Helen Marie (O'Brochta) Kurtyka, 89, of Frey Village, Middletown, Pa., passed away on Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2011, at Frey Village. Mrs. Kurtyka was a member of Seven Sorrows Catholic Church of Middletown.
Surviving are eight children, Marty Kurtyka and his wife, Jeanine, of Hagerstown, Md., Catherine Voithofer and her husband, Casper, of Middletown, Gloria Murphy and her husband, Jack, of Palm Coast, Fla., James Kurtyka and his wife, Linda, of Willow Springs, Ill., Ronald Kurtyka of Dry Tavern, Pa., Shirley Litzinger and her husband, Ronald, of Boyers, Pa., Gregory Kurtyka and his wife, Carol, of Rices Landing, Pa., and Jeffrey Kurtyka and his wife, Lizabeth, of Harrisburg, Pa.; 21 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Thomas O'Brochta of Minnesota and Anthony O'Brochta and his wife, Rosemarie, of Mentor, Ohio; a sister, Lucy Rumancik and her husband, John, of Albuquerque, N.M.; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Martin J. Kurtyka; a great grandson, Avery Snyder; seven brothers; two sisters; and a son-in-law, Jack Miller (deceased spouse of Shirley).
A Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated at 11 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 3, 2011, at Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church, Rices Landing. Memorial contributions may be made to Our Lady of Consolation, 408 Route 88, Carmichaels, PA 15320. Please visit www.YoskovichFH.com.