Helen Lorince, age 94 of McKeesport, died Tuesday, November 10, 2020. She was born in Port Vue on November 1, 1926, the daughter of the late Stephen Katrenich, Sr. and Susan Wargo Katrenich. She joined her husband John C. Lorince, who died September 13, 1972.
Helen was a 1945 graduate of McKeesport Area High School and a lifetime member of St. Mark Church in Liberty Borough. She worked as a cashier at The Darling Shop clothing store for four years until she met John Lorince at a picnic in Port Vue and then married. Helen was an avid Pittsburgh sports fan. She loved gardening, arts and crafts, listening to radio and was a passionate Bingo player. She enjoyed Mikey Dee playing the Helena Polka on the accordion. She is survived by her son Raymond (Barbara) Lorince of Fort Mill, SC.; daughter Carol Boros, née Lorince of North Versailles; devoted friend, William H. Gonder of N. Huntingdon; grandchildren, Michael (Sharon) Lorince of Denver, CO, Kimberly (Andy) Rankin of Charlotte, NC, Sean Boros of North Versailles, Alicia Marie (James LaFosse) Boros of White Oak, David Joseph Lorince of Riverside, RI; great-granddaughter Ella Lorince Peterson of Riverside, RI, great-grandson Maddox Rankin of Charlotte, NC, and nephew Michael Katrenic of Versailles. She was preceded in death by her son David J. Lorince; sisters, Annie Katrenic and Mary Rayman; brother Steve Katrenic and Baby boy Katrenic, and beloved cats, Pea Jay, Shadow, Socks, Boogers, and Tulee.
Helen’s family would like to thank the entire staff at the Palms at O’Neil for their loving care and friendship during her residency.
Friends and family will be received on Thursday, November 12, 2020 from 3:00 pm until 7:00 pm at Strifflers of White Oak Cremation & Mortuary Service, 1100 Lincoln Way, White Oak, PA 15131 (412) 678-6177. Funeral liturgy outside of mass will be held on Friday, November 13, 2020 at 10:00 am at Strifflers of White Oak Cremation & Mortuary Service. Burial will follow.
Remembrances can be made in Helen’s name to: Community Angel Network, 295 Tillbrook Rd. Irwin, PA 15642.
Condolences may be made at www.strifflerfuneralhomes.com.
Originally published November 11, 2020.