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John W. Helbig Jr.

1945 - 2021



Greenfield----John W. Helbig Jr., 75, of Greenfield died Sunday (4-4-21) at Cooley Dickinson Hospital in Northampton. He was born in Greenfield June 20, 1945 the son of John and Laura (Darash) Helbig and was a graduate of local schools.

John was an Army Veteran of the Vietnam war. He was an avid sports fan and enjoyed golf, antiques and recently fishing with his wife. He loved spending time with his Westies.

John was employed with Esleeck Paper Company and Southworth Paper Company for 50 years.

John leaves his beloved wife of 52 years Jo-Ann (Phillips) Helbig and two brothers and a sister. Paul C. and his wife Karen of South Deerfield, Thomas and his companion Susan LaPan of Turners Falls and Laurie Stribley of Greenfield.

There are no calling hours. Burial will be in South Cemetery in Leyden and will be held at the convenience of the family.

Arrangements are under the direction of Kostanski Funeral Home.

Memorial contributions may be sent to the American Cancer Society P.O. Box 22478 Oklahoma City, OK 73123


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April 10, 2021 11:10 AM

Thinking of you with love and hugs,
Leslie Brown

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Sharon Wiles Clark

April 9, 2021 6:34 PM

I am so sorry for your loss Jo-Ann, prayers and hugs

Cheryl Booska

April 9, 2021 8:42 AM

JoAnn, Tom and family - I was so sorry to hear of Johns passing. He will be missed by many I am sure, both those that worked with him as well as those that knew him personally away from work.  Know that you will be in my thoughts and prayers. ~ Cheryl Booska

Laurie Tyler

April 8, 2021 12:09 PM

Oh my goodness - what to say?   Jo Ann - I was so sorry to hear of John's passing!  Kyle called me Sunday afternoon.   What an amazing guy - I will always remember his smile and sense of humor.   Remembering all the Christmases as your home n Leyden.   Please know that I am sending my love and a virtual hug to you.

Gary Tyler

April 8, 2021 8:09 AM

So sorry to hear of Johns passing. I'd like to offer my condolences to Jo-Ann and the rest of the family.

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