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Gary S Helminiak

January 26, 1959 ~ October 28, 2023 (age 64) 64 Years Old

Gary Helminiak Obituary

Gary S. “Sparky” Helminiak, 64, of Jersey Shore died unexpectedly Saturday, October 28, 2023 at Geisinger Medical Center, Jersey Shore.

Born January 26, 1959 in Williamsport, he was a son of Edward Helminiak Sr. and Josephine M. (Wool) Hinaman of Jersey Shore.

Gary was a 1977 graduate of Jersey Shore High School. He worked at HRI, Inc for many years where he was known as Sparky. He was a member of the Polish Club.

He was a devoted family man who cherished every moment spent with his loved ones, especially as his mother’s caregiver the past few years. Gary had a keen interest in family genealogy, a passion that he pursued with dedication and enthusiasm. He held a deep love for the outdoors, often found fishing, hiking, and tending to his garden. Gary’s appreciation for a cold Busch beer was well known among his friends and family. He often enjoyed this simple pleasure while sitting by the campfire listening to his favorite classic rock music, a genre that he held dear to his heart. Above all else, family was his pride and joy. He will affectionately be remembered as a loving son, father, brother and Poppy.

Surviving in addition to his mother are three children, Brittany L. Helminiak – Fink (Adam) of Trout Run, Kelsey Helminiak – Waring of Gillett; and Chad A. Helminiak of Fairfield, CA; four grandchildren, Hudson Fink, Emerson Fink, Everleigh Waring, and Leo Waring; his siblings, Joanne Thomas (Bud), Ed Helminiak (Janine), Ron Helminiak, David Helminiak (Renee), Richard “Rick” Hinaman (LuAnn), and Heidi Matthews (Darren); “his best friend” Otis; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father Edward and step father, Jud R. Hinaman.

A celebration of life for family and friends will be held Saturday, November 4, starting at 1 pm at The Gander Mountain Cabin, 456 Mosteller Road, Montoursville.

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Celebration of Life
November 4, 2023

1:00 PM
Gander Mountain Cabin 456
456 Mosteller Road
Montoursville, PA 17754


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