In memory of
Ted Steven Helberg
HELBERG Ted Steven Ted was born in Toledo, Ohio on July 30, 1953 to Sam and Tonia Helberg and passed on February 12, 2017 after an extended illness. Attended Deveaux Grade school, where as a husky boy he focused on eating and smiling. A Sylvania High School graduate (1971), during those years he changed his appearance while excelling in softball, bowling, golf, and tennis; he was a natural athlete. While living in Israel, he participated in the Maccabi games as a softball player. He loved playing and watching sports the rest of his life. He also really enjoyed his friends and let his presence be known at any gathering. He attended Ohio State University, University of Arizona and did graduate work while in Israel. He also lived in Paris for 20 years and his most recent years lived in Minneapolis to be closer to his kids. He was involved in opening and operating two successful Monroe Street restaurants in Toledo, O' Henry's in the 70's and The Beverly Hills Cafe in the 80's. He practiced as a psychologist and spoke at a number of conferences in Europe and the U.S. He specialized in addiction counseling, including time at the renowned Hazelden facility in Minneapolis. He started one of the first privately run addiction clinics in Paris. He was fluent in 4 languages, and often volunteered his services including a missionary trip to Haiti after the earthquake where his French language and counseling skills kept him in demand there for weeks. He loved to travel and did so extensively and enjoyed people. Always ready for a good time and a good laugh, and known for his willingness to offer help to anyone in need. In Minneapolis he was affiliated with the local chapter of Children of Holocaust Survivors. His brother Tom said I always said you could drop Ted anywhere in the world and not only would he survive, but would thrive, contribute and cultivate a rich friend filled life. He leaves behind his greatest pride and joys, his son, Jacob Helberg of San Francisco, and his daughter, Roxine Helberg of Los Angeles. Survived also by brothers, Tom Helberg (Shelley) and Sandy Helberg (Harriet), nieces Blair Pearl, Marisa Lavin (Ben), Taylor Helberg; nephews, Simon Helberg (Jocelyn), Mason Helberg; great-niece, Adeline and great-nephews, Wilder Helberg and Shay Pearl. Predeceased by loving parents, Sam and Tonia Helberg. Friends will be received at the home of Tom and Shelley Helberg at 4722 High Oaks Blvd, Toledo, on Sunday, February 19th, from 6-9 p.m. Private services are being held for the family. Contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation, Congregation Bnai Israel, or the charities of your choice. 419-535-5840 www.wickfh.com As published in The Blade
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