Adam Hecker
1992 - 2020
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Adam Hecker, 28, of Morehead City, N.C., formerly of New Kensington, lost his battle to addiction Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020. He was born Feb. 7, 1992, in New Kensington, to Ronald D. Hecker, of Lower Burrell, and Tamara L. Mitchell Phillips, of Dormont. He loved The Lord and was baptized at Abundant Joy Fellowship, Tarentum. He worked in the service industry and enjoyed music, spending time with friends and family, especially his daughter and nieces and nephews. He also enjoyed baseball, trucking, riding quads, spending time outdoors especially in the country and at the ocean. In addition to his parents, he is survived by his paternal grandparents, Howard Hecker, of Dayton, and Karen V. Hecker, of Lower Burrell; two daughters, Isabella Hecker and Kylieonah; three siblings, Zachary Hecker, of Baltimore, Md., Kara (Jason) Walsh, of Dormont, Kelly Wilson, of New Kensington; girlfriend, Nichole McNurlen, her daughter Alexa Linhart; nieces and nephews, Ronnie, Kaelyn, Skyla, Dominic, Mitchell, Conlin and Pearse; stepmothers, Suzanne (Keith) and Tammy Hecker; in-laws, Lisa and Joe O'Keefe; and cousins, Brandon P. Niver and Stephen Miller, and friend of the family, James Cassidy. He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Nicholas and Clara Mitchell. A celebration of life will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020, in Abundant Joy Fellowship, 411 E. First Ave., Tarentum, PA 15084. Family and friends are welcome. Arrangements are by THE RUSIEWICZ FAMILY OF FUNERAL DIRECTORS, Arnold and Lower Burrell. www.RusiewiczFH.com. The family suggests donations made to Western PA Adult and Teen Challenge. https://teenchallengeusa.org/centers/tcpa109/.

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Published in The Valley News Dispatch on Sep. 22, 2020.
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September 25, 2020
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September 23, 2020
I am sorry for your loss. Thank you for sharing your son's addiction. My hope is that others will be blessed and find help.
My prayers are with you at this difficult time. May you have peace.
Melissa Delligatti
September 23, 2020
Tamara and all of the family . Am so very sorry about this raid of sun shine has pass away. I didn't know Adam. His grandmother Tamara, I have known her from the parnassus highrise. My deepest thoughts and prayers are you in this time's . May God Bless you and your special angel. Always in my thoughts and prayers, Mary Marsh
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September 22, 2020
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September 22, 2020
I did not know Adam or his family but I would like to offer
my deepest sympathy and prayers to you.
May the Lord hold Adam in His hands.
I pray in time the family finds comfort in the beautiful love and memories Adam left behind.
Our family has and is fighting addiction and I know first hand your pain.
God Bless You.
RLevcik
September 22, 2020
Rest gently in God’s arms sweet angel.
Carol Eaton
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September 22, 2020
Ron and Rochelle and Family My deepest sympathies. I am so very sorry for your loss.
Lori Stuchell
Friend
September 22, 2020
You don't know me but my heart is broken for this family. I admire your courage for addressing addiction. I does not define who your son was, a kind and loving young man. I also walk in your shoes. Blessings to you
A Mom
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September 22, 2020
Grief can be so hard, but our special memories help us cope. Remembering you and your loved one today and always.
Carol Remmick
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September 22, 2020
so sorry for the loss of this young man. tammy you are in my thoughts.
rita kapalka
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September 21, 2020
So very sorry for the loss of your handsome precious son. There are no words to say to ease the pain I know you're in. I surely will never ever forget him.........
Kim Lorrine Harris
September 21, 2020
Grief can be so hard, but our special memories help us cope. Remembering you and your son Adam today and always.
Marylee Ayers
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September 21, 2020
I'm Sorry for Your Loss of this Young Handsome man. Even though I did not know him I also have had a Son pass from drugs. I know your Pain. I Feel for You. It's just So Heartbreaking, Addiction So Many Young People. Warm Hugs to You All. YOU ARE NOT ALONE We Are All Out there. All the Mothers and Father's of Our Beloved Children. WARM HUGS TO YOU ALL.
MARLENE CIFRA
September 21, 2020
Very sad. Rip ❤
Kathleen
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