Helen Z. Klinkbeil

By Orleans Hub Posted 2 November 2022 at 1:00 pm

LE ROY ~ Helen Z. Klinkbeil, 96, passed away peacefully on Sunday, October 23, 2022, in Rochester, NY, in the loving presence of her family. She was born on June 2, 1926, in Elba, NY to the late Stanley and Josephine Zielinski.

Helen grew up on a farm as the 7 th child of 10 children. After the morning chores, she volunteered to walk with her sister to their one room school early so that they could light the stove to warm the building. That way, the teacher and other students would be warm when they arrived for the school day. She said her best days were when the milk man came by and gave her and her sister a ride to the school.

Helen`s fondest moments were spent with her family.    Family was her joy right until the end of her life.

Helen is survived by her children, Barbara (Michael) Perry of Le Roy; Richard (Maureen Rosamilia) Klinkbeil of Huddleston, VA; and Mary (Robert Jones) Garrison of Chicago, IL;  Her grandchildren and great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. She is survived by Martha (John-deceased) Tierney, Bruno (Dorothy) Zielinski, Jennie (William-deceased) Seager and Jane Zielinski.

Helen was predeceased by her husband, Clarence Klinkbeil (2019), her son, David Klinkbeil (1996); and her siblings and their spouses, Stella (Joseph) Syzmanski, Sophie (Alfred) Kingdom, Julian (Lillian) Zielinski, Anne (Steve) Surman, Mary (Bernard) George, and Frank Zielinski.

Service and Interment was held in LeRoy. Arrangements made by Falcone Family Funeral & Cremation Service Inc.

In lieu of flowers, please donate to Hildebrandt Hospice Center, 2652 Ridgeway Ave., Rochester, NY 14626.