John Heimans, Jr.
May 14, 1918 - Nov. 19, 2013
Resident of San Jose
John passed away peacefully with his family at his bedside, at the age of 95. John was born in Amsterdam, Holland to the late John and Marie Heimans. He immigrated to this country with his parents at the age of 9. He was an Eagle Scout, Grand Rapids Michigan High graduate, and attended the University of Michigan. He served 2 years in the U.S. Navy. Employed by San Jose Steel Co. for 47 years. He was V.P. of the company. He formed and ran the fencing division SCS Inc., until retiring at 75. John was a member and president of the International Fence Association; a Mason with San Leandro Lodge #113; member and co-founder of the Netherlands Philatelists of California; and a member of the Sportsmen Club. He was an outdoor sportsman and enjoyed meeting and talking to people around the world. John is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 49 years, Eva; his brother Richard Heimans of Alameda, 5 children, 8 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. His loving first wife, Henrietta, precedes him in death. Grave site Interment Service on Friday Dec. 6, 11am at Oak Hill Cemetery, 300 Curtner Ave. Family and friends are welcomed after for a 12pm buffet at Three Flames Restaurant 1547 Meridian Ave. San Jose. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his name to the
or the Salvation Army.
Published in San Jose Mercury News/San Mateo County Times on Nov. 28, 2013