Charles C. Helm Jr.

Charles C. Helm Jr., the Hideout, Lake Ariel, died Saturday evening in the Julia Ribaudo Extended Care Center after an illness. His wife of 54 years is the former Marie Lyddon.

Born in Weehawken, N.J., he was the son of the late Charles Sr. and Lena Pfister Helm. He was a graduate of Union Hill High School in Union City, N.J. He was a member of the St. John's Episcopal Church, Hamlin, where he was very active in many of its organizations. Prior to retirement, he had been employed as a machinist in the auto replacement parts industry. He was a member of the Hideout Gun, Garden and Woodworking Clubs as well as the NRA, and North American Hunting and Fishing Associations.

Also surviving are a daughter, Donna Klein and her husband, Harold of Byram, N.J.; two sons, Kenneth Helm and his wife, Tawana of Wantage, N.J.; and Kevin of Denville, N.J.; a sister, Arlene Morganti of Monroe, Conn.; grandchildren, Bryan, Jeremy, Mitchell, Arielle and Adam.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. in St. John's Episcopal Church, 564 Easton Turnpike, Hamlin, officiated by the Rev. Ronald R. Miller, Ph.D.

Friends may call Tuesday from 5 to 8 p.m. in the James Wilson Funeral Home, 143 Gravity Road, Lake Ariel. Cremation will take place in the Lake Region Crematory at the James Wilson Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the St. John's Episcopal Church, P.O. Box 118 Hamlin, PA 18427. For directions or to send the family an online condolence, please visit

Published in Scranton Times on Feb. 25, 2013