A funeral mass was offered March 27 at Our Lady of Czestochowa Church for Helen B. Sawetz, 85, formerly of Jersey City. She passed away March 21. She was born in Jersey City and lived there for 75 years before moving to Lakewood 10 years ago. Employed by the Jersey City Building Department for 28 years, she retired 17 years ago as an Administrative Secretary. She was a member of Our Lady of Czestochowa’s PTA, Rosary and Sacred Heart Society, and Senior Citizens. She also served as treasurer of the Polish Women’s Alliance Group 689, was a member of the Jersey City Downtown Democratic Club, Polish Children’s Heartline, Heritage Catholic Club in Lakewood, and the Polish American Club in Toms River. She was predeceased by her husband Frank “Doc” in 2003. She was the mother of Timothy J. Sawetz, Kathryn Sawetz and Lewis Glasener, Barbara and John Lesko, and Melanie Sawetz; the sister of her deceased siblings, Charles, Stanley, Leon, and John Tluchowski, Tessie Wilczynski, and Mary (Myra) Sawicz; the grandmother of Jeremy Sawetz, Amanda Malley, Kristina and Michael Sawetz-Glasener, Diana Gelb, Joseph and Melissa Lesko, and Lindsay Downey, and aunt of many nieces and nephews. Services arranged by the Bromirski Funeral Home, Jersey City.

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