The Star Beacon; Ashtabula, Ohio

February 16, 2014

Helen Rodavich


Star Beacon

MENTOR — Helen (Knisely) Rodavich, age 99, of Painesville Township for the past 8 years and formerly of Ashtabula, died Friday, Feb. 7, 2014, at Heartland of Mentor.

She was born April 19, 1914, in Bellefonte, Pa.

Helen was an avid bowler and participated in 2 leagues weekly until failing eyesight prevented any further activity at the age of 90.

Survivors include her daughter, Vickie (Les) Dawson of Painesville Township; grandchildren, John S. (Sandi) Dawson of Boise, Idaho, Melissa Wheaton of Meridan, Idaho and Les (Lindsey Thomas) Dawson Jr. of Euclid; great-granddaughters, Hailey, Shelby and Chloe; great-grandson, Christopher (Crystal) Johnson of Ashtabula; great-great-granddaughter, Mackenzie; brother, Charles (Pat) Knisely of Vero Beach, Fla. and Thomas (JoNell) Knisely of Bellefonte, Pa.

Preceding Helen in death is her husband of 60 years, Steven J. Rodavich; four sisters; and two brothers.

A Memorial Service will be held 11 a.m., Saturday, Feb. 22nd, in the chapel at Greenlawn Memory Gardens, 3140 E. Center St., North Kingsville, Ohio.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Hospice of the Western Reserve, 17876 St. Clair Ave., Cleveland, Ohio 44110.

Arrangements entrusted to BRUNNER SANDEN DEITRICK FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION CENTER, 8466 Mentor Ave., Mentor.

Obituary and condolences at www.brunners.com and starbeacon.com.