Ilona M. ‘Helena’ Ruzsics

Ilona M. “Helena” Ruzsics, 85, The Lutheran Home at Hollidaysburg, died Thursday.

She was born in Nyiregyhaza, Hungary, daughter of Joseph and Ilona (Paponiesz) Horvath. She married Janos A. “John” Ruzsics on Sept. 10, 1950, in Hungary, and he died June 21, 1994.

Surviving are a daughter, Gabriella Inzko of Williamsburg; two grandchildren: Alaric J. Inzko and Andrea V. Catherman; seven great-grandchildren: Ashton Runals and Sierra, Erika, Gryphon, Triston, Adin and Isabelle Wilkie; and two sisters: Magdolna Balasa of Akron, Ohio, and Juilie Harsanyi of Ontario, Canada.

Ilona completed high school and two years of college in Hungary. She enjoyed reading, knitting and writing.

All services will be privately held by the family.

Arrangements are by The Good Funeral Home Inc., Alto-Reste Park Cemetery.