Michael J. Helstowski, a lifelong resident of Bridgehampton, died at Southampton Hospital on April 26. He was 49 years old.
Mr. Helstowski was born in Southampton on July 29, 1963, the son of the late Raymond Helstowski and Margaret Harrington Dominski, who survives.
Mr. Helstowski, a Pierson High School graduate, was a self-employed mechanic.
“Michael was a very unique and memorable individual. Sculpted and shaped by the life he was born into and further molded by the people he held near to his heart, Michael was a very peaceful, caring and gentle man,” said the family. “[He had] a constant interest in learning as much as possible about many things, such as nature, science, farming, birding, mechanics, music, cars, motorcycles, movies, guns, fishing, shellfish, women, etc.”
In addition to his mother, Mr. Helstowski is survived by three siblings, Kenny of East Hampton, Lee of Michigan and Jackie of Sagaponack.
Services were held on Monday at Yardley & Pino Funeral Home. Remains were to be cremated.
The family asks that memorial contributions be made to the American Cancer Society, or the Bridgehampton Ambulance Corps.