Helen M. Rakowski
Helen M. Rakowski (known to most as Nana), 84, went Home to meet her Heavenly Father face to face on Saturday, January 29th, 2022, in Clinton, Pennsylvania. She passed peacefully with her husband and closest family by her side.
Helen was born on May 30th, 1937, in Punxatauney, Pennsylvania, to her parents Rita and Raymond Milliron. As the oldest of seven children, she developed a nurturing soul at a very young age. While caring for her siblings, she completed all 12 years of schooling at West Allegheny High School and that’s where she met Bernard. Helen Milliron married Bernard Rakowski in 1959. Not too long after, they welcomed Bernard Rakowski Jr. in 1961 and then Timothy Rakowski in 1965. Each son was her pride and joy until Valerie Druschel came along. Valerie Druschel married Timothy Rakowski and became the daughter she always prayed for.
Helen’s greatest passion in life, besides showing photos of her grandchildren to anyone she passed, was sharing and teaching the love and power of Christ. She was a walking will and testament to His glory; always encouraging those around her through Scripture. Helen taught Sunday school and actively participated in her church’s Vacation Bible School for over 50 years. Everyone who knows her would testify to how giving she was. No one left Helen’s presence without a full heart and a clear understanding of the path to true Salvation.
Helen was preceded in death by her parents, Rita Marcella Frobe Milliron and Raymond Richard Milliron; brother’s Richard, Frank and Bobby Milliron; Sister Betty Davis; Grandbabies Christin and Casey Rakowski.
She is survived by her husband Bernard Rakowski; brother Albert Milliron and Sister Linda Doran; her children Bernard Jr. and Timothy Rakowski; Daughter-in-law Valerie Rakowski; grandchildren Caitlin, Cody, Caleb (Delaina) and Cassandra Rakowski.
The viewing for Helen Milliron Rakowski is scheduled for January 31st at Community Bible Church from 1:00pm – 4:00pm, with a service immediately following. The church address is 4549 PA-151, Aliquippa, PA 15001.
Professional Arrangements McConnell Funeral Home, Hookstown, PA.