Dorothy I. Helwig, 84, registered nurse, enjoyed weaving, antiquing, playing the piano

By on April 26, 2017

Dorothy I. Helwig, 84, of Lititz, passed away Sunday, April 23, 2017 at home.

She was the wife of Harold K. Helwig, to whom she was married for 63 years. Born in Franklin, she was the daughter of the late Eugene and Orpha (Wigton) Ifft.

Dorothy was a registered nurse, and received her nursing training from Presbyterian Hospital in Pittsburgh. She worked for many years at Magee-Woman’s Hospital in Pittsburgh as a pediatric nurse. She enjoyed sewing and antiquing, playing the piano, and skiing where she and her husband lived in Connecticut. Dorothy especially enjoyed weaving and making placemats and other items on her loom which was displayed at her home. She attended Westminster Presbyterian Church.

Surviving in addition to her husband, Harold, she is survived by her two children: Susan, wife of Norman Reno of Phoenix, Ariz.; and Michael Helwig, husband of Eileen of Peru, Ill.; and two grandchildren: Sarah Dawson of Pueblo, Colo.; and Cody Helwig of Peru, Ill.

Dorothy was preceded in death by three brothers: Gale, Robert and Richard Ifft.

Graveside services will be held Friday, April 28, at 3 p.m., from Slippery Rock Cemetery, Cemetery Road, Slippery Rock. A viewing will be held Thursday evening from 6 to 8 p.m., from the Charles F. Snyder, Jr. Funeral Home and Crematory, 3110 Lititz Pike, Lititz.

Share online condolences at Charles F. Snyder Jr. Funeral Home & Crematory, Lititz, handled the arrangements.

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