Helen Elizabeth Williams Deitzer

Helen Elizabeth Williams Deitzer of Roaring Brook Township died on May 27, 2019.  She was 96. 

Her favorite hymn was “Make Me a Blessing,” and it was her life philosophy. In myriad ways, she made her community and the people in it better. In her workplaces, which included the Scranton Oral School and the Scranton Temple Residency Program, the Jackson Street Baptist Church, her children’s schools and their activities, she was a blessing to everyone she met. Her life was fueled by her willingness to learn and try new things. Her faith was reflected in her life – “Preach the gospel at all times; when necessary, use words.” 

Born and raised in Scranton, PA, she was the daughter of Elmer and Jean Lloyd Williams and was married to the late Joseph P. Deitzer for 28 years. She was preceded in death by her four brothers Walter, Ralph, Harry and Thomas Williams, and survived by her daughter Susan and husband Randall Fofi; her son David and wife Jackie, six grandchildren Jessica, Heidi and Joseph Deitzer and Jennifer, David and Marc Fofi, one great-granddaughter Amalda Helen Mills and many nieces and nephews. 

A memorial service will be held on June 8, 2019 at Jackson Street Baptist Church at 4 pm. She is interred at Fairview Memorial Cemetery.  Donations can be made to the American Heart Association PO Box 22478 Oklahoma City, OK 73123 or Jackson Street Baptist Church 1206 Jackson Street Scranton, PA 18504.


  1. Barbara Andereson

    Condolences to the Deitzer family from the Anderson family; (Midlothian,VA).
    Our children used to play together when we lived on Laurel Road- over 35 yrs ago.
    Bob and I are in our 80’s now and I will fondly remember Helen.

  2. Connie Williams Auer

    Just found out that Aunt Helen passed away – more than a year ago. So sorry David and Susan. Aunt Helen was a very kind and good person.

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