Obituary Notice: Helen A. Tocimak

Helen A. Tocimak, 91, of Hawk Run died Friday Nov. 9, 2012 at the Altoona Regional Health System in Altoona. She was the daughter of the late John and Susan Straka born Aug. 28, 1921 in Pardee, Philipsburg.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John Tocimak who died Nov. 16, 1979.

Mrs. Tocimak was a member of the Saints Peter & Paul Catholic Church in Hawk Run.

She was a homemaker and mother.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by an infant daughter; three brothers, Michael, George and Joseph Straka; and two sisters, Mary Mital and Margaret Petro.

Mrs. Tocimak was the last of her generation.

She is survived by a daughter, Suzanne Sidorick and her husband, Gene of Ramey; three sons, Richard Tocimak and John P. Tocimak of Hawk Run and Steve Tocimak and his wife, Mary Ann of Janesville; three grandchildren, Jason Sidorick and his wife, Miranda of Ramey and Sarah and Katie Tocimak of Janesville; a great-grandson, Jeremiah Sidorick of Ramey; and several nieces and nephews.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Saints Peter & Paul Catholic Church in Hawk Run with the Rev. Robert J. Horgas as celebrant. Burial will be at the Saints Peter & Paul Cemetery in Hawk Run.

The family will receive friends from 4 p.m. – 8 p.m. Monday at the Beezer-Heath Funeral Home in Philipsburg.

The rosary will be recited at 6 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

Friends may sign the guestbook at

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