Helen P. Ruhl, age 95 of Verona and formerly of West Mifflin, passed away on Friday, February 14, 2020 in Seneca Place, Verona. Born November 24, 1924 in West Mifflin, she was a daughter of the late Joseph and Mary (Vrombel) Dolansky. Helen was an active member of her church, Holy Spirit Parish in West Mifflin, serving in their Ladies of Charity, Women's Guild, and Eucharistic Minister for shut-ins. She also volunteered at Jefferson Hospital. Helen is survived by her husband of more than 70 years John L. Ruhl; her children Mary Martha (Joseph) Yakubisin of Moon Twp., Patricia L. (Bill) Thomas of Valencia, John (Candy) Ruhl, Jr. of Big Bear, CA, and James A. (Donna) Ruhl of Liberty Borough; her grandchildren J.R. (Grace) Yakubisin, Mary Beth (Lance) Baniecki, Matthew (Mary) Yakubisin, John (Kristen) Yakubisin, Karen (Dave) Harden, Mark (Mandy) Yakubisin, Jennifer (Randall) Goldman, Bill (Jennifer) Thomas, Patti (Randy) Gomola, and Alexandra, Nicki, and Julianna Ruhl; her many great-grandchildren; and also nieces and nephews.
Friends will be received in the A.J. Bekavac Funeral Home, 555 5th. St., Clairton, PA 15025 (412-233-5700), on Monday, February 17, 2020 from 2 to 4 PM and 6 to 8 PM. Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday, February 18, 2020 at 10 AM in Holy Spirit Church, West Mifflin. If attending the Mass, please go directly to the church. Interment will follow privately at Lebanon Church Cemetery, West Mifflin. Memorial contributions in Helen's name should be made to Holy Spirit Parish, 2603 Old Elizabeth Road, West Mifflin, PA 15122. www.bekavacfuneralhome.com
Originally published February 14, 2020.