In memory of
Mary Helen HOHF
Hohf, Helen Mary Entered eternal life with Our Lord Jesus from her home in Warren on October 6, 2016 at the age of 83 with her adoring husband James “Jesse” of 65 years and their two loving children James G. Hohf (Michele Simon) and Dr. Shary Henderson (William Pero) by her side. The sixth of seven children, Helen was born in Detroit, MI on December 21, 1932 to the late Abraham and Zakia Haddad. She is survived by her younger sister Georgette (Joseph Aubel), dear sister in law JoAnn Haddad and many nieces and nephews. Helen and Jesse moved their young family to Warren in 1962 where she was active in community activities such as block parties and Mayoral reelection committees. Helen worked outside of the home as a bartender once her youngest child started elementary school. She was passionately against drunk driving and many times refused to serve clients or convinced them to get a designated driver years before MADD existed. Often, on holiday nights like St. Patrick’s Day or customer birthdays, she would cook food at home such as Irish stew and bring it to work to serve to her loyal customers in an effort to combat drunk driving. After 16 years, Helen retired in 1982. Even though she did not graduate from high school, Helen had a desire to learn. Her special interest was physical health and she devoured books on healthy living. She used to say she was “like a doctor”. If anyone mentioned a health issue they were dealing with she would look it up in her “Doctor books” and soon provide a list of foods to eat and avoid along with a list of physical exercises to do to help achieve optimal health. In 1994, her neighborhood watch program was started. Since Helen was already helping neighbors on trash day with their cans, she was naturally asked to join. She took this position to heart and patrolled on bike or foot daily until she became ill in October 2015. She enjoyed having her hands in the dirt and for years she would deliver care packages filled with her home grown tomatoes, mint, parsley and basil, with love to friends and family. Helen’s childlike faith in her Lord and Savior Jesus was pure. She lived out His will by serving others. “Assuredly, I say to you, in as much as you did it to one of the least of these My brethren, you did it to Me.” Matthew 25:40 A celebration of Helen’s life will be held Saturday, October 29, 2016 at 11 a.m. at The River Worship Center 230 East St. Clair Street, Romeo, MI 48065. Donations in her honor can be made to The River Worship Center at: www.riverworshipcenterromeo.com .
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