HEILMAN, Guy G.
Guy G. Heilman was born in East Brady, PA on August 14, 1919 and died June 3, 2013 from complications from a fall. He decided to follow his father's footsteps and be a funeral director. His apprenticeship was interrupted by WWII and he served almost five years in the Air Force as a navigator completing 35 missions over Europe, two of which were on D Day. He married Ardys Sibole, a Sacramento native whom he met while stationed at Mather Field. He joined the firm of Harry A. Nauman & Son in 1947.
Guy was very involved in the Sacramento Community. He joined 20-30 Club; was president of Junior Chamber of Commerce in 1949 and selected by the Jaycees as Outstanding Young Man of the Year; became President of the Easter Seal Society and served three years on the State Society Board. He was active in the American Cancer Society as Campaign Chairman in 1961-62 and President in 1965 receiving, after 20 years, an honorary Lifetime Membership and served on the national level.
He joined the Masonic Fraternity in 1941, Washington Lodge, the Shrine, and was a member of Scottish Rite, served as master of the Rose Croix and was awarded the Honorary 33rd degree.
He joined First United Methodist Church in 1947 and was active in many capacities. He served as Personnel Commissioner for the County Board of Education from 1972-1981. He served on the Governor's Committee for New State Planning. He was a Board Member of Methodist Hospital for 9 years.
With several local funeral directors, he purchased Camellia Memorial Lawn and was founding president.
Guy retired from Harry A. Nauman & Son in 2003 after 56 years of service. He was president and part owner when the company was sold and stayed on for an additional 14 years as a consultant.
A member of Point West Rotary since 1987, he was their song leader.
He was preceded in death by his parents Gertrude and Charlie Heilman, brother Charles, sister Lilian, and beloved wife, Ardys. He is survived by his daughter Lisa Heilman-Cozzalio and husband Victor Cozzalio of Sacramento; sister-in-law Pauline Heilman of East Brady, PA; niece Charyl Barnhart (Howard) of Butler, PA and their sons Todd and Jason.
Remembrances may be sent to First United Methodist Church, the Scottish Rite or a
Visitation will be held at Harry A. Nauman & Son on Saturday, June 8 from 4pm - 8pm. Funeral Service will be held at First United Methodist Church 2100 J. St. on Monday at 1:00.
Arrangements by Harry A. Nauman & Son Funeral Home.
Published in The Sacramento Bee on June 9, 2013