William ‘Bill’ E. Helmick 74, Lititz resident, enjoyed cooking, fishing and gardening

By on February 20, 2014

William 'Bill' E. Helmick

William ‘Bill’ E. Helmick

William “Bill” E. Helmick, 74, of Lititz, died Monday, Feb. 10, 2014 at Mount Joy Hospice Center.

Born in Parson, W.V., he was the husband of Linda (Firestone) Helmick of Lititz, and the son of the late Alva Bud and Pauline (Phillips) Helmick.

Of the Christian faith, Bill loved his pets and fast cars. He was an excellent cook and passed that talent to his children. Bill enjoyed fishing and spending time in the garden, liked summers at the beach with his family, and cherished the time with his grandchildren watching cartoons.

In addition to his wife of 43 years, he is survived by two daughters: Diana Black of Lancaster and Sherry Davis and her husband Robert of Leola; two sons: Tony Helmick and his wife Justine of Lancaster and Gregory Helmick and his companion Robin Crouse of Ephrata; 11 grandchildren: Abbey, Erica, Nikki, Scott, Emily, Shelby, Kelly, Justus, Lexus, Bailey and Jasmine; a number of loving great-grandchildren; and four brothers and two sisters. He was preceded in death by two sons and a daughter.

Funeral services were held Feb. 17 at Charles F. Snyder, Jr. Funeral Home & Crematory, Lititz, with Deacon Jack Laukhuff officiating. Burial was in Millersville Mennonite Cemetery.

Kindly omit flowers. Memorial contributions in Bill’s memory may be made to Lancaster County SPCA, 599 Chesapeake St., Lancaster, PA 17602.

To place a condolence online, visit snyderfuneralhome.com.

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