Helen L. Namadan, 99, formerly of New Brighton, passed away Friday February 8, 2019, at her daughter’s home in Pittsburgh.
Born March 25, 1919 in Beaver Falls, she was a daughter of the late George and Margaret (Batyka) Stancik. She married Steve Namadan in 1937.She was self-employed until retiring at 60. She cared for her husband who battled MS for 30 years. Together they owned and operated the Cut Off Inn in Chippewa and later The Hollywood Cafe in Aliquippa.
She was an avid walker, card player, polka dancer and baker. Pies were her specialty. She never met a baby she didn’t like or a candy store she could pass by.
Known for taking care of everyone, she will be fondly remembered as a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.
She found comfort in her Catholic faith and attended the Holy Family Catholic Church.
Surviving Helen are her daughter and son-in-law, Margaret and Barry Leonard, grandson, Brad (Hieu) Leonard, and great-grandchildren Ethan and Kaylie.
She was preceded in death by her husband Steve, sisters, Margaret, Mary, Anna, Katherine, Irene, and Agnes, and brother, George.
Friends will be received Saturday from 10-12, when a blessing service will be held at the J&J Spratt Funeral Home, 1612 3rd Ave. New Brighton, PA 15066, with Father Tom Kredel officiating.
Private interment will follow at St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers the family wishes donations be made to National Multiple Sclerosis Society Keystone Chapter, 1501 Reedsdale St # 105, Cardelllo Building, Pittsburgh, PA 15233.