Vincent Heazel

HEAZEL JR., VINCENT MICHAEL "MIKE"  On November 24, 2012, Vincent Michael "Mike" Heazel Jr. of Gwynn Oak, formerly of Severna Park, died peacefully after a long struggle with cancer. Mike was born in 1925 in Roanoke, Va. He served with the U.S. Army infantry in France and Austria during World War II. Upon discharge he entered UVA and earned a degree in Electrical Engineering in 1951. He spent the next 36 years pursuing his passion for electronics and technology by working for Westinghouse Electric as a radar and electronic countermeasures engineer (a true 'Old Crow'). 
In 1952 he married his sweetheart, Elizabeth Grossman, and they settled in Severna Park. He was a charter member of Our Shepherd Lutheran Church, serving in the choir, on the church council, and as an enthusiastic member of the work crew. For 20 years, the boys in the community benefited greatly from his leadership of Boy Scout Troop 796. His interests included travel, history and genealogy.
Mike is survived by his wife Elizabeth, daughters Barbara and Susan, sons Chuck and Tom, eight grandchildren, and a great-grandchild due in January. 
A memorial service will be held at the Augsburg Lutheran Home Chapel (6811 Campfield Rd., Gwynn Oak, MD 21207) on Friday, Nov. 30 at 11am. Interment will be at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Augsburg Home – Chapel Fund, address above.

Published in The Capital on Nov. 28, 2012