September 13, 2019


Philip Dale Helm Jr., age 71, of Sunbury, Pennsylvania, died peacefully on Monday, Sept. 9, 2019 at St. Ann’s Hospital with his beloved wife by his side.

He was the retired Director of Information Technology for Black and Decker with 20-plus years of service, as well as a member of Vans Valley Community Church in Sunbury and Key West UMC, Florida. Philip was an avid reader, loved international travel, the Pittsburgh Steelers and remodeling and repairing his home.

He was born on Feb. 9, 1948 in Kittanning, Pennsylvania to the late Philip D. Sr. and Betty J. (Stennett) Helm, and also preceded in death by his only sister, Mary Louise Helm. He is survived by loving wife of 14 years, Karen L. Longshore; devoted daughters, Julie (Steve) Helm-Sturges and Jennifer Helm, all of Maryland; in-laws, Kenneth and Julia Longshore of Sunbury; and sister-in-law Peggy (Kevin Grant) Longshore of Key West. Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 13, at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, 637 N. State Route 61, (at SR 3), Sunbury. Funeral service at 10 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Pastor Larry DeWitt officiating. Private family interment at Trenton Cemetery at a later date.

DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home is honored to serve Philip’s family. Please visit to share a memory or condolence with the family.

I have fought the good fight,

I have finished the race,

I have kept the faith.

2 Timothy 4:7