Oscar K. Heinbach

Oscar K. Heinbach, 87, of Pine Grove, died Tuesday, March 26, 2013 at home surrounded by his family.

Born in Pine Grove, Dec. 13, 1925, he was a son of the late Oscar S. and Ella Kramer Heinbach.

Oscar was a member of St. Peter's United Church of Christ, Pine Grove.

He was a graduate of Pine Grove High School and attended Ohio State University.

He was a Navy veteran serving during World War II, where he completed his training in the electrical field.

Oscar worked as a electrician for more than 60 years, first in Lebanon and then at Heinbach Electric, Pine Grove. He was a member of the Electrical Service Association of America.

Oscar was a founding member, past president and extremely active member of the Pine Grove Area Ambulance Association. He taught EMT and CPR classes, was a former board member of the American Heart Association and member of the American Red Cross.

An avid golfer, he enjoyed playing golf with the Sod Busters and the Hidden Valley Senior Citizen's Golf League.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Catherine Spancake Heinbach, on June 4, 2001; and his sister, Raeanna Kull.

Surviving are two daughters, Ann and her husband, Gary Herring, Pine Grove, and Jan Haller, Lititz; two granddaughters; three great-grandchildren; and a brother, Carl Heinbach, Pine Grove.

Celebration of Life services were held Monday, April 1, at H.L. Snyder Funeral Home Inc., Pine Grove, with the Rev. Raymond Hurst officiating. Interment was in St. John's Lutheran Cemetery, Pine Grove, at the convenience of the family.

The family would prefer, in lieu of flowers, contributions be made in Oscar's memory to Pine Grove Area Ambulance Association, P.O. Box 125, Pine Grove, PA 17963, or Child Evangelism Fellowship, 711 Deep Creek Road, Hegins, PA 17938.

Published in The News Item on Apr. 4, 2013