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Helen P. (Podbielski) JonesJune 9, 1921 ~ May 21, 2017 (age 95)
Schenectady - Helen Jones died quietly in Schenectady, NY. on Sunday, May 21, 2017. A long-time resident of the Capital District area, Helen resided in Burnt Hills the last quarter of her life. Born in Schenectady in 1921, Helen Podbielski, daughter of Andrew and Helen Podbielski, Helen married the late Rev. Norman C. Jones and raised four children who survive her: Craig, Diane, Rodney and Elizabeth (James). She also leaves three grandchildren: Aaron Jones, Erika Stone and Kelsey Stone and three great-grandchildren: Theo Jones, Eli Jones and Rowan Boyd, as well as many beloved nieces and nephews.
Helen was known by all as a kind, sweet person. She gave to many charities, and was a communicant St. Adalbert’s Church in her youth; she was active throughout her adult years in the United Methodist Church. She didn’t ask for much for herself; she was happy to enjoy the birds at her feeder or a phone call from family. She left a legacy of finding the positive, looking on the bright side and finding joy in the simplest things.
If you would like to contribute in her name, she had many favorite charities. Dear to her heart were nature, animals, church and helping those less fortunate.
A graveside memorial service will be held at the Ballston Spa Village Cemetery corner of Garrett Rd. and Ballston Ave., Ballston Spa on Thursday, June 8 at 11AM.
Directions to Ballston Spa Village Cemetery.
From the North
Northway exit 13S, 1 mile on Rt. 9 South, take a right onto East High Street. After 4 miles East High St. changes to West High Street at route 50. Continue onto West High Street for 1//4 mile and take a left onto Ballston Avenue. The entrances will be on your right, or keep going and take a right onto Garrett Road and the entrance will be about 500 feet on your right.
From the South
Northway exit 12, head West on route 67 for about 4 miles. At the intersection of routes 67 & 50 go straight through the traffic light onto Ballston Ave. Turn left on Garrett Road, the entrance is about 500 feet on your right. If you stay on Ballston Ave., the entrances will be on you left.
From the West
Route 67 East into the village. Turn right onto Ballston Avenue. The entrances will be on your right, or take a right on Garrett Road and the entrance will be about 500 feet on the right.
From the East
Take East High Street from Route 9 in Malta. After 4 miles East High St. changes to West High Street at route 50. Continue onto West High Street for 1//4 mile and take a left onto Ballston Avenue. The Ballston Ave. entrances are on your right or you can continue and take a right on Garrett Road where the entrance is about 500 feet on the right.