In Loving Memory of Glenn David Hellthaler

May 13, 1962
Bridgeport, CT
March 24, 2018
Trumbull, CT
Funeral Home

Spear-Miller Funeral Home

39 South Benson Road,
Fairfield CT US 06824


Spear-Miller Funeral Home, Wednesday 4-7 p.m.

39 South Benson Road,
CT 06824

March 28, 2018


Spear-Miller Funeral Home

Celebration of Glenn's Life

39 South Benson Road,
CT 06824

Wednesday, March 28, 2018 7:00 p.m.


Family Gathering


Smilow Cancer Center

5520 Park Avenue,
CT 06611

Glenn David Hellthaler

Glenn David Hellthaler, age 55; of Trumbull, beloved husband of Karen Donohue Hellthaler of 30 years, passed away on Saturday, March 24, 2018 with his wife by his side after a long courageous battle. Glenn was the youngest of six children, and according to family, also the funniest. He was a very talented, hard-working, self -employed contractor. He was an amazing and dedicated athlete in all sports. This was reflected from his back flips on the golf course to his passion coaching his son and friends in Little League. He loved spending time with his entire family, whether it was on the big rock in Maine, or at family gatherings. He was a loving and passionate human being to all, whose humor and fearlessness will live on in all of our hearts forever. Most important, he was a devoted husband and father, and his children will forever be impacted by his courage and love for them. Glenn is survived by his wife, Karen, his children Nicole and Glenn Hellthaler Jr., his beloved mother, Barbara Hellthaler, his four brothers Raymond and wife Joan, Christopher and wife Gail, Richard and wife Karen, and John and wife Elizabeth Hellthaler, his sister Donna and husband Bill Daiek, his nieces and nephews, his grand nieces and nephews, and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, and his beloved mother-in-law Marlene Donohue and brother-in-law Kevin Donohue and wife Eva. Glenn is predeceased by his father, Raymond Hellthaler Sr., his father-in-law William Daniel Donohue, and his first nephew Mark Jason. Calling hours for Glenn will he held on Wednesday, March 28th at Spear Miller Funeral Home from 4-8 pm. A service to celebrate the life of Glenn will begin promptly at 7pm. In lieu of flowers, his family asks that donations be made to Smilow Cancer Care Center in Trumbull, CT.

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  1. So sorry for your loss. We will always have Glenn and your family in our thoughts and prayers. Loved those fun summer ballgames!
    God Bless.
    The Benigno’s

  2. We are so sorry for your families loss thoughts and prayers go to all of you

  3. My condolences to the family. I know your family will pull together and move forward as hard as it is. I wish the best for the family .

  4. Words cant explain the pain or the sense of loss at this time, to be surrounded by family and loved ones is comforting. Knowing Glenn since he was 10 or 11 years old I can confirm he was the funniest out of all the brothers and the most competitive, which is why I always wanted him on my wiffle ball team. Karen and all the family I wish you our deepest condolences and may God’s faith bring you some comfort at this most difficult time.

    Love Mark, Jackie, Kristin, Jamie & Stone.

  5. Our sincere regrets from my family both here and in GA. Your family are in our thoughts prayers.

  6. Thank you Glenn for all the great and funny times on the golf courses over the years when I was the “adopted brother” with you other bro’s. You and your family are always in our thoughts and prayers.

  7. We were very sad to hear this news. Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire Hellthaler family. Shared many of good times with Glenn and all over the years golfing, Giant games or just having a cold one. He will be sincerely missed ! Much love and prayers during this difficult time.

  8. My deepest sympathies to you. May the moments of feeling loss be filled with laughter & great memories. Wishing you all the strength that is necessary in these coming days.💜

  9. We are so sorry for your loss. We remember Glenn with such fondness. May he Rest In Peace now.

  10. To the entire Hellthaler family,
    I am so saddened at hearing the news of Glenn’s passing and for all that Glenn, and you as a family have had to endure during his courageous battle. There is no making sense of your loss.
    Glenn always had a smile and an animated story to tell everytime I’d see him. He was always so very proud of his family.
    Keeping those you love close will help in healing your aching hearts. Time will allow you to once again remember the good times and will eventually bring a smile to your face when you would otherwise shed a tear. Cherish the memories and the time you shared together. May you find strength and comfort in one another.
    With sincere sympathy,
    Karen Avallon

  11. One of the sweetest guys you will ever know. ..I am so glad I got to see him at our last reunion..always a smile on his face..completely genuine…a true friend, and just a great guy….. And..probably one of the best all-around athletes you would ever find…that kid could do it all!!
    He will be missed…To Karen and Family and all the Hellthalers…our thoughts are with you.
    Guy and Danny.

  12. Karen and family my heart goes out to you and your entire family. I know you are a strong women. I will be here at any time if you need me. Glen is in a better place now with all his angels. Love you Karen

  13. Our sincerest thoughts and prayers go out to the entire Hellthaler family. We are so incredibly sorry for your loss, and know that words cannot do Glenn justice.

    We’ll always remember the fun times we’ve had with you all throughout the years. Whether it be the gymnastics meets, going out to eat, making (well, mostly just eating) the famous Christmas cookies, or just having a glass of wine by the fire. Glenn was always there to lighten the mood, throw some jokes around, kick the kids’ butts in ping pong, and of course, make a few of his specialty sea breeze cocktails.

    I’ll always remember our sleepovers and waking up to Mr. H and Glennie sleeping on the couches, watching Spongebob or Seinfeld. I’ll never forget his famous Donald Duck voice, the many rides in the truck to gymnastics practice, him always kicking our boyfriends’ and friends’ butts in ping pong, maybe challenging a few of the guys to wrestling, always yelling at us to be quiet because he can hear us through the ceiling, and of course, him always telling us that we’re beautiful and deserve the world! I’ll always remember him showing off his high kick, telling us the story of his unicorn tattoo, and always reminding us how to fix the downstairs toilet haha! But most of all, I’ll always remember the love he had for you, his family, and how it is truly something to be admired!
    He will be greatly missed, and forever remembered!

    With Love,
    Carina, Ellen, Gary, Kayla, Christian

  14. To The Helthaler family,

    My heart felt condolences to all of you during this difficult time.
    Glenn was an awesome person and he will
    Always be remembered as such.
    You all are in my thoughts and prayers 🙏

  15. Dear Karen and family, I am so sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

  16. Our condolences go out to you and your family.
    Glenn was a really nice guy, he will be missed.

  17. Dear Karen & Family,
    It is with great sadness that we support you at this terribly difficult time. Glenn was a tough fighter to the end. The good memories will live in your heart forever! We know that you are strong and your love for family is even stronger.
    With our sincere sympathy on the loss of your dear husband, Glenn!
    Barbara & Michael

  18. our condolences to the family. He was do
    driving by one day. saw my young kids playing in yard . backed up and asked if I wanted a yard swing set with club house on it! I took him up on offer and had it for my kids for 8 years. great guy! Thanks and may the Lord guide you!

  19. Karen, I am so sorry for your loss.
    Keeping you and your kids in my thoughts and prayers

  20. RIP my friend, you will be missed. We shared so many fun times and memories. Love ya brother!

  21. To the entire Hellthaler Family –

    My heartfelt love, thoughts & prayers go out to all of you on the very sad loss of Glenn. He fought hard and is now at peace. I know how close you all are and Glenn will be in your hearts and watch over all of you forever as you will see by little subtle things that happen. He is still with you just in a different way now.

    Hugs & much love,

  22. Karen and Hellthaler family words can not express the pain and sorrows that you feel.Remember that your memories will truly help to fill the emptiness you are feeling right now.i know you have heard it before but he is not in any more pain and he was truly loved .again sorry for your loss .

  23. Karen and Hellthaler family I am truly sorry for your loss .Keep the memories close for they will help to fill the emptiness that you are feeling now.I know that you have heard this before but he is at peace and not in pain anymore but it does not make the hurt any less .Family is always there to lean on and you are part of a loving family.Rest in peace and God bless Barbara

  24. My sincerest condolences to the entire Hellthaler family. I remember Glenn from Sherman Court in Fairfield when he was just a little guy. Much love to all of you at this very difficult time.

  25. To the entire Hellthaler family, please accept my deepest condolences at Glenn’s passing. I remember him from Sherman Court when he was so young. May all of you find comfort in his memory. To Glenn’s wife, may you someday find happiness again and to his mom and siblings, from someone who has also lost both a child and a sibling, may you also find peace.

  26. Dear Karen, Nicole, Glenn, and Hellthaler Family.

    On behalf of the Gelmetti family, we offer our condolences on the passing of your father and “baby brother”.

    I have fond memories of playing with Glenn in my sandbox, and family rivalry kickball games on Sherman Court dead end. Glenn and I will always be the “baby” of our large families, and being protective our only older sister’s – Donna and Mary Christine.

    Who would think years later we would call Trumbull our home, being self-employed contractor’s, getting married when we were 25, having both a boy and girl, and going to the dump on Saturday mornings.

    He fought like a Roger Ludlowe Tiger to the very end. God Bless.

    Our thoughts are with you at this time. Focus on the positive things he instilled on each one of you.

    John (Jackie) Gelmetti and Family

  27. To the whole family I am so sorry for your loss. My love and prayers are with you. I am sorry i found out about this too late to attend the service. I love you all

  28. To the whole family I am so sorry for your loss. My love and prayers are with you. I am sorry i found out about this too late to attend the service. I love you all Alice

  29. Please accept our sympathy. Jimmy, John and I are sorry for your loss. Remember the good times. Lean on either for support. Realize he is in a beautiful place and is with those who have passed before him. Celebrate his life. Love, Cindy, Jimmy and John.

  30. I’m so very sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with the entire family. RIP Glenn. 🙏💙

  31. Though I do not know your loved one, I am touched by your loss. So I extend my heartfelt condolences for the loss of your beloved, Glenn. Please know that Jehovah God and his son Jesus Christ is aware of your pain and they care for you. (2 Corinthians 1:3,4) . I hope that you are able to find some comfort in God’s promise of paradise where there will be no more pain and sorrow (Revelation 21:4,5)  and the many wonderful  memories of your loved one becoming a reality in the future resurrection in paradise.  (Acts 24:15). Please accept my sincere condolences.

  32. To the entire Hellthaler clan. I just learned of Glenn’s passing. My thoughts and prayers go out to you all. I will cherish our times together on the cape n remember Glenn with a smile on my face.