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William S. "Bill" Heath

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NEWPORT NEWS - William S. "Bill" Heath, born October 1,1921 in Portsmouth, VA, passed away on March 17, 2013 from complications with a blood clot at home. Bill moved from Newport News, VA, after 31 years, to Jacksonville, Florida in 1972. He worked with the Design Team on the first nuclear Aircraft Carrier (U.S.S. Enterprise) CVN 65 and transferred in 1972 to Offshore Power System Plant for the design of a floating Bill was preceded in death by his parents, William and Rose Heath, his sisters, Elaine Leary and Margie Stuck all from Portsmouth, Va. and brother-in-law William Frizzell of Apopka, Florida. He is survived by his wife of 69 years Evelyn; his daughters Linda Sykes (Mike) of Virginia Beach, Virginia and Judy Barlow (Richard) of Elkton, Florida. He is also survived by his grandchildren Annette Adkins (Todd) of Kenosha, Wisconsin and Brad Sykes (Josephina) of North Hollywood, California. His step-grandchildren Stacy Masciarelli (Paul) of Jacksonville, Florida and Brian Barlow (Marie) of Jacksonville, Florida, and his six great-grandchildren and nine nephews and nieces. The family would like to give thanks to Dr. Signor and Dr. Jean Harris for their care; as well as thanks to Haven Hospice and Home Instead for their constant presence. Bill will be missed for his sense of humor and loving family ways. Services will be planned at a later date and burial will be in Olive Branch Cemetery, Portsmouth, VA. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Bill's name to Haven Hospice 200 Southpark Blvd, Suite 207, St. Augustine, Florida 32086.St. Johns Family Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Published in Daily Press on Mar. 21, 2013
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