OBITUARY

Joanne Marie Helbourg

January 19, 1970April 11, 2021
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Joanne Marie Helbourg, 51, of Winter Garden, Florida unexpectedly passed away on April 11, 2021 at her home.

Joanne was born January 19, 1970 in Newton, New Jersey. She attended elementary, middle and high school in Mount Olive, New Jersey and then continued her education by attending the University of Dayton in Dayton, Ohio. She graduated college with a B.A. in Communication Concentration in Public Relations. Joanne had a long career in marketing and advertising in and around the state of Florida. She was a Marketing Manager at Pointe Orlando in Orlando, Florida. Joanne was a volunteer at Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida and Team Captain for Arnie’s March for Childhood Cancer Research. She was active in Visit Florida Committee, HSMAI-Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International, Visit Florida Promotions Committee and Visit Orlando Partner Relations.

Joanne is survived by her father Walter J. Gerlesky and his wife Jane Massey of Summerfield, Florida, her brother Matthew J. Gerlesky of Summerfield, Florida and her nephew Jared Logan Gerlesky of Ocala, Florida along with many family members and friends. She was pre-deceased by her mother Dolores Collett.

Joanne was a kind, generous, compassionate individual always willing to help and will be deeply missed by all.

There will be a visitation at Baldwin Fairchild Funeral Home, 428 East Plant Street, Winter Garden, Florida on April 17, 2021 from 2-5PM.

In Lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the charity of your choice.

  • FAMILY

  • Joanne is survived by her father Walter J. Gerlesky and his wife Jane Massey of Summerfield, Florida, her brother Matthew J. Gerlesky of Summerfield, Florida and her nephew Jared Logan Gerlesky of Ocala, Florida along with many family members and friends.


    She was pre-deceased by her mother Dolores Collett.

Services

  • Visitation

    Saturday, April 17, 2021

  • Celebration Of Life

    Saturday, April 17, 2021

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Theresa Powell

April 15, 2021

Dearest Uncle Walter, Jane & Matt,

Words can not express my heartfelt sorry for the loss of your daughter/sister. May you find peace and comfort in kind words and thoughts in this difficult time....
"Where ever a beautiful soul has been there is a trail of beautiful memories" unknown author

Love Terry

Edward & Arlene Jurewicz

April 15, 2021

Dear Matthew, Walter and Family

We were so sad to hear the news about Joanne passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this difficult time.

Kimberly Harac

April 15, 2021

Joanne and I became close friends in 7th grade. We shared the same love of dance and art. Her quick wit, humor and smile was infectious even then.

Although we weren't together often as adults, we remained in constant contact with one another to share our stories, successes, stresses and memories. We were only a phone call or car ride away. I wanted so much to meet up over the last few months and it never happened.

She never let me forget even recently that although I may have had better grades in art, she STILL got the A in watercolors and I earned a B. I tell my art students this story every semester to encourage them to try hard and that everyone has their "talent".

We will meet again someday my friend. In the meantime, I will carry our memories with me and your positive lessons on life will be remembered fondly.

Gloria Yunckes

April 14, 2021

Walter, Matthew & family, sorry to hear about Joanne.She will be missed by all. Our thoughts are with you.

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