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Helen “Ellen” Trasatt, 93 – Knew Every Word to Every Oldie

Helen “Ellen” Trasatt, 93, of Minersville, beloved wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother passed away peacefully Saturday morning, April 11, 2020 at Providence Place, Pottsville with her family by her side.

She was born in Cressona, on November 4, 1926, a daughter of the late Kathryn (Sukeena) and Thomas Cooper. She was the wife of Frank Trasatt having shared 72 years of marriage.

She was a member of St. Matthew the Evangelist Church, Minersville and of the former St. Barbara Church, Minersville. She was a graduate of Cressona High School. She was a former seamstress employed in the local garment industry.

She was preceded in death by brothers Theodore Slevinsky, Michael Cooper. Sisters Eva Motko, Anna Moyer, Julia Kotch, Stella Onuscho, Mary Krause. In addition to her husband Frank, Ellen is survived by a daughter, Julia, wife of Noble Quandel, of Pottsville; two sons David, husband of Lisa Trasatt, of Mohrsville; Philip, husband of Tracey Trasatt, of Hamburg; She is also survived by Grandchildren: Angela Urban, husband Jerome, Benn Trasatt, wife Erin, and Aaron Trasatt, wife Katie. Great Grandchildren: Jerome and Julia Urban, Arly and Caia Trasatt, Isabella Trasatt.

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Ellen loved her family especially her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She enjoyed cooking, baking and holiday dinners. She loved to read, sew, crochet and attend sporting events that her family participated in. Ellen had a contagious smile and generous heart. She loved to sing and knew every word to every oldie!

Due to the COVID-19 virus restrictions a memorial service will be held at a future date. Donations in Helen’s memory can be made to Schuylkill Women In Crisis, PO Box 96, Pottsville, PA 17901 Interment at St. Barbara Cemetery.

Mahal-Ritzel Funeral Home Inc. , Minersville entrusted with the arrangements.

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