Edward L. Heckman, age 89, of Countryside Convalescent Home, Mercer, formerly of Maple Leaf Manor and S. Mercer St., Greenville, passed away Thursday morning, April 28, 2016 in the Emergency Room of UPMC Horizon Greenville.

Mr. Heckman was born in Greenville on December 21, 1926 to Ferdinand and Myrta Elizabeth (Callen) Heckman.  He served in the U.S. Army during WWII and was employed as a Truck Driver for 18 years with Eazor Express.  Ed was a member of Zion’s Reformed United Church of Christ, Greenville, and the Greenville VFW Post #3374.  For many years he enjoyed fishing and he was well loved and always had a smile on his face.

On July 18, 1953, Ed married the former Frances E. Lysle, she preceded him in death on June 11, 2002.

Survivors include three daughters, Susan McGinley and her husband Richard of Pooler, GA, Dona Kline and her husband Curt of Murrysville, PA, and Mary Lou Heckman of Rancho Cordova, CA, and three grandchildren, Jed Moyer, Brandon Kline, and Adam Hope.

In addition to his wife, he is preceded in death by his parents, three brothers and five sisters.

Cremation was chosen and a private memorial service is being planned.  Inurnment of cremains will be in Delaware Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, Suite 301, Erie, PA 16501.  Arrangements are under the direction of Loutzenhiser-Jordan Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., 366-368 S. Main St., Greenville, PA.

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  1. Jim Straub Jim Straub
    April 29, 2016    

    Condolences Sue and family for the recent loss of your Dad.

  2. Gail Greenlee Moon Gail Greenlee Moon
    April 30, 2016    

    Dona & Curt, our sympathy to you and your entire family. May warm memories comfort you always. Doug & Gail (Greenlee) Moon.

  3. Anonymous Anonymous
    April 30, 2016    

    Our sympathy to your family. Jim @ Judy (greenfield) Ross. My mom (Kathryn Heckman Greenfield) died in 1971. She was an older sister to Ed.

  4. Tom and Linda Christy Tom and Linda Christy
    April 30, 2016    

    Dona & Curt, So sorry to hear of Ed’s passing. Our thoughts are with you at this sad time.

  5. Anonymous Anonymous
    April 30, 2016    

    Dona & Curt, So sorry to hear of Ed’s passing. Our thoughts are with you at this sad time. Tom and Linda Christy

  6. Bud Kamerer Bud Kamerer
    April 30, 2016    

    Ed was a great guy and my friend, will miss him.

  7. Kathy and Ray Wick Albuquerque NM Kathy and Ray Wick Albuquerque NM
    April 30, 2016    

    Our prayers go out to your family. My mother, Kathryn Heckman Greenfield, was his sister. May Uncle Ed be united with those you have gone before him.

  8. Anonymous Anonymous
    May 1, 2016    

    Dona & Curt, We are so sorry to hear of Ed’s passing. Our thoughts & prayers are with you & your family. John & Diane Mowris

  9. Eddie White Eddie White
    May 1, 2016    

    Dona I hope it will be a comfort to you and your family to know that your classmates are praying for you during this time of loss. Eddie White 72

  10. Roberta Smith Roberta Smith
    May 2, 2016    

    Dona and Curt ~ I am sad to hear of the death of your father/father-in-law.
    My dad died in November of Alzheimer’s and I am still having difficulty with his passing and missing him so very much. I am thinking of you during this difficult time. Prayers for healing ~ Roberta Smith (welch)

  11. David Giardina David Giardina
    May 2, 2016    

    Marylou, Donna and Sue, Thoughts are with you as you endure the loss of your father.

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