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A Mass of Christian Burial for Helen Rycyna, 73, of Eisenhower Drive will be offered at 9 a.m. Friday in St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, 168 Chestnut St., after prayers at 8:30 in the Prudden & Kandt Funeral Home, 242 Genesee St.

The former Helen Gworek died Wednesday (Dec. 26, 1990) at home.

She was a lunch monitor at Charles Upson Elementary School for 28 years before retiring.

Surviving are her husband of 51 years, retired Air Force Maj. Stephen Rycyna; three sons, Dr. Stephen D. of Buffalo, Dr. James L. of Amherst and Dr. Robert E. of Boston, Mass.; two daughters, Nancy Antkoziak of Allegany and Rita of Hamburg; three brothers, Leonard Gworek, John Gworek and Walter Gworek, all of Buffalo, and 15 grandchildren.

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