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Elsie J. Helme

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Elsie J. Helme

Middletown - Elsie J. Helme, 82, of Middletown, NJ died on January 13, 2018. She was born in Spotswood, NJ on September 19, 1935 and lived in Middletown. Prior to retirement, Elsie worked as a Biologist and Department Head for Schering Plough Pharmaceutical of Kennelworth, NJ for 31 years. Elsie was the youngest head of the Toxicology Department. She was a member of Christ Episcopal Church in Middletown, NJ where she served as a Warden, Vestry Member, Sunday School Teacher, and Bellringer. Elsie and her friend Rosemary started and ran for many years the "Net Results Foundation," a tennis training foundation for under privileged children in the Middletown and Red Bank area helping many to receive college scholarships. The United States Tennis Association honored the team of Elsie and Rosemary for their vision and work in 1991.

Surviving are her lifelong friend, Rosemary Darben of Middletown; and a host of friends and relatives.

Elsie was preceded in death by her parents Myron and Elsie Helme.

Visitation will be held on Saturday, January 20, 2018 at Christ Episcopal Church, 90 Kings Hwy, Middletown, from 9:30 am to 10:30 am. A funeral service will be held at 11:00 am at the church. For more information, to send condolences or for directions, please visit
Published in Asbury Park Press on Jan. 18, 2018
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