Helman, Robert J., 88, Windber, passed away October 11, 2021 at Memorial Medical Center. Born June 28, 1933 in Windber, son of the late Irvin and Ethel (Thomas) Helman. Preceded in death by beloved wife, Isadora M. (McNulty) Helman "Ducky"; brother, Richard Helman; and sister, Burdella Shaffer. Survived by loving sons, Robert J. Helman married to Karen, Minnesota; and Lance D. Helman, Unionville, PA; grandchildren, Amber Helman; Jason Helman married to Ashley; and Jessica Helman; great grandchildren, Tristan Webster and Elliott Helman; also by numerous nieces and nephews. Robert was a U.S. Army Korean War Veteran, served as former President of Windber Volunteer Fire Department and was inducted in 2004 to the Fireman's Hall of Fame. Bob loved Windber, he was a faithful member of Windber Church of the Brethren, and loyal member of the Windber Lions Club. Bob retired from Bethlehem Steel Corp., during retirement he drove cars for Suppes and Town & Country Ford dealerships, he also served as a Funeral assistant for over 40 years at Meek & Dalla Valle and Moskal & Kennedy Funeral Homes. Family will receive friends Sunday, October 17th from 2 to 4 p.m. & 5 to 7 p.m. at Meek & Dalla Valle Funeral Home, Windber. Funeral service will be held 2:00 p.m. Monday, October 18th at Windber Church of the Brethren, with his Pastor Joe Brown, officiating. Interment with military honors by Windber VFW at Richland Cemetery. www.meekfuneralhome.com.
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