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Jack Clayton Helveston

Obituary for Jack Clayton Helveston

April 20, 2020
Quakertown, Pennsylvania



Jack Clayton Helveston, 87, of Quakertown, PA, passed away on April 20, 2020 surrounded by family. Jack was the loving husband of Margaret F. (nee Kingston) for 67 years. Jack was also the loving father to Diana Campbell (Robert), Jack Jr. (Joan), and Donna Young (Steve). Jack leaves behind an impressive legacy in his grandchildren: Tricia Linowski (Jeffrey), Sarah Torr (Michael), Brittany Helveston, Amanda Helveston, and Ashley Custer (Bobby).
Jack and Margaret were engaged on Valentine's Day 1953 and married when Jack was able to secure a pass to return home for the weekend on May 16, 1953. They then returned to Fort Knox Kentucky until September when Jack left for Korea.

Jack was a proud member of the United States Army from September 1952 through December 1954 where he served honorably. Jack served as a Chaplain's assistant in Japan where he met his lifelong friend Jay Baar. Jack and Jay remained friends and visited each other yearly.

Jack was happiest when he was around his family. He enjoyed spending time with his granddaughters, and was blessed to be a great-grandfather to Mila, Tommy, Tori and Owen.

Jack will always be remembered for his whistling, singing, and humming. He was described as a great friend, devoted Christian, a fine man and traveling companion. He was kind, amazing, funny, great, wonderful, loved, and an anchor. Jack loved to vacation with his kids, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and friends. There is rarely a picture of Jack by himself as he was always surrounded by those he loved.

Relatives and friends are invited to Jack's Life Celebration Memorial Service on Saturday July 18th at the Crossroads Bible Church (855 Old Huntingdon Pike, Huntingdon Valley, PA 19006) at 11AM. Interment will at Washington Crossing National Cemetery (830 Highland Road, Newtown PA 18940) on Monday July 20th at 1:30PM.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Jack's memory to America's Keswick, or America's Keswick, 601 Route 530, Whiting, New Jersey 08759-3599, would be greatly appreciated.

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Dean/Geitner/Givnish Funeral Home, Inc.

7900 Oxford Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19111
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