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April 26, 2014

Nancy F. Larbig Hellwig

Nancy F. Larbig Hellwig

AIKEN, S.C. — Nancy F. Larbig Hellwig, 94, of Aiken, S.C., formerly of Cooperstown, entered into rest on April 17, 2014.

A memorial service was conducted on April 22, 2014, at St. Johns United Methodist Church in Aiken, officiated by the Rev. Dr. Ray Litts. Burial will take place at a later date in Cooperstown.

Nancy was born on April 12, 1920, in New Jersey, a daughter of Elisha and Jane Fisher. Nancy grew up in New Jersey and graduated from Maplewood High School and Penn Hall in Chambersburg, Pa., with a degree in Art. She attended Parson School of Art for a year.

She met her first husband, Walter “Bud” Larbig on a blind date and they married on March 1, 1944. Nancy and Bud lived in both Packanack Lake and Ramsey, N.J., and then moved to Cooperstown in 1969.

After her father’s death in 1957, Nancy and Bud followed in her parents’ footsteps and took over as Co-directors of Camps Chenango and Otsego children’s camps on the east shore of Otsego Lake in Cooperstown during the summer until it closed in 1976. When the camps closed Nancy and Bud moved to Deltona, Fla. After Bud’s death in 1986, Nancy remained in Florida and worked at the First Presbyterian Church in Sanford, Fla., for 13 years as a secretary.

Nancy met her second husband, Ludwig Hellwig in 1991, and they married the same year. They lived in DeBary, Fla., and moved several times before settling in Aiken, S.C.

Nancy is survived by her husband, Ludwig Hellwig; daughters, Pamela Larbig of Alexandria, Va., and Patricia Hazzard (Edward) of Cooperstown; grandchildren, Melissa Hazzard of Newville, Pa., and Matthew Hazzard (Stephanie) of Cooperstown; great-grandson, Paxton Hazzard of Cooperstown; and sisters-in-law, Mary Hellwig, Carol Hellwig and Jane Hellwig. She is also survived by nieces and nephews, Lynn Ritchkoff, Susan Bender, Richard Woodhouse, Donald Woodhouse, James Tobey and David Tobey; grandnieces and grandnephews; and stepnieces.

She was predeceased by her parents; her first husband, Walter Larbig; sisters, Beatrice Ealer and Phyllis Tobey; brothers-in-law, George Ealer, Edward Tobey, Gus Hellwig, Randy Hellwig and Gil Hellwig; and nieces, Jane Eden and Sara Jane Ealer.

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