Obituary for Helga Erich
Helga (Springhorn) Erich, 90, passed away on Sunday, February 11, 2018 at Pappus House. She was the wife of the late George Erich.
Helga was born in Celle, Germany and was the daughter of the late Heinrich and Emmi (Diedrich) Springhorn.
Helga and George immigrated to the United States in 1956 and became U.S. Citizens in 1962.
Helga worked at York Hospital as a Pharmacy Technician.
She was a member of Advent Lutheran Church since 1958, where she was a member of the Prayers and Stitches Ministry and knitted over 200 prayer shawls. Helga was also one of the founding members of the German American Alpenrose Society. She enjoyed traveling, gardening, knitting, cross-stitching and was an avid Baltimore Orioles and Washington Capitals fan.
Helga is survived by her two daughters, Ingrid Russo and husband, John of Macungie, PA and Erika Dubs and her husband, Donald of Dover, granddaughters, Amanda Dubs and fiancé, Bryan Beegle, Emily Fuller and her husband, Brian, Laura Russo and fiancé, Nick Cooley and Erin Dubs. She is also survived by a brother, Heinrich Springhorn and his wife, Adelheid of Celle, Germany. She was preceded in death by a brother, Gunther Springhorn.
A memorial service will be held Monday, February 19, 2018 at 10 a.m. at Advent Lutheran Church, 1775 East Market Street, York with Pastor Daniel Biles officiating. The family will receive friends at 9 a.m. in the Gathering Area of the church.
In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Pappus House (an End-of-Life Care Home) 253 Cherry Street, York PA 17402.
Arrangements by the Etzweiler Funeral Homes and Cremation Service, 1111 E. Market St. York, PA 17403.