Joe was a very unique, sweet, kind, genuine and caring person. About a year ago or so, I received a phone call from him at work, personally thanking me for the get well card that I had mailed him (when he had his heart surgery). He said that he was deeply touched by my card and my gesture. Little did he know how much I was touched so many times by his kindness, by his actions of professionalism, and his great example in what it is to be a good husband, father, colleague and friend. Joe will be missed by all of these people who knew him because he made a difference in many people’s lives! We absolutely loved working with Joe here at the Oxy International team! Always wishing good morning to everyone when he walked by. A real gentleman…. Rest in peace my friend, we will miss you! Ana Maschinski, October 20, 2017 Amy & Heather Thank you for sharing your Dad with us! He was beyond special and there are no words to express the hole his loss has left, You will forever be our sister’s, our family! Our prayers, hugs and love are with you today and all those to come. Love so much, Jill & Scott Jill & Scott Wede, October 20, 2017 Oh, friend for twenty years, I will miss you. But not in my heart and mind, for there you will linger reminding me how to be a better man by your example and giving me gentle support and counsel. You were a great father and constant companion and my admiration for your success in those roles knows no bounds. Hope to see you down the road, Mike. Lee Harrington, October 19, 2017 I loved this guy he was a complete person. He will be missed! Mike
Mike Graven, October 17, 2017 I have had the pleasure of meeting your father several times when he came over on business trips to our office in Belgium. He was such a gentleman. He was the kind of person I really admired. He realized so many things within the company but always remained so polite and humble. He stayed in touch after his retirement. Each year after 9/11 he sent me an email in memory of. He was in our office in Belgium on 9/11 together with Helmut when I had to inform everyone about the tragedy. And also this year I got an email from him. I got his email while I was on holiday but replied to him the week after. I guess he must have already left on his European holiday by then. So 9/11 will have an even more special meaning to me as of now. I will never ever forget your father. A father to be proud of ! My deepest sympathy. Evi Evi Jacobs, October 16, 2017 Good memories of Holy Spirit and Trinity growing up in Louisville, KY. Wonderful to meet Jane in our "grown up" years. Glad you are together again. Sincere sympathy to all Joe's family and friends. Hope your good memories help lift your spirits in the days ahead. Keeping everyone in our prayers. Bill and Anne Hill Bill and Anne Hill, October 15, 2017 Joe was a good high school friend; miss him Wayne wayne fangman, October 15, 2017 Adios my friend. Knew you a long time and liked you a lot the whole time. So glad you got to meet Fay and the three of us got to spend a bit of time together. Mike Cardwell, October 14, 2017 Joe was God's gift and we are very thankful he shared it with us. SYLVIA AND CAMPBELL SCOTT, October 13, 2017 Amy My prayers are with you and your family. Matthew 5:4
Jay Harper, October 12, 2017 My most sincere condolences to the family. I am heart-broken to say the least. Joe was one of the warmest and most genuine people I have ever worked with. I worked with Joe in the International division of OxyChem from 2001 - 2010. Joe was always so kind to introduce me to all the big-wigs that came to Oxy. Joe understood that I wasn't only a secretary/administrative assistant. He understood how important I was as a representative of the company and that is so hard to find these days. We were supposed to get together for lunch after his last trip but we never got around to that. The world was a better place with Joe Hellmann in it and it will be a little less cheery without him. I will miss my friend and wish him peace in his new life alongside the love of his life, Jane. God bless all of you. Marta Lopez, October 12, 2017 We will miss Joe's gentleness and kindness among us. But Heaven is rejoicing while we are still adjusting to his passing. We only knew him for the past few years but he was clearly a gentleman in all the best senses of that term. Our thoughts and prayers are with all the family.