TROY - Harold Robert Heckman, age 94, of Troy, Ohio, passed away on Friday, Sept. 28, 2012, at SpringMeade HealthCenter, Tipp City, Ohio. He was born on June 10, 1918, in Bowling Green, Ohio, to the late James and Mabel (Heaton) Heckman. On Dec. 24, 1939, he married Annabelle (Adams) Heckman in Portage, Ohio, and she survives.
He is also survived by three sons and daughters-in-law, Duane and Helen Heckman of Celina, Ohio; Dennis and Connie Heckman of Tipp City; and Gary and Jane Heckman of San Diego, Calif.; one sister, Onlee Haas of Tipp City; 10 grandchildren; and 25 great-grandchildren.
In addition to his parents, Robert was preceded in death by three brothers: Wayne, Ray and Carl Heckman; and three sisters, Vondale Long, Norma Ebert and Gayle Wagooner.
He was a World War II veteran, having served in the U.S. Navy from 1944 to 1946. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Troy, and the Tipp City Masonic Lodge No. 174 F&AM.
Robert formerly was employed with General Motors for 20 years and Sheffield-Bendix for 25 years. He enjoyed woodworking and artistry painting.
Private services will be held with interment in Riverside Cemetery, Troy.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Dayton, 324 Wilmington Ave., Dayton, OH 45420 or Hospice of Miami County, P.O. Box 502, Troy, OH 45373.
Friends may express condolences to the family through www.bairdfuneralhome.com.