Frederick George (Mike) Helwig, 62, of N. Topsail Beach died Saturday April 18, 2009 at New Hanover Regional Medical Center in Wilmington, NC.
Mike was born in Allentown PA. on January 12, 1947. He was the son of the late Dr. Frederick G. and Elizabeth R. Klotz Helwig. He was predeceased by his brother Peter Helwig.
Surviving are a daughter Meredith Helwig of Fletcher, NC; a son Nicholas Helwig of Raleigh, NC; former wife Laura Helwig of Washington, DC., and extended family members.
He retired to Topsail Island after more than 20 years with the Metropolitan Police Department as a Detective in Washington, DC.
Mike was actively involved with The Karen Beasley Sea Turtle Rescue & Rehabilitation Center.
Memorial contributions can be made to: Sea Turtle Hospital, P.O Box 3012, Topsail Beach, NC 28445.
A Celebration of Life will be held at a time and location to be announced.
Wilmington Burial and Cremation Service 1535 S. 41st Street Wilmington, NC 28403. (910)-791-9099