Keith A. Helfant, 34, died Wednesday, September 8, 1999. He was the Lower School Physical Education Teacher for the Columbus Academy, as well as their varsity assistant football, assistant basketball and assistant baseball coach. He was a graduate of the Columbus Academy, where he was a member of the 1981 State Finalist Basketball Team. He was the Baseball Captain for the 1982 State Baseball Champions. He graduated from Davidson College in Davidson, N.C.
Keith is survived by his wife, Elizabeth; a loving father to his children, Michael, Matthew, Timothy and Rebecca; a beloved son to Charles and Mimi Helfant; a beloved brother to Karen (Jim) Waldmann, Craig Helfant, Suzanne Helfant, Kurt (Holly) Helfant and Amy (Dave) Fidler; his nieces and nephews, Joshua, Justin and Megan Waldmann and Taylor, Paul and Alexis Helfant; several aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. He is preceded in death by his grandmother Mary “Dodie” McNally.
Family will receive friends Friday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. and Saturday from 9-10 a.m. at SCHOEDINGER NORTH CHAPEL, 5554 Karl Rd., where the funeral service will be held 10 a.m. Saturday, September 11, 1999. Fr. Robert Gonzales presiding. Interment Kingwood Memorial Park.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial contribution may be made to the Columbus Academy Athletic Department, 4300 Cherrybottom Rd., Columbus, Oh. 43230.