Helen Grabauskas, 88, of Camp Hill, PA, passed away on Thursday, January 12, 2023, at the Villages Hospice House in Florida.
Born on June 15, 1934, in New York, NY, she was the daughter of the late Frank and Helen (Medelis) Venis, and she was the widow of Vity J. Grabauskas. Helen graduated from St. Joseph’s Commercial High School in Brooklyn in 1952, later becoming a bookkeeper at NBC in New York City.
Helen was a longtime member of the Church of the Good Shepherd in Camp Hill, PA. She was very proud of her Lithuanian heritage and was an active member of the Knights of Lithuania for many years. She was a longtime member of the Lower Allen VFW Auxiliary, Post 7530, where she served as Chaplain. Helen enjoyed traveling with her family to New York, Florida, California, Hawaii and Australia. In her later years, she loved spending time on her computer, sharing updates, jokes and stories with friends and family around the world.
Helen is survived by her son, Michael Grabauskas, of Camp Hill; two daughters, Carol Grabauskas and her husband Raymond Clark, of The Villages, FL; and Lorraine Grabauskas, of Lemoyne; her brother, Frank Venis, East Rockaway, NY; step-granddaughter Tamala Clark, of Austria, and step-great grandson Eric Peakin, of Ireland; and several nieces and a nephew.
In addition to her husband, Vity, she was preceded in death by her sister-in-law, Kathleen Venis.
A mass of Christian burial will be held at 10:00 A.M. on Tuesday, January 24, 2023 in the Church of the Good Shepherd, 3435 Trindle Rd., Camp Hill, PA with Rev. Neil S. Sullivan as Celebrant. A viewing will be held from 6:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. on Monday, January 23rd in the Myers-Baker Funeral Home, 1903 Market St., Camp Hill, PA, and also in the church on Tuesday from 9:00 A.M. until the time of the mass. Burial will be held following the reception, at Indiantown Gap National Cemetery, Annville, PA.
Memorial Contributions may be made to the Church of the Good Shepherd, or to the Lower Allen VFW Auxiliary, Post 7530, 4545 Westport Dr, Mechanicsburg, PA 17055.