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Mark Michael Helba
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Obituary for Mark Michael Helba

MARK MICHAEL HELBA, 59 of Purcellville, VA, formerly of Weirton, WV passed away Friday December 29, 2017 at Inova Loudon Hospital, Leesburg, VA from pancreatic cancer. He was born November 28, 1958 in Weirton, WV. He was the son of Julia Ann Lesko Helba of Weirton, WV and the late John Helba (1-6-68).

He leaves behind his wife, Cynthia VanWinkle Helba; daughters, Kinsey Gimbel, Madeleine Pierce (Joshua) all of Purcellville, VA; mother Julia Helba of Weirton, WV; brother Richard Helba (Jo) of Weirton, WV; nephew Lucas Helba (Stacy); niece Sara Tender (Jesse) ; great nieces Jessica and Rylee.

Mark was a graduate of Weir High School and West Virginia University. He spent his career defending our country working for the Central Intelligence Agency for 30 years. Mark also served in the Army Reserve. He was a member of St. Mark Orthodox Church, Bethesda, MD; an avid fisherman; a member of the Izaak Walton League; a longtime French and Indian War re-enactor; and a former Girl scout troop leader. He enjoyed nothing more than sitting on the beach and watching the waves with his family and his dogs.

Donations may be made in his name to the St. Mark Outreach Committee, 7124 River Road, Bethesda, MD 20817 OR the Loudon County Izaak Walton League, P.O. Box 1338, Leesburg, VA 20175.

Visitation and funeral services were held on Tuesday January 2, 2018 at St. Mark Orthodox Church, Bethesda, MD. Graveside interment service will take place on Thursday January 4, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Nicholas Cemetery, Weirton, WV with Father Gregory Safchuk of St. Mark Orthodox Church presiding. Local arrangements have been entrusted to STEEL & WOLFE FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION SERVICES, INC., Weirton, WV.


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