CUMBERLAND — J. Thomas “Tom” Helmstetter, 77, of Cumberland, passed away on Wednesday, March 20, 2013 at the Western Maryland Regional Medical Center.
Born March 16, 1936 in Cumberland, he was the son of the late Lawrence J. and Mary C. (Cavanaugh) Helmstetter. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, E. Jean (Stewart) Helmstetter; brothers, Bill, Ed, Mike and George Helmstetter; sisters, Virginia Padfield and Jane Mull; and two stepsons, Doug and Jimmy.
He was an Army veteran of the Korean conflict and was retired from PPG Industries. He was a member of Our Lady of the Mountains Parish, SS. Peter and Paul Catholic Church.
He is survived by a brother, Joseph H. Helmstetter and wife Pat, LaVale; a sister Pauline Stotler, Cumberland; two step-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews, and great-nieces and great-nephews.
Friends will be received at the Scarpelli Funeral Home, 108 Virginia Ave., Cumberland, (www.scarpellifh.com) on Thursday, March 21, 2013 from 6 to 8 p.m.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held at SS Peter and Paul Catholic Church on Friday, March 22, 2013 at 10 a.m.
Interment will be in SS Peter and Paul Cemetery.