Helen Marie Guldan

December 11, 1915 - October 3, 2013

12/11/1915 - 10/03/2013

GULDAN, Helen Marie, 97, of Wheeling, W.Va., passed away Thursday, October 3, 2013, in Good Shepherd Nursing Home, Wheeling.
Helen was born December 11, 1915, a daughter of the late Thomas and Suzanna Sucak Sevcik. She was retired from Cook-Waite Pharmaceuticals, and was a member of Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church, the Rosary Altar Society, and the Slovak Catholic Sokol.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, John W. Guldan; daughter-in-law, Mary F. Guldan; granddaughter, Barbara R. Guldan; sister, Mary M. Guldan; and two brothers, Joseph and John Sevcik.
Helen is survived by her two sons, John T. Guldan and his wife, Judy of San Diego, Calif. and Ronald F. Guldan and his wife, Luella of Mount Vernon, Ohio; a brother, Edward Sevcik of Florida; a sister, Ann Gorghan of New York; five grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Friends will be received from 2-4 & 6-8 pm Wednesday, at Altmeyer Funeral Home, 1400 Eoff Street, Wheeling, where a vigil service will be held at 6 pm.
Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 am, Thursday, October 10, 2013 at Our Lady of Peace Church, with the Rev. Larry Wrenn as celebrant. Interment will be in Mount Calvary Cemetery, Wheeling.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorial contributions be sent to Good Shepherd Nursing Home, 159 Edgington Lane, Wheeling, WV 26003 or Catholic Charities Neighborhood Center, 125 18th Street, Wheeling, WV 26003.
Online condolences may be offered to the family at altmeyer.com

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Aakash Kannan
8 years ago


I feel sympathy for your loss.

Rose Mary Loria Zurek
8 years ago

Dear John and family,

I have such fond memories of your mom and her kindness to all of us at St. John’s. What a blessing she lived a long life.

I’m sending my deepest sympathy to you and family.

Love and Prayers,

Rose Mary Loria Zurek

Sr. Linda Sevcik, SM
8 years ago

Dear John and Ron,

I have so many great memories of Aunt Helen. She was a kind and generous woman of faith.

My thoughts and prayers are with you. The Marist Sisters in Ireland had Mass offered for her in our convent the day of her funeral, and we prayed for all of you.

Love and prayer,


Jennifer Sevcik Tucker
8 years ago

Dear Ron,John and Family,

I am truly sorry for your loss , Aunt Helen was an exceptional woman and very funny, I remember being there as a child and she would always tell jokes, and make us laugh… I will always remember those days at her house and will always love Aunt Helen. I am so sorry I could not make it out there for her services . I hope to see you in the spring/early summer when I can get out there. I love you all, stay healthy, Love Jennifer

Chuck and Susie Steele
8 years ago

John and Ron, your mother was a very special person with a terrific sense of humor. You were blessed to have her for so many years. Please know that she and you are in our prayers.


Chuck and Susie

carol templin
8 years ago

My deepest condolences. she was such a wonderful lady. Still have some of the recipes she shared with me. RIP, Helen.

My mother in law was Goldie Templin

8 years ago