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Philip Edward Heide - Candy Maker, 75

Philip Edward Heide, the CEO and President of Henry Heide Inc., manufacturers of such candies as Jujyfruits, Jujubes, Red Hot Dollars, and Gummi Bears, died on Tuesday at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York, NY. Mr. Heide, who lived in Manhattan, was 75.

Philip E. Heide grew up in New York City, attending Allen-Stevenson School. He attended Portsmouth Abbey School in Rhode Island. Upon his graduation from Portsmouth, he attended The University of Pennsylvania where he graduated from The Wharton School of Business. He served in the United States Army and was honorably discharged.

In 1964, Mr. Heide joined Henry Heide Inc. full time. He spent over 30 years at the company, which was founded by his great-grandfather in 1869. Among his accomplishments, Philip was particularly proud of discovering Gummi Bears in 1977 and bringing the product category to North America.

He was the son of Andrew and Eleanor Heide, who predeceased him. He was also predeceased by daughters Christina and Penelope; and brother Peter Heide.

He is survived by his children Andrew William Heide of New York City and his daughter Elizabeth Heide Fessenden of Greenwich, CT, his son-in-law Jamie Fessenden and daughter- in-law Erin Maxon. He was the beloved grandfather of Ella, Aidan, Ava and Cooper.

He will be remembered for his charm, storytelling and sense of humor, as well as his love of Vermont, the New York Giants, and, above all, his family.

In keeping with his wishes there will be no formal funeral services. Mr. Heide requested that his immediate family hold a private celebration of his life in his beloved state of Vermont.

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Published in New York Times from Aug. 25 to Aug. 26, 2016.
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September 21, 2020
I love you and miss you so mush grandpa.
Ella Heide Fessenden
Ella Fessenden
January 3, 2017
Andrew and Elizabeth I just found out about your Dad's passing. He was a great friend and I was proud to have worked for and with him. They do not come any better then him. He will be truly missed . My thoughts and prayers go out to him and you both and your family. God Bless you all and God Speed Philip.

Rich Lauritano
November 14, 2016
Amdew sorry to hear abput yo my condolencesir loss one of ehe good tomes in my memory working for tour DAD and uncle Peter,wow what memories from as uyour dad called mr the mayor
frank makransky
September 21, 2016
he was the greatest person in the world to me ,I worked for the best company under his leadership. god I am sure greeted him at the gates.
joe graci
August 26, 2016
My condolences to the family. It's never easy loosing someone you love. May the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our trails comfort you at such a time.
August 26, 2016
I knew Philip from representing his company in Metro NY. I used to come and pick up samples in New Brunswick, NJ on Heide Lane! He was one of the most sincere people in the industry. He was always giving advice since I was a "rookie". My best to his family.
Rich Walters
August 26, 2016
To the family and friends: I offer my sincere condolences for your bereavement. May Almighty God sustain you during this sad occasion.
Hospital Services
August 26, 2016
Deepest sympathy to the family for this great loss.There is a depth of compassion felt for you. The strength from God can sustain you through this difficult time now and in the days ahead. May the love of those who share your loss comfort you as you share cherished memories.
August 26, 2016
My sincere condolences to the family. May you find comfort in knowing that your loved one is in God's memory because those who pass away are precious in his eyes. Psalms 116:15
August 26, 2016
Our thoughts and prayers to you Liz, and to the loving family that surrounds you. X
Alex & Alex Sehnaoui
August 25, 2016
Condolences to the family of Philip Heide. He was a good friend to the confectionery industry and helpful to others for many years. Philip was a fine person and he will be missed.
Pat Magee
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