Helen Mocker Obituary

Helen Rose Mocker
Helen Rose Mocker

April 19, 1930 - April 6, 2015
Born in Lowellville
Resided in Canfield, OH
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Canfield, OH---
Helen Rose Mocker, 84, passed away on Monday April 6 reuniting with the love of her life John A. "Jack" Mocker. Helen, a lifelong resident of the area was born on April 19, 1930 in Lowellville, the daughter of Samuel and Theresa Scurich Markota.
Helen graduated from Canfield High School in 1948 and continued her education earning a Bachelor of Education from Kent State University. She taught Home Economics in the Springfield Local Schools from 1953-1955. On September 10, 1955 Helen married Air Force Lieutenant John A. Mocker and the newlyweds moved to Salina, Kansas where Jack was stationed at Smokey Hill AFB. After his service and the birth of their first child they moved back to Youngstown and in 1963 they made their home in Ellsworth Township where they raised their four children and enjoyed their life in 'the country.'
When their four children were all enrolled in school Helen returned to teaching Home Economics in the Western Reserve Local Schools for 25 years until her retirement in 1993. During her tenure she touched the lives of hundreds of girls and boys and until the time of her death stayed in touch with many of her students locally and around the country via email and Facebook.
Helen was a charter member of St. Michael Church in Canfield, Altar Guild and Garden Club. She was a member of Delta Zeta Sorority, the Croatian Club, and was a 4-H judge at the Canfield Fair for many years. Helen also enjoyed her monthly 'Pay Me' card club with friends. Helen was the quintessential homemaker and loved to entertain friends and family. She was a talented seamstress and was a 'regular' at the Bernina store in Boardman. Helen enjoyed many cruises and favorite vacation spots but the highlight was traveling throughout Croatia with family and friends and meeting many of her relatives and rekindling family connections that thrive to this day. Helen was also an honorary 'member' of the National Association of Steel Pipe Distributors when she traveled with her sons to association conventions where she made many friends over the years.
Helen leaves to cherish her memories two sons, John Jr. of Union Kentucky and James (Lorel) of Boardman. Two daughters, Mary (David) Siskowic of Canfield and Elaine of Cleveland Ohio. Sister, Theresa (Joseph) Check of New Smyrna Beach, FL and sister-in-law Joyce Markota Vitikas of Berlin Center. Helen adored each of her grandchildren and her legacy will be carried on through them, Daniel (Shezyra) Siskowic, Jamie Mocker (Simon Cooper) Jack Mocker, Katie Siskowic (fiancé Matthew Veneskey) Joel Mocker, and the apple of her eye; her great-grand daughter Preslinia Siskowic. Helen leaves many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. She was a friend to many, stranger to none.
Helen was preceded in death by her husband of 40 years John A. "Jack" Mocker who passed away February 6, 1996. Her parents Sam Markota and Theresa Markota Mangus, twin Brother Samuel Markota, Brother George Markota and Sister Lucille Antonoff.
Special thanks to Annie, Francesca and Paulette for their loving care and help. Dr. David Hoffman and the Staff at Heart Associates, Dr. Thomas Traikoff and Staff, and the Nurses, Staff and Doctors on 6W at St. Elizabeth Boardman and Vibra Hospital of Mahoning Valley.
Visitation will be Friday April 10 from 4-8PM and 9AM on Saturday April 11 at the Lane Family Funeral Home, 45 N. Broad Street in Canfield. A Funeral Mass will be held on Saturday April 11, at 10AM at St. Michael Church 300 N. Broad St., Canfield. Interment immediately following the funeral at Ellsworth Cemetery. Contributions in Helen's memory may be made to St. Michael Church.




Lane Family Funeral Homes - Canfield Chapel
65 N. Broad St.
Canfield, OH US 44406
Friday, April 10, 2015
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
St. Michael's Church
281 Glenview Rd.
Canfield, OH US 44406
Saturday, April 11, 2015
10:00 AM