YORKTOWN - Sean V. Heatherman Sr., Lt. Col. USAF (RET), 51, passed away Monday, July 30, 2012.
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He was born in Santa Anna, Calif., and was one of 11 children born to Martin and Rita Heatherman. He lived in various places around the U.S., having grown up in a military family, and had currently lived in Yorktown for the past 10 years.
Sean graduated from the USAF Academy in 1983 and retired as a Lt. Col. in 2004. During his career he was a fighter pilot and flew F16s. Sean enjoyed flying and was a lifetime athlete.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Rita; and brother, Martin Jr.
Survivors include his wife of 27 years, Emma Denise Heatherman; daughter, Kristin Chapman and husband, Austin; two sons, Kelly C. Heatherman, TSgt., USAF, Sean V. Heatherman Jr., 2nd Lt., USAF; his father, Martin Heatherman Sr.; and two grandchildren.
The family will receive friends Thursday, Aug. 2, at 1 p.m. at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, followed by a mass at 2 p.m.
Per Sean's request please no flowers. Memorial contributions may be made to The Democratic National Committee.
Peninsula Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. View and post condolences on our online guestbook at dailypress.com/guestbooks.
Published in Daily Press from Aug. 1 to Aug. 2, 2012
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