Helen Freeh Schreiber Taylor, born March 19, 1931, died peacefully with her children near in Doylestown on Saturday, May 2nd after a long battle with Alzheimer’s and a short one with Coronavirus. Helen was the wife of first husband, the late George R. Schreiber, Jr. (Bob), and second husband, the late Joseph D. Taylor. Helen is survived by her children, George R. Schreiber III (Chip), Susan Taylor, Jane Schreiber (Mike), Lee Prendergast (Jon) and Jeff Schreiber (Marilene), grandson Sam Pitkow and sisters Esther Shinn and Janet McCaffrey. Helen is also lovingly remembered by step grandchildren Fabio Lauriano, Jack Prendergast, Sarah Prendergast, Lauren Van Scoy (Mike) Xaq Pitkow (Mary), a large extended family and a multitude of friends.
Helen, daughter of Francis and Elizabeth Freeh, was the youngest of eleven children. Despite growing up during the depression and WW2, she had a wealth of stories recounting joyful idyllic days with her brothers and sisters on their farm in Bursonville, Bucks County.
Helen graduated from Sacred Heart Nursing School with an RN, and was fond of telling the romantic tale of meeting her first husband Bob at the VA hospital in Philadelphia where he was her patient. After raising her family, she became a psychiatric nurse at Philadelphia State Hospital at Byberry and then Eastern State in Bensalem.
Helen was a loving wife, sister, mother and grandmother whose positive attitude and zest for life will be missed. To her family’s delight she maintained her sense of humor until the end; she was always quick with a laugh. She touched the lives of all she met with her kindheartedness, compassionate nature and endless curiosity. She was a voracious reader, an avid bridge player and a very competitive Scrabble player. Helen was happiest when spending time with her family and friends. For all of those happy times we are so grateful. Her wonderful spirit will live on through the many cherished memories she has given us. Helen will be intensely missed by many and never forgotten.