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Helen Garris

1932 — January 1, 2020


Helen E. Garris 88 of Greensburg left us to walk with the Lord Monday July 20, 2020. She was born June 6, 1932, in Mutual, PA, a daughter of the late Anthony and Josephine (Gorinski) Walat. Helen was a homemaker.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Oliver D. Garris; two daughters, Maryann Garris and Betty A. Zilli; sisters, Katherine “Kaye” Tiberio, Violet "Vi" Pahel, and Martha “Marcy” Rosky; and brothers, Lee Walat and Clarence “Clem” Walat. Surviving are her children, daughter and caregiver, Elizabeth Lopuch. Daughters, Alice (David) Godzik, Marie (Thomas) Guger, Lynn (Mark) Savage. Son, William (Amy) Garris; grandchildren, Theresa (Todd) Frye 4 great grandchildren and 2 great- great grandchildren, Michael Lopuch, Jessica Lopuch, Amanda Dorundo (Mike), Lisa Dorundo(Pat), Jacob Garris (Shannon), great granddaughter, Levi Garris,  Jeffrey Savage Jr. (Jessica) 6 great grandchildren, Megan Savage (Bill) 3 great grandchildren, Austin Zilli, Alayna Zilli; A sister Mary Hudak and many nieces and nephews. Helen was a loving soul who would “give the shirt off her back” if it meant someone else would/could be happy! A private viewing has passed, however, family requests anyone wishing, may make a donation in Helen’s honor to the Westmoreland County Food Bank. KEPPLE-GRAFT Funeral Home entrusted with the arrangements.  For online condolences and information, please visit

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