Paul G. Helm Jr., 74, Canteen Vending retiree, Manheim Farm Show volunteer, motorcyclist

By on September 27, 2017

Paul G. Helm Jr., 74, of Manheim passed away unexpectedly at home on Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017.

Born in Columbia, he was the son of the late Paul G. Sr. and Ruth Hilt Helm. He was the loving husband of Jeanette M. Sawadsky Helm, and they would have celebrated their 49th wedding anniversary on Oct. 6.

After 30 years, Paul retired as a customer service manager at Canteen Vending Services, Lancaster. He graduated from Hempfield High School in 1962. Paul was an active and faithful member of St. Richard Catholic Church, Manheim, where he was involved with social outreach services. He was a member of the Dutch Country Riders, York and volunteered for the Manheim Food Pantry and Farm Show. Paul enjoyed riding motorcycles, helping others, and spending time with his family.

Surviving in addition to his wife are three children: Ann-Renee, wife of Allen Ault Jr., of Pequea; Angela, wife of David Forwood, of Manheim; Christopher Helm, and partner Matthew Daniels, of Leola; six grandchildren: Austin, Aaron, Laura, Luke, Lucas, and Chloe, a great-granddaughter: Keira; and six siblings: Ruth, wife of Dominic Roda; Beverly, wife of Everett Wiseman, both of Columbia; Timothy, husband of Nancy Helm, of Lancaster; Thomas Helm of Colorado; Jeanne, wife of Gary Farrell, of New York; and Stephen, husband of Donna Helm, of Columbia.

Services were held Sept. 27 at St. Richard Catholic Church, Manheim. Interment followed in Manheim Fairview Cemetery, Penn Township.

In lieu of flowers, those desiring may send contributions in Paul’s memory to the Manheim Food Pantry, c/o Salem United Methodist Church, 140 N. Penn St., Manheim, PA 17545.

To send the family online condolences, visit BuchFuneral.com. Buch Funeral Home, Manheim, had charge of the arrangements.

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