Donald Hellen

Donald W. Hellen

1931 - 2018

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Obituary of Donald Hellen

Donald W. Hellen, 87, of 1305 Jodi Drive, Lompoc, CA, died Thursday morning, October 25, 2018, at his residence.

 

Donald was born on October 10, 1931, in Monongahela, PA, the son of George W. and Frances Bizet Hellen.  He grew up in the Pittsburgh, PA area and was a graduate of Monongahela High School. He lived in Cato, NY, for several years and moved to Oneida in 2002 and to California in 2016.

 

Don proudly served his country with the US Air Force from 1949 to 1952.

 

On September 13, 1952, he married Harriet Brun in Donora, PA. Mrs. Hellen died on April 9, 2016.

 

For over 31 years, he was employed as a field engineer with the Fisher Scientific Co in Pittsburgh, PA.

 

Don was a Catholic and a former member of the American Legion Post 1552 in Hannibal, NY.

 

Surviving are four children; Donald (Melissa) Hellen Jr. of Chillicothe, OH, Denise (Gregory) Schad of Roanoke, VA, Darrin (Yvette) Hellen of Lompoc, CA and Darla (James) Sucharski of Gastonia, NC and two grandchildren.

 

Graveside Services with Military Honors will be held in the Spring of 2019 at a time to be announced in the Bath National Cemetery, Bath NY. There will be no calling hours. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Ironside Funeral Home, Inc., 342 Main St., Oneida, NY.