Helen grew up in Firestone Park with her older brother David and younger sister Mary. After graduating from Garfield High School, she attended The University of Akron while working at City Hospital as a mail clerk. She then worked at Firestone Bank. Wayne (1944-2015) and she were married at St. Paul, Akron in 1971 and she became a stay at home mom for their daughter. She started at Nativity in July of 1985 as an assistant secretary/bookkeeper. As the parish has grown, Helen’s responsibilities have changed and today she is the full-time secretary for Nativity.