Funeral services will be held on Friday, June 14, 2019, at 11:00am at St. Michael Church in Canfield for Helen Paros, 99, who passed away on Tuesday, June 11, 2019. Helen was born April 14, 1920 in Campbell, Ohio, daughter of Michael and Anna Backus Volsko. She was a 1938 graduate of Campbell Memorial High School and belonged to St. Michael Church, where she was a member of the Altar Guild, Garden Guild and choir, and was a lay minister. She was also a member of the Red Hat Society, Amron Bowling League, Knights of Columbus Auxiliary, Thursday Morning Scripture Group, and AARP. She was a homemaker and managed her husband Charles' Optometric practice. Surviving are two sons; Philip Paros, OD of Seattle, WA and Charles Paros, Jr. (Laura Kresty) of Columbus, OH; eight daughters; Frances Powers of Scottsdale, AZ, Janet (David) Mangun of Staunton, VA, Norma Holowach of State College, PA, Charlotte (Stephen) Goske of Canfield, OH, Christine Paros ( Brenda Griffin) of Sacramento, CA, Helene Paros, Yvonne Paros Snyder of Canfield, OH and Annette Paros of Chardon, OH; a daughter in law, Marilyn Colantuoni Kukura; twenty three grandchildren; and fourteen great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, her first husband, Sgt. Frank Kukura, who she married January 24, 1942, and who passed away on January 27, 1945, and her second husband, Charles M. Paros, OD, who she married July 2, 1949, and who passed away on August 22, 1996; one son Dr. David Kukura ; three brothers, Michael, Nicholas and Thomas Volsko; four sisters, Katherine Kirtos, Ann DelGenio, Mary Mihalko and Pauline Loswego; two infant sisters and an infant brother. Helen will be greatly missed by family and friends. Friends will be received at the Vaschak-Kirila Funeral Home in Youngstown on Thursday June 13 from 5:30 to 8:00pm .
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Antonine Village, North Jackson, Ohio or Hospice of the Valley, Youngstown, Ohio.
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