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Nyack/ATS Trustee Emeritus: Dr. Walter Helsing, 1920-2011

Posted by Deborah.Walker on Thursday February 10, 2011

Nyack College/ATS Trustee Emeritus, Dr. Walter J. Helsing went home to be with the Lord on February 9 at Providence Care Center in Beaver Falls, PA. Dr. Helsing, served on the Nyack/ATS Board of Trustees from 1965 to 2000.

A son of the late Walter and Blanche Kalinoski Helsing, Dr. Helsing was a resident of Brighton Township since 1976. A longtime member of the Christian Missionary Alliance Church, he more recently attended the First Presbyterian Church in Beaver.

The U.S. Army veteran served as a World War II captain, stationed in the Panama Canal Zone, Texas, and New Jersey. A 1942 graduate of Geneva College and 1945 graduate of Temple Medical School, he completed his internship in orthopedic surgery at the University of Pennsylvania.

After retiring in 1982, he served as president of the Pennsylvania Orthopedic Society, was a diplomat in the American College of Orthopedic Surgeons, was a member of the American College of Surgeons, and was a 60-year member of the Beaver County Medical Society.

In addition to serving on the Nyack/ATS Board of Trustees, he was a Beaver Valley YMCA trustee and founding member of Shell Point Village in Fort Myers, FL.

A service will be conducted by Rev. Jeffrey A. Arnold and Dr. Helsing's grandson, Rev. Dan Helsing at First Presbyterian Church. Private interment will be at Sylvania Hills Memorial Park. Online condolences may be shared at 

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