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Paul Helm

Friday, June 7, 2019 from 10:00 am to 11:00 am

Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home

Friday, June 7, 2019 at 11:00 am

Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home


Paul C. Helm, 88, of Hagerstown, Maryland, passed away on Thursday, May 30, 2019 at Somerford Place, Hagerstown. Born in Baltimore, Maryland on June 13, 1930, he was the youngest child of Louis and Theresa (Waechter) Helm.   After recovering from childhood polio, he went on to play lacrosse in high school and served in the National Guard from 1947 to 1956. He graduated from Baltimore City College High School and attended Johns Hopkins University and the University of Maryland University College. He retired from the Baltimore County Bureau of Land Acquisition in 1992 after 40 years of service. His lifelong passions were fly fishing and wildlife conservation, and he was a past president and active member of the Maryland Chapter of the Brotherhood of the Jungle Cock, a non-profit organization dedicated to teaching the love of fishing and the importance of conservation to youth. He was also a founding officer of both the Maryland Chapter of Trout Unlimited and the Maryland Fly Anglers. He was appointed by Governor Marvin Mandel to serve on the Maryland State Game and Wildlife Commission (1970 to 1975), and also served on the Maryland State Sports Fisheries Advisory Commission for many years.
He was preceded in death by his wife of nearly 63 years, Virginia Day (Mosier.) He is survived by a daughter, Suzanne Helm Ingram and her husband, Jonathan Ingram, of McLean, Virginia; a son, Paul C. Helm, Jr. and his fiancée, Christina Price, of Hagerstown;  grandchildren Alexandra and Andrew Ingram, and Rachel and Ryan Price; and great grandsons Raylan Starliper and Colton Spears. 
Family will receive friends at the Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home, 1331 Eastern Blvd. North, Hagerstown, MD, on Friday, June 7, 2019 from 10:00 am to 11:00 am. A memorial service will follow at 11:00 a.m. with the Rev. Allan Weatherholt officiating.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that tax-deductible contributions in Paul’s name may be made to the Brotherhood of the Jungle Cock, 6310 Howard Lane, Elkridge, MD, 21075 

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Guest Book

Sorry for your loss Scorsese dad and your dad are fly fishing together tonight. We love you Suzanne

Jack and Scott
Boston, MA

It was a privilege to become acquainted with Paul and his broad inspired experience in field & stream. Talking with him, whether fireside or on a trail, was outstanding motivation and a source of enthusiasm for me to grab a fly rod or shotgun. Just realizing how much he enjoyed his times hunting and fishing was contagious. My memories of this hearty outdoorsman will always be special about a great guy. Theresa and I offer our sympathy and wishes for Paul's family and loved ones to find comfort in friends and many other warm memories.

Jim & Theresa Stahl
Cumberland, MD

To all who mourn for Paul C. Helm the Officers and Board of the Baltimore City College Alumni Association extend their condolences.

Baltimore City College Alumni Association
Baltimore, Maryland

Suz and Paul, so much love and many hugs coming your way.

Stan and Judi McGee
gettysburg, pa

Our thoughts and prayers are with you. We have so enjoyed our friendship with Paul and we will always have fond memories of our times with him. He was a true gentleman. Would also like to express our condolences from all our fellow conscript down at the Helmsman Aerodrome Bundt. Our love is with you. Sonny and Dottie

Sonny and Dottie Jones
Gettysbug , Pa

Peace to you. Paul. An inspiration to all consevationists.

J G Waltersdorf
Hagerstown, Maryland

To the Family: Please accept my condolences. As Psalms 46:1 says: “God is for us a refuge and strength, A help that is readily to be found during distresses.” May your memories of your loved one stay close to your heart while the God of all comfort is with you at this time.

Janiese P.
Baltimore`, MD

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