Matthew J. Helt
02/14/1957 - 12/22/2015

Matthew J. Helt, 59, of Hanover, passed away on Tuesday, December 22, 2015 at the Hanover Hospital. He was the husband of Linda A. (Godwin) Helt to whom he was married 40 years. Born February 14, 1957 in Baltimore, MD, he was the son of Clifford and Margaret (Brittingham) Helt.  Matt was employed at Painters Mill Service Station in Owings Mills, MD. He loved to golf and spend time with his family and friends especially his kids and grandkids.  Surviving in addition to his wife are three children; Jessica A. Helt of Hanover, Robert M. Helt and his wife Melissa of New Oxford and Christopher B. Helt and his wife Melissa L. of Hanover, five grandchildren; Emma Jane, Andrew, Jacob, Barratt and Hadley, three siblings; Thomas Helt of Catonsville, MD, Steve Helt of New York and John Helt of Frederick, MD.  A Celebration of Life Service will be held 4:00 p.m. Sunday, December 27, 2015 at Murphy Funeral Home, 501 Ridge Avenue, McSherrystown. Burial will be private.  Relatives and friends will be received Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m. at the funeral home. 



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Posted at:12/27/2015 7:07 pm
Peter & Sissy Hoblitzell - hoblitzell@verizon.net
We knew Mat as an outstanding mechanic at Tom Whitcom's service center in Owings Mills for over 20 years. Not only a fine automotive craftman but, a wonderful human being. His presence will be missed by all that had contact with him.

Posted at:12/24/2015 1:01 pm
Letty & Don Coffman - donald.coffman195@comcast.net
Dear Jess, We are so sorry to hear about your dad. He had to be a wonderful man because you are an amazing person. You will always have a special place in our heart. We just want you to know you and your family are in our prayers.

Posted at:12/26/2015 3:03 pm
Joann Levy - levyjoann157@gmail.com
Linda and Chris-My family knew Matt for many many years. By taking care of our cars for so long, we got to know him so well as a warm, loving, and special person. We will miss his sparkle so much. Matt had a special affinity for my Dad, who passed away in 2014. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this very difficult time. The Levys: Joann, Mitch, Carlyn, and Brenna

Posted at:12/24/2015 9:09 am
Larry & Susan Bloomer - leb1@comcast.net
Linda, Bobby, Jessica & Chris - Susan and I are so very saddened to hear of Matt's death. There are no words to express the sorrow that we feel for each of you and your family. Matt was a one of kind person who enriched the lives of everyone he touched. It has been my great fortune to have had the honor of calling him my friend for over 30 years. Matt lightened the room whenever he walked in. I truly believe he lived his life to fullest each and every day. In addition to being a great friend to me I also know that he was even a better husband, father and grandfather to each of you. He left us way too young and I will miss him deeply for the rest of my life. My prayers and thoughts are with each of you. Larry & Susan Bloomer

Posted at:12/23/2015 5:05 pm
Christine Glassner - Glassner27@Verizon.net
Dear Linda,Jess,Bobby,and Chris, I'm so sorry for your loss. Your husband/father was one of the finest people I was so blessed to know.You all filled him with so much joy. My prayers are with all of you. Love, Chrissy

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