Helen Troha

Obituary of Helen Victoria Troha

Helen Victoria Troha, age 97 passed away May 2, 2020 at her home in Perry. She was born November 29, 1922 in Cleveland, Ohio and had a been a longtime Mentor resident prior to moving to Perry. She was a lifelong member of St. Christine's KSKJ Lodge # 219 where she served as Recording Secretary for fifty years. She also was a member of the Mentor Senior Center and along with her late husband were named 2004 Seniors of the Year. She was also a faithful member of St. Cyprian Catholic Church in Perry. She was a voracious reader and enjoyed photography, art and baking for family and friends. She had been employed by Mentor Public Schools working in the Cafeteria. Helen is survived by her children Karen (Fred) Howe, Pamela (Bob) Noll, Denise (Charles) Caldwell, Maralee (Bruce) Koval, Roberta Underwood and Rudy (Deb) Troha; grandchildren Eric (Dusty) Merkys, Teresa (Frank Bensoussan) Mercsak, Stephen Mercsak and Lauren (Eric) Girdler, Gregory (Jennifer) Koval, Michael Koval, Rudy Troha Jr., step-grandchildren Trace (Jennifer) Howe, Amy Howe, Sarah (Adam) Novak, Rebekah (Jason) Bray; great grandchildren Lydia, Lilliana, Dressden, Josh, Kristopher, Charlotte, Caroline, Christian, Rachel Myers and Lorel. She also leaves her brother Albert (Joellen) Kosten and nieces and nephews Janet, Darryl, Eric, Jonathan, Cheryllynn and Christine. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Rudolph J. Troha, brothers Frank and Raymond Kosten and her beloved parrot Tipper. Private graveside service were held at Mentor Cemetery. Memorial contributions are suggested to Hospice of the Western Reserve.
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