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Helene D. Sweigart

Helene D. Sweigart

            Helene D. Sweigart, 94, of Ephrata, PA passed away at home on December 7, 2018.

            She was born in Ozone Park, New York to Emmanuel and Mary (Gabriel) Yris on March 13, 1924.  Helene's parents died when she was quite young, and she was raised in Newburg, New York by her great aunt and later in Rexmont, PA by her aunt, Jenny Gabriel Orfino.

            Helene was a graduate of Cornwall High School where she met the love of her life Herman C Sweigart, whom she subsequently married.

            She worked as a reporter for the Lebanon Daily News and later in life as a cashier for Goodwill Industries of Ephrata, PA.

            Helene was preceded in death by her parents, a son, Bradlee Sweigart, husband of Kathy, of Florida, and a sister, Josie Angelo.

            Helene, a loving mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, is survived by her daughter, Iris, wife of Herbert Lowe of Ephrata, PA., four grandchildren: Romina, wife of Scott McEllhenney of Ephrata, Tom Harrison of Hopeland, PA, Jessica and Johanna Sweigart of California, and five great-grandchildren.

            Also, surviving is her brother Emmanuel J. Yris husband of Marjorie of Naples, FL. and a niece Michelle Weinhold of Denver, PA.

            Funeral services will be private at the convenience of the family and are under the care of Paul L. Gravenor Home For Funerals, 100 W. Main Street, Ephrata, PA.

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Nana, Even though the miles and time have separated us I always knew you were there. I cherish you as Bradlee's mom and love you. With you gone there is one more hole in my universe. May you find joy as a spiritual being and may all future things treat you well.I am proud to carry the Sweigart name. With Love, Kathy Sweigart
~ Kathy Sweigart

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