Helen Dickinson

Obituary of Helen L. Dickinson

Smethport - Helen L. Dickinson, 77, of Smethport, passed away Saturday (August 10, 2019) in the Olean General Hospital, Olean, NY.


She was born June 25, 1942 in Pierce Brook, a daughter of Lowell and Louise Young Austin, Sr.  In 1962, she married Ralph C. Dickinson, who survives.


Mrs. Dickinson was a 1961 graduate of Smethport High School and was a homemaker tending to the needs of her family.


She was the cook for Smethport Elementary School’s Sixth Grade Camp for 39 years.  She was a former member of the McKean County Fair Board and McKean County Raceway.  She was also a member of the Port Allegany Moose Lodge #460.  


In addition to her husband, Ralph, she is survived by:

one son: Charles L. (Jessica) Dickinson of Smethport 

one daughter:  Terry D. (Clair) Sweeley of Smethport

six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren

three sisters:  Ethel Coldren and Marlene Conn, both of Smethport, and Cynthia Longstaff of Port Allegany and several nieces and nephews.


In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one brother and one sister.


At Helen’s request, all services will be held privately with the family.  Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery, Smethport.


Memorials, if desired, may be made to the Port Allegany Moose Lodge #460.  Online condolences may be made at www.hartle-tarboxfuneralhomes.com.


Arrangements are under the direction of the Hartle-Tarbox Funeral Homes, Inc., Smethport.


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