Helen Pilipovich

James W. Shirley Funeral Home

Obituaries | The Tube City Almanac | September 24, 2019

Helen Pilipovich, 91, of North Huntingdon, passed away Tuesday, September 24, 2019.  She was born February 10, 1928 in Duquesne, a daughter of the late John and Julia (Palagyi)  Ballas.  Helen was owner/operator of the Korner Tavern for 57 years.  She was a member of the Hungarian Reformed Church, Duquesne, longtime member of the North Huntingdon Democratic Club, and VFW Post 781 Ladies Auxiliary.  She loved visiting casinos and cooking.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Victor Pilipovich; son, Keith; brothers, John, Robert and Steve Ballas; sisters, Margaret Pivarnic, Katy Podomnik, Betty McCallum, Gazella Agopoff and Lillian Fuhoski.  She is survived by her sons, Victor Pilipovich Jr. and his wife, Linda, Stephen Pilipovich and his wife, Margaret, David Pilipovich; sisters, Pearl Cifaldi and Sally Corso; grandchildren, Meigan (Miss Priss) Nicolai, Allison (David) Guaspari, Julia (Stefan) Pellegrini, Stephanie (Shawn) Storer, David L. Pilipovich, Ashley Pilipovich; and ten great-grandchildren.  Friends will be received from 6-8 p.m. on Thursday and 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. on Friday at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon.  A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday in the funeral home chapel.  Interment to follow in Hungarian Reformed Cemetery, West Mifflin.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Hungarian Reformed Church, 1411 Kennedy Avenue, Duquesne, PA  15110.

Originally published September 24, 2019.

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