Helen Detke

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Helen Detke

Date of Birth:
December 18, 1941
Date of Death:
October 30, 2013
Age:
71
Location:
New Hyde Park, New York, United States

Obituary

Helen Detke, aged 71, passed away on Wednesday, October 30, 2013 surrounded by her family. Helen had battled cancer for the past year.

Helen was born on December 18, 1941 in Klaje, Russia, near Pskov, to Igor and Anfisa (Artemenko) Gousseff. The family emigrated to the United States in 1951, when Helen was 10 years old, and settled in East Meadow, Long Island where Helen grew up.

Helen was a life long member of Holy Trinity Orthodox Church in East Meadow from the time she came to the United States. There she met and married her husband, Richard Detke, in 1964. They were happily married for 27 years when Richard passed away suddenly in 1991.

Helen is survived by her mother, Anfisa Gousseff, her three children, Laura, Serge and Eugene, her sister, Lily Wadiak, her brother, Alex Gousseff, her sister-in-law, Virginia Jerosh and her three granddaughters Anna Sophia, Alexa and Angelina.

In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts in Helen’s memory can be made to Holy Trinity Orthodox Church, East Meadow, NY or the Orthodox Church in America.
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November 15, 2013+Helen Detke: In Memoriam by Fr. Alexander Garklavs

+ Helen Detke: In memoriamby Fr. Alexander GarklavsMatushka Carol and I would like to express our most sincere condolences and sympathies, firstly to her children Laura, Serge and Eugene, and their extended families, to her dear, much-esteemed mother Anfi....

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January 28, 2014

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November 17, 2013

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November 16, 2013

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November 15, 2013

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November 06, 2013

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November 01, 2013

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