In Memory of




Obituary for Helen G. Howansky

COHOES Helen G. Howansky, 92, of Arlington Rd. died peacefully Monday, August 10, 2020 at Van Rensselaer Manor.

Helen was born in Troy to Andrew and Madeline Mikitow Kulczycki. She met the love of her life, John C. Howansky and the two were married in 1949. Being together for over 70 years and raising their family side by side was truly Helen’s greatest joy.

Helen was a communicant of St. Michael’s Church in Cohoes and belonged to St. Michael’s Ladies Rosary Society. She played the accordion and enjoyed both square dancing and line dancing. She also loved to travel, watch the Yankees and play pinochle.

In addition to her husband John, Helen is survived by her 4 loving children, John C. Howansky, Jr. (Patricia) of St. Cloud, FL, Robert Howansky (Deborah) of Cohoes, Ronald Howansky (Debbie) of Troy and Linda Libera (John) of Charlton, MA. She is also survived by her 6 grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren as well as several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her siblings, Anna Drzewiecki, Stella Dabek, Bertha Schultz.

Funeral services will be Saturday at 11 a.m. at St. Michael’s Church, Cohoes. Interment will follow in St. Michael’s Cemetery, Waterford.

Relatives and friends may visit Saturday from 9 – 10:30 a.m. at the Fitzgerald Funeral Home, 105 Vliet Blvd., Cohoes prior to the Mass. Masks will be required and social distancing regulations will be observed.