Francis C. “Hank” Hellert, age 85, died October 20, 2023 in Unity Hospital following a brief illness. He was born February 12, 1938 in Medina to Francis and Isabelle (Voelker) Hellert and was a life-long resident of this area.
Hank had served in the Army National Guard and retired as a pipefitter for NYSEG. He was a member of the Albion Lions Club, the Albion Lodge 1006 BPOE, and was the oldest member of St. Peter Lutheran Church in Medina. Hank also was a Little League coach for many years and in addition, enjoyed watching sporting events that his children and grandchildren took part in. He was one of the founders of, and also worked at the Albion Purple Eagles Concession Stand. Hank enjoyed traveling with friends, traveling to see his grandchildren, working as the “Engineer” on the Watt’s Farm Train Excursions into the orchards, and hanging out at the coffee shop. Mr. Hellert was predeceased by 2 sisters: Norman Hagen and Alice McArdle.
He is survived by his wife of 64 years Patricia, his son: Leigh (Beth Ann) Hellert of VA, his daughter: Laurie (Boyce) Sherrill of AR, his brother: Wayne (Judy) Hellert of RI, 5 grandchildren: Michael, Bradley, Emily, Cole, Matthew as well as several dear nieces and nephews.
There will be no calling hours. Family and friends are invited to attend Hank’s Memorial Service, FRIDAY OCTOBER 27th in St. Peter Lutheran Church, 1355 West Avenue, Medina, NY, 14103 beginning at 3 pm. Private interment in Mt. Albion Cemetery will be held at the convenience of the family.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Tunnel to Towers Foundation, 2361 Hylan Blvd, Staten Island, NY, 10306 or St. Peter Lutheran Church at the address listed above. Hank’s arrangements have been entrusted to the Christopher Mitchell Funeral Home of Albion. To share a special memory of Hank, please visit: www.mitchellfamilyfuneralhomes.com