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July 11, 2014

Helen V. Pipic

GC High grad founded school skating parties

- — Helen V. Pipic of Hubbard, died Friday morning, July 11, 2014, in Northside Medical Center, Youngstown. She was 72.

Mrs. Pipic was born May 4, 1942, in Mercer, a daughter of Donald A. and Frances V. Adams Buchanan. She moved to Hubbard in 1963, coming from Grove City.

Mrs. Pipic was a 1960 graduate of Grove City High School, worked in records administration at Sharon Regional Health System for two years and previously was an insurance agent for Nationwide Insurance for 19 years.

Helen was past president of the Hubbard American Business Women’s Association; was a member of Hubbard Band Boosters, having held several offices; and belonged to the March of Dimes and the Yaya Sisters. She was a member of local card clubs, SLOGA and was active in Relay for Life.

Helen founded the skating parties for Reed Middle School in Hubbard in 1975 and enjoyed bowling, reading and spending time with her family and grandkids.

She leaves: her husband, Stephen N. Pipic, whom she married Sept. 8, 1984; three daughters, Sheri L. Brockett (JoAnne Sahli), Chicago; Stephanie L. Ploenzke (Patrick), Oberlin, Ohio; and Stacie M. Pipic (Gordon Swain), Live Oak, Texas; three brothers, Robert E. Buchanan (Doris), William L. Buchanan (Donna) and Donald John Buchanan, all Mercer; five sisters, Doris J. McCoy, Bergholz, Ohio; Pearl J. Wasser (Delbert), Johnstown, Pa.; Roberta Mae Squyres, Saxonburg; Zelda L. Keen, Sharpsville; and Judy A. Irwin (Lesley), Hadley; and four grandchildren, Anthony L. Zaccanti, Zander V. Ploenzke, Isabella V. Zaccanti and Marcus A. Ploenzke.

Helen was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, Vincent Wayne Buchanan; and a granddaughter, Sophia L. Zaccanti.

The family requests memorial contributions be made to Susan G. Komen Foundation, Box 650309, Dallas, TX 7526-0309.


Mrs. Stephen N. (Helen V.), 72, Hubbard.

Calling hours: Family and friends may call from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday (7-13-14) and 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday (7-14-14) in KELLEY-ROBB-CUMMINS FUNERAL HOME, 709 N. Main St., Hubbard. Please visit to send condolences to the family.

Service: Funeral service at 11 a.m. Tuesday (7-15-14) in the funeral home with Pastor Del Wasser, her brother-in-law, officiating.

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