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WILBER, Helen "Elenore" (Gassler)
WILBER - Helen (nee Gassler) Age 90, passed away peacefully Friday, January 15, 2016 in Greenville, SC, surrounded by loving family. She was born November 17, 1925 in Buffalo, NY to Margaret and Frank Gassler.
Helen graduated from Fosdick-Masten Park High School and attended classes at the University of Illinois. She was a court reporter and secretary to military officers at the US Army post in Darmstadt and Frankfurt, Germany following WWII. After returning to the US to raise her family, Helen continued a love of world travel. She is survived by her four beloved children, Kathryn (Jim), Jim (Alexia), Joe (Kathleen) and Jack (Tracy); grandchildren Beckett, Walt, Emily, Joe, Samantha, Nora, Conor, Jesse, and a granddaughter due in March 2016; a niece Nancy Corrigan O'Donnell and lifelong friend Eleanor Crashell. She was predeceased by husband Jim Wilber, brother Floyd, and sisters Theresa and Margaret. A celebration of Helen's life will be held on Saturday, January 23, 2016 at 10 am at Perna Dengler, Roberts, Funeral Home, 1671 Maple Rd, Williamsville, NY. Interment will follow at St. John's Cemetery, 800 Pine Ridge Heritage Blvd., Cheektowaga, NY. www.denglerrobertspernafuneral.com