Mount Vernon News

Mount Vernon News
December 22, 2012 8:13 am EST


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MOUNT VERNON — Helen Desideri, 66, of Mount Vernon, formally of Florida, passed away unexpectedly Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012, at Knox Community Hospital.

She was born March 26, 1946, in Philadelphia, Pa., and was the daughter of the late Charles T. and Lois (Reifsnyder) Cheeseman.

Helen is survived by a sister, Christine Bowers of Columbus; a brother, Charles (JoAnn) Cheeseman of Camp Hill, Pa.; nieces and nephews, Rachel (Nathan) Winegardner, Amanda Bowers and Brant Bowers all of Mount Vernon; Nathan Bowers of Delaware; David (Cassie) Bowers of Columbus; Amy (Jason) Newlon of Lebanon; and Sarah (Todd) McSorley of Lancaster, Pa.; along with three special great-nephews, J.D., Max and Andy.

Helen was preceded in death by her loving husband, Alfred Desideri in 2004.

Friends may call Monday from 10 to 11 a.m. at Dilley-Lasater Funeral Home in Mount Vernon, where funeral services will follow at 11 a.m. Burial will be held in Cumberland County Veterans Cemetery, Hopewell, N.J.

Memorial contributions may be made in Helen’s name to: Alzheimer’s Association, 1379 Dublin Road, Columbus, OH 43215.

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