O’Rourke & O’Rourke
Inc. Funeral Home

25 River Street
Salamanca, NY 14779
phone: (716) 945-4760
fax: (716) 945-4222

Helen Yaw

Mrs. Helen Yaw, age 93, formerly of Hillview Manor, Salamanca, New York died early Saturday morning at the Pines Health & Rehab in Olean, New York following a long illness.

Born September 18, 1917 in DuBois, Pennsylvania, she was the daughter of the late Simon and Katherine Tarnowski Matuskiewicz. She was married in 1937 to Lennis "Barney" Yaw who predeceased her in 1989.

Mrs. Yaw was a member of St. Mary's Episcopal Church, Salamanca, New York.

Surviving are 1 son: Richard (Bonnie) Yaw, Allegany, New York; 2 daughters: Sandra (James) Watt, Killbuck, New York; Nadine (Norman) Rhinehart, Allegany, New York; 12 grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren, 1 great-great granddaughter; several nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by 1 son: Wayne Yaw; 1 grandson, Thomas Yaw; 1 great grandson, David Yaw, 2 brothers: John Matt and Frank Matt; and 1 sister Wanda Sulewski.

There will be no visitation. A graveside service will be held at the convenience of the family at time to be announced.

Burial will be in Green Cemetery, Great Valley, New York.

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the O'Rourke & O'Rourke Inc. Funeral Home, 25 River Street, Salamanca, New York.

E-condolences can be sent to john@orourke-orourke.com or posted to facebook.com/onofh.