Jason D. Heckman, 4, son of Derek R. Heckman and Ivy J. (Bryan) Bernstiel, of Reading, passed away at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Thursday, May 16, 2013. Jason was born in Reading April 10, 2009.|
Our precious Jason battled a monster and then some; so strong and brave, but please don't remember him for that battle. Remember this: he loved baseball, basketball and he dribbled better than any small child I knew. He picked or maybe she picked him the best girlfriend a 4-year-old could have in a beautiful funny witty nurse named Molly, who made the dream of having a blonde girlfriend come true.
Andrew, thank you for singing to him and being his friend.
He was our long, curly-haired blondie as much as he was our perfect bald baby boy. He loved fishing with his Daddy and family, and made the best buddy in a lone duck at Daniel Boone Homestead pond.
He loved the ocean and bumper cars and candy. But most of all he was full of life and love and will be forever missed.
We may have to say table of four, but in our hearts we will forever be table for five. We love you, Jason, and you will always live on in us.
Surviving, in addition to his parents, are one sister, Sherry E. Heckman, of Reading, one brother, Brody D. Heckman, of Reading, his maternal grandmother, Sherry Hampton, and grandfather, Harvey Hampton, of Pottstown, maternal grandfather, Frank Bryan, and grandmother, Fran Bryan, of Kutztown, and paternal grandparents, Betty and Richard Heckman, of Stowe.
Jason was predeceased by his brother Derek R. Heckman Jr.
A funeral service will be held Wednesday, May 22, 2013, at 11 a.m. at Morrell Funeral Home, 124 W. Philadelphia Ave., Boyertown. Friends will be received at the funeral home from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Burial will be in Lobachsville Cemetery.
Arrangements are by the Morrell Funeral Home Inc., (www.MorrellFuneralHome.com).
Published in The Mercury on May 20, 2013