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 Helen <I>Brenzovich</I> Palmo

Helen Brenzovich Palmo

Fredericktown, Washington County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death 25 Jun 2009 (aged 88)
Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, USA
Burial Waynesburg, Greene County, Pennsylvania, USA
Memorial ID 41288384 · View Source
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Daughter of Alex and Helen (Chuma) Brenzovich. Wife of Duane Palmo and mother to Joseph Palmo.

Obituary Transcript – Source: Post-Gazette, Pittsburgh PA, 29 Jun 2009, p. B5

PALMO Helen (Brenzovich)

Age 88, passed away on June 25, 2009 after a long battle with Alzheimers disease, formerly of Fredericktown. She is survived by her son Joseph (Joanne Pompeo) as well as nieces and nephews. Helen was born in Fredericktown, PA on September 19, 1920 to Olena (Chuma) and Elek Brenzovich (nee Pohanich), who were immigrants from Carpatho-Rusyn heritage from Suchij, Uzh County, Austria-Hungary. In addition to her parents, Helen was preceded in death by her husband of 56 years, Duane Palmo; her beloved sisters, Mary (Michael) Chelena, Ann (Andrew) Segedy and Susan (Paul) Knepp, and brothers Ivan, George (Edith), Andrew (Ann), Michael (Margaret) Brenzovich. Helen was proud to serve as a "Rosie the Riveter" during WWII. But the core of her life was her family and her home. She was the baker of family birthday cakes, an outstanding pirohi maker, and an avid gardener. Helen severed her community as a founder of the Fredericktown Public Library, a member of the Fredericktown Civic Club, the historian of the Fredericktown Chamber of Commerce, and as a member of the St. Thomas Church choir. Singing was one of her great loves, a life-long pleasure that helped sustain her even through the last days of her illness, and that filled those around her with joy. Calling hours are from 2-4 & 6-8 p.m. on Sunday, June 28, 2009 at the Greenlee Funeral Home, 42 Bank St. at Crawford Road, Fredericktown where Prayers will be said at 10:30 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Marcellus R.C. Church in Jefferson at 11 a.m. on Monday, June 29, 2009 with Rev. J Francis Frazer as celebrant. Interment will be in Greene County Memorial Park. Contributions may be made to St. Thomas church, 30 Main St., Clarksville, PA 15322 or to Fredericktown Public Library, P.O. Box 652, Fredericktown, PA 15333. An online guest book and personal condolences at Send condolences at

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  • Created by: Thomas Brenzovich
  • Added: 29 Aug 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 41288384
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Helen Brenzovich Palmo (19 Sep 1920–25 Jun 2009), Find A Grave Memorial no. 41288384, citing Greene County Memorial Park, Waynesburg, Greene County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by Thomas Brenzovich (contributor 46825280) .