Helen Elizabeth (Mason) Christofaris

SALEM – Helen Elizabeth (Mason) Christofaris, 96, of Salem, died at 10:45 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 15, 2017, at her home.

She was born April 26, 1921, in Washington, Pa., the daughter of the late John S. and Emma (Miller) Mason.

Helen was a secretary for 10 years at the former E.W. Bliss Co., retiring in 1968, as well as a secretary for various other businesses in the Salem area. She was a 1940 graduate of Greenford High School.

She and her husband owned/operated Salem Hobby and Antiques in the 1980s and helped the Junior High School students with their rocket projects.

Her husband, Gust Christofaris, whom she married Sept. 1, 1945, preceded her on May 6, 1990.

Survivors include a daughter, Connie (Christofaris) Cranmer of Salem; a brother, Arlan (Marilyn) Mason of Salem; three grandchildren, Kristin Cranmer of Lakeville, Minn., Kerri (Justin) Strafford of Maitland, Fla., and Kyle (Shannon) Cranmer of Salem; and six great-grandchildren, Jordyn Bush, Logan Bush, and Domanik, Victoria and Abigail Strafford and Jackson Cranmer.

Services will be held at noon Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017, at the Stark Memorial Funeral Home with Pastor Sean Kelly officiating.

Calling hours will be held from 10 a.m. to noon Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017, at the funeral home. Burial will be held at Woodsdale Cemetery.

Helen’s obituary may be viewed and condolences sent online at www.starkmemorial.com.


(Paid obituary)