Helmut T. Dinkel
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Age 80, passed away on February 7, 2013. He was born in Munich, Germany, May 19, 1932. Helmut immigrated to the United States through Canada in 1957 and lived in the Los Angeles area until he went to Tucson in 1986 with his company, Honeywell. Helmut, who received his Journeyman's credentials at Mercedes Benz as a young man, was mechanically skilled and worked on flight instruments during his career in the aircraft and aerospace industry. Throughout his life he was active in soccer assisting with AYSO development and playing and coaching in various men's leagues. He was also the varsity girls soccer coach at North Torrance high school in the 1980's. Helmut is survived by his son, Richard; daughter, Heidi (Brian); and four grandchildren, Rachel, JC, Sean and Nicole. A Memorial Service will be held Saturday, March 2, 2013 at 11:00am at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, 8650 N Shannon Rd, Tucson, AZ 85742. His final resting place will be in Binswangen, Germany. In lieu of flowers please make any donation to the
. Arrangements by Adair Funeral Home, Avalon Chapel. Please sign the guest book at www.dailybreeze.com/obits.
Published in Daily Breeze on Feb. 24, 2013