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Helen Ann (Waggle) Stercho

December 3, 1936 ~ October 17, 2020 (age 83)


Helen Ann (Waggle) Stercho, 83 of Hillside, died on Saturday, October 17, 2020, at Brookdale, Latrobe. She was born December 3, 1936 in Derry Twp., the daughter of the late John and Mary (Patrick) Waggle. Prior to retirement Helen worked as a self-employed beautician. She also worked at Nanny’s Beauty Salon in Blairsville and at Rolling Rock as a switchboard operator. Helen was a member of the St. Mary’s Byzantine Catholic Church, Bradenville and St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church, Derry. She enjoyed polka, dancing, baking, bingo, gambling, traveling, boating, and most importantly spending time with her family. Besides her parents Helen is preceded in death by her husband John C. Stercho in 2015 and one son John M. Stercho. Helen is survived by two sons Douglas J. Stercho and wife Elizabeth of Greensburg, and Scott A. Stercho and wife Christen of Greensburg; one daughter-in-law Sheryl of New Alexandria; six grandchildren Sheena Sledge and husband Tyler, Stephanie Kelley and husband Shawn, Matthew Stercho, Bethany Bair and husband Ben, Tyler and Garrett Stercho; three great grandchildren Logan and Sophia Sledge and Harper Bair and niece, nephew and numerous friends. Family will receive friends for Helen’s Life Celebration 2-4 and 6-8PM Tuesday October 20, 2020 at the Matthew X. Merlin Funeral Home Inc. 529 N. Chestnut St. Derry, PA 724-694-8331 The Divine Liturgy will be at 10:00 AM Wednesday October 21, 2020 in St Mary’s Byzantine Catholic Church, Bradenville. Interment will follow in the St. Mary’s Byzantine Cemetery. Online condolences may be made at

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October 20, 2020

2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

October 20, 2020

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Matthew X Merlin Funeral Home, Inc.
529 North Chestnut St.
Derry, PA 15627

Divine Liturgy
October 21, 2020

10:00 AM
St Marys Byzantine Catholic Church (N. Chestnut St. Derry, PA, Bradenville)

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