Helen T. Pacansky
May 4, 1937 – December 29, 2016

Helen Wilson Pacansky, age 79, of Girard, passed away Thursday, December 29, 2016 at UPMC Hospital.

She was born in Lake City, on May 4, 1937, a daughter of the late Emanuel and Thelma Case Wilson.

Helen was a member of the Russian Orthodox Church in Pageville, PA. She loved to sing and play guitar. Family was the world to her - especially her grandchildren. Helen loved her family and friends and was loved in return.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Jacob “Jack” Pacansky (1998); a son, Mark Pacansky (2011), grandson, Jacob Pacansky (2013); and great granddaughter, Emily Eger (2015); as well three brothers: Albert “Stub”, Harry and Arthur; and four sisters: Joyce, Donna, Ester Jean and Evelyn.

Helen is survived by her children: Ronald Pacansky and his wife, Sheri, and Julia Edwards (Matthew), both of Girard; a daughter in law, Lisa Pacansky (Tim) of Fairview; two sisters, Jeanette Mikovich of Springboro and Arlene Beam of Girard. She is further survived by seven grandchildren: Jenni Eger and her husband Ryan, Alexander, Timothy and Danielle Pacansky, Eric, James and Carrie Edwards; and two great grandchildren, Aubrey Eger and Carter Javens; as well as many nieces and nephews.

Laid to rest at Girard Cemetery.



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I just learned of Helen's passing. Prayers to her family. I remember going to her house with my mom and seeing her at the family reunions. 
I know she was welcomed in Heaven by many family members. Just know she is not gone, she lives in your heart and one day you will see her again.
Margaret Harrison

Saturday December 31, 2016
Our sympathies to the Pacansky family. Helen was a beautiful lady inside and out.
We were blessed to be counted among her friends and also have the pleasure to hear her sing and play guitar.
She will be missed. Love you, Helen!
LeAnn Sholtis

Friday December 30, 2016

Julie, Ronnie and Family's We are so heartbroken at the passing of your mom. She was such a great lady that always enjoyed talking to.
She loved you guys to death! When I visited her at Pleasant Ridge one day,
she told me to always "keep an eye on you and take care of Julie".....and I will always be here for you.
I think she is holding my beloved "Ben Kitty" that died just hours before she did. Know that you are in our thoughts and prayers
at this very very sad time for you all.
Sherri Meeder-Rapp

Friday December 30, 2016

I wish I had words to ease your sadness, but in my heart I know the most they can do is simply tell you
how much I care Helen, my cousin, who spent many summers at my house after my mom died,
together along with my two sisters she helped us learn how to cook and clean.
She had to have the light on at night so no spirits would show up.
We believe that she is at total piece now and walks along side of of you, sight un seen.
Just remember all those happy days.
Olive Walmer

Helen and Jack's wedding photo