Jack M. Hellman
Former resident of Sligo
GROVE CITY Jack M. Hellman of (Pine Township) Grove City, formerly of Sligo, Clarion County, passed away on Friday morning, January 9, 2015, in his residence following a 10-year courageous battle with Parkinson's disease. He was 83.
He was born April 13, 1931, in Kenosha, Wis. to the late Emil and Anna C. Carlsen Hellman.
Jack enlisted in the United States Air Force and was a member of the reserves. He worked his way through college at the assembly plant of American Motors in Kenosha.
Jack graduated from the University of Wisconsin, Class of 1958 with a bachelor of science degree in geology. Following graduation he began his career with Gulf Chemical and Resources and he was relocated to Salinas, Mexico where he later met his future wife, Maria Teresa "Terri" Bartning. They were united in marriage on February 6, 1960. Together they raised their four children.
Jack was transferred in 1970 to a subsidiary of Gulf Resources, C and K Coal Company in Clarion. The family relocated to Sligo. Jack retired in 1988 as chief executive officer of the coal company after 30 years of service with Gulf Resources Inc.
Jack was of the Catholic faith and a member of The Church of The Beloved Disciple in Grove City.
Survivors include his wife "Terri" at home; four children, J.J. Hellman and his wife, Amy, of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.; Bob Hellman and his wife, Gina, of Morgantown, W.Va.; Jim Hellman and his wife, Sharyn, of Grove City and Karen Diego and her husband, Alejandro, of Houston, Texas; five grandchildren, two step-grandchildren, one sister, LaVern Schmidt of Kenosha, Wis. and three nieces.
Visitation was held Monday, January 12, 2015, at the Cunningham Funeral Home, Inc., 306 Bessemer Avenue, Grove City.
Family request memorials in Jack's memory to The Church of The Beloved Disciple, 1310 S. Center Street Extension, Grove City, Pa. 16127, or the charity of the donor's choice.