Mrs. Helen C. Kowalski, 82, Altoona, died Saturday morning at Altoona Regional.
She was born in Coalport, daughter of the late John and Sophia (Yonkoski) Kowalski.
She is survived by a son, Frank P. Gerhart and his friend, Michele Craig, of Altoona; two sisters: Mary Graca of Detriot, Mich., and Eleanor Steback of Portage; two brothers: Ed and Leo, both of Gallitzin; and a special niece, Janie Latterner.
She was preceded in death by her sons: Rick and Greg Gerhart; and her siblings: John, Frank, Joe, Ann Janosik and Sophie Zolna.
Helen enjoyed word find puzzles.
At the request of the deceased there will be no viewing. A funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, May 28, 2013, at Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament, 1 Cathedral Square, Altoona. Committal will be at Calvary Cemetery Mausoleum.