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Burket-Truby Funeral Home of Oakmont

Kaufman, Helen L.




Helen L. Kaufman, 93 of Oakmont passed away suddenly at Shadyside Hospital from complications following heart surgery on Tuesday, February 16, 2016. She was born in Canton, Ohio on October 2, 1922. Beloved wife for 31 years of the late Regis C. Kaufman. Loving Mother of Larry Kaufman of Oakmont, Mary Kaufman of Hampton and Regis F. Kaufman (wife Ellen) of Wellesley, MA. She left behind three cherished grandchildren, Ben Kaufman of Brooklyn, NY, Cory Kaufman of Boston, MA and Kathryn (Brad) Simpson of Dormont. She was the sister of the late Irene Usher of Ross Township, late Ann Marks of Cheswick and late Mildred Leskovec of Venango County. She was a member of St. Irenaeus Church where she faithfully attended for 68 years. She retired as an Executive Secretary of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Pennsylvania in 1987. She received her bachelor’s degree in legal studies from the University of Pittsburgh in 1991. She was fluent in Slovenian and loved to travel, making trips to her ancestral country of Slovenia, Czechoslovakia, Germany, Austria, Italy, Hawaii, London, Paris and Normandy France. As a life-long learner, she took classes in German, Slovenian culture and European studies. Overcoming a difficult childhood, she was an inspiration to many and loved by everyone that met her. Her kindness and loving heart shown through in everything she did. Friends and relatives will be received at the BURKET-TRUBY FUNERAL HOME CREMATION & ALTERNATIVE SERVICES, INC. , 421 Allegheny Avenue, Oakmont on Thursday, February 18, 2016 from 6-8 p.m. and on Friday, February 19, 2016 from 2 – 4 and 6 – 8 p.m. Mass of Christian burial Saturday, February 20, 2016, 9a.m., St. Irenaeus Catholic Church, 387 Maryland Avenue, Oakmont. Interment in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Sharpsburg. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that donations be made to Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Pittsburgh, 212 9th Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15222.