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Robert L. "Bob" Helwig

February 29, 1928 August 17, 2020
Robert L. "Bob" Helwig
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Obituary for Robert L. "Bob" Helwig

Robert “Bob” L Helwig, 92, a long-time resident of Gettysburg, passed away Monday evening, August 17, 2020, with his children by his side at his home, from complications of colon cancer. He was born on February 29, 1928 to Charles Sr. and Grace (Coppersmith) Helwig, the last surviving son of their 6 boys. Bob was married to Marie Warren for 62 years, prior to her death in 2014. He was also predeceased by his daughter, Sharon Lafferty, in 2015.
Bob is survived by his three children, Steve Helwig, (Diane Halterman) of Dillsburg; Shelley Speelman (Francis) of Gettysburg; and Shirley O’Neill (Dennis) of Spencerport, NY. Bob and Marie have 7 grandchildren – Tracy Bigham, Kristy Coscia, Rebecca Myers, Katie O’Neill, Karli O’Neill, Jennifer Halterman and Connor O’Neill. They also have 6 great-grandchildren – Haydn Bigham, Lily Myers, Auvrie Coscia, Jack Myers, Ava Myers, and Croix Coscia. He was preceded in death by his five brothers, David, Paul, Sterling, Charles “June” Jr., and George.
Bob served in the US Coast Guard in World War II on board the US El Paso. Throughout his life, he was a mason, truck driver, salesmen and bus driver. He enjoyed travelling and meeting people; however, his greatest joy in life was his family.
The family will receive friends from 10:00-11:00 AM, Friday, August 21, 2020 at the Monahan Funeral Home, 125 Carlisle St., Gettysburg, PA, with a graveside service to follow at Oak Lawn Memorial Gardens at 11:15 AM. Military Honors will be provided for Mr. Helwig by the Adams County Allied Veterans Association. Online tributes and condolences can be made at monahanfunerlhome.com.
Contributions in memory of Bob can be made to VNA of Hanover & Spring Grove Hospice, 440 North Madison St, Hanover PA 17331, who so compassionately assisted in his recent care.

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Visitation

Friday

21

Aug

10:00 AM 8/21/2020 10:00:00 AM - 11:00 AM 8/21/2020 11:00:00 AM
Monahan Funeral Home

125 Carlisle Street
Gettysburg, PA 17325

Monahan Funeral Home
125 Carlisle Street Gettysburg 17325 PA
United States

Graveside

Friday

21

Aug

10:00 AM 8/21/2020 10:00:00 AM - 11:00 AM 8/21/2020 11:00:00 AM
Oak Lawn Memorial Gardens

1380 Chambersburg Rd.
Gettysburg, PA 17325

Oak Lawn Memorial Gardens
1380 Chambersburg Rd. Gettysburg 17325 PA
United States

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Oak Lawn Memorial Gardens Final Resting Place

1380 Chambersburg Rd.
Gettysburg, PA 17325

1380 Chambersburg Rd. Gettysburg 17325 PA
United States
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