Michael Heltzer Obituary – Heltzer, Michael Charles A brief illness took Michael Charles Heltzer’s life on February 3, 2023, and he passed away the same day. He was a visionary designer and entrepreneur. He had 62 years under his belt. Michael was the cherished son of Arnold Hurst Heltzer and Gail Ellen (Kravitz) Heltzer, both of whom are still alive and reside in Cleveland, Ohio. Michael was born on October 28, 1960 in that city.
Henry Hurst Heltzer, Rose Tully Heltzer, George Hopkins Heltzer, and Estelle Geraldine Heltzer were the four cherished children that he and Elizabeth Hopkins Heltzer had together. He was the husband of Elizabeth Hopkins Heltzer and the father of their children. He was the cherished uncle of many people in addition to being the brother of John (Debby) Heltzer.
Michael Kravitz was also the cousin of Harley and Marcia Kravitz’s children in addition to being their nephew. He was a devoted friend to many, and the lives of those who knew and loved him were profoundly impacted by his presence. Michael was born and raised in Highland Park, Illinois, and attended Highland Park High School until he graduated.
Before moving on to earn his Juris Doctor degree from Northwestern University School of Law, he attended the University of Colorado at Boulder, where he was awarded a Bachelor of Arts degree. He was attending law school when he made the discovery that designing furniture was his true calling. This led to his eventual transition into business ownership.
He later established Heltzer Furniture Design and Stay, a contemporary dog hotel in Chicago that later expanded its services to include the training and placement of rescued animals. Michael was well-known for his meticulous attention to detail, his kindness, and his love of nature and all animals, great and small. He also had a deep appreciation for the outdoors. He was very devoted to his family, which included all of his many dogs, and was very active in the community where he lived.