Helen P. Lapinsky of Harrisburg peacefully passed away on Sunday, February 24, 2019 at UPMC Community General. She was the beloved wife and soul mate of 67 years to Charles R. Lapinsky, and is survived by her daughter Lesa AJ Bickhart, son Charles R. Lapinsky, Jr, grandson Shane Lapinsky, great grandson Grayson and 2 furry grandchildren Ming-Lee and Kimba. She received her RN license from Ashland Hospital, then went on to work in New York city, Bellefonte PA and finally Harrisburg Hospital. Helen was an excellent head nurse who touched many hearts and made a difference in everyone's life, patients, doctors, nurses she worked with and trained. She received the outstanding nurse award (1986-1987) from Harrisburg Hospital. She embraced her profession with compassion and truly made a positive impact in so many people's lives. Helen was a very classy lady who loved her family, friends, entertaining and home. She had many talents and was very artistic, she especially had a passion for cooking, sewing and gardening her beautiful roses and flowers. She always was baking or candy making and trying new recipes which were enjoyed by her family and many friends. She was a huge Penn State football fan from when Charles attended Penn State at Main Campus and right to the end would watch the games and cheer the team to victory. She was a true friend to many and was always willing to provide a hand to those in need. She will be desperately missed by her family and friends and especially the long phone calls to catch up with everyone. Helen's family will receive condolences on Tuesday March 5, 2019 from 9:30a.m. until her Funeral Mass at 11 a.m. at the Saint Margaret Mary Church, 2800 Paxton Church Rd, Harrisburg, PA 17110.In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in her name may be made to the Saint Margaret Mary Church. Interment will be at Indiantown Gap National Cemetery - Indiantown Gap Rd. Annville, PA 17003. The Dailey Funeral Home Is Honored To Serve The Lapinsky Family. 650 S. 28th Street Harrisburg, PA. 17103. www.daileyfuneralhome.com
For the past twelve years I have had the joy and privilege of living next door to Helen and Charlie, and no one could ask for better neighbors! They made my house feel like my home right away, and I thought of them as my Harrisburg family. As I look around my house, I see a number of cute and thoughtful gifts that Helen made for me and I will never forget her phone calls to see how my parents were doing, to wish me a Happy Birthday, and just to catch up on general neighborhood news. I'm so sorry to lose her as a neighbor and a friend - I will miss her very much. My deepest. heartfelt sympathy to her family.
May the Lord bless and comfort your family during this difficult time of grief. Helen was a very special person who had many talents but I will always remember her as my "mentor" as a new nurse. Please accept our sincere condolences. Bob @ Cathy
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We are deeply sorry for your loss ~ the staff at Gilbert L. Dailey Funeral Home, Inc