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Obituary - IRA HENRY HELMAN

 


Ira H. Helman of Oviedo, passed away on Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2015, at Florida Hospital – Orlando. He was 84 years old. Mr. Helman, a native of New York, was born on July 28, 1930 to the late Jack and Shirley Noah Helman. After earning his Bachelor of Arts degree, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy, serving at the U.S. Naval Hospital in St. Albans, N.Y. Following his discharge from active duty, he returned to school and earned his Juris Doctor degree.

In addition to having an active law practice, Mr. Helman was a well-known owner of trotters. His horses were familiar fixtures at many of the race tracks featuring trotters. He was also the owner of the Aloevin Corp., a company located in DeLand, Fla., dedicated to providing customers with innovations in aloe-based products.

On June 25, 1972, in New York, Ira married the former Nitzyah Nancy Moldanado, his wife of nearly 43 years who survives him. He is also survived by his sons, James (Sharlene) Helman of North Carolina, Nathan Helman of Winter Park and Samuel Helman of Oviedo; his daughter, Nancy Lee Helman of Boca Raton; and six grandchildren.

A funeral service with military honors was held at Beth Israel Cemetery with Rabbi Arnold Siegel officiating. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Beth Shalom Memorial Chapel, 640 Lee Road, Orlando 32810.

 
 

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Marcia writes:

I am so saddened to hear of IRA passing. Hhe was a special friend. My sympathy to his wife Nancy and his children .

 
 
 

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