Helga "Jamie" H. (Dey) Hutsler

April 8, 1939 ~ December 1, 2018 (age 79)
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Helga “Jamie” Hella Hutsler, 79 of Coraopolis, Pennsylvania, passed away early Saturday morning, December 1, 2018.Born on April 8, 1939 in Berlin, Germany, she was the daughter of Gustav and Omie Dey. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her two brothers, Gustav and Gerhart Dey, her sister, Friedel Kruger, and her husband, Billie Dee Hutsler. Surviving a difficult childhood during WWII, Helga managed to emerge and obtain a job with Mercedes Benz where she met a young American soldier, Bill, who brought her to the United States to be married. Due to the demands of a military life, Helga traveled all over the United States and found Coraopolis as the place she wanted to call home. After her husband’s unexpected passing, Helga remained in Coraopolis where she raised their children. Helga is survived by three sons, Larry Hutsler of Coraopolis, PA; Gary Hutsler and wife Pauline of Coraopolis, PA; and Mark Hutsler and wife Rebecca of Moon Township, PA; eight grandchildren: Chelsea Brandyberry, Katrina Hutsler, Jennifer Hutsler, Laurie Hutsler, Dannielle Schwartz. Alecia Sweigart, Gary Hutsler Jr., and Brittany Hutsler; and seven great grandchildren:  Zoey, Brielle, Landon, Hunter, Clark, Teddy, and Riley. Helga truly enjoyed life! Extremely independent and strong-willed, Helga found great strength in her German heritage and instilled those qualities in her three sons. In her younger years, Helga worked as a store manager for Hudson News at the Pittsburgh International Airport, greeting and sending off travelers. Upon retirement, she enjoyed being outdoors, cooking, and sharing cocktails with family and friends. She was a member of the Coraopolis VFW Post 402 Ladies Auxiliary, of whom she considered many of the members as her family.  A memorial service will be held on Saturday, December 8, 2018 from 12pm-2pm at Copeland’s Funeral Home in Coraopolis. Following the memorial service, family and friends are welcomed to gather at the Coraopolis VFW Post 402. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Coraopolis VFW Post 402, 412 Mulberry Street, Coraopolis, PA 15108.

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