Robert Edward Helmintoller, age 83, of Park Ridge, IL, died peacefully on Friday, January 27, 2023, at Summit of Uptown, in Park Ridge.
Son of the late Rev. P. C. and M. Lucile, née McLearen, Helmintoller, he was born September 26, 1939, in Washington, D.C.
He is survived by his sister, Cynthia O’Donohue (William Farone); his niece, Diane O’Donohue; cousins, Cheryl (Lyle) Siemer, Lynda (Arthur) Thompson, William (Stephanie) Helmintoller, and Julia (Terry) Williams.
He taught overseas with the Department of Defense for over 40 years. He sang in the extra chorus in operas and in the Bamburg Male Chorus. Upon his retirement in 2004 and relocation to Chicago, he joined The Saints, where he indulged his love of music.
Services are private.
Those wishing to honor his memory may make a donation to their favorite charity.
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