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“Prayers for your family. I am the great aunt of Brittany Evans. We know your pain and just know we are thinking of you as both our families go...Read More »
1 of 52 | Posted by: Nancy Greene - Birmingham, AL

“Kathie & family,My heart aches for all of you in learning of this devastating and tragic loss you are all suffering. May you find strength in loving...Read More »
2 of 52 | Posted by: A friend

“I don't know your family. I don't even live in your country. But I found this tragic story while surfing the internet regarding the Pittsburgh...Read More »
3 of 52 | Posted by: Philip Sawka - Surrey, BC

“I'm lighting this candle so that it shines forever more This light is meant to shine on her and she will never be in darkness she will never be...Read More »
4 of 52 | Posted by: Karin Forcucci - Pittsburgh, PA

“To Mrs. and Mr. Brandy and family I never had the honor of meeting your daughter actually any member of your family I speak to I believe his name is...Read More »
5 of 52 | Posted by: Karin Forcucci - Pittsburgh, PA

“I do not know you personally I saw this story on the news and being a mother of daughters I cannot imagine your pain. Both girls in this tragedy were...Read More »
6 of 52 | Posted by: Maria - Pittsburgh, PA

“Kathie and family:I'm so sorry to hear this awful news. I wish all of our tears could somehow help you to cope.I'll pray for your comfort in this...Read More »
7 of 52 | Posted by: A friend

“Does any one know helenes date of birth , I like to do a memorial in her memory , thank you. And may god give peace and comfort to all her family ”
8 of 52 | Posted by: Jesse Cortez - Santa ana, CA

“So sorry for your loss ”
9 of 52 | Posted by: Susan Lintner - Lafayette, IN

“Kathie,Bruce,Nicholas,and family we are sending our deepest condolences on the loss of Helene . You all have been in our thoughts and prayersNancy...Read More »
10 of 52 | Posted by: - Pittsburgh

“Dear Kathy and Family,My deepest sympathies and prayers for you in this unthinkable time. Patty Gray Giura ”
11 of 52 | Posted by: A friend

“Please accept our heartfelt sympathy on the loss of your precious child.May God bring you and your family peace and strength.We were next door...Read More »
12 of 52 | Posted by: A friend

“Kathy and family I am so sorry and sadden to hear of the loss of Helene. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Kathy I was good friends with you...Read More »
13 of 52 | Posted by: Nancy Adams-Romano-Cheked - PA

“Natalie and Vinnie,I was shocked and sadden to learn that Helene was your cousin. I never had the pleasure of knowing her but if she was anything...Read More »
14 of 52 | Posted by: Jessica Lindsey (McDermott) - PA

“To the family of beloved HeleneDeepest Sympathy. I went over a waterfall inDeep Creek Maryland when I was 19. It was aday that I will never forget....Read More »
15 of 52 | Posted by: A friend

“I am so very sorry to hear of this tragic loss. My prayers go out to your family ”
16 of 52 | Posted by: Barbara Krieger-Keir - PA

“I am very sadden to hear of her tragic loss, I had the privilege to work with her over the phone, my thoughts and prayers are with the entire brandy...Read More »
17 of 52 | Posted by: jesse cortez - santa ana, CA

“I am so sorry for your loss. My prayers and sympathy to the Brandy family. ”
18 of 52 | Posted by: Pam Schaffer - Pittsburgh, PA

“Please accept our deepest sympathies. In this time of grief, the Brandy family is in our thoughts and in our prayers. ”
19 of 52 | Posted by: John and Michelle Filby - Houston, PA

“Your family will remain in my thoughts and prayers. Helene was my student worker during the last semester of her senior year at Pitt. She always...Read More »
20 of 52 | Posted by: Sharon Mickens

“My deepest sympathies and prayers during this most difficult time.sincerely, Gloria Zatezalo ”
21 of 52 | Posted by: Gloria Zatezalo - Weirton, WV

“I am so sorry, may god protect you & love you always! ”
22 of 52 | Posted by: Mary Hardin - Kane, PA

“Helene, her accident and death has touched so many hearts,our memories will undoubtedly save lives and inspire. RIP beautiful lady... ”
23 of 52 | Posted by: Cherri Hayden - bradford, PA

“Helene will truly be missed, My thoughts and prayers are with the entire family. ”
24 of 52 | Posted by: Alyssa Nieder - Bethelpark, PA

“Noah is a former co-worker of mine and I would like to express my sincere condolences to your family, friends and relatives. No family should have...Read More »
25 of 52 | Posted by: Sharon Rogers - Bethel Park, PA

“My sincere condolences to your family. She is now in the loving arms of our Lord. I will pray for all of you during this difficult time. ”
26 of 52 | Posted by: Amber - PA

“Our very deepest condolences for the loss of your beautiful daughter. The Cipriani Family ”
27 of 52 | Posted by: A friend

“My deepest most sincere condolences on this tragic loss of a beautiful life. My thoughts and prayers are with your entire family. ”
28 of 52 | Posted by: Denise Marino - North Fayette, PA

“Praying for the entire family. So sorry for your loss. Pastor Terri Niver and the First Wesleyan Church of Bradford Pa. ”
29 of 52 | Posted by: First Wesleyan Church - Bradford, PA

“deeply saddened for the entire Brandy family - Andrea Devlin Avery ”
30 of 52 | Posted by: A friend

31 of 52 | Posted by: Fran Loyash

“Our family's condolences and sympathies to the Brandy family. Helene is now in the arms of the Lord; enjoying an eternal life of joy and peace. ”
32 of 52 | Posted by: David & Cathy DeVincentis & Family - MO

“So very heartbreaking. To the Parents, Siblings, Grandparents, Family and Ryan, I am sincerely saddened and heartbroken for you to read about the...Read More »
33 of 52 | Posted by: A Stranger who cares ~ - CA

“Dear Brandy family: Words can't express what we feel right now. She IS a bright soul and her light will last forever. Love and prayers from your...Read More »
34 of 52 | Posted by: Gustavo Lizano San José, CR

“Life is a precious gift from God. Therefore it is sad when such a tragic accident results in loss of life for such a precious lady as Helene Marie....Read More »
35 of 52 | Posted by: A friend

“Kathy, Bruce and Nick,Can't express how much our hearts are broken. We continue to pray for Helene, you and your extended family. Helene is a jewel...Read More »
36 of 52 | Posted by: A friend

“Dear Cathy, Bruce and Nick, I am so shocked and saddened to hear about your beautiful Helene going home to Heaven much too soon. My thoughts, love...Read More »
37 of 52 | Posted by: Ida Baker - Mcdonald, PA

“Very sorry for your loss. I pray for God's comfort for your family. Gary and Lori Kallop ”
38 of 52 | Posted by: A friend

“Dear sweet Helene taken far too soon. You will be deeply missed. With teary eyes and unspeakable sadness in my heart I will always remember Helene's...Read More »
39 of 52 | Posted by: Gwen Jackson - Moon Township, PA

“I cannot find the words to say to comfort your family at this time. God has gained a special angel. I pray the sadness and pain that envelopes your...Read More »
40 of 52 | Posted by: Linda Hamm - Pittsburgh, PA

“So sorry for your loss. Her memory will be a blessing always. Our thoughts and prayer are with you and the family.Nancy and Morry Cohen ”
41 of 52 | Posted by: Nancy Cohen - Pittsburgh, PA

“I knew Helene from when she worked at Eaton. She was an engaging and beautiful young woman. I did not interact with her much, but when I did it was...Read More »
42 of 52 | Posted by: A friend

“Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. ”
43 of 52 | Posted by: The Haleski Family - Stuart, FL

“Helene always had so much love and energy...she was life personified. I'm sorry for anyone who never had the chance to meet her. All my love and...Read More »
44 of 52 | Posted by: Max Freese

“My prayers and deepest sympathy to all. May God grant you peace and comfort during this difficult time. I'll remember everyone at daily Mass. ”
45 of 52 | Posted by: Ed Patrick - Canonsburg, PA

46 of 52 | Posted by: Nicole & Kurt Humbert - PA

“To the family,I am so very sorry. I read this notice because I know some Brandy's. As it turns out, I do not know any of you folks, however I still...Read More »
47 of 52 | Posted by: Denny Scalese - Pittsburgh, PA

“We are deeply sorry. ”
48 of 52 | Posted by: Claire and Alan Susi - Sharpsburg, PA

“God bless you beautiful girl. I was lucky enough to meet you while working at Mitchell's Fish Market. You were always so positive and upbeat. And...Read More »
49 of 52 | Posted by: Melanie Eisel - Pittsburgh, PA

“Kathie, Bruce, & NickWords can't explain the sorrow we feel in our hearts for you. The tragic loss of your Helene is beyond words. Please accept our...Read More »
50 of 52 | Posted by: Renee Thimoleas - Greenfield, PA

“Heartfelt sympathy for this terrible heartache. May God grant your families strength as you mourn together. ”
51 of 52 | Posted by: Karen Storch-Bynum - Brook Park, OH

“My beautiful, precious, loving, sweet cousin Helene. You were (and still are) such a bright light in our family. Your light will always continue to...Read More »
52 of 52 | Posted by: Frann Gaetano-Zellat - Pittsburgh, PA

Suddenly on Saturday, May 20, 2017, age 25, of Coraopolis and until recently, Upper St. Clair, was tragically taken from us in a kayak accident. Helene is the very loved daughter of Kathie Benz Brandy and Bruce A. Brandy; cherished granddaughter of Heidi and Joe Benz, Jackie and John Komidar, and the late Ruth and George Brandy. She is also survived by her loving brother, Nicholas J. Brandy; and her soulmate Ryan Luketic; and her many aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends.Helene graduated from Upper St. Clair High School and was a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh. She was a competitive gymnast and a Pitt Cheerleader. She was recently employed at Dick's Sporting Goods, a job that she loved, in the Human Resource Department. Helene was a beautiful, sweet, talented, energetic young woman that loved life, Ryan, her family, and friends, her two cats, Notorious and Abby, and her sweet dog, Lola.
She was looking forward to her best friend, Raylynn Porco's upcoming wedding as her bridesmaid. Her creativity knew no bounds from her beautiful handmade gifts to her baking skills and delicious, clever Hors d'oeuvre. She could light up a room just by walking into it and she was the bright light in all of our lives. She will be forever in our hearts an dearly missed. Memorial donations are being accepted by the family.