RATAY, HELEN J., 74, Penn Run, passed away September 3, 2020. Born September 15, 1945, in Spangler, the daughter of Frank and Helen (Cifrak) Tocarchik. Preceded in death by parents. Survived by loving husband of 57 years, Edward Ratay, Sr.; daughter, Gwen (Ron) Gresko, Penn Run; son, Edward (Lana) Ratay, Jr., Penn Run; and grandchildren, Aric, Katee and Ryen Gresko; Justice and Gretta Ratay. Sister of Ted Tocarchik, California; Evelyn Longo, Pittsburgh; and Martha Rhoades, Mt. Pleasant. She spent the years working together with her family in their various businesses, with the last being Paragon Development. Helen was a kind and caring person who enjoyed working and helping those in need at the Alice Paul House. She also enjoyed working as a volunteer at Heilwood Presbyterian Church preparing meals for their election day dinners. A devoted wife, mother and grandmother, she loved her husband, children and grandchildren with all her heart. Following her grandchildren’s activities and sporting events was her greatest passion. Her cats were a special part of the family and brought her much joy. She enjoyed being with her family, gardening and bingo. A private viewing and prayer service will be held for the Ratay family. Moriconi Funeral Home, Inc., in charge of arrangements.
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