Helen L. Bayuk, 97, of Orangeville Road, Greenville, passed away Saturday afternoon, December 15, 2018 in her residence. She was  born in West Salem Township on October 13, 1921, a daughter of Andrew and Pauline (Kocis) Mischick.

She was a 1939 graduate of the former Penn High School and a graduate of Sharon Business School. Prior to her marriage, Helen was employed in the Purchasing Department of the Greenville Steel Car. She also volunteered for the Red Cross as a nurse aide at the Greenville Hospital during World War II. She belonged to the West Salem Fireman’s Auxiliary and helped with funeral dinners at St. Michael’s Church.

On June 21, 1947 she married John P. Bayuk. He passed away September 27, 2008. She enjoyed reading, attending her grandchildren’s sporting and academic events, starting each day watching her Mass on TV, reading her newspapers online every morning, and following and keeping in touch with loved ones on Facebook and through email.

Survivors include two daughters, Dr. Mary Ellen Bayuk, Greenville and Christine Marie Bayuk, Harrisburg, a son, Dr. John D. Bayuk (Margaret), Beaver Falls, four grandchildren, Dr. Stephen Bayuk (Kristin), Newberry, SC, Dr. Jennifer Carney (Dr. Scott), Columbus, OH, Dr. Major USAF Thomas Bayuk (Rebecca), Phoenix, AZ and Andrew Bayuk, Beaver Falls. She is also survived by three great granddaughters, Anna Ruth Bayuk, Drew Caitlin Carney and Brooke Caroline Carney.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, and daughter Barbara Anne as well as her brothers Joseph, Frank, David and Robert and her sisters Mary Urda, Frances Crowley and Margaret Mikolay.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Michael School, 85 North High Street, Greenville, PA. 16125.



  1. Deb and Terry Mariacher Deb and Terry Mariacher
    December 17, 2018    

    Mary Ellen and Family,
    Our deepest sympathy in the loss of your Mother. We hope your lifetime of wonderful memories of your Mother provide you with comfort and peace.

  2. Ramona (Mikolay) McCullough Ramona (Mikolay) McCullough
    December 17, 2018    

    Words cannot begin to describe the many fond memories that I hold of a very special lady. The smells of baked goodies that awaited my visit. The warm and welcoming hug upon my arrival and the love of a caring Aunt that captured every word of my conversations with interest and thoughtfulness. Aunt Helen’s inner and outer strength was a role model of perseverance through challenges and obstacles. Her kindness was a model of Christian love. Her beautiful smile and tender heart will remain memories and her legacy is one I hope to continue in my life.

  3. Suzie Kukovica Reese Suzie Kukovica Reese
    December 19, 2018    

    Our deepest heartfelt sympathy for the loss of your Mom, our dear Aunt Helen. Thanks to my devoted parents always making visits to Greenville, I grew up knowing my American cousins. There was something very special about Uncle John and Aunt Helen. A kind and loving home always greeted you with open arms. These cherished visits will remain a constant reminder of her strength and devotion to her family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult yet beautiful celebration of her life. RIP
    With sincere condolences, Suzie Kukovica Reese & Tom

  4. Pat Loreno Willis Pat Loreno Willis
    December 21, 2018    

    Dear Mary Ellen and BAYUK family, I am very sorry to hear about your Mom’s death. How lucky we were to have our mothers for so many years and to learn from them both how to live and how to grow old. I’ll be thinking about you.

  5. Diana Strosser Miller Diana Strosser Miller
    January 4, 2019    

    Mary Ellen and family, I was sorry to hear about the death of your mom/grandma. Your loving memories will give you peace and comfort. Take care.

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