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Sandra Benware Marland posted a condolence
Friday, October 19, 2018Roger and I were saddened to hear of Helen's passing. We are sending our condolences to you, Harry. We know she is in a better place with no pain or sorrow and those who are left behind are the ones who bear great sorrow. I have very fond memories of Helen and you, as a child then later as an adult. I picture her smiling face and her greeting "Honey". May sweet memories of her and God's grace sustain you. And the fact that you will see her one day, as well as, our Lord and Savior.
Joe and Linda Spinosa posted a condolence
Wednesday, October 17, 2018Harry and Family, How sad for all to see Helen go but what a grand reunion in Heaven for her and loved ones gone. We too look forward to the day we will see her again. We enjoyed times spent with you and Helen and have fond memories of our visits. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. We trust God to send His comfort at this difficult time.
Brenda Benware Yeary posted a condolence
Tuesday, October 16, 2018Dear Harry, I was honored to have been called your friend. My love and affections are sent to you. I've thought of the two of you so many times throughout these last several years. When my heart was broken, you and Helen were there to love me and listen to my pain and grief. Helen was a "JOY!" Happiness is the word that really fits Helen, from my opinion. She exuded love for others. She exuded excitement and when I visited with Helen(and you, Harry) you made me feel like I was the only one that mattered during those times. Hospitality was the way you lived. May God comfort you in these times of extreme loss. Knowing this is not the end of Helen's life is the Christian's promise from our all loving Father in Heaven. Loving you with fond remembrance. Brenda Benware Yeary
James & Elaine Surace posted a condolence
Monday, October 15, 2018To Harry and family, We are so sorry to hear that Helen passed away. We are sending thoughts and healing prayers at this time of your loss. Jim & Elaine Surace
Elisabeth Larkin Van Dyk posted a condolence
Monday, October 15, 2018Helen Gates was a beloved family friend of nearly 50 years. To say that we adored her isn’t nearly enough. One of my favorite childhood memories was staying with her and Harry during the holidays with my sister. We felt so spoiled with the gifts they gave us and the love they surrounded us with. Having had a troubled childhood, my visits with Helen and Harry were always a special treat and an escape. Helen was such an incredible example of love, graciousness, compassion and class. My life was so much better for having known her. I will miss your sweet smile, Mrs, Gates. Thank you for the difference you made in my life.
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Sunday, October 14, 2018
Kieran Bushey posted a condolence
Sunday, October 14, 2018Helen was a member of my church for a very long time and she was a wonderful woman who loved others and always had kind words. Her heart was full of love and she left an impact on everyone she met. Heaven has gained a bright light. I will miss her very much and my heart goes out to Harry and their family.
MICHAEL and DALE BAKER posted a condolence
Friday, October 12, 2018Brother Harry and family God's continued richest blessings and our prayers are with you and family. May God's divine peace and comfort be with each other
Paul & Michele Smith posted a condolence
Friday, October 12, 2018Michele & I will certainly miss Helen. We have always considered Helen as our extended grandma, dear friend and most of all; our sister in Christ. We hold up Harry; our dear brother in Christ, in our prayers and thoughts as well as the extended family. If you were to look up the word;Hospitable in the dictionary, it should mention Helen's name. This was one of the many gifts of the Spirit Helen portrayed. Michele and I take great comfort, that her passing is but for a short time in lite of spending eternity with Helen one day! John 14 We love you! Paul & Michele
art and penny keen posted a condolence
Friday, October 12, 2018Dearest Harry...we are very saddened to hear of Helen's passing...we rejoice that we will see her again one day. But she has left a hole for us who know her!! She was ALWAYS sweet and caring and showed the love of Jesus to everyone..She was always thrilled to see us...I loved my mother dearly but I always wondered what it would have been like to have her as a mom! :) Your marriage was such a sweet role model of what marriage should be like....we will be praying for you and your family during this difficult time...we love you HARRY and we loved Helen...hugs
Kenneth E Hockey III (Kipper) posted a condolence
Thursday, October 11, 2018One of the greatest smiles I've ever seen on a human being. My sincerest prayers and condolences. Sweet,sweet lady of God.
Andy Summa posted a condolence
Thursday, October 11, 2018My deepest sympathy to the Gates family.
Becky Spinosa posted a condolence
Thursday, October 11, 2018Gramma/GiGi played a crucial role in my life. She taught me to love Christ to put my husband next and build my home by her example. I believe every person that had an opportunity to interact with her were blessed by her love. She loved my children with great love and affection. My heart is so full with what she poured into my life. Her favorite song is simple but explains her heart, "Jesus Loves You". I miss her voice already and looking forward to forever in the Kingdom of God with her.
Micki Larkin posted a condolence
Thursday, October 11, 2018My sincerest sympathies to Father Harry (❤️) , Becky & Mike, and all of Helen’s family. She loved and big. It was my honor and privilege to be called her friend. She touched my life, and my family in so many ways. She had a heart for Jesus, and a desire to see the lost saved......such a wonderful and fruitful legacy! I am thankful that today she is at complete rest. I will miss her.
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Wednesday, October 10, 2018
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