Dr. Edwin L. Helfman
1934 - 2018
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On December 26, 2018, Dr. Edwin L. Helfman, retired physician, passed away at the age of 84.

Dr. Helfman was born on September 29, 1934 in Middletown, Ohio. He received his medical degree from the University of Cincinnati in 1960. He practiced medicine for 17 years at Middletown Hospital and was President of the Medical Staff in 1970.

Dr. Helfman moved to Las Vegas in 1979 and practiced medicine for 15 years at Desert Springs Hospital and was Chief of Staff for 3 years, 1983-1985. He retired from medicine in 1994. After he retired he attended UNLV and learned programming to create his own software. He was known for his quick wit, his great story telling and his infectious smile.

Dr. Helfman was preceded in death by his father, Hyman, and his mother, Pearl. He is survived by his former wives Barbara and Eileen, his children, Eve and Marc, his brother Ken, his nieces Theresa and Susie and nephews Daniel and Kory.

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Published in Las Vegas Review-Journal on Dec. 30, 2018.
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August 13, 2019
Dr Helfman was warm and kind...he always had a smile to share with a great sense of humor. He was our family doctor and a lifelong friend. My love and prayers go out to his family. I am so sorry for your loss.
Nancy Wolff
December 31, 2018
Please accept my dearest and heartfelt sympathy; I am so sorry for your loss. May the God who "binds up the brokenhearted" and "comforts all who mourn" sustain your family during this difficult time. Isaiah 61:1,2
December 31, 2018
So sorry to hear of Eddie's passing. May the comfort that only comes from God be with you all now and forever.
Dan Shoemaker
December 31, 2018
Ed was a great guy. Since 1978, when I first met Ed, we were friends. Both of us had trained at LAC-USC Medical Center in LA. Over the years we would see each others patients. When I would operate on his patients, he would assist me with their surgery. He was a terrific doctor and a good person. He had a wonderful sense of humor. He will be missed. William Bossak, MD
December 30, 2018
May God be your strength in this time of sorrow (Matthew 5:4) Happy are those who mourn since they will be comforted.
December 30, 2018
Ed was the one who taught me the "art" of sports betting when I moved to Vegas in 1988. Always quick with good inside information to improve the odds. Great doc and friend to so many. Will be missed.
Steve Peterson
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