Tuesday, July 22, 2014

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Joseph Andrew Helt

HeltCLARIDON TWP. – Joseph Andrew Helt, of Claridon Township, died Feb. 27, 2014, at his residence. He was 92.

He was born Feb. 10, 1922, in Uniontown, Pa., to John and Susan (nee Jones) Helt.

Mr. Helt served in the U.S. Army from 1942-1944. After working 34 years at Tow Motor (Caterpillar), he retired in 1978.

Mr. Helt was a resident in the area since 1972 and enjoyed gardening, carpentry and watching John Wayne movies.

He loved spending time with the grandchildren and his beloved pet, Rusty.

Survivors include his wife, Sophia, of 62 years; children, Timothy (Joyce) Helt, of Yorktown, Va., and Stephanie (James) Mlinar, of Huntsburg Township; grandchildren, Christina (Brian) Zeigler, James (Becky) Helt, Janis Mlinar, Michelle (Charlie) Soltis and Joseph (Jamie) Mlinar; and 15 great-grandchildren.

Mr. Helt was preceded in death by his parents and nine brothers and sisters.

Funeral service will be 11 a.m. March 6 at Russell Funeral Service, 15670 West High St., Middlefield.

Visitation will be Wednesday, from 5-8 p.m., at the funeral home.

Burial is in the East Claridon Cemetery.

Contributions suggested to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675.

Online condolences at russellfuneralservicesusa.com.