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Barry A. Helm

1942 - 2014 Obituary Condolences
Barry A. Helm Obituary
Helm, Barry A.Barry A. Helm, 72, of Bonita Springs, FL died Saturday, August 16 at St. Luke's Hospice, Bethlehem, PA. Formerly of Bethlehem and Center Valley, PA Barry was born May 21, 1942 in Lancaster, PA. He is predeceased by his parents, Gerald R. and Dorothea M. An Elizabethtown College graduate, Barry was a successful salesman for the former B.F. Goodrich Company before starting his own company, Valley Industrial Rubber Products in 1973. Retired in 2002, he remained Chairman. Married to Betty (Lowy), they celebrated 53 years together in February. Barry was a car enthusiast, with an unusual collection of antiques and classics. Additionally, he enjoyed boating, golf, skiing, the Jersey Shore and his family. He volunteered with Habitat for Humanity, Immokalee, FL for 12 years. Survivors: He is survived by his wife, daughters, Karen L. of Bethlehem, and Cynthia (Cindy), wife of Thomas Hess of Center Valley, and a son, Michael, husband of Diane (Stoudt) also of Center Valley. Grandchildren Stephanie Hess, Matthew, Stephen and Lindsay Helm, all of Center Valley. He is also survived by his brother, James R. of Little River, SC. Services: A viewing will be held Friday, August 22, 6:00 - 9:00 PM at Stephens Funeral Home, Inc., 1335-37 Linden St., Allentown, PA. Service to be held Saturday, 10:30 AM at St. James Lutheran Church, 333 E. Oxford St., Coopersburg, PA, with a viewing from 9:30 - 10:30 AM Saturday in the church. Burial at Woodland Cemetery to follow. Contributions: In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to (LLS): Lehigh Valley LLS, 1524 Valley Center Parkway, Suite 180 Bethlehem, PA 18017, or Habitat for Humanity, 640 N. 9th Street, Immokalee, FL 34142.
Published in Morning Call on Aug. 19, 2014
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