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Robert L. Heitger

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Heitger, Robert L. PALM DESERT -- Robert L. Heitger, born to Donald Heitger and Mary Radcliffe Heitger on November 8, 1924, of East Liverpool, Ohio, passed away at home in Palm Desert, Calif. on May 9 at the age of 89 with his wife Joan, and daughter Vicki, at his side. He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and great- grandfather. He was a devout Christian. His passion was golf, which he played frequently into his late 80's. Robert graduated from East Liverpool High School and enlisted in the United States Marine Corps on August 11, 1941 - May 1947. He re-enlisted in the USMC on March 31, 1954 and retired as a Gunnery Sergeant on June 1, 1970. He served in the South Pacific in WWII and twice in Vietnam. He is preceded in death by his two younger sisters, Helen Irene Heitger Renner and Jean Ann Heitger Seevers. He is survived by his wife Joan and daughter Vicki of Palm Desert, Calif.; his son Terry Heitger and his wife Deborah, of Vista, Calif.; grandson Brian Donnelly and his wife Kelly of Chico, Calif.; granddaughter Giselle Heitger of Frederick, MD; grandson Noah Heitger of Vista, Calif.; and great- grandsons Tanner and Tucker Donnelly of Chico, Calif. Services will be held at Oceanside Mortuary Wednesday, May 14, with a viewing at 12:00 p.m. and service at 1:00 p.m. A graveside service will take place at Eternal Hills Memorial Park at 2:30 p.m.
Published in U-T San Diego on May 13, 2014
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