Edward (Ed) Hellwig

By Orleans Hub Posted 6 September 2023 at 12:03 pm

PENDLETON – Edward (Ed) Hellwig, of Pendleton, NY, passed away on Tuesday, September 5, 2023, at Niagara Hospice, after a lengthy illness.

Born July 26, 1939, in Gnojno, Kreis Lipno, West Prussia, Germany, he was the son of Ernst Emil and Lydia Witt Hellwig.

On June 12, 1951, he came to the United States of America, on the Homeland. On May 5, 1962, Edward married the former Dorothy Ann Fuller, of Medina, and they celebrated their 61st anniversary this past May.

Raised in Ellicottville, NY, Ed spent his young adult years in Medina, where he was employed by the Medina Journal-Register as a printer for two years and met his future wife.

In 1964 Ed went to work at The Buffalo Evening News as a printer and machinist before being put in charge of the paper’s computer system when publishing became automated. Edward worked there until his retirement in 1996. He was proud that he missed only one day of work in 32 years of employment.

When not at The News, Ed enjoyed being outdoors and loved trips to the Southern Tier or Lake Ontario to visit family. He often found himself putting his machinist skills to work fixing any other things that needed care. As the saying went, “If Ed can’t fix it, you might as well throw it out, because nobody can.” He enjoyed offering his skills to relatives and friends, and serving his church community as secretary of St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Sanborn during the 1980s.

Ed’s pride and joy over the past several decades were his grandchildren. He loved to attend their sporting events throughout high school and college, and rarely missed a game. He spent countless hours tutoring, entertaining, and helping guide them through life, and later loved watching them grow into adulthood.

Ed was pre-deceased by his brother, Adolph Hellwig; brothers-in-law Charles Musall, Merle Draper, William Menz, Robert Fuller, Lavern “Bud” Fuller, Walter Paul Fuller; sisters-in-law Shirley Hellwig, Marlene Hellwig, Edith Barb Draper; Doris Fuller, Patricia Fuller, and Barbara Allen.

Surviving are his wife, Dorothy (Fuller) Hellwig; son, Eric Hellwig (Sandra) of Medina; daughter, Karen Migliori (Rocco) of Rome, NY; grandchildren Adam Hellwig (Staceylyn Smith) of Lockport; Jason Hellwig (Kayleen Burns) of Lancaster, PA; Jalin Cooper (Emma Cloonan) of Pittsburgh, PA; Katherine Migliori (Ethan Siderine) of Rome, NY; great-grandson Jace Cooper; sisters Irma (Charles) Musall, Olga (James) Cash; brother Emil (Marlene) Hellwig; sister-in-law Elizabeth (William) Menz; several nieces and nephews, as well as many great-nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends may call on Friday, September 22, 2023, from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Bogan & Tuttle Funeral Home, 226 Pearl St. Medina, NY 14103, where a funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Burial will be held at a later date in the Mount Pleasant Cemetery and will be private for the family.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that any memorials be made to Niagara Hospice, 4675 Sunset Dr., Lockport, NY 14094.

Please light a candle or share a memory of Ed at: www.bogantuttlefunerals.com