Engler , Helen T. 81
Helen T. Engler, 81, of Lower Burrell, died Monday, Aug. 31, 2009, in Allegheny-Kiski Medical Center, Natrona Heights. She was born Nov. 23, 1927, in Natrona, to the late John and Elizabeth Matejcik Gaydos, and had lived in Lower Burrell for the past 53 years. She had previously resided in New Kensington. Helen was a member of St. Margaret Mary Roman Catholic Church, Lower Burrell, and enjoyed gardening, the outdoors and time with her grandchildren. Survivors include her husband of 57 years, John Engler; children, Gerianne (Mike) Steigerwalt, of Cortland, N.Y., John M. (Diane) Engler, of Kittanning, Karen (Pete) Link, of Erie, David Engler, of Greensburg, Elaine Engler, of O'Hara Township, and Kathy (Robert) Kobert, of Gibsonia; grandchildren, Michael, Teresa and Katie Steigerwalt, Steven, Sarah and Kristen Engler, Andrew Link and Stephanie and Kali Kobert; brother, Clement (Joan) Gaydos, of Southport, N.C.; and sister, Wilma (Richard) Micholas, of Erie. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by two sisters, Sue Morgan and Margaret Gaydos; and a brother, Dennis Gaydos. Friends will be received from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday and 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the RUSIEWICZ OF LOWER BURRELL FUNERAL HOME, 3124 Leechburg Road at Alder Street, Lower Burrell. Christian Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Friday in St. Margaret Mary Church, Lower Burrell. Entombment will follow in St. Mary Mausoleum, Lower Burrell. www.RusiewiczFH.com.