Helga passed away peacefully on February 10, 2023 in the presence of her loving family and caregiver at the age of 88. She is predeceased by her three brothers, Hermann, Helmut and Josef Ehrhart, her two sisters, Elfriede Hacker and Lydia Klein, nephew, Helmut Ehrhart, and daughter-in-law Gale Baldino. Lydia (“Aunt Dida”) was a devoted and loving sister to Helga. She is survived by her husband of 66 years, Theodore, son Joseph, daughter MaryAnn and son-in-law Terry, grandchildren Chelsea and Tyler, nieces Ellen and Margit, nephew Harry, cousin Corolla, caregiver Ericka, and many other beloved relatives in the U.S. and Germany.
Helga was devoted to her husband Ted and was a loving mother who had a powerful positive influence on the lives of her children Joe and MaryAnn. They credit her with making them the people that they are today. This great love and care extended to her grandchildren Chelsea and Tyler, as well as to many cousins, nieces, nephews, and neighbors. Many of them have a story to tell of how Aunt or Cousin Helga or Mrs. Baldino had a positive influence on their lives.
Helga was born in Germany I934 and emigrated to the United States in 1956. She was a teller at Chase Bank for 25 years. In her spare time she knit and tended to her garden. She was an excellent cook who would invite family and friends over for what was always a very filling and delicious meal. She enjoyed vacationing with the family, spending time in Florida in the winter, going on cruises, and visiting a casino on occasion.
Calling hours will be held at the Rochester Cremation Event Center, 1118 Long Pond Road, Rochester, New York, 14626 on Wednesday, February 15, 2023 from 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM. A Funeral Mass will be held on February 16, 2023 at 10:30 AM at Our Mother of Sorrows Church, 5000 Mt Read Blvd, Rochester, NY 14612.