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Helen Derkas

October 28, 1930 — November 2, 2022


Helen Derkas

Helen Derkas, 92, beloved wife of 74 years to Ernest T. Derkas, of Pottstown passed away peacefully at home on Wednesday, November 2, 2022.


Born October 28, 1930, she was a daughter of the late Bela & Erna (Timmerman) Wolf.


Helen married the love of her life when she was 17 years old. She led a very active life and had many interests.

When she was a young woman, and with her husband, enjoyed being a member of a Russian Balalaika Orchestra. She loved dancing. She enjoyed traveling many places throughout the world including visiting family in Germany.

She was active as a volunteer at The Clinic in Phoenixville and was a member of the Roamer's hiking group making life-long friends. She was an avid gardener and had a soft spot in her heart for the birds, keeping them well fed.

Helen was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.


In addition to her husband Ernest, she is survived by her daughters and their husbands, Karen & Ted Rainsford, Kathy Gwillim, Lynn & Mitch Mitchell; her Grandchildren, Ian & Morgan Gwillim, Danielle & Emily Rainsford, Melissa, Jeffrey & Ashlee Mitchell and her Great Grandchildren, Jeffrey Wagner III & Mateo Valladares.


She was preceded in death by her brother, Norman Wolf.


Relatives and friends will be invited to a celebration of Helen's life to be held at a later date.


In lieu of flowers, contributions in memory of Helen may be made to The Clinic at 143 Church Street, Phoenixville PA 19460.
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