Helen (Szymczak) Dubowski, age 98, of Erie, passed away Friday, May 14, 2021 at St. Mary’s East. She was born in Erie on February 16, 1923 to the late Ignatius and Josephine (Smolinska) Szymczak.
Helen worked at Grants at 10th and State and also at General Electric for four years. She was a lifetime parishioner at St. Hedwig’s Church and it’s Rosary Society and Ave Maria Society. She enjoyed gardening, camping, going to flea markets and yard sales, but most of all enjoyed spending time with her family and grandchildren.
In addition to her parents, Helen is preceded in death by her husband, Stanley M. Dubowski, sons Peter Dubowski and Michael Dubowski, grandson David Dubowski, infant brother Stephen Szymczak, brothers Henry Szymczak and Walter Szymczak, and sisters Sister Mary Tiburica Szymczak and Sister Theresa Marie Patora, and step-father Stefan Patora.
Helen will be remembered by her sons Stanley Dubowski (Audrey) and James Dubowski (Linda), her daughter-in-law Eileen Dubowski of Fairbanks, AK, five grandchildren Mark Dubowski, Matthew Dubowski (Trisha), Melissa Hamilton (Michael), Joshua Dubowski, and Sarah Hollister (Keenan), three great-grandchildren, Reid Dubowski, Ford Hamilton, and Skyah Hollister, and several nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be held on Monday, May 17, 2021 from 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm at Edward J. Garr Funeral Home, 459 E. 12th St. Erie, PA 16503, and again on Tuesday at St. Stanislaus Church, 516 E. 13thSt. Erie, PA 16503 from 10:00 am until the time of the Mass at 11:00. Family and friends may also attend Mass virtually via Facebook Live at https://www.facebook.com/Edward-J-Garr-Funeral-Home-Inc-100130284712299. Burial will follow at Trinity Cemetery.
The family would like to say Thank You to all the employees of St. Mary’s East for all the wonderful care they provided to Mom.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Erie City Mission, PO Box 407, Erie, PA 16512.
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