ALBANY – Kimberly L. Helm Thomas, 49, of Naples, Florida, formerly of Guilderland, passed away peacefully on Saturday, April 1, 2017 at St. Peter’s Hospital surrounded by her loving family. Kim was born in Albany, and lived here all her life until moving to Naples, Florida two years ago. She was a graduate of Guilderland High School and Utica College, and was employed as an Occupational Therapist for many years by Guild Care, ARC, and Living Resources. Kim was an amazing advocate for those with disabilities of all ages and her passion for the field of Occupational Therapy was contagious. She helped to inspire and usher friends and family members into the field.
Kim especially loved spending time with her family and friends. When Kim wasn’t at the beach in Naples, she loved spending summers at her camp in the Adirondacks. Kim was truly a selfless person, always putting others first. She touched so many lives in so many ways. Kim will always be remembered for her unconditional love, her kindness, her laugh, and her big big smile.
Kim was predeceased in February by her husband, George A. Thomas. She is survived by her son Aaron G. Thomas; her parents Kenneth L. Helm and Regina M. Blanchet Helm of Albany; her brothers Kenneth L. Helm (Laurey) of Naples, Florida, Kevin A. Helm (Michelle) of Slingerlands, and Keith R. Helm (Candis) of Delanson; her nephews Joshua Helm and Zachary Helm; and by many aunts, uncles, and cousins, and several brothers and sisters-in-law and their families.
The family would like to thank the staff of St. Peter’s Hospital ICU for the wonderful care they provided to Kim.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in All Saints Catholic Church, 16 Homestead Street, Albany (behind CVS), Friday morning at 9:00 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited, and may call at the church, Thursday from 4-8 p.m. Entombment will follow at St. Agnes Cemetery, Menands. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Hans Funeral Home, Albany. To leave a message of condolence for the family, please visit www.HansFuneralHome.com