Frederick B. “Fred” Hellmuth, 78, of Pittsford


PITTSFORD — Frederick B. “Fred” Hellmuth, 78, passed away on Feb. 15, 2023, from ampullary cancer with his wife and brother by his side. Born July 30, 1944, to Frederick C. Hellmuth and Hildred Whritenour, he was raised on a dairy farm in Pleasant Mount, Pa. Fred graduated from Forest City Regional High School Class of 1962.

Following graduation Fred enlisted in the U.S. Army, joining the Rangers, 1st Cavalry Division. He served honorably for seven years with multiple tours to Vietnam.

He is survived by the love of his life, Christine Sitek Giddings, whom he married April 11, 2003; his dog Rainey; and horse Dustin. Also, his brother Gregory Hellmuth (Karen) of Montrose, Pa., and five children by previous marriage: Gregory (Jessica) of Pittsford, Vt.; Kurt of Baltimore, Md; Samuel of Middlebury, Vt.; Amanda LaGasse (Andrew) of West Haven, Vt.; and Karl of Burlington, Vt.; sister-in-law Sally Garofano of Rutland, Vt.; eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren, cousins, nieces and nephews.

“It’s been quite a ride — no regrets”

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, May 13, 2023, at 11 a.m., at Clifford Funeral Home, 2 Washington St., Rutland, Vt. Burial with military honors will follow at St. Stanislaus Kostka Cemetery, West Rutland, Vt. A reception will follow at the American Legion.

Arrangements are by Clifford Funeral Home in Rutland. ◊


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