Helen M. Bux 1918-2021
WADSWORTH — Helen M. Sybelnik Bux, 102, passed away quietly at her home, Saturday, May 1, 2021.
She was born in 1918 to John and Anna Sybelnik in Struthers. She graduated from Struthers High School and Youngstown Business College, then worked as a legal secretary for the Coal (Interior) Department in Washington, D.C.
At the opening of World War II, she volunteered for the Women’s Army Corps and was assigned to the Headquarters of the 92nd Combat Bomb Wing near Cambridge, England, where she served as a secretary at the U.S. air base until the end of the war, obtaining the rank of sergeant.
There she met her future husband, William J. Bux, a sergeant from Wadsworth, and upon return to Ohio at the end of the war, they were married in Struthers.
They set up their home in Wadsworth, where she lived for all but the last year of her life. After her children were raised, she worked as a secretary at the Brecksville VA Hospital until she retired.
Helen and William were both proud veterans, and members of the Wadsworth American Legion and the Women’s Auxiliary of American Legion Post 170.
They raised four children in Wadsworth, William (Linda), Robert (Linda), Bud (Wilma) and Carole Davies (Glenn). She is survived by three children; five grandchildren, Jennifer Wadding, Kevin (Brandi) Bux, Elizabeth Bux, Robert Bux and Kathryn (John) Rodeman; eight great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.
She was preceded in death by her husband, William; and her son, Bud.
She was a kind and cheerful person who usually wore a smile and never complained. She stressed family, a strong work ethic and scholarship. She maintained her mental sharpness until the end. She was an excellent baker, winning the Buehler’s cookie contest with her old-fashioned sugar cookies.
She was a member of Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church in Wadsworth and a member of the Altar and Rosary Society.
A long life, well lived.
A Mass of Christian burial will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 5, 2021, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 272 Broad St., Wadsworth, with calling hours 9 to 9:30 a.m. at Hilliard-Rospert Funeral Home, 174 N. Lyman St., Wadsworth, before the Mass, and a private family burial after the Mass.
In lieu of flowers, memorial tributes may take the form of contributions in Helen Bux’s name to the Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish, 260 Broad St., Wadsworth, OH 44281.
The family would like to express their appreciation and thank the staff of The Echelon of Medina for their care and kindness shown to Helen.