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Helen "Babe" (Milisits) Shank

May 9, 1932 ~ April 6, 2019 (age 86)


Helen “Babe” Shank, 86, of Lower Burrell, passed away on Saturday April 6, 2019 in Belair Health and Rehabilitation Center in Lower Burrell.  She was the daughter of the late Andrew and Helen (Mazur) Milisits.  Her greatest enjoyment came from the time she spent with her family, especially her grandchildren and great grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her husband of 62 years Richard “Dick” Shank; great-grandson, Jackson Turk; sisters, Hilda Maxwell and Mary Carney; brothers Andy, Bill, Ed and Joe Milisits.  Babe is survived by her three loving sons, Rick Shank, Ron (Cathy) Shank and Randy (Muj) Shank, all of Lower Burrell.  Babe was a devoted grandmother to Eric Shank, of Lower Burrell, Christina (Steve) Shank, of Leechburg, David (Cristi) Shank, of Lower Burrell, Emily (Jeremiah) Shank, of Lower Burrell, Amy (Jon) Wagner, of Lower Burrell, Randy Shank, of CA., and Lindsay Shank, of Vandergrift; and great grandmother of Jason, Joselynn, Logan, Issac, Natalie, Quincy, Mylie and Blake.  She was the sister of George Milisits, of Rochester, NY. A private visitation was held with family members only with Father Ken Zaccagnini officiating a blessing service.  Funeral arrangements entrusted to the Frank F. Gigler Funeral Home, Inc., Robert P. Karish, Supervisor, 2877 Leechburg Road, Lower Burrell, PA  15068 (724) 335-6500. 

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