Helene Erika Edling Hetesi, 89, of Newtown, PA, passed away on November 16, 2013.
Erika, as she preferred to be called, was born April 14, 1924 in Pfungstadt, Germany. She was one of 9 children of the late Marie and Jacob Edling.
In 1951, Erika and her husband, Janos (John), who predeceased her in June, 1991, left Germany and emigrated to America to provide a better life for their children, and settled in Warren, PA, where they lived for 46 years. Erika worked for the New Process Company in Warren until age of retirement.
Due to increasing agerelated health issues, Erika moved to the Washington Crossing/Newtown, PA area in the summer of 2007, to live closer to family.
Erika is survived by three daughters, Heidemarie (Heidi) Peditto, Washington Crossing, PA, Julianna Green, Morgantown, WV, and Rosemarie Abruzzese, Philadelphia, PA, as well as by eight granddaughters and ten greatgrandchildren.
A private, familyonly viewing will be held at the Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc., 304 East Street, Warren, PA. Friends are invited to attend and pay their respects at a memorial service beginning at 11:00 A.M. Wednesday, November 20, 2013 at the First Presbyterian Church in Warren, PA with the Rev. George Johnson officiating. Interment will be private at Oakland Cemetery. Email condolences may be sent by visiting www.lewisfuneralhomeinc.