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HECKEROTH JR. NORMAN EARL Norman Earl Heckeroth, Jr., 91, died November 2, 2012 in La Costa, California. Born in San Diego, May 10, 1921, to Norman and Willa Heckeroth, Norm was a San Diego City firefighter from 1949 to 1977, retiring at rank of Captain. An Army World War II veteran, Norm was at Pearl Harbor on December 7th and served in the South Pacific. Honorably discharged in 1945, he met his future wife, Ruth Mary Forbes in Santa Barbara, CA, where they married September 16, 1945. Predeceased by his beloved Ruth Mary, Norm is survived by his three children Norma Jean Moody, Fred and Mark Heckeroth and their families. In honor of their father, the family requests donations be made to the San Diego Fireman's Relief Association online at www.firefighteraid.org.

Published in The San Diego Union Tribune on Jan. 2, 2013
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