Richard P. Heine
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AGE: 82 • Spring Lake
Richard P. Heine, 82 of Spring Lake, entered into eternal rest on Thursday, June 5, 2014 at Jersey Shore University Medical Center, Neptune, NJ. Lifelong resident of Spring Lake, Richard was a communicant of St. Catharine and St. Margaret parishes.
Richard graduated from St. Margaret's Grammar School, Spring Lake, and St. Rose High School, Belmar, where he was a member of the 1949 State Championship Basketball team and was inducted into the St. Rose Sports Hall of Fame as a three letter athlete. Mr. Heine graduated from Seton Hall University '54, where he was a member of the Cross Country and Track teams, the Knights of Setonia, the 12 Club, and the Spike and Shoe Club. He was also a member of the Seton Hall Alumni Association. Mr. Heine served in the United States Army in Germany, where he was in charge of all Special Services (athletic programs) of the 9th Infantry Division.
Mr. Heine was former National Sales Manager for the Royal Globe Insurance Companies, NYC, and later Vice-President of Johnson & Higgins Insurance Brokers/Consultants, NYC. He was a member of the John Stuart Club, NYC.
Richard served as a Cub Scout Master, St. Catharine's; basketball coach of St. Margaret's Grade School for three years; three-term President of St. Catharine's Holy Name Society; co-chaired two St. Catharine's Candlelight Balls with his wife Patti; member of St. Catharine's School Advisory Committee; and member of St. Catharine's Parish Finance Council. Richard was the first president of the Spring Lake Flag Committee; Vice President of the Spring Lake-Sea Girt Little League; member of the Spring Lake Board of Adjustment; founding member of the Spring Lake Five Mile Run; officer of the Spring Lake Homeowners Association; and participated in the Meals on Wheels program after he retired.
Richard was predeceased by his parents, Hon. And Mrs. Edward J. Heine, Sr.; three brothers Frank, Edward, and George; and numerous brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law. He is survived by his loving and devoted wife Patricia (nee Farren), his son Friar Michael O.F.M. Conv., Ellicott City, MD.; his daughter Ann and her husband Thomas Dempsey, Spring Lake Heights, NJ; sons Matthew and his wife Beth, Medford, NJ; Gregory and his wife Deirdre, Wall, NJ; and Thomas and his wife Laura, Haddonfield, NJ; and his brother Jim and his wife Rosemary, Spring Lake Heights, NJ. Richard is also survived by 15 grandchildren, Brian, Kevin, Justin, Brendan, Sean, Ryan, Megan, Michael, Maeve, Seamus, Samuel, Dylan, Paige, Faith, and Grace, as well as many nieces and nephews.
Visiting will be at O'Brien Funeral Home, 2028 Route 35, Wall, NJ on Monday, June 9, 2014 from 4-8 PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday, June 10, 2014 at 10:30 AM at St. Catharine Church, Spring Lake, followed by the burial at St. Anne Cemetery, Wall, NJ. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Spring Lake First Aid Squad, Spring Lake Fire Company, or St. Rose High School, Belmar, NJ. For more information or to send condolences, visit www.obrienfuneralhome.com.
O'Brien Funeral Home
2028 Highway 35 at New Bedford Road
Wall, NJ 07719
Published in Asbury Park Press from June 7 to June 8, 2014