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Helen Chandler

June 22, 1934 March 7, 2018
Helen Chandler
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Rose to greet her Lord and Savior, on March 6, 2018.
Helen Chandler, who most recently resided in McCandless, PA, was born in Paterson, New Jersey on June 22, 1934. She met the love of her life, Leland Chandler, while attending Wheelock College in Boston and they were married in 1955. She was a devoted mother to their five children. As Lee, an executive with U S Steel, took numerous assignments across the country, Helen coordinated the many moves seamlessly, quickly integrating the family into the local church, schools and community. Helen’s nurturing nature provided guidance, stability and a loving home wherever they landed. The primary thread in the fabric of her life was her belief in Jesus Christ and she lived her entire life in faithful service.
Helen was predeceased by her beloved husband of 55 years, Lee, and her much loved parents, Albert Ackerman Van Blarcom and Helen Kenter Van Blarcom. She is survived by all of her children and their spouses: Lisa and James Lorish of Pittsburgh, Stephanie and Peter Keahon of Dallas, Texas, Leland and Kathy Chandler of Zelienople, Kevin Chandler and partner Jerry Birdwell of Sutter Creek, California, and David and Valerie Chandler of Pittsburgh.
Her grandchildren, who will miss her tremendously, are: Christopher Lorish, Michael Lorish, Daniel Chandler, Abigail Chandler Bucci (and husband, DJ) and Katherine Chandler, all of Pittsburgh, PA; Allison Chandler Templeton (and husband, Ron) of Newark, DE; and Leland John Chandler of Columbus, OH. Helen has three wonderful great-grandchildren: Will and Amelia Bucci and R. Silas Templeton.
A celebration of life will be held at Ingomar Church (1501 West Ingomar Road, Pittsburgh) at 11am on Friday, the 9th of March. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to Ingomar Church or to the charity of your choice. Arrangements were entrusted to Sperling Funeral Home. Remembrances may be shared at

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11:00 AM 3/9/2018 11:00:00 AM - 12:00 PM 3/9/2018 12:00:00 PM
Ingomar United Methodist Church

1501 West Ingomar Road
Pittsburgh, PA 15237

Ingomar United Methodist Church
1501 West Ingomar Road Pittsburgh 15237 PA
United States

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