Peacefully entered eternal rest with her son by her side, at the age of 85 on Thursday January 16th. A resident at the Village at Rockville since 2017, she previously lived in Wheaton, Maryland.
Helen was born in Joffre, Pennsylvania on August 14, 1934; one of eight children of the late Paul and Anna Polc Zibritosky. She grew up in Joffre and later lived in Pittsburgh while attending Robert Morris University.
Helen moved to Washington, DC in 1953 and began a long career in Federal service; including positions with the US Post Office, Department of the Navy, Office of Management and Budget under Hubert Humphrey, and The Department of Agriculture. She retired from Federal Service in 1987, then worked part time in retirement for the Constitution Bicentennial Commission until 1991.
Once fully retired, Helen enjoyed her leisure years. She traveled widely, including Hawaii, Israel, Britain, Germany, Austria and the Czech Republic. Still, she always loved the DC area she called home for most of her life, and enjoyed showing visiting friends and family both the well-known sites downtown and the less—touristed areas like Rock Creek Park. She also had a deep affection for family and often escaped to the Pennsylvania countryside where she could spend quality time with loved ones at the farm where she had proudly grown up that was always her home away from home.
Always of strong faith, Helen was a longtime member of Georgetown Lutheran Church in Washington, DC. She made many friends at Bible Study groups over the years; and was an active church volunteer, most recently at St. Luke Lutheran Church in Silver Spring, MD.
Beloved mother of Keith Rebholz of Silver Spring, MD; Helen is also survived by her brother, Steve Zibritosky and wife, Betty of Steubenville, OH; sister Mary Bianchini of Cherry Valley; and numerous nieces and nephews. Deceased in addition to her parents are four brothers, Paul, George, Andrew, and John Zibritosky; and a sister, Anne Bokulich.
Memorial services will be planned for a future date. To be reached when details are available, please provide Snowden Funeral Home with your contact information.
Memorial donations may be made in her memory to:
The Village at Rockville, https://www.thevillageatrockville.org/
Georgetown Lutheran Church, https://georgetownlutheran.com/
Alley Cat Rescue, http://www.saveacat.org/
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