Helmut O. Voellmann, 87, entered into rest on Sept. 16, 2019.
Helmut was born Feb. 12, 1932, in Germany, the son of Otto and Christine Voellmann. He emigrated from Germany in 1957. Helmut was a painter for 44 years in Rockland County. He retired and lived in Goshen for 14 years.
He authored “Odyssey: The Life and Times of a German Boy.” He was a member of the German American Club of Middletown and the Goshen Seniors.
He is survived by his wife, Anneliese, at home; sons, Richard of New Windsor, Frank and wife Karen of Acton, Mass., and Christopher and wife Cheri of Cedar Park, Texas; seven grandchildren, Nicholas, Randall, Jeremy, Stephanie, Justin, Kimberly and Shea; his brother, Bruno, and wife Brigitte of Berlin, Germany; sisters, Erna Satzer and husband Helmut of Speyer, Germany; and many nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his mother in 1975 and his father, who perished in the war; his brothers, Richard, Siegfreid, Heintz and Herbert; and a sister, Irmgard.
Visitation was held Sept. 18 at the Donovan Funeral Home, 82 S. Church Street, Goshen.
A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Sept. 19 at St. Columba Roman Catholic Church, 27 High St., Chester.
Burial was in Hamptonburgh Cemetery in Campbell Hall.
Arrangements were handled by the Donovan Funeral Home in Goshen.