Helen Povtak, New Middletown, Ohio Obituary



NEW MIDDLETOWN, Ohio (MyValleyTributes) – Helen Povtak, 95, was called home to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on October 21, 2022.

Mrs. Povtak was born March 6, 1927, the daughter of Michael and Mary Kuchinsky of Cleveland, Ohio.

She is survived by her sons Tim (Sharlene) Povtak of Longwood, Florida, and Jeff (Patricia) Povtak of Roanoke, Virginia; grandchildren Jessica Povtak (Micheal Nham), Michael (Cassey Elder) Povtak, Marika Povtak, Carling Povtak, Shelby Povtak and Matthew Povtak; and great-grandchildren Bowen Nham and Maia Nham.

She was predeceased by her husband William Povtak, her sons Dave Povtak and Michael Povtak and her brother Steve Kuchinsky.

Ms. Povtak was a 1945 graduate of Cleveland South High School.

After raising her children, she worked for 10 years as a clerk at the Ohio Unemployment Bureau.

She was a member of the Presbyterian Church in Poland for 60 years, where she served as a deacon and volunteered with Meals on Wheels. She was a founding member of the Poland Swim Club and a member of the Poland Garden Club.

She was a loving mother who cared deeply about her family. She enjoyed cooking for her children and grandchildren and watching them enjoy their favorite meals. No one left home hungry! She was at home in her vegetable and flower garden and was still mowing the grass at 89 years old. She loved to keep busy, making homemade gifts and even crocheting blankets for her grandchildren.

She was an avid bowler and tennis player and a multiple horseshoe medalist at the Ohio Senior Olympics. She loved to exercise and did physiotherapy until the end.

The family would like to thank the loving and caring staff at Masternick Memorial, as well as Touching Hearts Home Health and Southern Care Hospice for their loving care during his final days.

A memorial service will be scheduled at a later date.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Presbyterian Church of the Diaconate in Poland.

Arrangements are being made by Cunningham-Becker Funeral Home, 270 N. Main Street in Poland.

Please visit www.beckerobits.com to share memories and condolences online with Helen’s family.

A televised tribute will air Monday, October 24 at the following approximate times: 6:47 a.m. on WYTV, 9:43 a.m. on WKBN, 10:58 a.m. on FOX, and 8:12 p.m. on MyYTV.

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