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Obituaries

  • Helen G. Soukenik

    Helen G. Soukenik

Helen G. Soukenik, 89

March 9, 2015

Helen G. Soukenik

Helen G. Soukenik

Helen G. Soukenik, 89, of Engle­wood, Fla., passed away Mon­day, March 9, 2015, at Tidewell Hos­pice sur­rounded by her two sons.

Helen Geral­dine Soukenik was born in Lynch, Ky., on July 3, 1925, to Vin­cent and Frances Smardeski. She spent her child­hood and young adult life in Bloom­field, Ohio. Helen mar­ried her beloved hus­band, John, in 1947, and they had two sons that they raised in War­ren, Ohio.

They moved to Engle­wood in 1979 where they loved the warm weather and beaches. She was an avid and tal­ented bowler dur­ing most of her retire­ment years and also enjoyed an active social life of card play­ing, bingo and gath­er­ing with friends. She was a devout and long-standing mem­ber of St. Fran­cis of Assisi Catholic Church.

Helen was a lov­ing wife, mother, grand­mother, great-grandmother and friend. She is sur­vived by sons Jack Soukenik (Becky Orlich) of Arling­ton, Va., and Gary Soukenik and his wife Amber; her grand­daugh­ter Ash­ley and her hus­band Adam Rossi; her grand­sons Shaun and Cory Soukenik; and her great-granddaughter Annette Rossi, all of War­ren, Ohio. John, her hus­band of almost 45 years, passed away in 1992.

Vis­i­ta­tion will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Thurs­day, March 12, at Engle­wood Com­mu­nity Funeral Home Inc. A funeral Mass will be said at 11 a.m. Fri­day, March 13, at St. Fran­cis of Assisi Catholic Church.

In lieu of flow­ers, the fam­ily asks that you con­sider mak­ing a char­i­ta­ble con­tri­bu­tion in Helen’s name to St. Fran­cis of Assisi Catholic Church, 5265 Placida Road, Engle­wood, Fla. 34224.

Con­do­lences may be made at www.englewoodfh.com. Arrange­ments by Engle­wood Com­mu­nity Funeral Home, Inc. with Pri­vate Crematory.