Johnson Walton Funeral Home

Helen M. Scholtz

Helen M. Scholtz

Helen M. Scholtz, 95, of Holland Township, NJ, passed away peacefully on Thursday, January 19, 2023 at the Hunterdon Care Center in Raritan Township, NJ.

Helen was born on February 24, 1927 on her family’s farm in Baptistown, Kingwood Township, NJ. She graduated from Frenchtown High School in 1946. Helen then met her husband Rudy, after he got home from World War II, and they were married soon after. She worked as a bookkeeper for Frenchtown Ceramics for 40 years. Helen enjoyed being outdoors, especially gardening. She and Rudy’s yard was always impeccable. Helen also loved cooking and taking regular bus trips with her sister. In her earlier years, she enjoyed snowmobiling. She and Rudy also loved spending time at the cabin they built in Canedensis, PA. Helen was an active member of the Farmers Sportsman Club in Holland Township, NJ and a social member of the Oak Hill Golf Club. She was adored by her many friends and neighbors and will be remembered for her kind and generous spirit.

Daughter of the late Michael and Mary (Malko) Melnyk, Helen is survived by her two nieces and several cousins, as well as her many beloved friends and neighbors. She was predeceased by her beloved husband Rudolph “Rudy” Scholtz, her brother William Melnyk, and her sister Anna Nagy.

A viewing will take place on Tuesday, January 24, 2023 from 10-11 AM at the Johnson-Walton Funeral Home, 24 Church Road, Holland Township, NJ, followed by a Celebration of Helen’s Life at 11 AM, with Pastor Linda Bullock officiating. Interment will follow at the Frenchtown Cemetery in Frenchtown, NJ.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Farmers Sportsman Club, Inc., PO Box 204, Milford, NJ 08848.


From: Sherry Kunsman
The end of an era. We will miss you . Jerry and Sherry

From: Joan Stachnik
Helen, Rudy, Frank and I have always been good friends. We met at the Farmer Sportmen's Club while Frank and I were dating, some 52 years ago. Helen and I both worked in a corporate setting and understood each other and became good friends. The four of us would spend time at their cabin in the Poconos and always met every Friday night at the club. I loved Helen's hardy laugh and we would laugh often together. While our family grew, we always kept in touch all these years through Christmas cards with notes to one another. We also managed to see each other around Holland and in church. Helen LOVED the bell choir at First U.C.C. in Milford. I missed her the minute I read her obit. Our sincere condolences to her extended family and friends.

From: Judy Durnan Wendland
I have vivid memories of both Rudy and Helen. You had to love them both. Helen always said hello and had a friendly smile. She was a grand lady, admired by many and will be missed.

From: Margaret A. Post
Helen and Rudy were an institution in our neighborhood. They always had a ready wave, smile and hello. They were always very helpful and understanding. It was my pleasure to have known them.

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