Food Culinary 07

Helen (Kosec) Horvath

June 22, 1928 ~ September 13, 2019 (age 91)




Helen Kosec Horvath, 91, of Yukon, PA passed away on Thursday, September 12, 2019 at Excela Westmoreland Hospital. She was born June 22, 1928 in Yukon, PA. Daughter of the late Anton and Mary Kosec. Helen was a member of the Confraternity of Christian Mothers and Ladies of Seven Dolors Church in Yukon, PA the Yukon Golden Agers and the Croatian Fraternal Union. Helen was a self-taught baker and cake decorator. She started at The Oven King bakery in Herminie, PA as a packer and finisher after her children were both in school. She watched and eventually became the primary birthday and wedding cake decorator. She then started doing wedding cakes at home. The whole family was involved in the construction and delivery of the cakes. Over her career, she decorated at least 500 cakes. She eventually retired from Foodarama Bakery in Madison, PA. She is preceded in death by both parents, her husband George Horvath of Yukon, PA and one sister – Catherine Brownlee. She is survived by one son – George Horvath and wife Debbie of Ruffsdale, PA, one daughter – Cynthia Horvath of Yukon, PA, two granddaughters – Heather Deyo and husband Allen of Hunker, PA and Lindsey Manns and husband Aaron of Greensburg, PA, five great grandchildren – Madeleine, Jackson, Elizabeth and Henry Deyo, Parker Manns, and a sisters– Gertrude Zdravecky and numerous nieces and nephews. Friends will be received from 2 – 8 pm on Tuesday September 17, 2019 at the Beatty-Rich Funeral Home, Inc. Rt 136 Madison, PA. A Rosery prayer service will trake place at 3pm on Tuesday at the funeral home with the Confraternity of Christian Mothers & Ladies of Seven Dolors Church. A funeral mass will be held Wednesday September 18, 2019 at 10 am at Seven Dolors Catholic Church 102 Center St. Yukon, PA. Interment will follow at the Seven Dolors Catholic Cemetery. Per Helen’s wishes, the family is requesting in lieu of flowers, please send a donation in her memory to – Rostraver/West Newton Emergency Services PO Box 600 Belle Vernon, PA 15012, Yukon VFC PO Box 457/Highway Street Yukon, PA 15698 or Seven Dolors Catholic Church PO Box 308 Yukon, PA 15698.


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September 17, 2019

2:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Beatty-Rich Funeral Home, Inc.
106 Main Street
Madison, PA 15663

Funeral Mass
September 18, 2019

10:00 AM
Seven Dolors Roman Catholic Church
102 Center Street
Yukon, PA 15698

Interment following funeral service
September 18, 2019

Seven Dolors Catholic Church Cemetery (Yukon, Pa)


Yukon VFC
PO Box 457/Highway Street, Yukon PA 15698

Seven Dolors Catholic Church
PO Box 308, Yukon PA 15698

Rostraver/West Newton Emergency Services
PO Box 600, Belle Vernon PA 15012

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