Helen B. (Derzak) Horoschak |

Mrs. Helen B (Derzak) Horoschak, 87, of Coaldale, died Friday, Sept. 2, 2011, at St Luke's Miners Memorial, Coaldale.

Born in Coaldale, she was the daughter of the late John and Helen (Surdak) Derzak.

Catholic by faith she was a Coaldale High School graduate, and homemaker.

She is survived by her granddaughter, Kadie Surma; son in law, John Surma, both of Coaldale; nephew, Michael Push-carovich of West Chester, Pa.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Walter Horoschak on March 15, 2005; daughter, Jeanne L. Surma on Oct. 14, 2008; brother, Joseph T. Derzak on Jan. 19, 2011; and sister, Theresa Pushcarovich.

Services: Funeral arrangements are being handled by Holmes-Griffiths Funeral Home, Inc., 655 E. Broad Street, Tamaqua, Pa., where friends may call 9 to 10 a.m. Tuesday Sept. 6, 2011 . Prayer service at 10 a.m. at the funeral home. Interment Sky-View Memorial Park Tamaqua, Pa. Online registry and condolences may be signed at

Published in Times News on September 3, 2011