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Helen Harris Gurekovich

Mrs. Helen Harris Gurekovich, 84, of 2 West 11th Street, Tyrone, PA died Saturday morning, May 26, 2007 at the Altoona Regional Health System-Altoona Hospital Campus.
She was born May 6, 1923 in Tyrone the daughter of Blair D. and Edna M. (Derman) Harris.
She was married May 21, 1949 at St. Matthew Church, Tyrone to Stephen George Gurekovich who died January 13, 1982.
She is survived by a niece Linda A. Derman, and nephews Larrie A. Derman and Richard M. Derman, and a brother-in-law Francis Gurekovich all of Tyrone.
There are many nieces and nephews of the Gurekovich families and several cousins.
She was a member of the St. Matthew Church and a graduate of Tyrone High School in 1943. She was a member of the VFW Auxiliary and the Tyrone Hospital Auxiliary.
She was employed at Big Yank Corp., Tyrone for 19 years.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Wednesday, May 30, 2007 at 2 p.m. at St. Matthew Church with Rev. Fr. Joseph T. Orr as celebrant. Interment will follow at Oak Grove Cemetery.
Friends will be received at the Derman Funeral Home, Inc., Tyrone, on Tuesday, May 29 from 7-9 p.m. and one hour before the Mass on Wednesday. There will be a Wake Service Tuesday at 8:30 p.m.