wednesday October 2, 2019, with her family by her side. She was the daughter of John and Stella (Biss) Stesiak born November 8, 1927 in Bridgeport, OH.  Helen was married to Andrew J. Ewaska on February 15, 1947. They were married for almost 44 years.

Helen worked for Kennametal for a few years in the 1960's, was a waitress for 46 years at Waid's Restaurant, The Wagon Wheel and The Waynewood.  She was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Orwell, OH her entire life.  She was a founding member of the local VVC (Victorious Victory Club), which supported the war effort in the 40's and became a lifelong Social Club, afterwards.

Helen is survived by her four children; Andrea (John) Mokri of South Euclid, Renee Bartkovich of Howell, MI, Deidre (Daniel) Larsen of Centennial, CO and Darren (Lisa) Ewaska of Chardon, OH, eight grandchildren; Pamela (Stephen) Fakner, Jonathan (Elizabeth) Mokri, Jennifer Burhanna, Cynthia (Marcel) Arocha, Nathan Larsen, Andrew Larsen, Zachary Ewaska and Mitchell Ewaska, and three great-grandchildren; Matthew Fakner, David Fakner and Lucy Helene Arocha.

She was preceded in death by, her husband, Andrew Ewaska, her parents John & Stella Stesiak, three sisters, Sophie Boone, Verna Baron, Natalie Calabrese and two brothers, Alvin Stesiak and Edward Stesiak.

A Funeral Mass  officiated by Rev. John P. Madden and Rev. G. David Weikart  will be held on Tuesday October 8, 2019, 11:00 a.m. at St. Mary Roman Catholic Church, 103 N. Maple Street, Orwell, Orwell, OH 44076. Visitation will take place from 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. on Monday October 7, 2019 at Paine Funeral Home, Inc., 140 E. Main Street, Orwell, OH 44076.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of the Western Reserve. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home. Condolences may be made at painefuneralhome.com

FLOWERS - Please have delivered to the funeral home by 12 noon on Monday, October 7th. 

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October 7, 2019

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Paine Funeral Home
140 E Main Street
Orwell, OH 44076

Funeral Mass
October 8, 2019

11:00 AM
St. Mary Church
103 North Maple St.
Orwell, OH 44076


Hospice of the Western Reserve
1166 Lake Ave, Ashtabula OH 44004

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