Helen M. Zwalkuski, age 83, of Berwick, passed away on Friday, March 24, 2023, at Sunset Ridge Healthcare and Rehabilitation, Bloomsburg, where she was a resident the past 2 years.
Born in Berwick on July 8, 1939, she was the last living of 4 children born to the late Harold and Carnella (Theil) Brown. She graduated from Nescopeck High School, class of 1957. In 1968, Helen and her husband opened VJ’s Bar, on 2nd Avenue, Berwick, which they operated until 1972. She also worked at Dockey Shirt Factory, Berwick, which later became Bonhom, and later, retired from Berwick Industries.
Helen was devoted to raising her children and providing a loving home for her family. Her greatest joy was spending time with them and her granddaughter, “Maddy”.
She will be greatly missed by her son, Joseph Zwalkuski Jr. and wife Penny, Berwick; daughter, Vicki Cain, Berwick; and grandchild, Madison Paige; sister-in-law, Ann Brown, Binghamton, NY; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph Zwalkuski Sr., in October of 1985; daughter, Tracie Jo Zwalkuski, January of 2018; brothers, Ronald and Robert Brown; and a sister, Jane Robbins.
At Helen’s request there will be no services. Burial in Elan Memorial Park, Bloomsburg will be at the convenience of the family.
Heller Funeral Home, LLC is entrusted with arrangements. Online messages of comfort may be sent to condolences@HellerFuneralHomeLLC.com.