Helfer was appointed Greece Deputy Town Supervisor in January. He had served as a town councilman from 1998 to 2009. He also previously served as the Monroe County Assistant County Executive.
Greece Town Supervisor Bill Reilich released a statement saying, "Jerry was a very talented individual and a valuable asset to the town. Most importantly, however, Jerry will be remembered for his devotion to his wife Devan and his entire family. Anyone who was fortunate to have known Jerry, liked him. He was a gentle soul who had a deep concern for those around him. He will be sadly missed. "
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