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Helen Elbich

Helen Elbich, 91, of Wilkes-Barre, passed away at home Monday, September 21, 2020. Born in Konopki, Poland on May 14, 1929, she was the daughter of the late Jan and Jadwiga Krukowska Sznela.

Helen attended Business School in Poland and came to the United States in 1959.

She was a member of St. Maria Goretti Church, Laflin.

In addition to her parents and brothers, she was preceded in death by her husband

Peter Elbich.

Surviving are her son, George Elbich, Wilkes-Barre; daughters, Elaine Elbich and

her husband Peter Berthold, Wayne, PA and Paula Weinberg and her husband

Gregg, Annapolis, MD; 5 grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends and relatives Friday, September 25, 2020, from

10:30am to 11:30am, following CDC guidelines of wearing a face covering and

maintaining social distance, in Adonizio Funeral Home, LLC, 251 William Street,

Pittston. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 12 noon in St. Maria Goretti Church, 42 Redwood Drive, Wilkes-Barre.

The mass will be recorded.

You may email Paula at for a link to the recording. Interment

will follow in Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Carverton. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice.

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Sep 25, 2020

Elaine and family, please accept my sorrow and condolences at the loss of your mom. From the few times I saw her with you and the conversations heard it was so clear how much you all meant to each other.


Sep 25, 2020

Elaine, Peter & the rest of the Elbich Family, So sorry to hear of your loss. It’s never easy losing a parent, no matter what their age. Please know that you and yours are in our thoughts and prayers. Sincerely, JFE & the AB Family


Sep 24, 2020

The STV team sends our deepest condolences to the Elbich, Berthold, and Weinberg families. Through our work with Elaine over the years, we have learned what a close-knit family you are all are. Praying for your healing, comfort, strength and peace during this difficult time.


Sep 24, 2020

Elaine and Peter,

Thinking of you and your family during this difficult time and wishing you comfort and peace.

- Rich A., WSP


Sep 24, 2020

Elaine, may the Lord bless and comfort you and your family during this time of grief. Please accept my sincere condolences.

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