Mrs. Pesa was born Oct. 28, 1922, in Youngstown, a daughter of Mike and Rose Martino.
She was a Campbell Memorial High School graduate and was a self-employed hairdresser, retiring in 1996. She was a member of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church. She was involved in her neighborhood card club and enjoyed bowling even in her 90s at Holiday Bowl. Helen also liked taking trips to the casinos. She was a seamstress and enjoyed doing needle work and making afghans.
She is survived by her husband, Richard Pesa of Struthers, whom she married July 19, 1947; a daughter, Cindy Glasser of Boardman; a son, Rick (Drema) Pesa of Boardman; and one grandson, Anthony (Erin) of Charlottesville, Va.
Besides her parents, Helen was preceded in death by two brothers, Lou and John Martino.
A Mass of Christian Burial was held Wednesday, Jan. 22, at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church, with Monsignor Michael Cariglio officiating. Interment followed at St. John the Baptist Catholic Cemetery.
Friends and family were received Wednesday, Jan. 22, at the church.
Contributions may be made to Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church.
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