Benjamin George Helsel, Jr., 89, of Gainesville, FL, passed away on March 29, 2015 in Gainesville, FL.
He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Lois D. Helsel of Gainesville; two daughters, Carol Delany and husband Michael of Gainesville and Joanne Georg and husband Edward of Nokesville, VA; two granddaughters, Lauren Belgrade and husband Jacob of Gainesville and Erin Cary and husband Timothy of Easthampton, MA.
Ben was a Marine Corps veteran of WWII. Upon his retirement as a Special Agent with the FBI, he and Lois returned to their hometown of Middletown, PA where he opened his own law practice. Always inseparable, Lois worked with Ben as his legal secretary for many years. Ben was well-loved and respected by all who had the privilege of being touched by his kindness and grace throughout a life well-lived.
Graveside services will be private in the Memorial Garden at Trinity United Methodist Church. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in Mr. Helsel’s honor to the local Missions Fund, Trinity United Methodist Church, 4000 NW 53rd Ave., Gainesville, FL 32653.