Allan F. Hellstrom Jr.

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Allan F. Hellstrom Jr., 84, of Meriden, formerly of Manchester and Summerfield, Fla., beloved husband of the late R. Jannette (Teasdale) Hellstrom passed away on Saturday, Aug. 24, 2013, at Mid-State Medical Center in Meriden.

He was born on April 12, 1929, in Hartford son of the late Allen F. Sr. and Doris (Warner) Hellstrom. Allan was a veteran of the Korean War, serving his country in the U.S. Navy. Prior to his retirement in 1987, he was employed as a planner for Pratt & Whitney Aircraft in East Hartford for over 34 years. Allan was a former member of Emanuel Lutheran Church in Manchester. He was a member of Manchester Lodge 73 A.F.&A.M., a member of the Sphinx Shrine in Newington, the Shriners Clown Group in Ocala, Fla., and the Manchester Power Squadron.

Allan is survived by his daughter, April H. Gothberg, and her husband, Carl A. Gothberg, who was like a son to Allan, of Vernon; two grandchildren, Jennifer Graham, and her husband, Cameron, of Alexandria, Va., and Christopher Gothberg, and his wife, Heather, and their daughter, Peyton, all of Bellevue, Neb.; his brother, Melvin Hellstrom, and his wife, Sylvia, of Manchester; a sister, Lorrie Wilson of Talcottville; and several nieces and nephews.

Memorial calling hours will be held on Thursday, Aug. 29, 2013, at Holmes Funeral Home, 400 Main St., Manchester, from 4 to 7 p.m. with a Masonic service to begin at 7 p.m. Burial will be private in Rose Hill Memorial Park, Rocky Hill.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Shriners Children's Hospital, 516 Carew St., Springfield, MA 01104-2396; or the Emanuel Lutheran Church Memorial Fund, 60 Church St., Manchester, CT 06040; or to the First Congregational Church of Vernon, 695 Hartford Turnpike, Vernon, CT 06066.

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Published in Journal Inquirer from Aug. 27 to Aug. 31, 2013
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