May 9, 2014
Jules Helzner, a retired musician/Bandleader who's career spanned six decades left us on May 3,2014 just 4 months shy of his 96th birthday. Born to the late Jacob and Rose Helzner (SORKIN) on September 15, 1918 in Russia. He is survived by 4 Children, 12 Grandchildren and 9 Great-Grandchildren. His two passions in life were his music and his amateur radio station - W3ATN. He graduated with honors with the 165th class of Central HS. Among his many athletic skills, were track, tennis, golfing, swimming and boxing. He was a hypnotist that could induce a self-imposed hypnotic trance. He was artistic, a poet, songwriter and was an extra in the movie “Pride of the Marines” starring John Garfield. His hobbies included boating, fishing, horse races and playing “Fascination” on the Boardwalk in A.C. A 32nd degree Mason in Shekinah Lodge #246. A member of Cardozo Lodge and a Lu Lu Temple Shriner. His instruments were his clarinet, tenor saxophone, flute and harmonica. He could sing in many languages. His youthful quest for knowledge stayed with him to the very end. He was an inventor and could fix anything. A Rube Goldberg, Thomas Edison, Ben Franklin, Marconi all rolled up in one. A most extraordinary and brilliant man. He made his mark and did it his way. He touched the lives of many and his presence will be missed by many. Graveside inurnment services will begin promptly at 11:00 AM. Sunday May18,2014 at Shalom Memorial Park Cemetery in Huntingdon Valley (Pine and Byberry Roads). Following services everyone is invited to celebrate the life of Jules in the home of Alan and Joyce Helzner in Huntingdon Valley. We will not be sitting Shiva.