Halina Jean Lagod Kolanski, 93, of Fairpoint, OH died Monday, June 18, 2018 at Forest Hills Nursing Center and is now re-united with her loving husband of 68 years, Joe who passed away on April 29, 2018. She was born April 25, 1925 in Fairpoint, a daughter of the late Martin and Joanna Lagod.
Halina was a graduate of St. Clairsville High School, class of 1943. She was a retired Deputy Clerk for the Belmont County Auditor’s Office. She was an active member of the former St. Joseph Catholic Church in Fairpoint, where she volunteered in various capacities including being treasurer of the Catholic Women’s Club. She was an avid cook and baker. She enjoyed sharing cookies with friends, neighbors and family. She was kind and caring, always thinking of others. She was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Polish Club and Public Employees Retirement System.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph Michael Kolanski in April of 2018; a sister, Wanda Pavlic; a brother, Chester Lagod.
She leaves behind to cherish her memories her daughters, Joanne Kolanski of Fairpoint, Camille Kolanski of Stow, OH; son, Kevin (Darlene) Kolanski of St. Clairsville; her adopted granddaughter, Jaclyn Hoover of Columbus, OH; life long close and very special friend Helen Mazol and close friends, Sandra and Fred Kidd; several nieces and nephews.
Friends and family will be received on Wednesday from 4-7pm at Beck-Altmeyer Funeral Home 204 West Main Street St. Clairsville, OH with a Vigil Service at 4:30 pm.
Funeral Liturgy with Mass will be celebrated on Thursday at 10 am at St. Mary Catholic Church with Very Reverend Thomas Chillog as celebrant.
Burial will follow in Union Cemetery, St. Clairsville.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Mary’s Central School in St. Clairsville or St. Jude Academy in Kenya by going to “TMCFunding.com”
Share your thoughts and memories of Halina with her family at www.beckaltmeyer.com
So sorry to learn of Halina’s passing. She was a very special lady. I enjoyed working with her for many years. She will be missed by all who knew her.
Thinking of you all. Many prayers and hugs sent to you over the miles. Special sweet and caring lady. She will be missed.
Camille, Joanne, and Kevin…The same heartfelt emotion I felt when I heard of your father’s passing is what I feel again for your mom. She was truly a kind person who contributed wonderful memories to my childhood. So glad I could visit her on my last visit to Fairpoint. Great parents are such a wonderful gift and the gratitude for them grows as the years go by. I will be sending a card in case you don’t read these online messages. Love from Arlene
So sorry for the loss of your mother. May she be happy and at peace now.
Joanne,Camille, Kevin, Please accept my sympathy in the death of your Mom. I remember many wonderful days in Fairpoint , your Mom would come to my Mom’s and we had many great times of chatting. She has always been special to me.