F.G. “Mike” Helwig

January 12, 1947 - April 18, 2009
F.G. “Mike” Helwig

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


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  • April 30, 2009
    Kim & Alex Helwig says:
    We have been thinking of you, Meredith and Nick, a lot lately. We hope that all of the wonderful memories you enjoyed with your father will help you through this difficult time. Some of our most cherished memories are of the times our family spent with your family at Mud Run. Your Dad was always able to make us laugh. We will fondly remember them always.

  • April 21, 2009
    Jeremy Morin says:
    Meredith, my heart breaks for you and your family. Know that Erin and I are praying for your comfort and strength.

  • May 29, 2009
    Chris Minner & family says:
    Dear Meredith and Nicholas, I am so very sorry for your lose....you will always miss him..yet it does get easier with time. I am glad for his sake,that his passing was relatively rapid. He is much better now... Love you guys!!! Remember to laugh!!! Life is nothing without humor, and your Dad sure would agree!!!!! xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxo

  • April 21, 2009
    Ed & Jackie Trainor says:
    The "Resident Mayor" of Heron Cay will be missed. I could always rely on Mike to keep an eye on the complex as well as my unit. I don't think a week went by when we weren't in touch. I always viewed Topsail as a great escape and the icing on the cake was seeing Mike. He will be missed! Topsail Eddie

  • April 21, 2009
    Valerie says:
    Mike will be sorely missed up here in Philadelphia where he added so much fun to every get together. It was truly a joy to have him be part of Sam's and our lives.