Helen J. (Grygo) Koehler

September 30th, 1920 - September 9th, 2012

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World\'s Greatest Buscia Helen J. (Grygo) Koehler, age 91, of Erie, died at Golden Living Center-Walnut Creek, Sunday, September 9, 2012. Born in Erie, September 30, 1920, she was a daughter of the late Adam and Anna (Kuklinski) Grygo. She was a member of St. Andrew Catholic Church and formerly a member of St. Stephens and Sacred Heart. She graduated from East High School and took courses at Erie Business Center. Helen had worked at the Marx Toy Co. and was a waitress at East Erie Turners. Most of all, she was a mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She enjoyed bowling, loved to play cards and was a member of the Siebenbuerger Ladies Auxiliary. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond F. Koehler in 1996; three sisters, Monica ?Minnie? Kruszewski, Adeline Anderson and Gertrude Grygo; a brother Alois Grygo. She is survived by 2 sons, Ron Koehler, of Erie and Rick Koehler, wife Carol, of Mayfield, OH; 3 daughters, Bonnie Sienkiewicz, of Erie, Joyce Mikolajczyk, husband Bob, of Millcreek and Jeanne Stephenson, husband Rick, of Houston, TX; 2 sisters, Louise Desser, of Erie and Rose Parnell, of Columbia, S.C.; 12 grandchildren, Chuck, Sean, Robyn, Jill, Tammy, Melissa, Bobby, Adam, Kevin, David, Julie and Rachel; 13 great-grandchildren, Alex, Matt, Sean, Amanda, Robert, Samantha, AJ, Sebastian, Karlee, Madilyn, Luke, Mia and Annie. Friends are invited to call at Brugger Funeral Homes & Crematory, 1595 W. 38th St., at Greengarden Blvd., Thursday from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. and to attend prayers there Friday at 9:15 a.m., followed by a Mass of Christian Burial, at St. Andrew Church, at 10 a.m. Burial will follow at Calvary Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations are suggested to St. Andrew Parish, 1116 W. 7th St., Erie, PA 16502.