Helen M. Taraska, 90, passed away peacefully Monday, July 8, 2013, at the Warren General Hospi-tal with her family by her side, following a brief ill-ness.

She was born August 8, 1922 in Mt. Hope, N.J., a daughter of the late Stephen and Helen (Placek) Nodzak. She was a member of St. Luke Roman Cathol-ic Church in Youngsville and retired from the former Quality Markets in Youngsville. She loved bingo and traveling to the casino and baking.

She is survived by her two daughters, Helen Fill and her husband Tony and Fran Fill and her husband Don, three grandchildren Julie Bartos and her hus-band Jake, Randy Fill, Lisa Moseley and her husband Matt, and two great grandchildren Lauren and Ryan. She is also survived by several nieces and nephews, and great nieces and great nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her son, Tho-mas Antal, May of 1966, her first husband, Vernon Antal, July of 1976, and her second husband, Thomas Taraska, in August of 1988, two sisters, Theresa Pau-lock and Anna Stasoiski, and a brother Michael Nod-zak.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday (July 16) at 11:00 a.m. at St. Luke Roman Catholic Church, in Youngsville. The Rev. Fr. John Neff, pastor, will serve as celebrant. Friends will be received one hour prior to the Mass in the gathering space at the church. Burial will follow in St. Joseph’s Cemetery.

The family suggests memorial donations may be made to St. Luke Roman Catholic Church, 420 North Main St., Youngs-ville, Pa. 16371.

The Nelson Funeral Home & Cremation Ser-vices in Youngsville have been entrusted with all ar-rangements. Condolences to the family may be made at www.nelsonfuneralhome.net


Manley E. Carlstrom, Jr., 81, of 7470 Rte 957 Sugar Grove, Pa, passed away at 12:45 PM, Thursday, July 11th, at Warren General Hospital.

Manley was born in Akeley, Pa, on March 21, 1932, a son of the late Olga and Manley E. Carlstrom, Sr. He was retired from the National Forge Company in Irvine where he was a crankshaft polisher, retire-ing in 1995. He was also employed at Decker Tran-sportation in Lander for many years.

The most important thing in his life was his family; and, he always made spending time with them a priority. He loved to golf and bowl. He had formerly been a member of the National Forge Golf League and Bowling League. He enjoyed spend-ing time outdoors and gar-dening.

Surviving are a daughter, Cheri (Gary) Fin-lan, of Titusville; a brother Arthur Carlstrom, of Green-ville, SC; 5 grandchildren, Nicholas (Naka) King, Christopher (Lindsey) Fin-lan, Jayna Finlan, Joseph Finlan, and George Finlan; 1 great granddaughter, Rylan King, and also several nieces, nephews, cousins and his lab/husky mix, his best friend, Keila.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by 8 brothers and sis-ters.

Friends will be received on Monday from 2-4 pm and 6-9 pm at the Sugar Grove Branch of McKinney Funeral Homes and Crema-tion Services, Inc. where a funeral service will be held at 11 am on Tuesday, July 16th, 2013. Graveside ser-vices will follow and will be in Wesleyan Cemetery, Sugar Grove. The family suggests memorials may be placed with the Hospice of Warren County or the American Cancer Society. Those wishing to order flowers, sign the on-line guestbook, or send an e-condolence may do so at www.mckinneyfuneral.com.net