James P. ‘Jim’ Helsel

May 9, 1940 - March 28, 2019

James P. “Jim” Helsel, 78, Altoona, died Thursday. He was born in Altoona, son of the late Fredrick Sr. and Shirley (Garth) Helsel. Surviving are his wife, Joyce (Wingard) Helsel; three daughters: Kimberly Helsel, Becky Cooper and Cindy Pooler; a son, Steve Helsel; two grandchildren: Joshua and Abigail Gonsman; and a brother, Clair “Butch” Helsel. He was preceded in death by two siblings: Fredrick Helsel Jr. and Joycelynn Kiser. A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 6, 2019, at Grace Bible Church, Hollidaysburg. Arrange­ments are by The Good Funeral Home Inc., Alto-Reste Park.