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Christopher Richard Helm
November 27, 1941 - November 27, 2014
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Christopher Richard Helm,  age 73, of Toledo, OH celebrated a special November 27th birthday this year.  He was with his family on Earth and then in Heaven on the same day.  He died peacefully at home, after a long fought battle with a Non Hodgkin's Lymphoma – Waldenstrom's Macroglobulinemia.  He was treated at HOA at …
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Wayne Walker left a message on December 5, 2014:
I had the pleasure of getting to know Chris and Judy while guiding them over the past two seasons at Selwyn Lake Lodge in northern Canada. While I didn't know Chris for long you still get to know someone pretty well, spending 8 hours a day in a boat with them. I'm glad to have gotten the chance to know Chris and you Judy. Judy I'm deeply sorry for your loss. Take comfort in family members and the many fond memories you have. Wayne
Eric Austin left a message on December 2, 2014:
I knew Chris through fly tying, and found that we were both former musicians as well. He was such a gentleman, and so knowledgeable. It was always a delight to call the shop and learn something. He will be greatly missed by the fly tying community.
Alan Kinker left a message on December 2, 2014:
Judy: Steve Schilt called me today and told me about Chris. Sandra and I remembered the great time we had at your house with the Mansfield bunch. It was a great time talking to Chris about fly rod fishing and where you went to have fun with the boys and thieir families. Our prayers are with you and your family. Sincerely Alan and Sandra Kinker
Art Overcash left a message on December 2, 2014:
Judy, Our thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family at this time of your loss. I cherish the memories of our visit to you & Chris and eating at Tony Packo's. Chris taught me so much about fly tying over the many years of our friendship. I was shocked and heartbroken upon hearing of his passing. I will truly miss Chris and will always value the knowledge of fly tying given me by him. I will continue to pass onto others everything he has taught me about the art of fly tying. I never teach a fly tying class without the mention of the name "Chris Helm". God bless you, Sheila & Art Overcash
Bob Mead left a message on December 1, 2014:
Judy and family, My thoughts and prayers are with you during this time of loss. Chris was a long time friend since the Penn State FFF Conclave and the early Seven Springs PA Shows.I can't think of anyone who knew more about deer hair than Chris. I enjoyer your hospitality during the time Dave Brandt and I taught classes there at your lovely home and fly shop and the group breakfast with Chris and Oliver Edwards after the Chicago show: memories that will last forever. Chris was a true gentleman and I am blessed to have known him. Warmest of regards, Bob
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Jerry Knorr left a message on November 30, 2014:
Sincerest sympathy to the Helm family. Many fond memories of both Chris and Judy at DeVilbiss High School in band and orchestra. Also fond memories of Chris playing dance jobs together. Sorry I will not be able to attend viewing or service as I am in Kingston Perrysburg recovering from knee replacement surgery. Condolences, Jerry Knorr, DHS 1960, Musical Director, The Johnny Knorr Orchestra
Steve Pollick left a message on November 30, 2014:
Dear Family and Friends, My wife Peggy and I send our deepest sympathy to you all on Chris' passing. He did, indeed, have "a good run," as he characterized it himself. In retirement I still proudly display in our library the framed and glassed copy of his world-renowned packed deer-hair mouse fly, which he tied and presented to me about a decade ago. It is a wonderful remembrance and a reminder of our many conversations over the years of our outdoors adventures and experiences. I especially enjoyed his passion for bonefishing with a flyrod -- and his own specially tied flies, all of which made for interesting columns. I regarded him as more than a professional acquaintance; he was a friend. best, Steve Pollick Outdoors Editor, retired The Blade
Wayne Luallen left a message on November 29, 2014:
Thank you, Chris, for so many years of wonderful friendship. I was always so pleased that I could refer fellow fly fishers and fly tiers to you knowing that you would have answers to their questions and that you were the most honorable man in the business. I am sorry that we never made that trip together to the Bahamas or the one we spoke about recently in Canada where you promised me those big Brookies! What a gentleman. What a friend. SO deserving of all the honors bestowed on you. And what a lucky man to have dear Judy by your side all those years. Good bye, my friend.
R.H left a message on November 29, 2014:
A time is coming according to the bible at Isaiah 33:24 when "..no resident will say:"I am sick"So very sorry for your loss.
Walker Funeral Homes left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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