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Earl J. Helmbreck, Jr.

AGE: 91 • Service Announcement

Earl James Helmbreck, 91 died March 22, 2017

Longtime Brandywine High School teacher and coach Earl James Helmbreck Jr., whose wrestling and tennis teams managed only five losing seasons under his tutelage, died March 22 in Jennersville, PA, after battling heart disease for nearly fifty years. He was 91.

Mr. Helmbreck was predeceased by his wife in 2015. He is survived by his daughters, Alice Dewson (Thomas) of Greenville; Valerie Helmbreck Mascitti (Albert) of Hockessin; Gretchen Gates (Carl) of Lewes; and grandsons Carl III, Wilson and Taylor Gates; Dr. Alexis, Matthew and Ruben "Rina" Mascitti; and Thomas Dewson III; and four great grandsons.

Services will be Saturday May 20 at 1 p.m. from Christ Church Christiana Hundred, 505 E. Buck Road, Greenville, DE 19807 with a reception immediately following. Burial will be private at the family cemetery in Chesapeake City, MD.

Instead of flowers, the family suggests contributions to the Choir School of Delaware, 719 N. Shipley Street, Wilmington, DE 19801 or

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Published in The News Journal from May 18 to May 20, 2017
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