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.
Dear Joe and Family,
Boy Scout Troop 129 of Pittsford is thinking of you and praying for your family.
We know how much family means to you and the warm influence your Mom shared in your life.
We are grateful that she helped raise a wonderful son.
Peace to you. Take time to grieve and know that you are not alone.
My condolences to Ted and all the family. I worked with Helga at Chase at Greece Ridge for many years. I was so sorry to hear of her passing. She was such a wonderful woman who I have many fond memories of our time at Chase bank. May she rest in peace.
Our heartfelt condolences to Ted and all the family. We are so sorry to hear of her passing. We always enjoyed Helga’s and Ted’s company, when they spent a few weeks in Florida. I’ve known Helga since 1995 when we worked together at Schamberger’s meats. Helga was a good friend and will be missed by both of us.
Sincerely Gabi and George Schamberger
Joe, you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. God Bless
It sounds like your mother was a lovely woman. My heart goes out to you and your family.
To Ted and family. I am so sorry for your great loss. My parents, Mike and Kathe Umhofer, were good friends. I remember seeing them at my parents’ parties. I know my mom enjoyed Helga’s company, as they were both German. I always remember the, “Baldinos,” as wonderful people. God bless you all.
Ann Umhofer Marich
My thoughts are with you and your loved ones during this difficult time.
Dear Ted, I was so sorry to learn of the passing of your wife. From the photos, you certainly had a rich and loving life. I am sure the recipes you gave me at Franklin in the 80’s when we worked together were Helga’s! May her memory be a source of blessing in these difficult days. Sincerely, Marilyn Roy
Ted the Lyon Family sends our love. Nory the youngest still feels bad that she cried at your wedding. I just remember how absolutely beautiful Hega was at your wedding. I always loved her story telling. With of course her German accent. I loved seeing the photo tribute. So many happy memories!
To Mr. Baldino, Joe and MaryAnn. I am so sorry to hear about Helga (aka Mrs. Baldino). I truly believe I was lucky to live next door for so many years and got to taste her incredible cooking. I still remember these donut-like goodies she would make. I will always have fond memories of Mrs. Baldino (aka 2nd mother to me.) My thoughts and prayers are with you all. MaryAnn give me a call some time.
Dear Ted, Joe, MaryAnn and family,
My condolences to you all for your loss. I remember Helga as a vibrant and funny woman. I have fond memories of her.
Joe & Familia,
So sorry for your loss! Sending prayers and positive thoughts to you and your entire familia.