September 5, 1923 - March 25, 2023
Helen E. Potash, 99, of Hamilton, passed away after a brief illness, on Saturday, March 25, 2023 at the Greenwood House in Ewing Township, surrounded by her loving family.
Born in Trenton, she was a lifelong Chambersburg resident, most recently residing in Hamilton Township for the past 20 years.
Helen was a Trenton High School Graduate. She then went to work in the many factories of Trenton with her sister, Rose. Her brother, Carl, introduced her to her future husband, who was his fellow paratrooper from WW II, Joseph M. Potash. Helen went on to become a homemaker and raise her family. She became an aide at the Washington School and then Columbus Elementary School. From this point in her career, she went on to earn an associate degree from Mercer County Community College and her bachelor’s degree from Trenton State College. After a brief teaching experience, Helen went to work for the Mercer County Board of Social Services and retired with over 25 years of service. Helen was a lifelong active member of Immaculate Conception Church, member of the parish council, a Eucharistic Minister, and a member of the Ladies of the Blessed Sacrament. In her spare time, she enjoyed traveling throughout the U.S.A. as well as abroad. Helen was very happy spending time with her group of friends, especially the food club who were her former co-workers. Most of all, her fondest memories were spent with her family, especially her grandchildren and great grandchildren at her families traditional Christmas Eve gatherings.
Daughter of the late Karl and Elizabeth Knobl Ehas, wife of the late Joseph M. Potash, sister of the late Carl, Mike, and John Ehas, Elizabeth Mann, and Rose Bell; and her late friend Dorothy Gervasoni, she is survived by her two sons and daughter-in-law, David and Rita Potash, and Michael Potash; three grandchildren and their spouses, Christopher and Jennifer Potash, Jillian and Mark Pienciak, and Joseph and Arianna Potash; four great grandchildren, Drew, Avalyn, Mark, and Charlie; daughter-in-law, Tracy Potash; her dedicated and beloved caregiver, Susan; as well as several nieces, nephews, other relatives, and close friends.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday, March 30, 2023, at 10:30 a.m. at Our Lady of the Angels Parish, Immaculate Conception Church, 540 Chestnut Avenue, Trenton, NJ 08611.
Burial will follow in Our Lady of Lourdes Cemetery.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend a visitation on Wednesday evening, March 29, 2023, from
5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Buklad-Merlino Yardville Memorial Home, 30 Yardville-Allentown Road in Yardville.
There will be no calling hours or services at the funeral home on Thursday morning.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Joseph D’Errico and Chris Merlino.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Tunnels to Towers Foundation, 2361 Hylan Blvd., Staten Island, NY 10306, or St. Jude Foundation, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.
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