Helen “Sally” Chermely, 88, passed away unexpectedly Friday morning, February 22, 2019, at her home.
Helen was born October 23, 1930, in Youngstown and was the daughter of the late Stephen and Maria Dovica Kovach.
She graduated from Chaney High School in 1948 and worked for Land Title, Ohio Title and Commonwealth Land Title companies.
Helen was a lifelong member of St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church in Youngstown, where she married Stanley P. Chermely on June 25, 1960.
She also served as a Federation Delegate for the SNPJ.
Mrs. Chermely enjoyed sitting outdoors, cutting her lawn and she loved children and animals, reading, crossword puzzles, sudoku and spider solitaire.
Helen leaves her husband of 58 years, Stanley; her daughter and son-in-law, Atty. Diane L. Chermely Tanner and Joseph Tanner of Salem; a sister, Pauline Farmer of Boardman; six nieces and nephews and four great-nieces and great-nephews.
Helen was predeced in death by brothers, Steve Kovac and John Kovach and sisters, Mary Dezort, Susan Marvich, Mildred Kovach and Margaret “Julia” Hruska.
Family and friends may call from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. on Monday, February 25 at Kinnick Funeral Home, 477 North Meridian Road, Youngstown and 9:30 – 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, February 26 at St. John Lutheran Church, 1429 Mahoning Avenue, Youngstown, where funeral services will take place at 10:30 a.m.
Interment will follow at Tod Homestead Cemetery in Youngstown.
Funeral arrangements handled by Kinnick Funeral Home, Inc. Please visit kinnickfuneralhome.com to send condolences online to Sally’s family.
A television tribute will air Monday, February 25 at the following approximate times: 12:25 p.m. WKBN, 6:58 p.m. on MyYTV and 10:37 p.m. FOX plus two additional spots throughout the day.