Nathaniel Hellman |

Nathaniel Hellman

No services have been announced for Nathaniel Hellman, who died Dec. 27, 2004, at his home in Zephyr Cove, Nev. He was 86.

Mr. Hellman was born Aug. 30, 1918, in Oakland, Calif., the only son of Joseph and Jeanette Cohen Hellman. He attended Piedmont High School and Santa Clara University before receiving his undergraduate degree from the University of California, Berkeley, and a graduate degree from Stanford University’s School of Business. Mr. Hellman was an entrepreneur and successful real estate developer for 40 years. He served as a captain in the U.S. Army during World War II.

While in the military, he met his wife, Zelda, an Army nurse. They were married in the Bay area in 1947, and after spending many summers at Lake Tahoe, made the lake their permanent home in 1962. An outdoor enthusiast, he loved to ski, fish, hike and relax at the beach. He was affectionately known as “Grumps” by his grandchildren.

He is survived by his wife Zelda, and five children: two sons, Michael Hellman and wife Kathy, and Douglas Hellman and wife Ame; three daughters, Jo Anne Hudson and husband Robert, Patricia Woody and husband Tom, and Kimberly Sweatt and husband John; as well as seven grandchildren, Cheryl, Andrew, Jeannette, Rachael, Lesley, Hannah and Sarah.

All arrangements are in the care of McFarlane Mortuary of South Lake Tahoe. In lieu of flowers, and in memory of Mr. Hellman, his family requests that donations be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 225 N. Michigan Ave., 17th Floor, Chicago, Ill. 60601-7633.

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