James L. Helfrich

February 15, 1929January 5, 2018
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James L. Helfrich, age 88, Bellevue, passed away peacefully at home January 5, 2018. Loving husband of 19 years to Joan T. (Sandroni) Helfrich; loving father to Robert Helfrich, Kathleen Helfrich Miller, Louis Helfrich (Sharon), David Helfrich (Kathleen); step children Donald Meyer, Darlene Meyer Giodano (Chad), Denise Meyer Kennell; grandfather of Tom (Leigh) Miller, Karl (Kathryn) Miller, Melinda Helfrich Boulware (Kelly), Kristin Helfrich (Adam Kampmeyer), Matt Helfrich (Kathryn), Lauren Helfrich Rockacy (Ryan), Jared Helfrich (Elizabeth); eleven great grandchildren; and four step great grandchildren; and also survived by brother Edward Helfrich. Preceded in death by wife of 43 years Rose; sisters Florence, Mary, Tharsella, Colletta and Margaret, and brother William. James was an US Air Force Veteran. A pharmacist for Thrift Drug Store and District Manager, he worked from 1968 until 1989, and also with Medicap until the age of 80. Friends will be received Saturday from 6-8pm and Sunday from 12-4pm in the Orion C. Pinkerton Funeral Home, Inc., 1014 California Ave. Avalon, (412 766 5600). Mass of Christian burial will be held Monday at 10am in Church of the Assumption. Interment will follow at Christ Our Redeemer cemetery. In lieu of flowers, family suggest memorials be made to Central Blood Bank or to American Heart Association. Condolence can be made at


  • Visitation Saturday, January 6, 2018
  • Visitation Sunday, January 7, 2018
  • Mass of Christian Burial Monday, January 8, 2018

James L. Helfrich

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Daniel E. Miller

January 9, 2018

I have fond memories of Jim and always appreciated his dedication to his family and his capacity for hard work. He seemed calm in every situation and provided sound advice. I particularly appreciate the relationship he had with my two sons, Thomas and Karl.

Orrie Barbarino

January 7, 2018

Bob and Family, My deepest sympathy on your loss of your father, may you have great memories to help you in this difficult time.

January 7, 2018

Helfrich Family:
deepest sympathy to you all, Jim was a one of a kind person to many, he will be greatly missed.

Maria,Stephanie,Mark,Shelli,Natalya and Camden Salo

January 7, 2018

Sending our deepest and most sincerest sympathy on your loss... Our prayers and thoughts are with you during this most difficult time...

Sandra L Sofocle

January 6, 2018

Sandra L Sofocle

Doug Poole

January 6, 2018

Lou and family. My deepest sympathy in the loss of you father.

January 6, 2018

I have had the pleasure of knowing Jim as a neighbor and friend for many years. He was kind, loving and friendly and took pride in keeping his property in pristine condition. He was always happy to help in any way he could.

Elaine Dixon

Carolyn Weber

January 6, 2018

I am so sorry for your loss. My deepest sympathy to you and your family.

Bob & Carrie Nickerson

January 5, 2018

Prayerful remembrance!