Helen K. (Kapranos) Torres

March 9, 1940 ~ December 8, 2018 (age 78)

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Helen K. Torres (nee Kapranos), age 78, of East Chicago, Indiana, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, December 8, 2018 at St Catherine Hospital, East Chicago, Indiana. She is survived by her nephew,  Bill Kapranos,  many dear friends and neighbors, especially Vanessa & Carvel Johnson and Griselda "Chrissy" & Jesus Arroyo and many other family and friends throughout the Calumet Area and Greece. She is preceded in passing by her loving husband, Gumersindo C. Torres, brother, Nick (late Gloria) Kapranos and her parents, Bill & Kosdina Kapranos.

Family & Friends may call at the Oleska-Pastrick Funeral Home, 3934 Elm Street, East Chicago, Indiana on Friday, December 14, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. Funeral Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. with Father Ted Poteres, officiating. At rest, Ridgelawn-Mt Mercy Cemetery, Gary, Indiana.

Helen was a longtime resident of East Chicago, IN. and was a longtime employee (waitress) of the former Olympia Restaurant & the former Wishing Well Restaurant, East Chicago. She enjoyed working in her garden and spending time with all of her friends and neighbors. She was an avid sports fan and was loyal to her Chicago Cubs &  Chicago Bears. Her smile & her love & kindness will be missed by all of her loving family & friends. Family &  Friends may share an online condolence or memory at

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