Norwich - Raymond Alwin Helmboldt, 96, died peacefully on Oct. 19, 2013, after a courageous battle with old age.
Ray was born May 14, 1917, in Lisbon, to George and Clara (Kaempffe) Helmboldt. Ray graduated from NFA, Class of 1935, then attended Michigan State University for three years and graduated from the American Academy of Mortuary Science in New York City. He worked for a funeral director in Taftville until he entered the Navy in 1940 and was assigned to the medical corps.
Ray and his wife, Helen (Bihun), settled in Norwich and with a financial partner started Church & Allen Funeral Home. Ray was predeceased by Helen last December.
At his request, services will be private are have been entrusted to the care of the Aurora-McCarthy Funeral Home of Colchester.
Aurora-McCarthy Funeral Home
167 Old Hartford Road Colchester, CT 06415
Published in The Day on Oct. 23, 2013