Obituary: Jacob H. Helfrich, 85

Jacob H. Helfrich
Courtesy ShorePoint Funeral Home

Jacob H. Helfrich, fondly known as “Jake,” of Hazlet died Sept. 27 with his loving family at his side at Bayshore Hospital in Holmdel. 
Jake was born on Jan. 2, 1934 in Red Bank and lived his entire life in  Keansburg and West Keansburg. He was the proprietor of Helfrich Bus Company
He was predeceased by his loving parents Robert and Pearl Applegate Helfrich; his cherished grandson Thomas Sauickie, Jr.; his siblings Vera Gutowsky and her husband Joe Sr.; Robert Helfrich and his wife Ginny; Charles Helfrich; and Carl Helfrich.

Jake is survived by his devoted wife of 63 years, Virginia (Caskey)  Helfrich; his loving children Debra Sauickie and her husband Tom of Hazlet, Glenn Helfrich and his wife Deborah of Hazlet, Robert Helfrich and his wife Madeline of Hazlet; his brother Edward Helfrich and sister in law Caroline Helfrich; his cherished grandchildren Jenna Sampson and her husband Adam, Zachary Helfrich and his wife Nicole, Kayla Sturbo and her husband Billy, Jacob Sauickie, his granddaughter-in-law Tracie Sauickie; his adored great grandchildren Shelby Sampson, Chloe Sauickie, Ellie Sampson, Mia Helfrich, Novalee Sauickie and Marceline Sampson along with niece, nephews extended family and friends. Jake will be sadly missed, but never forgotten. 

Visitation was held Sept. 30, Oct. 1 and Oct. 2 at the Shore Point Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., 3269 Route 35, Hazlet. A Mass of Christian Burial was offered on Wednesday morning, Oct. 2 at  St. Joseph Church/ Our Lady of Fatima RC Church, 376 Maple Pl, Keyport. Entombment followed at Holmdel Cemetery Mausoleum, 900 Holmdel Rd, Holmdel.

Read heartfelt memories about working for Mr. Helfrich on the Shore Point Funeral Home website’s Tribute Wall.

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