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Calvin L. Helsel

June 16, 1938 ~ September 13, 2021 (age 83)


Calvin L. Helsel 83 of New Paris, died Monday, September 13, 2021 at his residence.  He was born on June 16, 1938 in Pavia a son of the late Earl W. and Jennie T. (Imler) Helsel. On November 5, 1957 in Roaring Spring, he married Eloise (Burk) Helsel who survives along with two sons: Calvin L. Helsel Jr. and wife Beverly, of Bedford, and Randy Helsel and wife Susan, of New Paris; a daughter Lisa Shetler and husband Randy, of Myrtle Beach, SC; eight grandchildren:  Dianna, Ashley, Adam, Kathleen, Danielle, Whitney, Hailey, and Sydney; six great-grandchildren:  Julia, Caleb, Noah, Ariel, Isaac, and Hannah: two brothers:  Clarence Helsel and wife Bonnie and Robert Helsel and wife Joyce, both of Imler, and his loving and spoiled dog Mazzie.  He was preceded in death by two brothers:  William “Pete” Helsel and Joseph Helsel; a sister Irene Helsel; and two infant siblings:  Charles and Mary Helsel.

Calvin attended the Spring Meadow Family Worship Center.  He proudly served in the United States Army before starting his career as a special circuit’s technician for The United Telephone Company of PA.  Calvin had many interests and was always busy.  He loved to work, always had a project and enjoyed helping others with yard work, construction projects, and gardening. He also loved old cars and looked forward to going to car auctions with his sons to look at cars, socialize, and eat auction food.  He enjoyed going to hymn sings, attending flea markets, yard sales and collecting antiques.  He also loved camping at Bald Eagle State Park and Delaware Seashore State Park and casual ocean fishing, especially on the Judy V, at Indian River. He loved going to Florida for the winter where he enjoyed the warm weather and Karaoke with his friends.  Most recently, he looked forward to going to Myrtle Beach where he could spend time with his daughter, granddaughters and son-in-law. He was a loving husband and father and enjoyed spending time with his family. He enjoyed life, lived life to the fullest, leaving many fond memories for all who had the privilege to be a part of his life. 

Funeral services will be private.  Arrangements by the Timothy A. Berkebile Funeral Home, in Bedford.  Our online guestbook is available at

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