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Parish in New Jersey offers funeral Mass and Christian burial for Bobby Helmeck, local homeless man…

“Homeless man who looked like Jesus has died,” reads an unusual obituary on the website of Hoboken’s Failla-McKnight Funeral Home — but the wording may not strike Hoboken residents as unusual. For decades, Robert “Bobby” Helmeck could be seen strolling the streets or quietly resting on stoops around the mile-square city, easy to spot with his tall stature, long beard, and long coat.

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