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John "Pete" N. Helsel

April 7, 1937 ~ July 2, 2020 (age 83)

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John N. “Pete” Helsel, 83, of Claysburg, passed away Thursday July 2, 2020 at home. He was born April 7, 1937 in Roaring Spring, son of the late James and Ella (Imler) Helsel. He married Dolores Ickes on August 8, 1959 in the parsonage of the Claysburg United Methodist Church.



Surviving are his wife of Claysburg, three daughters Debra Burket and fiancé Mark Talasky of Altoona, Diana Kidd and husband Chris of Claysburg and Cathy Musselman and husband Ron of Arizona, 8 grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren and 2 step great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by 2 brothers Eugene “Moxie” and Thomas Helsel and a son-in-law John Burket.



Pete was a 1955 graduate of Greenfield-Kimmel High School and served in the U.S. Army from 1959 – 1962 and was stationed in France. He was a member of Trans Run United Methodist Church. He retired from Agway, Bedford in 1999 and was previously employed at Roaring Spring Blank Book Company.



Pete was an avid gardener.



A celebration of Pete’s life will be held at the convenience of the family.



Memorial contributions may be given to the Claysburg Food Bank.

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