Helen Z. (Universal) Gorczynski, 93, formerly of Niagara Falls, NY, died on Wednesday, January 9, 2013 in the Health and Rehabilitation Center at Friendship Village in Dayton, OH. Born in Niagara Falls, NY on October 30, 1919, she was the daughter of the late Andrew and Sophia (Zauczkowski) Universal.
On September 8, 1945, she married William W. Gorczynski in Our Lady of the Rosary Church where Helen also attended Parochial School and later Gaskill Junior High School. William predeceased her on October 12, 2008. Helen worked at the International Paper Company for eight years and retired in 1984 from Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center where she worked as a Central Service Aid for 20 years. She was a former member of St. John de LaSalle R.C. Church.
She is survived by her son, William F. (Christine) Gorczynski of Englewood, OH; grandchildren, William J. (Madelynne) Gorczynski of Mason, OH, Mary C. (Michael) Porter of Vandalia, OH; great-grandchildren, Billy, Joshua and Jarrod Gorczynski, Justin, Derek, Morgan, Maryna, Madison and Lilyanne Porter, her great-great-grandson, Arlian Porter; and several nieces and nephews. Besides her parents and husband; she was predeceased by her brother, Theodore "Ted" Universal.
Friends may call on Sunday, January 20th from 3-6 PM at ZAJAC FUNERAL HOME, INC., 319-24th St. cor. Welch Ave., Niagara Falls, NY where funeral services will take place on Monday at 10:00 AM with Deacon David Slish officiating. Entombment following in Gate of Heaven Mausoleum Lewiston, NY. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to St. Paul Catholic Church, 1000 West Wenger Rd., Englewood, OH 45322; Friendship Village, 5790 Denlinger Rd,. Dayton, OH 45426; or Hospice of Dayton, 324 Wilmington Ave., Dayton, OH 45420.
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