Helen J. Rydarowicz 1946-2021 | News, Sports, Jobs


HUBBARD – Helen Jean Rydarowicz, 74, died Thursday, September 23, 2021 at St. Elizabeth Youngstown Hospital.

Helen was born November 10, 1946 in Youngstown, daughter of Charles James and Mildred Ada McMurray DeVeto, and has lived her entire life in Hubbard.

She graduated from Hubbard High School in 1965.

She was a member of St. Patrick’s Roman Catholic Church in Hubbard.

Helen has been a wife and housewife for 56 years. She loved family gatherings, cooking, baking and was particularly known for her delicious cheesecakes. She also enjoyed shopping and planting flowers with her husband and grandson, Justin, every year, which made their garden especially beautiful.

Helen loved to decorate for every party. Christmas was her favorite, especially shopping for everyone and the big Christmas party for the whole family.

She loved going to Hubbard football games to watch her grandsons play, Ciarra clap and Savannah a cheerleader.

Helen will be remembered and sadly missed by her family: her husband, Francis Jerome Rydarowicz, whom she married on July 5, 1965; her children, John Michael Rydarowicz of Hubbard, Cheryl Lynn Pregi of Niles, Karen Ann Rydarowicz of Hermitage, Pa., Francis Jerome Rydarowicz Jr. of Hubbard and Diane Marie Rydarowicz of Hubbard; 19 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.

Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her sister, Joanne Marie Varga; and brothers, Charles James DeVeto and John R. DeVeto.

There will be a Christian Burial Memorial Mass on Monday, September 27, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. with Reverend Michael Swierz officiating, with calling hours before Mass from 10:00 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. at St. Patrick Roman Catholic Church. The family strongly requests that all visitors wear a mask.

Helen will be buried in the Union Hubbard Cemetery.

Funeral arrangements are in the care of Stewart-Kyle Funeral Home. Family and friends are invited to visit the funeral home’s website at www.stewart-kyle.com to share their memories and condolences.

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