Gluvna Shimo Hromada Home
Family Owned and Operated since 1912 Lorain, Ohio
Helen M. Zahorec
Bookkeeper at Zahorec Realty; Enjoyed Spending Time With Her Children & Grandchildren
Age 98
Born: September 19, 1922   Died: December 27, 2020

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Helen M. Zahorec (née Jalowiec), 98, of Lorain, died Sunday December 27, 2020 at the Woods at French Creek in Avon after a battle with COVID-19.

She was born September 19, 1922 in Elyria and had been a lifelong Elyria and Lorain resident.

Helen attended Elyria High School.  She worked as an inspector at Couch-Youthy Company in Elyria for many years.  She had also been employed as a bookkeeper and office manager for Zahorec Realty Company and as an assistant manager of the former Lincoln Park Ballroom. 

Helen was a charter member of St Vincent de Paul Catholic Church in Elyria Township, a life member of the Altar & Rosary Society and a member of Our Lady of Fatima Circle.  She was currently a member of St Peter Parish in Lorain.

She enjoyed crocheting, making afghans and spending time with her children and grandchildren

She is survived by her children: John (Nancy) Zahorec of Lorain, Jolynne (Jim) Jaykel of Lorain, Mary Ellen (Al) Muc  of Vermilion and Susan (Charles) Neely of Lorain; grandchildren: Joseph (Lori) Zahorec, Thomas (Nicole) Zahorec, James (Carol) Jaykel, Julianne (David) Nau, Sean Muc, Brandon (Jennifer) Neely and Elisha Neely; 7 great grandchildren, 1 great great grandson and many nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her husband of 41 years former Lorain Mayor Joseph Zahorec in 1984, parents Roman & Mary Jalowiec (née Walkowicz) and brothers: Stanley, Walter, Edward, Henry, Roman & Bernard Jalowiec as well as 3 infant brothers. 

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A private family funeral mass will be held at St Peter Parish with burial in Calvary Cemetery in Lorain.


Please make donations to:

St Peter Parish, Building Fund, 3501 Oberlin Ave, Lorain, OH 44052.