Helen Anna Krajcik

02/02/1930 — 03/22/2013

From West, Richland, WA, US | Born in Seltzer City, WA

Helen Anna Krajcik

Helen Anna Krajcik

Helen Anna Krajcik was born February 2, 1930 in Seltzer City, Pennsylvania and passed away peacefully at the age of 83, on March 22, 2013. Helen was born to Paul and Anna Gana and was one of nine brothers and sisters.

She married Joseph Krajcik in 1948 and they made their home in Philadelphia until 1961 when they took a family trip to visit her brother in Richland and decided to relocate out west. She worked at Thrifty Drugs in Richland for many years and then fulfilled a dream to open her own antique business, Bridge Antiques in West Richland in 1971 to 2003.

With more time on her hands, which were usually never idol, she started a food share program receiving donations of groceries, fruits and vegetables and redistributing to anyone in need. In 2008 she was awarded the Leisure Care Lighthouse Philanthropy award recognizing individuals who enhance the lives of seniors and the community. Helen also spent many hours working with the Tri-Cities Farmers Market soliciting donations for seniors and a local battered women's shelter. She continued this work until her health began to fail her, she continued to be the point person by phone when she could no longer venture out in the community.

Helen was preceded in death by her husband Joe of 35 years and six of her brothers and sisters.

She is survived by her two children, Paulette Fortune Ken of Bothell, WA and Joseph Krajcik Jr. Christine of West Richland. She has five grandchildren; Jennifer Fortune Raser Ryan, Shauna Fortune Andy, Kelly Fortune Craig Steve, Joel Krajcik and Marissa Krajcik. She also has four great grandchildren, Nolan Raser, Nicholas Raser, Kaitlyn Craig and Natalie Craig. She has two surviving brothers, George Gana of Seaview, WA and Stanley Gana of Orlando, FL and many nieces and nephews.

She was much loved by all and will be missed always until we are all reunited in God's house. Many thanks to her circle of friends for all the visits and help they provided for her. A special thank you to her hospice team whose kind care made such a difference in her life.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the Chaplaincy Hospice House of Kennewick, WA in Helen's name.

Visitation will be held at Einan's Funeral Home from 5:00-8:00pm Thursday, March 28, 2013 and Friday, March 29, 2013 from 6:00pm-9:00pm with a Rosary at 7:00pm. Funeral services will be held at Einan's Funeral Home, Saturday, March 30, 2013 at 11:30am followed by the graveside at Sunset Memorial Gardens. Following the graveside service there will be a reception at Memories at Sunset Event Center.

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  • Dear Paulette, Joe and family,

    We were so sad to learn of your dear mother ‘s passing. Aunt Helen was a wonderful lady that loved life and it was an honor to be her niece. I will never forget her wedding day. It was the first wedding I remember attending and having so much fun at age 10.

    My husband, Vince and I offer our belated love, prayers and condolences to you and the rest of your family. We just received an email today from my sister Jeanne who had received the news from our cousin Barbara Clayton Baloche. I am sorry we did not know sooner.

    Our love and prayers to all of you.

    Charlotte and Vince Salla

    Charlotte & Vince Salla
    November 4, 2014
    Springfield, MO, Greene
  • Dear Paulette, Joe and family,

    We were so sad to learn of your dear mother ‘s passing. Aunt Helen was a wonderful lady that loved life and it was an honor to be her niece. I will never forget her wedding day. It was the first wedding I remember attending and having so much fun at age 10.

    My husband, Vince and I offer our belated love, prayers and condolences to you and the rest of your family. We just received an email today from my sister Jeanne who had received the news from our cousin Barbara Clayton Baloche. I am sorry we did not know sooner.

    Our love and prayers to all of you.

    Charlotte and Vince Salla

    Charlotte & Vince Salla
    November 4, 2014
    Springfield, MO, Greene
  • So sorry to hear of Helen’s passing. Though I hadn’t seen her in a while, I will always consider her a dear friend! She taught me to make the best perogies and her cooking was the best! RIP Helen.

    Dorothy Frazier
    November 4, 2014
    Spokane, WA
  • Christine, sorry to hear about your mother-in-law.

    Bernie Bentley

    Bernard Bentley
    November 4, 2014
    matthews, NC
  • Christine and Joe so sorry to hear about your Mom

    I rember the good times we had antiquing and visiting.

    Norma Durfee Cambpell
    November 4, 2014
    Richland, WA
  • Helen was a smart, fun, generous, caring and helpful soul. She was a strong advocate for the elderly and frequently went through great extents to help others despite her own pains and limitations. We will all miss her very much and she will always stay in our memories.

    Johanna McCartney
    November 4, 2014
    Richland, WA