Helen Pavlic Ranich was born on the southside of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Daughter of Nikola Planinac-Pavlic (of #20 Rosopajnik, Karlovac County, Croatia) and Rozalija Ladesic-Draganjac Pavlic (of Ladesic-Draga, Karlovac County, Croatia). Both parents came to America in 1898/9. Helen married George Ranich in 1934 and lived in Elizabeth Township Pennsylvania from 1956 until her death in 1991. Helen and George had one daughter and two sons. four grandchildren, and as of 2008 five great grandchildren. Helen died of multiple myloma on 15 Sept 1991. Burial in St. Clare Cemetery, Jefferson Hills, Allegheny County, PA.