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Hugh M. Helm, Jr.

Hugh M. Helm, Jr. of  Beverly Hills, FL, formerly of Wilmington, DE peacefully passed away on October 29, 2019. Born in Wilmington, DE he was the son of the late Mary (Lucey) and Hugh M. Helm, Sr. He graduated with his Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Wilmington College and went on to work as a Postmaster for the Hockessin Post Office until his retirement in 2005. In addition, Hugh served in the United States Army during the Vietnam War and was a member of the VFW.  He loved being a “Papi” to his 4 grand kids and living in Florida with his lifelong friends. 

Hugh is survived by his daughters, Samantha Rowley (Brian) of Frisco, TX and Kimberly Helm of Columbia, SC; his grandchildren, whom he adored, Emery, Emily, Avery, and Jaxson; his sisters, Kathleen “Katie” Barker (Thomas) and Maryann Berry (Robert); and his brother, Timothy Helm.

A Celebration of Hugh’s life will be held on Thursday November 14th from 6 P.M. to 8 P.M. at the Mealey Funeral Home, 2509 Limestone Road Wilmington, DE 19808. Burial will be held privately at the Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Bear, DE. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to The Aplastic Anemia and MDS International Foundation. Online condolences may be made at mealeyfuneralhomes.com

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Submitted by RETIRED POSTAL ... on
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RETIRED POSTAL WORKERS SEND SINCERE CONDOLENCES TO FAMILY/FRIENDS. MOM WORKED W/ HUGH'S FATHER @ HEARNS MEAT DEPT. IN FAIRFAX. WATCHED HUGH CLIMB LADDER WHEN HE FIRST STARTED IN POST OFFICE.

Submitted by Reuben/Deborah ... on
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Sam & Kim; We were sorry to hear about Hugh’s passing. He was always present when you needed any kind of help. We’ll remember his warm manner when he was looking after the children, he adored them as much as he adored you two.

Submitted by Cathy Faw on
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Sam, I am so sorry about your dad. I know he was always there for you and it was visible how much he loved you !!! I know there is a void and only time will ease that sadness. You and your family are in my thoughts. Miss you.

Submitted by Diana Hurd on
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Those of us that attended postmaster’s conventions could depend on him for foolishness. He certainly made an impression on everyone he meet and we share your sorrow.

Submitted by hannah walraven on
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So sorry about your loss. It brought back many memories of Christmas visits we had when we were kids when mom and dad (Frances and Walter Helm) came to the family home. My dad was very close to Hugh and remember several visits from him to visit and talk with dad when Hugh returned from Viet Nam. God bless you all.