Helen (Davidovich) Shalako

November 4, 1919 ~ February 14, 2019 (age 99)

Helen Shalako, age 99 of Liberty Borough, passed away on Thursday, February 14, 2019.  Born November 4, 1919 in McKeesport, she was a daughter of the late Michael and Anna (Kresa) Davidovich.  A devout member of St. Mark's Parish and the former St. Eugene's, Helen was a member of the church's Christian Mothers, cleaned the altar, ironed the altar linens, and attended daily Mass for 39 years while also volunteering at Kane Regional in her spare time.  An independent and strong-willed woman, she was a terrific and caring mother and grandmother who showed her love and faith every day of her life.  Helen was preceded in death by her husband, Paul J. Shalako, Jr., her brother, and her five sisters.  She is survived by her children Paul J. Shalako, III and Teresa A. (the late Jim) Anderson, both of Tallahassee, FL, and Patricia A. (Charles) Gala of Elizabeth Twp.; her grandchildren April A., Eric (Rhoda), Charles J., and Michele M.; her one great-grandchild; and also nieces and nephews.  Friends will be received in the Daniel F. Bekavac Funeral Home and Crematory, Versailles, on Sunday, February 17, 2019, from 2 to 4 PM and 6 to 8 PM.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday, February 18, 2019 at 10 AM in St. Mark's Parish -  Liberty Borough Site with Fr. Thomas A. Wagner officiating. Procession and burial will follow to Calvary Cemetery, Port Vue.  

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