HELLEBUYCK, Robert R. Jr.– of Ortonville, Michigan, age 58, passed away on February 23, 2021. Cremation has taken place. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated 12 PM Saturday, June 26, 2021 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, 404 North Dayton Street, Davison, Michigan 48423; Rev. Fr. Andrew A. Czajkowski celebrant. Inurnment in St. John Catholic Cemetery on a later date. The family will receive visitors 10:30 AM-12 PM Saturday, June 26, 2021 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of one’s choice, in Bob’s name.
Robert was born in Detroit, Michigan on June 23, 1962, son of Robert Sr. and Rose Marie (Medved) Hellebuyck. He graduated from Rochester Adams High School in 1980. Bob attended Oakland Community College studying welding, EMT and advanced first aid training. He was a Volunteer Fire Fighter with the Rochester Hills Fire Department. Bob worked a variety of jobs in his career but loved to be outdoors working as a tree trimmer or applying commercial pesticides. He was an avid morel mushroom hunter, and would go mushroom hunting with anyone that was willing. Bob loved hunting, fishing, and skiing, and all the joy that Michigan outdoors presented.
Bob is survived by his parents, Robert and Rose Marie Hellebuyck, Sr.; 2 siblings, Paul (Denise) Hellebuyck and Ken (Leslie) Hellebuyck; and many other loving family and friends. He was preceded in death by his Black Labrador, Bear.