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Helen Haviland
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Obituary for Helen Haviland

Helen (Malinak) Haviland 96 years of Vestal, fell asleep in the Lord on Monday afternoon, January 15, 2018.

She was predeceased by her husband Donald M. Haviland 1988, her brothers, John, Walter, and Matthew Malinak, and her sisters, Anna Onufrak and Barbara Africa.

She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Sharon and Greg Lewis of Vestal, her son and daughter-in-law, Donald M. and Michele Haviland Jr., five grandchildren Steven and David Whipple, Jon, Jason and Dave Lewis.six great grandchildren, her sister and best friend, Olga Orzol, her brother, Russell Malinak, several nieces and nephews.

She was a member of Dormition of the Virgin Mary Orthodox Church where her father was a founding member and former treasurer for many years. Helen was a retired wirer for General Electric Corporation, Westover.

A funeral service will be offered by the Very Rev. Ilya Gotlinsky on Thursday at 10am at Dormition of The Virgin Mary Orthodox Church, 54 Baxter Street, Binghamton. Burial will be in the parish cemetery at the convenience of the family. Rev. Gotlinsky will offer a prayer service Wednesday 5:30pm at the Chopyak-Scheider Funeral Home, 326 Prospect Street, Binghamton where the family will receive friends, Wednesday 3-6pm.

In liew of flowers, contributions may be made in Helen’s memory to Dormition Church. Kindly share your tributes to Helen at

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3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Chopyak-Scheider Funeral Home

326 Prospect Street
Binghamton, NY 13905





10:00 AM - 11:15 AM
Dormition of the Virgin Mary Orthodox Church

54 Baxter Street
BInghamton, NY 13905

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Dormition of the Virgin Mary Orthodox Church

54 Baxter Street
BInghamton, NY 13905

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