Robert G. Heltibridle Sr., 76, of Hanover, Pa., died Friday morning, May 4, 2012, at the Brethren Home in New Oxford, Pa.
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Born June 21, 1935, in Carroll County, he was the son of the late Lee Garland and Lulu Myers Heltibridle. He was the husband of Janet Forsythe Heltibridle, his wife of almost 57 years.
He was a 1953 Westminster High School graduate. He acquired an associates degree from American University of Washington D.C., where he was in the 91st session of the FBI Academy. He served in the Secret Service in the uniform division for 24 years, retiring in 1980 as deputy chief.
He was a member of St. Mary's Lutheran Church of Silver Run, where he sang in the choir. He was also a member of Wakefield Valley Golf Course and enjoyed playing golf. He also enjoyed baseball and football, and especially watching the Orioles and Ravens.
Surviving, in addition to his wife, are a son, Robert G. Heltibridle Jr., of Maurertown, Va.; a daughter, Winnie L. Heltibridle, of Laurel; grandsons Robert III and James Heltibridle; three great-grandsons; and a sister, Janet L. Machensey, of Tampa, Fla.
He was predeceased by a sister, Mona Long; and brothers Keith, Donald and Leon Heltibridle.
Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at Little's Funeral Home, 34 Maple Ave., Littlestown, Pa.
A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home, with his pastor, the Rev. H. Lee Brumback II officiating. Interment is in Evergreen Memorial Gardens in Finksburg.
Memorial contributions may be sent to St. Mary's Lutheran Church, 3978 Littlestown Pike, Westminster, MD 21158.
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Published in Carroll County Times on May 6, 2012