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HEINTZELMAN, LEO JOSEPH 49 - of Margate passed away peacefully on December 26, 2011 after a brief illness, surrounded by his loving family. He was a lifelong resident of Margate and the Owner of the infamous Dino's Sub Shop on Ventnor Ave. in Margate. A generous sponsor and charitable supporter of various local causes throughout the years, Leo was known to never turn his back on someone in need. A graduate of Blessed Sacrament Grade School and Holy Spirit High School, he was loved by many and will be missed by all. He was the past president and longtime member of the Margate Log Cabin, a member of the Margate Business Association and the Somers Point American Legion. An avid sports enthusiast, Leo cherished his beloved Pittsburgh Steelers, as well as spending time on his boat and playing competitive pool. He leaves behind a beloved fiancee Susan Allabaugh. He is also survived by his mother, Florence (Capelli) Heintzelman of Margate; sisters Linda H. (William) Gesell of Red Bank, NJ and Eileen P. (Richard) Statsuk of Somers Point, as well as his brothers, Reverend Edward F. Heintzelman of Mays Landing and Richard G. (Gabrielle) Heintzelman of Fair Haven, NJ. Additionally he is survived by 7 nieces and 2 nephews as well as 7 grand nephews and 1 grand niece. Also he leaves behind another beloved companion, his prize winning bulldog, Churchill. He was predeceased by his father Edward F. Heintzelman, Sr., his maternal grandparents Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Capelli of Atlantic City and aunt Sister Mary Josette of the Sisters of Mercy. A viewing will be held at Holy Trinity Parish â€" Blessed Sacrament Church on Thursday, December 29th at 9:00 am followed by an 11:00 Mass of Christian Burial. Interment at Holy Cross Cemetery, Mays Landing. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to either Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Attn: Lara Goldstein, Suite 110, 925 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107 or the Trauma Center of the AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center, Atlantic City. Arrangements by the George H. Wimberg Funeral Home.
Published in The Press of Atlantic City from Dec. 28 to Dec. 29, 2011