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Thomas Heckard

York, Pennsylvania

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Thomas T. HeckardDecember 24, 1930 - June 20, 2016YorkThomas T. Heckard, 85, passed away peacefully at SpiriTrust Lutheran The Village at Sprenkle Drive, Monday, June 20, 2016. He was the loving husband of Shirley L. (Lehman) Heckard with whom they celebrated their 58th wedding anniversary in...

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One of Coach's familiar sayings to the running backs (me) was..."It's not a race to the sideline...plant that foot and get upfield!" It didn't take me long to learn it. I used that phrase often during my 23 years of coaching. I was blessed to share life's journey with Coach.

Very sad to learn of Mr. Heckard's passing. He was truly great in every way. Our family was privileged to be friends and close neighbors of Mr. and Mrs. Heckard while growing up in York, PA. I wanted to reconnect with him for a fun matter today when I learned of our collective loss. I last saw him before I moved to Austria, when my mother passed away and he attended the funeral. I will miss him and extend my deepest sympathy to Mrs. Heckard and to their two sons.

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I got introduced to him through Google at Prophecy Club speeches a few days ago. I know it must have been an honour to know him but I am so happy that our Lord was so merciful to allow him to share prophetic visions and teach us. I experienced through listening that he was a gentle spirit but also a straight forward and no nonsense guy. Thank you Lord for lending your servant to us and that we still can experience him through Google. I always had questions...

RIP Mr. Heckard. Glad that I got to know him later in life. Loved hearing him talk about things that happened when our class was in school. He was really a humorous guy. Like Don Hinkle already said, we would see him at McDonald's after our mall walks. We helped him move later. About a year ago, I called him to see how he and Shirley were doing and had a long conversation. He realized that I was washing dishes and graciously said that he didn't want to interfere. I told him that wasn't a...

Tom Heckard was a very well respected man in West York. May he Rest in Peace he was one of the good ones.

Dear Shirley & family,
Tom was an awesome husdand, father,teacher, friend, well he was just down right AWESOME. He will be missed by all & never forgotten. God bless you all, and our prayera go out to you all.

Shirley & family,
Tom was a first-round draft pick as a teacher and person. Barbara and I will remember him as a role model for the many students that he influenced throughout his career in education.
Al Glennon

We were so very sorry to hear of your loss.
May God be with you. We have good memories of being with Tom and Shirley at the JCC water classes.
Eric and Jackie Sandblade

Mr. Heckard was a true gentleman and a great Bulldog!!! He is remembered in our hearts as a wonderful teacher. Our prayers for his family. Melissa (Brenneman) Stafford and Bill Stafford