M. Gary Helsel
M. Gary Helsel, 75, of Philipsburg, PA died on Monday, November 26, 2018 at Ridgeview Elder Care in Curwensville, PA.
Born on December 6, 1942 in Philipsburg, PA he was the son of the late Frances (Helsel) Anderson. He married Mary C. (Frontino) Helsel on October 5, 1963 in Sandy Ridge, PA: she survives at home.
Gary was of the Christian Faith.
He was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran, a member of the Philipsburg Elks Lodge #1173 and Country Club and the Lincoln Slovak Club in Hawk Run. He was retired from the former Corning Asahi in State College, PA and was a plant superintendent at the former Stott Coal Company. Gary had earned his GED.
In addition to his mother, he was preceded in death by: an infant daughter, Sherry Helsel and one sister, Peggy Wagner.
Along with his wife, he is survived by: two sons, Gary A. Helsel of Philipsburg, PA and Michael L. Helsel & his wife Sabrina of Bethlehem, PA; five grandchildren, Connor, Logan, Mia, Eve and Weston; three nieces, Tammy Raymond & her husband Lynn, Tracy Bakaysa & her husband Joe and Terry Smith & her husband Bo.
A Memorial Service will be held on Thursday, November 29, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. at the Heath Funeral Home & Cremation Services, LLC in Osceola Mills, PA: with Deacon Dennis Prestash officiating. Burial will be at the Philipsburg Cemetery in Philipsburg, PA.
Visitation will be held on Thursday from 4:00 p.m. until funeral time at the funeral home.
Military Honors will be accorded by the Osceola Mills Honor Guard.
Memorial contributions may be made to the donor’s choice.
To sign the online guestbook go to: www.heathfuneral.com