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Helen Olga Fabian

Helen Olga Fabian (nee Urban), 95, of Drums, Pennsylvania, passed away Friday morning, October 26, 2012 at the home of her daughter Andrea, where she had been residing for the past six years. She was born in Lorain on December 24, 1916, the daughter of the late John and Yolanda Urban (nee Turman), and resided in the Lorain area most of her life until relocating to Drums.

She was a member of St. Ladislaus Catholic Church and the Virgin Mary Society of the church and St. Lads Club. Her favorite hobbies were cooking her favorite Hungarian recipes, search and word puzzles, embroidery and playing cards.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, John "Foxy" Fabian in 1951; and sisters, Yolanda "Julia" Koller, Anna Berta, Mary Persensky, and Barbara Karney.

Surviving are her son, John Urban Fabian of Lorain; daughters, Phyllis Fabian of Centerville, Virginia, Andrea Bond and her husband Eugene, with whom she had resided; grandchildren, John Charles Fabian and his wife Mary Beth of North Ridgeville, David Fabian and his wife Lorena of Avon, Dennis Fabian and his wife Heather of Lorain, Christine Zahuranec of Chicago, Illinois, Mark Zahuranec and Matthew Zahuranec of Centerville, Virginia, Victoria Jackson of Chicago, Illinois, Jennifer Yatsko of Drums, Pennsylvania, Susan Erdman and her husband Dan of Nescopeck, Pennsylvania, Twila Lobitz and her husband Ronald of Phoenix, Arizona, Bobbie Jo Staudenmeier, and her husband Col. James J. of Clarksville, Tennessee; 20 great grandchildren; nine great great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews, along with her three favorite furry companions Braisin, Watson, and Chloe also survive.

The family will receive friends Sunday, November 4, 2012 from 5 to 9 P.M. at the Gluvna-Shimo-Hromada Funeral Chapel, 3224 Broadway, Lorain. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Monday, November 5, 2012 at 11 A.M. in Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church, 1454 Lexington Ave., Lorain (please meet at the church). The Rev. Robert J. Glepko, Pastor, and the Rev. James Schmitz, former Pastor of St. Ladislaus Catholic Church in Lorain, will concelebrate. Interment will take place in Calvary Cemetery, Lorain.

Memorial contributions can be made to the donors choice.

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