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Helen "Olga" Florio (Yateshin)

May 30, 1928 - April 28, 2020

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Helen “Olga” Florio, 91 of Plains Township, passed away Tuesday morning, April 28, 2020, at the United Methodist Homes, Wesley Village Campus, Jenkins Township.

Born in Wilkes-Barre, she was the daughter of the late Michael and Katherine (Katchmar) Yateshin.

Olga attended G.A.R. Memorial High School, Wilkes-Barre, and was employed as a
factory worker, a licensed beautician, and assisted her husband John at Florio’s Pizza and Plains Paper Company. She was a member of Saints Peter & Paul Church, Plains, and was an avid bowler.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 66 years, John M. Florio on December 6, 2019 and her daughter Katherine Vorona on November 29, 2017, brothers and sisters William, Peter, John, Mary, Anna and Rose.

Surviving are her sons Michael Florio and his wife Jill, Jenkins Township, and Anthony Esser and his wife Ann, Arizona, grandchildren Rachel Vorona Cote and her husband Paul, Laura Vorona Selle and her husband Nicholas, Sarah Jean Vorona, Megan Florio and John Florio, Richard Esser and his wife Kim, Christopher Esser and his wife Jennifer, great-grandchildren Elena Katherine Selle, Britain, Madison, Benjamin, William, and Gracie Esser, son-in-law Robert Vorona, Daniel Island, South Carolina, nieces and nephews.

Due to the current global state of emergency, private graveside services will be held at the convenience of the family in Sacred Heart Cemetery, Plains. Arrangements entrusted to the Corcoran Funeral Home, Inc., 20 South Main Street, Plains, PA 18705.

Memorial donations may be made to the Katherine Florio Vorona Scholarship Program by visiting

For additional information or to leave Olga’s family a message of condolence, please visit


Phone 570-823-1358
Fax 570-829-6699


20 South Main St.
Plains, PA 18705

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