Saturday, April 17, 2010

Helen E. Sekular, 87, Lorain Slovenian Club board member, fish fry waitress, Drill Team member

Helen E. Sekular, 87, of Lorain, Ohio, who died Thursday, November 5, 2009, served on the board of directors of the Lorain Slovenian Club, where she was a fish fry waitress for 25 years and made cabbage and noodles for fish fries.

She was a member of Saints Cyril and Methodius Slovenian Catholic Church in Lorain and an officer of the church's Lady's Guild.

Mrs. Sekular, who was born Helen Tomazic on March 12, 1922, in Aliquippa, Pa., and lived in Lorain since infancy, also belonged to the Light Hearted Club, SNPJ Slovenian Lodge, Slovenian Women's Union and the award-winning Lorain Slovenian Drill Team.

Survivors include her daughter, Linda Sekular of Lorain; and nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 33 years, Harry Sekular, in 1977; her parents, Lawrence and Mary (nee Galati) Tomazic; a brother, Frank Tomazic; and a sister Mary Klein.

Family will receive friends from 4-8 p.m. Sunday, November 8, 2009, at Richard J. Reidy Funeral Home, 1783 East 31st Street in South Lorain.

Funeral services will begin Monday, November 9, 2009, with 9:15 a.m. closing prayers followed by 10 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial at Saint Mary of the Lake Catholic Church, 8th Street and Reid Avenue, Lorain, celebrated by the Rev. James Becherer.

Burial will follow in Calvary Cemetery, Lorain Ohio.

To reach the funeral home, dial (440) 277-8164.

This obituary was prepared by the family and the funeral home, edited slightly by and was originally posted on on Nov. 6, 2009.

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