Benjamin Andrew Helm

07/07/1978 - 04/11/2019

Ben Helm, 40, passed away at home on April 11, 2019 in Mesa, Arizona.  Ben was born to Richard and Donna Helm on July 7, 1978.  He grew up in Massachusetts and was raised with a large loving family of grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins.  During his school years, Ben played baseball and basketball and was a talented trumpet player.  For five years after high school graduation, Ben served in the U.S. Army based out of Fort Sill, Oklahoma. As part of his service, Ben was deployed overseas in both Korea and Kuwait. Over the last 15 years, Ben was a proud member of the food-service industry family in the greater Phoenix area.  Ben was a fan of the Red Sox and Patriots.  He was known for his gentle kindness and hearty laugh.

Ben was preceded in death by his grandparents Arnold and Dorothy Helm and Donald and Dorothy Campbell.  Ben is survived by his parents, his sisters, Mary Rio and Sharon Anderson, his nephew Owen Rio, who he loved dearly, and many loving aunts, uncles, and cousins.

A memorial gathering was held in Mesa on April 16, 2019 for his restaurant family.  Additional services to be scheduled in Massachusetts.

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  • Michael Richard

    Ben, you were an awesome inspiration to so many. Your love of life and your commitment to family were unparalleled. I will miss you and expect that you will keep a close eye on your parents, your sisters, and Owen!

  • Elaine Lambert

    I wanted to express my condolences to all of Ben’s family. Right now your grief may be inconsolable, and any words of comfort may be inadequate. So I pray that the God of comfort supply you with strength to face today, and hope and peace to face tomorrow. One way that God comforts us today is by moving people who care about us to give us words of encouragement that we need to hear. For the Bible’s answers to questions about grief and death please visit JW.org.

  • shocked,confused but very sad to here!Only new benny for 2years & few cocktails countless bar (work)stories along with a few ZIIMAS(JAGERS)!Have been a bar man most of my days like BIG BEN!!!!.was only last tuesday .WAS telling about 5 days off and MOM&DAD in town!SEEMED VERY HAPPY!. i miss him allready! (ps)MOM,DAD YOUR BOY WAS NOTHING SHORT OF AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • I’m so sorry for the loss of Ben. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family

  • Jeremy Lashway

    It’s a shock to learn ben has passed. I remember him as a kind person who always smiled.

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