WILLIAM MARTIN HEENAN Jr.
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HEENAN WILLIAM MARTIN, JR.
Originally of Chicago and moved to Upper St. Clair and recently retired to Daufuskie Island, SC, age 65, died on Friday December 6, 2013. He was the beloved husband for 43 years to Barbara; and father of Sean (Ann) Heenan, Brian (Heather) Heenan and Becky (Brad) Miller; Pop-Pop to Emma, Griffin, McKenzie, Declan and Taryn; he was a son to Gladys and the late William Heenan; and son-in-law to William and the late Vernette Gilkinson. He served as President of the Steel Recycling Institute for over 20 years and spent nearly 40 years of service in the steel industry. Bill served on numerous industry boards and received countless awards for his hard work and dedication. He was honored to receive Lifetime Achievement Awards and have scholarships set up in his name. He belonged to Valleybrook Country Club and the Duquesne Club and was presently serving on the Board at Haig Point Club. He was a family man who adored his family and will always be a mentor and loved presence by those whom he is survived by. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to American Heart Assoc. Funeral arrangements by BEINHAUERS. Friends welcome at 2828 Washington Road, McMurray, 724-941-3211 on Sunday from 5 p.m. until time of Memorial Service at 6 p.m. Please add or view tributes at:
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Published in Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on Dec. 8, 2013.
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February 20, 2019
Im his grandson Declan I loved him pushing us on the tire swing
Decaln Miller
May 22, 2014
Barb, Sean, Brian and Becky,
I just learned of Bill's passing. I am so sorry for your loss. He was a wonderful man to work for, and I still quote him (Let's get the puck outtta here, and Off like a prom dress).
Jane Arendas
former Steel Recycling Institute employee
December 21, 2013
Yesterday (12/07/13) afternoon my parents told me that my uncle William "Bill" Heenan had passed away in his sleep during the night. Uncle Bill and Aunt Barb have been such a big part of my family life that I am sure the shock hasn't quite set in. My uncle was the kind of man who would give you the shirt off his back, was an wonderful provider for his family, and was extremely blessed. His blessings took the form of being able to see his three children; Becky Heenan Miller, Sean Michael Heenan, and Heenan o'Brian (Brian Heenan); grow, be successful, and start families of their own. He was blessed with 5 grandchildren who he loved more than anything. To say he will be missed doesn't do the phrase justice but I take comfort knowing he and my aunt were able to be surrounded by family when they came down to Greenville for Thanksgiving this year. I am also comforted with the knowledge that he did not suffer. He was sent to the Lord in the comfort of sleep. Rarely are we called to Heaven at time of our choosing, but I take solace in the fact my uncle, "The Heener" left a mark on those who knew and loved him that will never fade.Yesterday afternoon my parents told me that my uncle William "Bill" Heenan had passed away in his sleep during the night. Uncle Bill and Aunt Barb have been such a big part of my family life that I am sure the shock hasn't quite set in. My uncle was the kind of man who would give you the shirt off his back, was an wonderful provider for his family, and was extremely blessed. His blessings took the form of being able to see his three children; Becky Heenan Miller, Sean Michael Heenan, and Heenan o'Brian (Brian Heenan); grow, be successful, and start families of their own. He was blessed with 5 grandchildren who he loved more than anything. To say he will be missed doesn't do the phrase justice but I take comfort knowing he and my aunt were able to be surrounded by family when they came down to Greenville for Thanksgiving this year. I am also comforted with the knowledge that he did not suffer. He was sent to the Lord in the comfort of sleep. Rarely are we called to Heaven at time of our choosing, but I take solace in the fact my uncle, "The Heener" left a mark on those who knew and loved him that will never fade.
Josh Gilkinson
December 12, 2013
Dear Barb and family so saddend to hear the news about Bill our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Cheryl Rampke-Foy
December 11, 2013
Terryglass Ireland 2000
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Seattle 2007
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Achievement Award
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Returning to Haifa
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The Heenan Christmas 1964
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The Heenan Christmas 1968
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Bobby Hull's Blackhawks Jersey
Nora Heenan Woulfe
December 10, 2013
Dear Barb and Family,
We were very saddened to hear about your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you in this time of sorrow.
God Bless,
Ginny & Tim Foley
December 10, 2013
Barb and family - We offer our deepest condolences to you all. Bill contributed so much to Haig Point in many ways. His positive outlook and drive to improve our community will be sorely missed.
Karen and Holger Opderbeck
December 10, 2013
Gladys and Family,
Sorry to hear the sad news about Billy. He was such a nice person. Much sympathy to all the family.
Edwina Murray
December 9, 2013
Sean Heenan
December 9, 2013
I had a hard time saying it last night so I will post it so all can hear it.
I'll love you forever,
I'll like you for always,
As long as I'm living
My father you'll be

Dad I will do everything I can to mean as much to my daughters as you mean to me.

Love your son, Thank You.
Sean Heenan
December 9, 2013
Sean Heenan
December 9, 2013
Sean Heenan
December 9, 2013
Barb, our thoughts, prayers, and support are with you and your family. I hope at some point you will be able to remember the good times.
Debbie and Reagan Hull
December 9, 2013
My thoughts and prayers are with your family.

Lillian Gamble
December 9, 2013
Dear Barb, Sean, Brian and Becky,

I am so very sorry for your loss. Bill was a wonderful, caring person, the life of the party and a very good friend to us all. I have such wonderful memories of all the great times we had in the old neighborhood. Please know that our family is sending our warmest regards and hope that our thougts and prayers will provide some comfort at this difficult time.

Denise, Breighan, Buff and Josh
December 9, 2013
Heenan Family, I knew Bill professionally in the recycling field for years. He was a force of nature there and put on some great parties that were not just for 'fun'- though there was plenty of that - but also a place to bond and build the espirit de corps that made recycling really take off and flourish in the 90's and become almost a 'movement'. Your Bill was at the center of it all. He will be sorely missed and my sympathies are with you.
Blair Pollock
December 9, 2013
Dear Barb and Family,

Bill was our GM when I worked at USS in Tin Mill Sales. He was a great leader and always was upbeat with a smile on his face. He will be missed by many and my heart is heavy with grief for your loss. May he be at peace and watch over you always.

Sincerest sympathy,

Ellen Mattei Vetere
December 9, 2013
Barb and Family, Please accept our deepest sympathies. Bill was such a wonderful part of our Haig Point community. He will be greatly missed.
Bill and Kathi De Leo
December 9, 2013
Oh Barb! I can't comprehend what has happened. Bill surely was a light in many peoples lives. He was a wonderful man, sharing all he had with all he could. Please know all of you are in our hearts and prayers.
I will add, that forever in my memories is a picture of Bill in a yellow/creame argyle sweater, on the grass, on his knees and hands making a human pyramid with my children....he was the inventor of "FUN".
With Love and Sympathy,
Victor and Charlotte Wong and Family
December 8, 2013
Barb and Family -- I am so sorry to hear of Bill's passing. He was my GM in TMS. He was a fun, caring individual. I enjoyed working with Bill very much. Always had a twinkle in his eye and a smile to go with it.
Nancy Clarke
December 8, 2013
I only knew Bill for a short time, but I enjoyed every visit to my parents because of their great neighbors the Heenans. My deepest sympathies to your family during this sad time.
Lindsey Cobb Kozlowski
December 8, 2013
I would like to express my deepest sympathies to the Heenan family. I was a colleague of Bill's from our first management training session at USS through AISI activities. In addition to being a brilliant and serious businessman he was the life of every party ( and business meeting) and he brought warmth and good humor to each and every meeting. Thank you for sharing him with us - he made the world a brighter ,happier ,funnier place!
Love to you all,
Mindy Fleishman
Mindy Fleishman
December 8, 2013
Barbara and family, Jo and I are so very sorry for your loss. Bill was a bright light at Haig Point; his wonderful laughter and constant smile will be missed. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Carl and Jo Walter
December 8, 2013
Barb and family
Ann and I are very sorry to hear of Heener's passing. He was very good to me and an incredibly generous guy. I am proud to have called him my best friend for our Queens/Mendel years.
Mac
December 8, 2013
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