Gainesville, Florida

Jun 10, 1948 – Feb 8, 2020 (Age 71)


June 10, 1948
February 8, 2020
Gainesville, Florida
American Cancer Society


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HEFT, MARC June 10, 1948 - February 8, 2020 Marc William Heft died Saturday, February 8 at his longtime home in Gainesville, Florida. Born in 1948 to Jayne and Harold Heft, Marc grew up in Lynbrook, New York, the younger brother of Samuel and older brother of Philip. He received his B.S. in...

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Wonderful colleague and friend.We will miss him and all the great work he did.
Tina Papas

Learned only today, with great sadness, that my former dental school professor had passed. Dr. Heft was well-liked by his students and was always willing and available to assist them in any way he could. Ran into him, a while back, at UFCD, and was fortunate to spend a few minutes catching up. Sleep well, Marc.

You made working for you fun! I laughed every day. Thank you! You will be missed Dr. Heft.

Dr. M W Heft was a wonderful person, professional, scientist and a researcher. I had the opportunity to be associated with him as a post-doctoral fellow 1989-1993 in one of his NIH program grants for which he was the Director and the Principal Investigator at the University of Florida. He was very kind and effective in his professional approaches.

He was very kind to me personally and took personal interest in me to ensure my personal continuation at the University of Florida...

A very kind and quiet man whom I am so blessed to have known my entire 24 years with UFCD. I will miss seeing him in the halls during the lunch hour. God is faithful dear family to see you through this difficult time. But be encouraged, he is now in the best of care, absent from the body, but present with the Lord. Hallelujah!!!

Dear Ann, We are so sorry to hear of Marc's passing. He was such a kind and compassionate person who gave so much of himself to everyone. We send our thoughts and prayers to you your family....Meredith and Albert Bacharach

I am so sad hearing about Marc's passing. Over the past few years, I have enjoyed watching him play tennis at The 300 Club. The membership will miss him terribly. He sure did have a nice twinkle in his eyes. Our thoughts are with his family and friends.

Many condolences to the family of Dr. Marc Heft. A truly remarkable man - who always had a smile and never forgot a name. I worked with Dr. Heft in the late 1990s and continued to pass him the hallways of the dental tower after I changed positions. Dr. Heft never forgot my name, never failed to stop and chat and never ever failed to smile and say hello. I will miss seeing him in the hallway and hope that he rests in peace.
Edra Ijames

I owe so much to Marc for all of his mentoring, counseling, and friendship ever since he hired me at the University of Florida in 1989. He was directly responsible for much of my career success and the meaning it all added to my life. He always seemed to know exactly when to offer advice, and he always offered it unselfishly. He remained ready and unselfish even after I moved to Birmingham in 2000. In addition to being an outstanding mentor, he was always a colleague and friend on whom I...