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Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Helen A. Metz

Helen A. Metz, 88, formerly of West Fifth Street, Emporium, currently residing at the Grove House, died Tuesday, September 21, 2010, in Elk Regional Health Center, St. Marys.

Born April 9, 1922 in Penfield, she was the daughter of John and Helen Golla Hawk. On December 24, 1941 in Emporium she married Albert “Bert” Metz who died June 29, 1995.

A resident of Emporium since 1940, Mrs. Metz was valedictorian of the Huston H.S. class of 1939, and attended Penn State University before she was married. She was employed for many years by GTE Sylvania in Emporium in the Units Dept., was a Home Health Aide with the Community Nurses, and was a trained Hospice volunteer.

She was an active member of the First United Methodist Church in Emporium having served on several boards and committees. She was instrumental in bringing a Service Unit of the Salvation Army to the Emporium area and served as its chairman for 20 years. She was also a longtime member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Emporium Fire Department.

Survivors include: four daughters, Mrs. Edward (Nancy) Main of Apache Junction, AZ, Mrs. Ed (Diane) Bolin and Linda Slyder both of Emporium, and Mrs. Pam Hartman of Cisne, IL; eleven grandchildren; twelve great grandchildren; two great great grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents and husband, Mrs. Metz was predeceased by a son Steven in 1967, a daughter Carol Metz Sizer in 1968, and by five sisters and one brother.

Friends will be received Thursday, September 23 from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. in the Coppersmith-Condon Funeral Home, Emporium.

Funeral & Committal Services will be held in the First United Methodist Church Friday at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Gary Atkinson, pastor, officiating.

Burial will be in Newton Cemetery, Emporium.

Memorials, if desired, may be made to the Grove House Boarding Home Inc., 436 Old West Creek Rd., Emporium.

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