Campbell...Helen Ocarz, 95, passed away Friday, January 31, 2020.
Helen was born in Campbell, on July 13, 1924, the daughter of John and Maria Djurik Meleg, and was a lifelong area resident.
She was a homemaker and worked at the Youngstown Sheet and Tube Co., in the payroll auditing department. Helen retired in May 1987 after 26 years of service at Postal Church Co.
Helen was a graduate of the Campbell Memorial High School class of 1942. She was a member of the National Slovak Society, Assembly 8.
She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. She will be remembered for her clothes pin cookies and apple pies. Sewing was also a passion of hers, along with fishing with her husband, Ed, and watching the Cleveland Indians.
Helen will be missed by her daughters, Nancy (Dan) Sabella and Maryellen (Fred) Ramos; a son-in-law Steve Thompson; grandchildren, Joe Caruso, Tara (Mike) Rauscher, Danielle (Aaron) Dobich, Fred (Michelle) Ramos and Melissa (Seth) Kensinger; great grandchildren, Julianna and Freddie Ramos, Skyeler Caruso, Natalie, David and James Rauscher, and Dominic Dobich; and many nieces and nephews. She also leaves a sister-in law, Marian Ocarz.
She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Maria Meleg; her loving husband Edward, whom she married on May 7th, 1949; her eldest daughter, Janice Thompson; sisters, Mary Zbell, Anne Shramo, Betty Newhouse and Susan Bosak; and brother’s John, Paul and Joseph Meleg.
The Ocarz family has entrusted the care of their loved one to the Wasko Funeral Home and will receive family and friends on Tuesday, Feb. 4th from 6:00-8:00 p.m. and again on Wednesday morning, February 5th, from 10-11:00 a.m.
Funeral services will be held at 11am at the funeral home with Pastor Dan Yargo officiating.
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