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John A. Heilman


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John A. Heilman Obituary
John A. Heilman, 78, of Gilpin Township, passed away Sunday, Sept. 9, 2018, in his residence. A son of the late Augustus Heilman and Gertrude C. (Fenn) Heilman, he was born Feb. 21, 1940, in Kittanning. John was a veteran of the Coast Guard. He had been employed by B&W and Tool Co. among other area companies as a machinist before retiring in 2000. John was a member of Forks Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church in Gilpin Township, and a life member of the Gilpin Township Volunteer Fire Department, where he served with the fire police. His favorite pastime was sitting on his front porch visiting and having coffee with his friends. Survivors include his wife of 52 years, Sandra L. "Sandy" (Parks) Heilman, of Gilpin Township; two sons, Mark Heilman, of Gilpin Township, and Paul Heilman (Paula), of Leechburg; five grandchildren, David (Jenni), Amanda (J.D.), Logan, Jacob and LeeAnn; a great-granddaughter, KayCee; and two brothers, William Heilman, of California, and Thomas Heilman (Dottie), of Virginia.
There will be no public visitation. A memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 15, 2018, at Forks Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church, 253 Forks Church Road, Gilpin Township, with Pastor Elizabeth Arter officiating. Private interment will follow in the church cemetery. Arrangements have been entrusted to the CLAWSON FUNERAL AND CREMATION CENTER, 170 Main St., Leechburg, 724-842-1051.
In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of John may be made to the Forks Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church, 253 Forks Church Road, Leechburg, PA 15656; or to the Gilpin Township Volunteer Fire Department, 113 Fire Hall Road, Leechburg, PA 15656; or to the Richard Laube Cancer Center, 100 Nolte Drive, Kittanning, PA 16201. Condolences to the Heilman family may be offered at www.clawsonfuneralhome.com.
Published in The Valley News Dispatch on Sept. 12, 2018
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