Mattituck resident Helen R. Tylenda, formerly of Saint James, died May 19 at Peconic Bay Medical Center Skilled Nursing Facility. She was 95.
She was born Nov. 3, 1918, in Wisconsin to Frank and Grace Rutledge. She graduated from Cumberland School of Nursing in 1936 and was a former assistant directoress of nursing at John T. Mather Memorial Hospital in Port Jefferson.
Family members said Ms. Tylenda enjoyed collecting antique books, and loved reading, sewing, traveling and cooking.
Ms. Tylenda was predeceased by her husband, Edmund, and is survived by her daughter, Patricia and son-in-law, Charles Schubert of Mattituck; her son, Peter and daughter-in-law, Karen of Windsor, N.Y.; five grandchildren, Jennifer Milazzo, Jessica Schubert, Brian Schubert, Kristen Stapleton and Kassie Murphy; and six great-grandchildren, Madelyn, Jack, Emma, Fredric, Madison and Mallory.
The family will receive visitors Friday, May 23, from 2 to 5 p.m. at Coster-Heppner Funeral Home in Cutchogue. A funeral service will be held Saturday, May 24, at 10 a.m. at Our Lady of Ostrabrama R.C. Church in Cutchogue. Interment will take place at St. Patrick’s Parish Cemetery in Smithtown.
This is a paid notice.