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Helena Morton
Helena Morton
Birth: 2 April 1911
Strych-Kopenina, Russian Empire (presently in Masovia Voivodeship, Poland)
Death: 12 April 2020
Latrobe, Pennsylvania, USA
Age: 109 years, 10 days
Country: PolandPOLUnited StatesUSA
Centenarian

Helena Morton (née Gronek; 2 April 1911 – 12 April 2020) was a Polish-born American centenarian who was the oldest known victim of the COVID-19 pandemic at the time of her death.

Biography

Helena Morton was born in Strych-Kopenina, Russian Empire (presently in Masovia Voivodeship, Poland) on 2 April 1911. She was the daughter of Joseph and Josephine Kendi Gronek, and later migrated to the USA. She was married to John Morton. She was a member of St. John the Evangelist Church in Latrobe, Pennsylvania. She was an avid gardener, and loved animals and children.

In her later life, Morton lived in a nursing home in Latrobe, Pennsylvania. She died from COVID-19 on 12 April 2020 at the age of 109 years, 10 days. She was the oldest known victim of the coronavirus pandemic until 112 year-old Valentina Martin Gimenez died from the disease the following day.

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