Helen Chabal

September 6, 1927 ~ April 1, 2020 (age 92)


Helen (Malecki) Chabal, 92 of Culmerville, West Deer Township, died April 1, 2020 at St. Barnabas Nursing Home, Richland. She was born September 6, 1927 in Barking, near New Kensington to the late Edward and Anna (Flat) Malecki, Sr. Helen grew up in Barking and graduated from Arnold High School in 1946. She worked as a sewing machine operator for Duquesne Manufacturing, Co. and then worked as a Teacher’s Aide for the Deer Lakes School District at the Bairdford Elementary School in the 2nd grade. She was a member of the Woman’s Garment Union in New Kensington. Helen enjoyed gardening, sewing, crafts though especially enjoyed spending time with her family.

Survivors include her sons George (Susan) Chabal, Jr. of New Castle and David (Susan) Chabal of West Deer, her granddaughter Sarah Chabal, step-grandchildren Jennifer (Larry) Soles, Steven Hughes, Kimberly (Rob) Branscome and Daniel (Emily) Hughes; step-great-grandchildren Isabelle, Madeline and Amelia, and her sister Isabell Wayner of Hoover, Alabama.

Besides her parents she was preceded in death by her husband George Chabal, Sr. April 18, 2019, her 7 brothers Chester, Edward, Stanley, Alex, Stephen, John and Michael Malecki and her 3 sisters Rose and Violet Malecki and Frances Pekala.

With the present health crisis, all services and burial were private. A funeral mass will be held at a later time. Arrangements were entrusted to the SIWICKI-YANICKO FUNERAL HOME, 23 McKrell Road, Russellton. View obituary online and leave condolences at

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