GUILDERLAND – Kenneth L. Helm, 81, of Guilderland, passed away peacefully on Friday, January 15, 2021. Ken was born in Albany, the son of the late Robert C. and Emma Conroy Helm. He lived in the Albany area all his life. Ken served in the U.S. Air Force for four years, and was stationed in Japan and the Philippines. He was employed by the painters union and the NYS Thruway Authority. He was a communicant of All Saints Catholic Church.
Ken lived life to its fullest and was always happiest surrounded by his loving family and many friends. He loved to hunt, fish, and golf and truly enjoyed vacationing with his family and spending time with his special friends at the Nacodi Camps in Lake Pleasant and wintering in Naples FL.
Ken was predeceased by his beloved wife of almost 60 years, Regina Blanchet Helm, his cherished daughter, Kimberly Helm Thomas, his son-in-law, George Thomas, and his brother, Robert Helm. He is survived by his children Kenneth Helm (Laura) of Naples, Florida, Kevin Helm (Michelle) of Slingerlands, and Keith Helm of Delanson; his three grandsons Joshua Helm, Zachary Helm, and Aaron Thomas; his sisters Jill Van Patten and Carol Engle; his brother Thomas Moriarty; his sisters-in-law Marion Blanchet and Jeanette Blanchette and by many nieces and nephews.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in Christ the King Church, 20 Sumter Ave., Guilderland on Saturday at 10:00 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited. Masks and social distancing are required. Please arrive early to register for the mass. Interment will be immediately following at St. Agnes Cemetery, Menands. Calling hours will be held privately. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Hans Funeral Home, Albany. In lieu of flowers, a donation may be made in Ken’s name to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation. To leave a message of condolence for the family, please visit www.HansFuneralHome.com .