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Helen Clark Homiak

Born: Tue., Aug. 14, 1928
Died: Tue., Jan. 22, 2019


Celebration of Life

2:00 PM Fri., Jan. 25, 2019
Location: Covenant Presbyterian Church


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Helen C. Homiak

     Helen Clark Homiak, 90, of Staunton, passed away Tuesday, January 22, 2019 at her residence. 

      She was born August 14, 1928 in Williamsville, New York, a daughter of the late Wilmot L. and Marion G. Clark.

      In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 62 years, Russell Joseph Homiak; a brother, William T. Clark; and a sister, Shirley C. Smith.

      Helen worked for DuPont Company for two years after graduation from Beacom Business College in Wilmington, Delaware, and prior to her husband's transfer to the Savannah River Project in South Carolina.  In 1966, they moved to Virginia and Helen worked for First Virginia Bank for 20 years, retiring as Executive Secretary to the President.

     She enjoyed playing bridge, embroidery work and water aerobics at the Staunton-Augusta YMCA; and was dedicated to the Valley Women's Connection (formerly Christian Women's Club).  Helen and Russ were faithful members of Covenant Presbyterian Church. 

      Survivors include two daughters, Carol H. Goodloe and her husband, James R. of Staunton, Susan H. Davis and her husband, James of Houston, Texas; two sons, Ted C. Homiak and his wife, Rhonda of Draper, and Greg R. Homiak and his wife, Lee Ann of Denver, North Carolina; six grandchildren, Dr. Kevin J. Davis, Kristen Davis Berrutti, twins, Steven R. and Scott R. Homiak, Dr. J. Brett Goodloe and Sarah E. Rasmussen; six great-grandchildren, Peyton and Chase Homiak, Ana Cristina Davis, Clara and David Berrutti, and Nora, Liam and Ciaran Little; and two sisters, Phyllis Runge of North Palm Beach, Florida and Barbara Carl of Lewes, Delaware.

     A Celebration of Life service will be conducted 2:00pm, Friday, January 25, 2019 at Covenant Presbyterian Church by the Rev. John C. Peterson, after which the family will receive friends. Private graveside services will be at Thornrose Cemetery. 

      The family would like to recognize the Brightview/Baldwin Park staff for their loving care of our mother for the past eight years.  Special thanks to caregivers Linda Frye and Dawn Pryor for the tireless service and comfort they provided to Mom.  Finally, we are forever grateful to Shenandoah Hospice and Pastor John Peterson for the ways in which they compassionately cared for Helen and our family.

      In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to Covenant Presbyterian Church, 2001 N. Coalter St., Staunton, VA 24401.

     Thacker Brothers Lake Monticello Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.  Family and friends may share memories and photos at www.thackerbrothers.com. 

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