Wingert, Helen Mildred, 97, died quietly on Saturday, Feb. 16, 2013, with her family by her side, after a very short illness.
Born in Fayetteville, Pa., she previously lived in Hagerstown, Md., before moving to New Jersey in 1970.
She was very active in Catholic Daughters of America, was a member of Shore Auxiliary and a volunteer at Shore Memorial Hospital for many years.
Helen and her late husband, Byron, owned and operated Somers Point Kennels from 1970 to 1978.
A quiet, gentle woman who lived in her own home, she loved to be with her family and friends. Helen enjoyed gardening, crocheting and word-search puzzle books.
She was predeceased by her dearest friend and companion, her husband, Byron; her son, Daniel; and her son-in-law, Dr. Sam Rubin.
She is survived by her two daughters, Nancy Rubin of Linwood, N.J., and Ann Minton and her husband, Dennis, of Somers Point, N.J.; her sister, Marguerite Cole of Chambersburg, Pa.; seven grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be Friday, Feb. 22, 2013, at noon at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 224 W. Washington St., Hagerstown, MD 21740.
A visitation will be Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013, from 7 to 8 p.m. at Adams-Perfect Funeral Home, 1650 New Road, Northfield, N.J. A prayer service will be offered at 8 p.m. Burial will be Friday in Rest Haven Cemetery, 1601 Pennsylvania Ave., Hagerstown.
The family requests no flowers be sent and suggests donations be made in Helen’s memory to the charity of your choice.
Arrangements are entrusted to and condolences may be left for her family at http://adams-perfect.com.
Helen M. Wingert, 97
-FEB. 16, 2013
Helen M. Wingert (Submitted photo / February 19, 2013)