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Calling Hours:
Friday, February 9, 2024, 5:00-7:00pm
Loutzenhiser-Jordan Funeral Home and Cremation
Services, Inc., 366-368 S. Main St., Greenville, PA

Calling hours will also be held at the church on Saturday,
February 10,2024 from 9:45-10:45am in Roth Library.

Funeral Service:
Saturday, February 10, 2024, 11:00am
Holy Trinity Lutheran Church
1 Trinity Place, Greenville, PA
Rev. Brenda Martin, Pastor, officiating

Burial will be in Shenango Valley Cemetery

Henry H. Heil of Greenville, 86, completed his earthly journey on Wednesday morning, January 31, 2024 and began his passage to eternal life which he was promised in baptism. During his illness while residing at St. Paul homes, his family and friends spent many days comforting him.

Henry was born in Kenmore, NY to the Reverend William T. and Elizabeth Heil Sr. Most of his youth was spent in Little Neck, Queens, NY, where he was a graduate of Bayside High School. He earned a BA in history from Wagner College, Staten Island, New York. His wife Ruth Bergemann and he met as teenagers. They were married for 66 years. The joy of his life was his family- Ruth, son Henry Jr. and chosen daughter, Pam. His leisure time was spent reading, especially mysteries, and hosting gatherings in their home.

Henry and Ruth enjoyed both symphony and opera performances. Tucson, AZ was a place where they spent time with friends during winters. His career centered around college administration, first as a Development Officer at Wagner College. He then served as Assistant to the President and finally as Dean of Admissions. Henry’s final position was as Vice President of Administrative Services at Thiel College from 1979 to 1994. He was a member of the Greenville Area Chamber of Commerce and the Greenville Area Economic Corporation, where he served as President and Chair twice, respectively. He served as Secretary for the Greenville-Reynolds Industrial Development. He chaired the National Fuel Gas Consumer Board for several years. He was a participating member of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Greenville. He sang tenor in the choir, taught adult Sunday School, and was a member of the Property and Stewardship Committees.

Besides his wife, Ruth, he is survived by his son, Henry Jr., a sister-in-law, Judy Heil, and eleven nieces and nephews and their families. He was preceded in death by his parents, daughter Pam, brother William T., sister Elizabeth Heil Frutiger, her husband Bill, and nephew Jim. Henry’s in-laws Bob and Amelia Bergemann, three brothers and sister-in-laws, Bob (Barbara), Ted (Marie) and Charlie (Arline); a nephew Paul also preceded him in death.

Memorial contributions may be made to Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 1 Trinity Place, Greenville, PA 16125, Thiel College, 75 College Ave., Greenville, PA 16125 or the Greenville Public Library, 330 Main St., Greenville, PA 16125.

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10 Comments

  1. Khrystal & Adam Ferri Khrystal & Adam Ferri
    February 1, 2024    

    Prayers and love to all of you!

  2. Nina C. Packard Nina C. Packard
    February 1, 2024    

    Sincere condolences to the Heil family on the loss of a compassionate, intelligent caring gentleman.

  3. JOHN LOGAN JOHN LOGAN
    February 1, 2024    

    Henry was a good friend who provided guidance to many, and shared his faith with all by his example. my heartfelt condolences to Ruth and Hank.

  4. Barbara Long-Cooper Barbara Long-Cooper
    February 3, 2024    

    My deepest sympathy and prayers for Ruth and Hank, Jr. I worked with Henry at Thiel and found him to be such a kind and caring man! He will be missed but know that he is rejoicing in Heaven with his daughter, Pam!

  5. Barbara Long-Cooper Barbara Long-Cooper
    February 3, 2024    

    My deepest sympathy and prayers for Ruth and Hank. I worked with Henry at Thiel and found him to be such a kind and caring man! He will be missed but know that he is rejoicing in Heaven with his daughter, Pam!

  6. Betsy Bulfone Betsy Bulfone
    February 3, 2024    

    So sorry for your loss Ruth. Comfort and Peace to you and your son. Memories to cherish.

  7. Tim Carlson Tim Carlson
    February 3, 2024    

    Dear Ruth, this is Tim in Tucson, I am so sorry for your loss, Henry will truly be missed

  8. The Oros Family The Oros Family
    February 4, 2024    

    Henry was a wonderful, caring, enthusiastic, and purposeful man! We all loved and admired him! Ruth, I hope you know that we will do anything, anytime to help you and your son.

  9. Anna-Marie Shears Anna-Marie Shears
    February 8, 2024    

    So sorry for your loss, Ruth and Hank. May your faith keep you strong during your time of grief. Many thoughts and prayers!

  10. Christina R Bush Christina R Bush
    February 9, 2024    

    So many memories! Till we meet again, Uncle Hank!

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