Brooks Barton Heise, Sr. husband of Dorothy Burdick Heise, passed away peacefully January 8, 2013. He was born October 20, 1922 son of the late Frank and Gladys (Lincoln) Heise. He graduated from Hall High School in West Hartford, CT in the class of 1940, and was a graduate of Yale University
with a degree in mechanical engineering in the class of 1946. Brooks served in the US Navy
during World War II
. He was employed for many years by the PLAX Corporation in Stonington, CT. He founded Heise Industries, Inc., located in East Berlin, CT. in 1965 for the design and manufacture of molds for the production of plastic containers. He was a member of the Elks Lodge
#1784 in Westbrook, CT. He was an avid sailor owning many different types of boats over the years. His woodworking skills were impressive, making many of the furniture pieces in his home. Besides his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Susan of Hebron, CT and a son, Brooks Jr. and daughter-in-law, Lynn of Higganum, CT. Five grandchildren and eight step children. A memorial service will be held Monday, January 14, 2013 at 12:00 noon in the Spencer Funeral Home, 112 Main St., East Hampton.
In lieu of flowers please send donations to: The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research, www.michaeljfox.org
or Disabled American Veterans www.dav.org.To
leave online condolences please visit www.spencerfuneralhomeinc.com.