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Helen Irene Uhlig

May 26, 1930 August 18, 2018
Helen Irene Uhlig
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Obituary for Helen Irene Uhlig

Durham: Helen Irene Uhlig, 88, left this earth peacefully at Hospice Home in Burlington NC and joined her daughter Virginia and other loved ones in heaven on Saturday August 18, 2018 after a long and brave 15 year battle with Alzheimer’s disease.
Born in Brooklyn, NY, on May 26, 1930, she lived most of her adult life in Scotch Plains NJ, before retiring to Swansboro, NC. Helen was the daughter of the late John Zanat and Selome Shukis Zanat Gilda. She worked as an Administrative Assistant for the Lyons VA Hospital, Lyons NJ for twenty years. After raising her children and still working, she received her bachelor’s degree in English with high honors from Rutgers University. Helen loved gardening, reading mystery novels and painting. Any time of the day was a good time for a cup tea and cookies, or a glass of wine with good conversation.

Helen is survived by her husband, Herbert Uhlig; daughter Kathryn and husband James Huggins of St. Petersburg, FL; son John Uhlig and wife Sandra Tourt-Uhlig of Durham, NC; granddaughters Jennifer Huggins and husband Daniel Packer of Block Island, RI, Kristine Huggins and wife Michelle Cerrone of Brooklyn, NY, Alexandra Uhlig of Brooklyn, NY, and Sara Uhlig of Miami, FL; great-grandson Maxwell Huggins Packer; and beloved sisters Nancy Haus of Syracuse, NY, and Margie Sprague and husband Tom of Washingtonville, NY.
A graveside memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, September 8 at Fairview Cemetery in Westfield, NJ. A Celebration of Life will be held immediately afterwards. All family and friends are welcome to attend. Attire is casual and joyous colors are encouraged.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations to the Hospice & Palliative Care Center of Alamance-Caswell Counties: or by phone by contacting Meredith Gibbs, Director of Development, (336) 532-7217 or

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Graveside Service




11:00 AM 9/8/2018 11:00:00 AM
Fairview Cemetery

1100 E. Broad Street
Westfield, NJ 07091

Celebration of Life to follow graveside service.

Fairview Cemetery
1100 E. Broad Street Westfield 07091 NJ
United States

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