Helen Palumbo

  • Born: February 7, 1922
  • Died: June 5, 2012
  • Location: Weirton, West Virginia

Greco-Hertnick Funeral Home

3219 Main Street
Weirton, WV 26062

Tel. (304) 748-3219

Tribute & Message From The Family

Helen Palumbo, 90, of Weirton, peacefully passed away Tuesday, June 5, 2012 at her home. Born February 7, 1922 in Eldersville, PA, she was a daughter of the late Joseph and Alexandra Tubowsky Zamosky. She was also preceded in death by her husband Patsy John Palumbo on November 16, 1997, seven brothers Joseph, Stanley, Casmer, Leo, John, Andrew and Frank, two sisters Ida Maczka and Sophia Peterson and son-in-law Rich Baker. Helen was a member of St. Joseph the Worker Roman Catholic Church and was a retired business woman. Before retiring, she and her husband owned and operated the former Palumbo Grocery Store, the Palumbo Western Auto Store and Pat's Sharpening Shop. She was a member of the Legion of Mary, Cards for Cancer, Adopt-A-Child program, AARP and Weir High Band Parents. She was a volunteer worker for the American Red Cross and honorary member of the Sheriff's Association. For many years, she worked as a voting poll clerk. She was also a member of the National Arbor Day Foundation, Knights of Columbus 3734 Auxiliary, Italian Sons and Daughters and a long-time member of the Pleasant Valley Country Club and the Ladies Golf Association. Mrs. Palumbo believed in her strong, Christian faith in God. She loved music, gardening, golf and her family. She was an avid Pittsburgh Steeler fan and thoroughly enjoyed watching PGA golf tournaments. She is survived by her daughters Mary Alice "Patti" Baker of South Carolina and Karen Palumbo-Heinz and her husband Don of Weirton; granddaughters Cara Koscinski and her husband Brant and Kimberly Josephs and her husband Jason; grandson Matthew Heinz; great grandsons Jacob and Joshua Koscinski and Michael Josephs; great granddaughter Jennifer Rose Josephs; her best friend and sister-in-law Marge Leppar of Weirton; sister-in-law Marianne Palumbo of Florida and several nieces and nephews. Friends will be received Wednesday, June 13, 2012 from 6-8PM at the Greco-Hertnick Funeral Home, 3219 Main Street, Weirton, WV. Funeral Liturgy with Mass will be celebrated 10AM Thursday, June 14 at St. Joseph the Worker Roman Catholic Church with Reverend Father Manuel Gelido presiding. Entombment will be in St. Paul Cemetery, Weirton. Memorial contributions may be made to American Partnership for Eosinophilic Disorders, P. O. Box 29545, Atlanta, GA 30359 or St. Joseph Memorial Fund, 229 California Avenue, Weirton, WV 26062. Helen's family would like to extend a sincere thank you to Dr. Gary Hanson for his compassionate care of their mother and a special thank you to Josie Martin.


Condolence & Memory Journal

Patti & Karen, Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your families.

Posted by John Rafacz Family - Weirton, WV   June 19, 2012

Patti and Karen, My prayers and thoughts are with you. Your Mom was my Godmother and I still remember all those visits to your parents home. Great times!

Posted by Chrissy (Rafacz) Calkins - Tampa, FL   June 17, 2012

I will never forget while I was starting out as a young man Patsy & Helen would treat you like you were part of their family. When you walked into Palumbos Westeren Auto you felt like you were dealing with Mom & Dad. Now Helen will be reunited with Patsy and watch over their family. They will be kept in our prayers.

Posted by Allan Burnworth - ponce inlet,, FL   June 13, 2012

Patti & Karen, Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your families. Shirley & Bob Fair

Posted by Shirley Fair - Osprey, FL   June 13, 2012

Patti & Karen, We are so sorry to hearing of your Mom's passing. We are keeping you in prayer for comfort and peace. Love you,

Posted by Joyce & Dillie DiGirolamo - Weirton, WV   June 12, 2012

Dear Patti, Karen and families, So sorry to hear of the loss of your mom. She was a kind and gracious lady. I will always remember coming to your house with my cousin Cheryl to swim and have fun. I will be out of town so sadly I will not be able to be with you during this time of sadness. May God bless you and your family.

Posted by Deb Ferrar Covey - Steubenville, OH   June 11, 2012

Dear Patti, Karen and Palumbo Family, Please know you are all in our thoughts and prayers. Our deepest sympathy to your family. God Bless, Minnie Bogdan and Paulette Galiotos

Posted by Paulette Galiotos - Imperial, PA   June 10, 2012

Karen and family I was sorry to hear about the loos of your mother.She was a beautiful woman in so many ways. She will be missed.

Posted by peggy barber - weirton, WV   June 09, 2012

Patti & Karen, I'm very saddened to read of your moms passing. She was such a lovely lady & I know she will be greatly missed.

Posted by Rhonda Banfield - Weirton, WV   June 09, 2012