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39 South Main Street
Mechanicville, NY 12118
Phone: (518) 664-4500
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Joseph Helnarski

Joseph A. Helnarski

Saturday, September 26th, 1925 - Sunday, March 8th, 2020
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CLEARWATER, FL- Joseph A. Helnarski, 94, former longtime resident of Mechanicville, a loving father, grandfather and avid baseball fan, died Sunday, March 8th, in Palm Harbor, Fl.
Born in Victory Mills, NY Sept 26, 1925, Mr. Helnarski enlisted in the US Navy during WWII, serving from 1944-46. Upon his honorable discharge, he settled and raised his family in Hemstreet Park, Mechanicville. Joe worked for Roland J Downs, and over 30 years for UA Local #7 Plumbers and Steamfitters, retiring in 1989. After his retirement, he moved to Safety Harbor, Fl with his wife, Patricia. He then worked part-time for over 20 years at Walgreens Liquor store in Safety Harbor. Joe and his wife Patricia enjoyed their many years in Florida, at beaches, and visiting with family and friends.
Joe was predeceased by his loving wife of 64 years Patricia in 2016, grandson Steven Patrick Dumar, and siblings Stanley and Michael Helnarski, Sophie Pratt, Mary Katz and Stella Scerbo.
Survivors include children: Patricia Morrow, Joseph (Jill) Helnarski and Kathleen M. LaRose, grandchildren: Michael Dumar, Sean McCullen, Stefanie (Chris) Bastien, Joseph (Erika) Helnarski, Jr and Jonathan Helnarski, with great grandchildren Lily and Sofie Bastien and Gordon Helnarski , nieces, nephews and families.
Calling Hours will be held at at DeVito-Salvadore Funeral Home, 39 So. Main St., Mechanicville on Saturday, March 14 from 12-2 PM. A Funeral Service will be held at 2 PM, with military honors burial to follow in St. Peter's Cemetery, Stillwater.
In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to Alzheimer's Association of Northeastern NY, in fond memory of Joseph A. Helnarski.
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  • Visitation

    Saturday, March 14th, 2020 | 12:00pm - 2:00pm
    Saturday, March 14th, 2020 12:00pm - 2:00pm
    DeVito-Salvadore Funeral Home, Inc.
    39 South Main Street
    Mechanicville, NY 12118
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  • Service

    Saturday, March 14th, 2020 | 2:00pm
    Saturday, March 14th, 2020 2:00pm
    DeVito-Salvadore Funeral Home, Inc.
    39 South Main Street
    Mechanicville, NY 12118
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  • Interment

    St. Peter's Cemetery, Stillwater
    Hudson Avenue
    Stillwater, NY 12170
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Patricia Brown

Posted at 09:32am
Patsy and Family,
I am very sorry to hear about your dad's passing. he was a very nice person, he always was so friendly and nice to me when I would come over to your house. may he rest in peace.

Jeanette Farnell D'Ambro

Posted at 03:11pm
Kitty and family, I am so sorry to hear about your dad's passing. May your love and memories of him provide you all comfort, peace and strength during this difficult time.

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