Jersey Poff Obituary, Death – Helen Poff, a beloved wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, embarked on her final journey into the embrace of the Almighty on Sunday, April 22, 2018, at the Avalon in Hillsborough, New Jersey. Her life was a testament to the values of love, family, and faith, and her memory continues to be cherished by all who knew her. Helen’s journey began on June 4, 1926, in the town of Jermyn, Pennsylvania. She was born to Wasil and Julia Bowan, who instilled in her the values that would define her life. Helen’s early years were spent in Jermyn and Binghamton, New York, where she learned the importance of hard work, dedication, and the enduring bonds of family. These early lessons would shape her into the remarkable woman she became.
Throughout her life, Helen had the opportunity to call several places home, including North Arlington, West Caldwell, and Monroe Township, before finally settling in Hillsborough. Each place left a mark on her heart, and she, in turn, left an indelible mark on the lives of those she encountered. Professionally, Helen dedicated herself to various firms, where she served in their accounting departments. Her commitment to her work was emblematic of her character – diligent, responsible, and dependable. But beyond her professional life, Helen’s true calling was as a devoted mother and homemaker.
Her family was the center of her universe, and she cared for her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren with unwavering love and devotion. In her warm and inviting home, she would conjure up delicious meals that were nothing short of culinary masterpieces. The kitchen was her sanctuary, and her creations were a testament to her boundless love for her family. Helen’s talents extended beyond the kitchen; she was an avid crafter, finding solace and joy in knitting and crocheting. Her creations were made with love and often gifted to her family and friends, a tangible expression of her affection.
Helen’s legacy lives on through her loving husband of 70 years, Vance H. Poff, her sons Gregory Poff and Douglas Poff, her daughters-in-law Sallye and Kathy, her cherished grandchildren Gregory II, Brian, and Cori, as well as her great-grandchildren Vance, Catherine, and Ben. Her sister-in-law Dorothy Bowan, along with numerous nieces and nephews, also keep her memory alive. On Thursday, April 26th, 2018, a visitation was held at Gleason Funeral Home, Somerset, New Jersey, where friends and family gathered to pay their respects and share their memories of Helen. The following day, on April 27th, 2018, a funeral service took place at the funeral home, officiated by Pastor George Montinari of Middlebush Reformed Church. Helen’s final resting place is Brainerd Cemetery in Cranbury, New Jersey.
In closing, Helen Poff’s life was a tapestry woven with love, family, and faith. Her dedication to her loved ones, her culinary talents, her crafting skills, and her unwavering faith continue to inspire all who knew her. Helen’s memory lives on as a testament to a life well-lived and a heart filled with love.