HERMITAGE, Pennsylvania (MyValleyTributes) – Helen I. Brockman, 104, of Hermitage, passed away of natural causes at 4:40 a.m. Tuesday, October 19, 2021, at John XXIII Home in Hermitage.
Helen was born February 26, 1917, in Pittsburgh, to James and Ella (McBride) Long.
She graduated in 1935 from Hickory High School and worked as a nurse’s aide for UPMC Shenango for 20 years.
She was a member of Ruth AME Zion Church in Sharon and the Women’s Home and Overseas Missionary Society.
She enjoyed reading, drawing and painting.
Surviving are a daughter, Audrey J. Thurston of Hermitage and two grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Rubin Brockman; a son, Donald J. Thurston; a sister, Mae Anderson and a brother, Clarence Long.
Calling hours will be held Tuesday, October 26, 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. at Ruth A.M.E. Zion Church, 95 Connelly Blvd., Sharon, PA 16146. A funeral service will begin at 11:00 a.m. in the church with the Rev. Marion Wheeler officiating.
Burial will be in Morefield Cemetery.
Arrangements are being handled by John Flynn Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc.
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