Helen Ostergaard Lazaro April 26,1922 - August 31, 2021
Helen Ostergaard Lazaro age 99, passed from this life into Eternal Life on August 31, 2021 at Bayshore Hospital, Holmdel. Helen was born in Perth Amboy, N.J. where she attended school and met her future husband, Edward Ostergaard at the local ice skating rink. They were blessed with five children, Dale Joy Gursaly, Sherry Szurko, Cindy Blazovic, Randy Ostergaard and Tami Moscatiello. Helen and Ed were married for 53 years until Ed passed away in 1993. They built their own home together in Fords, with Helen designing every detail. Their home became a town landmark known as the log cabin on Mary Avenue. Helen believed in making the holidays truly memorable ones for her family. She was devoted to seeing that everything about Christmas time was perfect in every way. Helen had a strong faith in God throughout her life along with love and devotion to her family. She enjoyed being a true homemaker along with drawing sketches, designing her home and she also had a passion for antiques. Helen was the President of the Fords Chapter of Deborah Heart and Lung Center for many years and was very proud to be part of raising money for the hospital. Helen remarried in 1998 to Frank Lazaro who passed away in 2012. Helen is survived by five children, ten grandchildren and ten great grandchildren,and also her brother, Michael Simkovich. Helen was predeceased by her parents, Michael and Helen Simkovich, and five siblings; Mary Fedorky, Anna Urban, John Simkovich, Nick Simkovich, and Betty Fagan.
Visitation for Helen is Sunday, September 12th from 2 pm - 6 pm at Gustav J. Novak Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held on Monday, Sept. 13, 2021. Friends and family are welcome to gather starting at 10:30 a.m. with a departure time of 11:15 a.m. from the Gustav J. Novak Funeral Home 419 Barclay Street, Perth Amboy. The Funeral Service is 12-noon at St. John the Baptist Orthodox Church 145 Broad Street Perth Amboy. Interment will follow at St. John's Cemetery on the corner of Florida Grove Road and Pfeiffer Blvd, Perth Amboy
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