Barrie “Bear” Heffner of Parrish, Florida, formerly of Bally, Pennsylvania, died October 12, 2021 at the age of 74 years. Barrie was born October 22, 1946 in Pottstown, Pennsylvania. He was a veteran of the United States Army and served in The Vietnam Wars. Barrie is survived by his wife, Nancy L. (Gerber) Heffner of Parrish, FL, his three children and two grandchildren: son, Matthew A. Heffner of Parrish, FL, daughter, Melissa Lynn (Heffner) Grubbs, wife of Jason S. Grubbs of Pottstown, PA and their two children, Zoe K. Grubbs and Luke T. Grubbs; and son, Christopher E. Heffner of Winchester, CA. He is also survived by his sister Eileen A. Heffner of Boyertown, PA and brother Timothy K. Heffner of Oley, PA. He is preceded in death by his sister Deanna M. Heffner. Barrie enjoyed hunting, playing baseball through the Gabelsville Athletic Association and coaching his children in soccer; he especially enjoyed following American Legion Baseball and Boyertown High School basketball and wrestling. Barrie also enjoyed writing in his spare time and was a published author. Barrie worked at the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation as an Assistant County Manager for Berks County and as a Bridge Maintenance Coordinator for the 5-0 District, in Allentown, PA. A memorial service will be held on October 22, 2021 at 1pm. Friends and families may attend the service at Connection Church, 962 E. Schuylkill Road, Pottstown, PA 19465.
Published by The Mercury from Oct. 15 to Oct. 16, 2021.