MOIRA – With heavy hearts the family of James A. Helm, Sr, 77, announces his passing on Thursday (Dec. 2, 2021) at his home. Jim was being comforted by his wife Sandra and his family.
A time of visitation for Jim will be held Wednesday (Dec. 8th) from 2-4 and 6-8 at the Flint Funeral Home, Moira. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Thursday 11 a.m. at St. Mary's Church, Brushton with the Rev. Raymond Moreau presiding. Interment will commence in the parish cemetery.
Jim was born April 2, 1944, in Brainardsville the son of Frank and Mary (Sitifer) Helm. He attended school Brainardsville Rural School. March 31, 1965, he joined the National Guard. On September 23, 1967, Jim united into marriage with Sandra Foley. The ceremony was held at St. George's Catholic Church, Burke. The couple have resided in the Moira area for over 54 years.
Jim was a dedicated family man, who knew what a good hard day's work was. For 30 years he owned and operated Helm Garage, and for 50 years he owned Helm Scrap Metals. From 2008 till the time of his passing Jim was the Highway Supervisor for the Town of Moira.
He loved bowling, putting together model cars, and working on his vintage car. However, he enjoyed taking time to stop and visit over a cup of coffee (Maxwell House Coffee) with his family and friends.
Treasured memories will be forever in the hearts of his wife Sandra, and his children James Helm Jr, of Moira, Michael Helm of Moira, and Scott Helm of Massena.
His grandchildren Macenzie, Kurtis, Brandon, Marsia, Lucas, and 3 great grandchildren survive him.
Besides his parents he is predecease by a grandson James Helm III, his siblings Kenneth, Francis, and William.
Memorial contributions in Jim's honor may be made to the Moira Vol. Rescue.
Condolences may be shared with the family at www.flintfunealhomeny.com
Since 1924 the Flint Funeral Home still remains to be a family owned community minded establishment. For over 90 years it has earned the reputation of a "Neighbor helping a Neighbor during a difficult time". With sincerity, pride, and dedication, we are committed to this time-honored reputation.
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