Helen E. Bishop, age 97, resident of Minoa since 1948, passed away Friday at her home. The daughter of Howard and Iris Robb Crocker, Helen was born July 18, 1923, in Pulaski. She graduated from Pulaski High School in 1941 and earned her BFA in Art from Syracuse University in 1945. Helen was married to Dr. Thomas Bishop in September 1944; he passed away in November 1975. In 1955, Helen started the visual arts program at the Minoa School, where she worked for one year before returned to full-time homemaking. Helen remained an artist throughout her life. A devoted equestrian, Helen was a member of the Calvary Club in Manlius, NY.
Surviving are two daughters, Susan Heitzman of Minoa and Mary Bishop (David Gregg) of Kirkville; one granddaughter, Elizabeth Eden (Artur) Skowronski of Minoa; and three great-grandchildren, Zora, Magnar and Dragan Skowronski, all of Minoa. Helen was pre-deceased by one son, Frank Howard Bishop, in January 1966.
Private graveside services will be held Thursday at the convenience of the family in Pulaski Cemetery. Arrangements by Foster-Hax Funeral Home, 52 Park Street, Pulaski.
Donations in Helen’s memory may be made to the Sunshine Horses, 3721 Verplank Road, Clay, NY 13041.