HELMETTA, NJ - Pete Genthe has been a resident of the borough for the past eight years. Genthe was tapped to be Wednesday's Helmetta Hometown Hero by his loving family. He and his wife Noreen along with two of their daughters, Francesca and Jacqueline, are active members of the Helmetta and Spotswood communities. Genthe is the General Forman for East Windsor Department of Public Works. He is also a volunteer with the Spotswood Fire Department, recently completing his tenure as chief.

Genthe has always been dedicated to his job and helping people. The coronavirus crisis has placed him on the front lines of the pandemic. He works hard to ensure East Windsor residents do not have to worry about the essential operations of the township while they are under the stay-at-home order from New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy. Genthe has also taken a proactive approach to cleaning and sanitizing in order to keep East Windsor Township employees and residents safe. During the COVID-19 pandemic, Genthe continues to answer as many calls as he is able with the Spotswood Fire Department.

When he is not on the job in East Windsor or volunteering with the SFD, Genthe is a caring family man. Spending time with his ten children and his wife is extremely important to him. Fishing and golf are two of his favorite things do do outside of work.

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"I am proud to call Pete Genthe my dad," said his daughter Jacqueline.

If you know a Helmetta Hometown Hero like Genthe who is on the frontline of the coronavirus crisis, send Borough Mayor Chris Slavicek an email at mayor@helmettaboro.com. Nominations should include the person's name, a brief description of their job, what makes them a hometown hero and a photograph.