Tobias Funeral Home - Beavercreek Chapel

3970 Dayton-Xenia Rd, Dayton, OH


Helen Ann Dardis

October 25, 1931September 2, 2019

Helen Ann (Martin) Dardis, 87, of Beavercreek, OH passed away peacefully on September 2, 2019 after a brief period of declining health. Born in Wilkes Barre, PA to Joseph D. and Eva A. (Kozluski) Martincavage, she moved to the Cove section of Stamford as a young girl and was a 1949 graduate of Stamford High School. She was employed by Laminated Shim Co., Defense Contract Administration Services (DCAS) and the Internal Revenue Service in various administrative positions. She previously resided in Merritt Island, FL and Fort Mill, SC.

She loved being with friends & family and enjoyed occasional card games and wine & cheese socials with her neighbors. She was an avid New York Mets fan. Known as “Nana” to her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, she is survived by a daughter Linda (Patrick) A. O’Shaughnessy of Norwalk, CT, a son William (Christine) J. Dardis III of Beavercreek, OH, a son Thomas (Lisa) R. Dardis of Charlotte, NC, five grandchildren (Annie, Patrick, Elizabeth, Brian & Olivia) and seven great-grandchildren (Lacey, Reece, Brenna, Carly, Evan, Allie & Philip). She is predeceased by her parents, her brother Raymond J. Martin and her husband of 60 years, William J. Dardis Jr. She was deeply loved by her family and will be sorely missed.

In lieu of flowers, all memorial donations may be sent to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Condolences may be left at the Tobias Funeral Home website (www.dignitymemorial.com).


  • St Jude Children's Research Hospital


  • Visitation Friday, September 6, 2019
  • Mass of Christian Burial Saturday, September 7, 2019


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Kathy Boccuzzi

September 9, 2019

Linda, Billy and Tommy –

My sincerest condolences to you and your families with the passing of your Mom (Aunt Helen). My childhood wouldn’t have been the same without all the fun I had spending so much time at your house. Your mom was as cool as a cucumber – even though there always seemed to be at least 10 kids in the yard that didn’t belong to her, especially summers in the pool! I will always remember the many, many sleep overs and meals I shared with your family – your house was my ‘second home’ – tons of fond memories. You were blessed to have such a lovely and loving Mother.

Aunt Helen is together again with her life-long love, Uncle Billy – and I’m sure they’re watching over their very extended family with loving guiding hearts. Hoping the crazy and silly memories help you through this sad time.

God Bless – prayers and hugs – Kathy Boccuzzi

Lynn Forrest

September 6, 2019

Linda, Bill, Tom & family-Your Mom and Dad impacted my daily life in such a wonderful way all the years living next door to them. They spent so much time with Lexi, Dana and Chelsea. I loved looking out my window after dinner and watching them swing in the wooden swing. I have missed them over the years. I tried to keep connected to Mom every year around her birthday. She has always sent birthday cards to my daughters after all these years. I'm sure her and Dad are so happy to be together again. I wish you all peace and love at this time...Love Lynn & Mark

Joanna Karpinski

September 6, 2019

Helen was only known to us as Nana. Nana was a warm, sweet, dear lady who had a fierce love for, and commitment to, her family. She was a graceful presence, but I saw her be fun and even silly with grandchildren and then great-grandchildren. We know she will be greatly missed. To all her family, we are lifting you up in prayer. Love you!