Helen I. Sugar (née Gonczo), of Grand Island and Pendleton passed away Aug. 26, 2015, at the age of 87.
Helen was an elder and very active in her church where she taught Sunday school and was a member of the choir for many years. She has been a member of the Grand Island Book Club, Sandy Beach Garden Club, Grand Island AFS, UB foreign student club, Cub Scouts and the PTA.
She worked for C.J. Tower and Sons Custom Brokerage, where she started out as a secretary and worked her way up to rate and value analyst, working closely with the Food and Drug Administration. She also worked at BCB International until she retired.
Helen was the beloved wife of the late James A. Sugar Sr., the loving mother of Karen (Garry) Oswald and James A. (Cris) Sugar Jr., and the cherished grandmother of Lindsay (Bobby) Oswald-Hackney, Ashley Oswald, Jennifer (Matt) Trieskey, Elisabeth (Daniel) Renczkowski and Robert (Carissa) Sugar. She is also survived by four great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by one sister and survived by four brothers and one sister.
A memorial service will be held at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 5, at Island United Presbyterian Church 1822 Huth Road.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice Buffalo. Arrangements by Kaiser Funeral Home.