Helen Bruder Rhoads

Helen Bruder Rhoads, 94, of Montoursville, died Sept. 12, 2017, at AristaCare. She was born March 25, 1923, in Auburn, N.Y., a daughter of the late Joseph and Katherine (Piziki) Tezyk.

She had worked for the Social Security Administration, was a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, and enjoyed golfing and playing bridge.

In addition to her parents, preceding her in death were her first husband, Donald J. Bruder; second husband, Philip A. Rhoads; a grandson, Joshua Bruder, and she was the last of nine siblings.

Surviving are three sons, Donald A. (Ceal) Bruder, of Montoursville, David G. (Mary) Bruder, of Romulus, N.Y., and Thomas E. (Donna) Bruder, of Cogan Station; two daughters, Donna M. (Samuel) Smith, of Punxsutawney and Kathryn M. (Bruce) Thompson, of Trout Run; three stepsons, Michael A. (Susan) Rhoads, David P. (Candy) Rhoads, and Stephen R. (Marjorie) Rhoads; a stepdaughter, Nancy L. (Ronald) Whipple; and numerous grandchildren; great-grandchildren; and great-great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held 10:30 a.m., Friday, September 15 at Spitler Funeral Home, 733 Broad St., Montoursville with Rev. Michael S. McCormick officiating. Burial will follow in Resurrection Cemetery. Family and friends will be received from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, 800 Mulberry St., Montoursville, PA 17754.