NILES - Gordon R. Heltzel Jr. 78, passed away at 12:12 p.m. on Friday January 31, 2020 at the St. Joseph Health Center following a short illness. He was born in Warren on May 2, 1941 the son of Gordon R. and Ermma (Bonnett) Heltzel Sr. Gordon was a graduate of Niles McKinley High School and was a welder and fitter at Warren Fabricating for over 20 years. His pride and joy was his 1985 Monte Carlo Car. He enjoyed being a Stock Car driver, racing and attending car events. He loved the outdoors and also enjoyed fishing, hunting, boating and gardening. He was a member of the Port Clinton Yacht Club.
Gordon is survived by a son, Steve A. (Darcey) Heltzel of Plant City, Florida; daughter, Holly (Mike) Mowery of Mineral Ridge; three grandchildren, Brandon T. (Tara) Heltzel, Catie (Ray) Heltzel-Atkins, Zach A. Mowery; great grandchild, Jaycee R. Atkins; two sisters, Donna Laslo of Akron, Patricia Rogers of Howland; his former wife Carol Dunnigan and her husband Tom of Niles.
Calling Hours will be from 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, February 6, 2020 at the Holeton-Yuhasz Funeral Home, Niles.
The family offers a special thank you to the staff at St. Joseph Hospital especially Charles and Hospice of the Valley.
FEB 6. 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM (EST)
Holeton-Yuhasz Funeral Home
126 West Park Avenue
Niles, OH 44446
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