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Helen F. Akers Dec 06, 1954 - May 29, 2018

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Helen F. Akers, 63 of Millsboro, DE, passed away on Tuesday, May 29, 2018 in Lewes, DE.  Helen was born and raised in Chester, PA where she graduated from Chester High School.  She worked for over 20 years for Mars Electronics as a solderer, making printed circuit boards for everything from vending machines to the U.S. Military.  Helen enjoyed gardening, playing billiards, softball, and adored and loved animals.

Helen was the daughter of the late Orby and Ruth Akers of Withville, VA, and daughter-in-law to the late Charles Bennish, Sr..

SURVIVORS: Her wife and partner, together for 44 years, Joyce A. Bennish; animal children: Alli, Donatello, and Raphael; mother-in-law: Theresa Bennish; siblings-in-law: Chuck Bennish, Jr., Susan (Rodney) Rollman, and Terry (Jim) Elliott; nieces and nephews: Chuck III, Jenn, Justin, Christy, and Angelina; and 7 2/3 great nieces and nephews.

VISITATION: Wednesday, June 6, 2018, from 6:00-7:45 pm, at Nolan Fidale Funeral Home, 5980 Chichester Avenue Aston, PA 19014. FUNERAL SERVICE: Wednesday June 6, 2018, at 8:00 pm, at Nolan Fidale Funeral Home.

As per Helen’s wishes, everyone is invited to attend the visitation and funeral service wearing casual clothing.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Helen Akers name to the Providence Animal Shelter at


Service Location

Nolan-Fidale Funeral Home

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Begins: Jun 06, 2018 8:00pm - 1:35pm

5980 Chichester Ave

Aston, PA 19014


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Mary Lou Inzerillo says:

Submitted on: Jun 05, 2018

Dear Joyce and family, Helen aka “May” as we all regarded each other, will always be regarded as the the loving, supportive, funny and fiesty other half of everyone’s favorite couple Joyce and Helen. You both opened your hearts and home to all that sought acceptance, companionship and to be part of a community that loved and supported each other. You were that for so many, including me. Thank you for that and for many fun filled Sunday dinners. You will be forever loved and missed by all who regarding as a mentor, friend but most of all “Family” as a real Family should be. I loved you Helen and hopefully Joyce will allow us, your Community Family to love and help her during this dufficult time. Rest my dear family friend until we meet again????

Ron Hunt says:

Submitted on: Jun 05, 2018


Ron Hunt says:

Submitted on: Jun 05, 2018

I want to express my deepest sympathy for Helen's family. I worked with Helen at Mars. She was always happy and upbeat, and treated everyone with respect. Earth has lost an angle.

Patricia Lawrence says:

Submitted on: Jun 05, 2018

Joyce I'm so sorry for your loss, you are in my thoughts and prayers.

Tina M Midiri says:

Submitted on: Jun 03, 2018

We will all miss you Helen! So sorry for your loss Joyce. My thoughts and prayers are with you!

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