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Dr. DO Max E. Helman


1935 - 2019 Obituary Condolences
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Dr. Max E. Helman, DO

Sept. 22, 1935 - Jan. 30, 2019

GRANGER, IN - Max E. Helman, DO, FACOFP distinguished, 83, passed away peacefully at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center on Wednesday, January 30, 2019.

Dr. Helman was born on September 22, 1935, in Huntington, New York, to the late Max and Rose (Boccia) Helman. Dr. Helman married his wife, Sharon Wozny on December 1, 1982. For forty years they shared a life of love, family, and travel. He leaves behind his children: Scott Helman of Mishawaka, IN, Deborah (Jeff) Ammerman of Niles, MI, Brian (Richelle) Helman of Kingston, NH, Tony (Heather) Traxler of Omaha, NE, and Laura Helman, DO of Granger; his five grandchildren: Matthew Ammerman, Alyssa Helman, Seth Helman, Olivia Traxler, and Brooklyn Henderson; brother, Ronald Helman of Sunrise, FL; sister-in-law, Charlotte Helman of Dix Hills, NY; brother-in-law, Bob (Kathy) Wozny; and many nieces and nephews.

Preceding Dr. Helman in death along with his parents is a brother, Donald Helman; his father and mother-in-law, Eugene and Bernice Wozny; nephew, Justin Wozny; and niece, Rochelle Helman.

Dr. Helman served in the U.S. Army from 1958-1960. He was a New York University undergraduate and received his doctorate from Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine. He was a board member of the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians from 1989 to 2001 and had the honor to serve as the President from 1998-1999. Dr. Helman also served on the board of the Indiana Osteopathic Association of Physicians and Surgeons. He was a family physician in Mishawaka for 48 years. Dr. Helman was a longtime member of Knollwood Country Club.

Visitation for Dr. Helman will be on Monday, February 4, from 10:30am-12:30pm, with service to immediately follow, at the McGann Hay Funerals / Cremations / Gatherings, Granger Chapel, 13260 SR 23, enter the parking lot on Cherry Rd. Rabbi Michael Friedland of Sinai Synagogue will officiate. Entombment will follow at St. Joseph Valley Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that you PLEASE consider a donation in Dr. Helman's name to: , P.O. Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, TN 38148. To send your private condolences to the family log on to: www.McGannHay.com.
Published in South Bend Tribune on Feb. 3, 2019
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