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HYDE, Helen Specht

Helen Specht Hyde, 91, died peacefully on August 4, 2010, surrounded by family, after a brief illness.  She was born in Johnstown, Pennsylvania on October 30, 1918 to Nellie Custer Specht and Lloyd Specht of Stoystown, PA.  She graduated from Bucknell University in 1939.  Following World War II, she married Dale Richard Wynn and had two daughters, Lee Anne Snook of Bowling Green, Ohio and Sherry Mendelson of Cape Elizabeth, Maine.  She later married Robert Hyde of Pittsburgh, PA.    She retired to Sun City Center, Florida in 2002. Passionate about the environment and animal welfare, she also loved to travel, read and do crossword puzzles.
In addition to her daughters, Mrs. Hyde is survived by her sister Gloria Stetler of Sun City Center; cousin Ruth Llewellyn Hess of Johnstown, PA; granddaughter Meredith Mendelson of Newport, RI; Robin Hyde of Pittsburgh and Dan Hyde of Monclova, OH.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the C.A.R.E. Shelter (1528 27th St. SE, Ruskin, FL 33570).   Funeral services were held Sunday, August 8, 2010 at the St. Paul’s United Church of Christ in Stoystown, PA.

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