ForeverMissed

Clifford L. Heckman Jr.

The son of Clifford L. Heckman Sr. and Eleanor Heckman was born and raised in Riverside New Jersey.  Clifford graduated from Riverside High School in 1959 and went on to attend Lehigh University where he met his future wife, Dorothy F. Heckman (Szy), of Bethlehem PA, on a blind date. They ultimately fell in love and enjoyed the last fifty-four years of a wonderful marriage.

As a Professional Civil Engineer Clifford took pride in his work for the state roads & bridges of New Jersey. He also relished the friends he made during his time involved in local political campaign work in the town of Mt. Laurel. He was always an open-minded advocate for those less fortunate facing political barriers. During the years of raising his children in Mt. Laurel he was an avid runner & took much pride in telling his stories of the sports he had played and the athlete he was. 

After retiring, he and Dorothy spent the majority of their last 20+ years together on the beaches of South Jersey & Naples Florida. Over the years Clifford's reputation for serious surf fishing created many friendships on both beach areas.

Clifford L. Heckman Jr. was a loving and sincerely dedicated husband, father, grandfather, and friend.  He will forever be remembered.  

Visitation Wed., April 12 from 12-1 pm with a Memorial Service for our father to begin at 1pm at FERTIG FUNERAL HOME,  63 N Main St., Mullica Hill, NJ 08062. Interment private.

The family suggests memorial contributions to The Vascular Surgery Program at Cooper University Health Care 
c/o The Cooper Foundation 
Ferry Terminal Building
2 Aquarium Drive, Ste. 305
Camden, NJ 08103
or online at:
https://foundation.cooperhealth.org/ways-to…/make-a-donation

Posted by Bob Parker on May 17, 2017
Christine and family,
So sorry for your loss, I worked for Cliff in Materials at NJDOT located in Mount Laurel back in the 1990's.
I am deeply saddened to hear that both Dot and Cliff passed.
They both were two very truly special people that touched my life and I will forever remember Cliff and Dot. Cliff really inspired me and others to achieve and excel at NJDOT.
May God Bless you and your family and I will miss them both very much.

Warmly,

Bob Parker
NJDOT
Regional Construction Engineer
Senior Executive Service
Posted by Dale Pfeiffer on April 12, 2017
Goodbye to a friend from the days when we were babies living next door to each other and throughout our lives these past 76 years. While we saw too little of each other, we maintained our friendship so that when we had the rare chance to meet it was always as though little time had passed or changed. My condolences to your children who i know have made you proud and who will miss you as they do Dorothy. So much sorrow in such a short time.  .
Posted by vivian nania on April 10, 2017
This page is a beautiful tribute to a special man! I knew Mr. Heckman for many years when I became friends with Christine in Marymount College. I remember him to be a very kind and sweet person and he made me always feel welcome when Christine would bring me to her house in Cherry Hill. Most of all, I noticed the amazing bond between him and Christine - a one of kind bond between a father and his daughter. Rest in Peace with your beautiful wife Mr. Heckman. Love From Vivian Pugliese Nania and Family.
Posted by Christine Campbell on April 9, 2017
Love forever Daddy
Posted by Teri Moy on April 9, 2017
I pray that God lifts you and your family up and holds you in the palm of His hands.
Posted by Kathy Ross-Rollison on April 9, 2017
My sincere condolences to Denise ,Christine and Jonathan and to all his beautiful grandchildren. I will be keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers.God bless R.I.H Mr & Mrs Heackman
Posted by Tiras Buck on April 9, 2017
To Dot and family,

Deepest sympathy from Aunt Anna May Heckman and Cousin Rita and family.
Posted by Lisa Heckman on April 9, 2017
You will be forever missed but it brings happiness to know you are reunited with your true love & and smiling again. We love you!

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Posted by Bob Parker on May 17, 2017
Christine and family,
So sorry for your loss, I worked for Cliff in Materials at NJDOT located in Mount Laurel back in the 1990's.
I am deeply saddened to hear that both Dot and Cliff passed.
They both were two very truly special people that touched my life and I will forever remember Cliff and Dot. Cliff really inspired me and others to achieve and excel at NJDOT.
May God Bless you and your family and I will miss them both very much.

Warmly,

Bob Parker
NJDOT
Regional Construction Engineer
Senior Executive Service
Posted by Dale Pfeiffer on April 12, 2017
Goodbye to a friend from the days when we were babies living next door to each other and throughout our lives these past 76 years. While we saw too little of each other, we maintained our friendship so that when we had the rare chance to meet it was always as though little time had passed or changed. My condolences to your children who i know have made you proud and who will miss you as they do Dorothy. So much sorrow in such a short time.  .
Posted by vivian nania on April 10, 2017
This page is a beautiful tribute to a special man! I knew Mr. Heckman for many years when I became friends with Christine in Marymount College. I remember him to be a very kind and sweet person and he made me always feel welcome when Christine would bring me to her house in Cherry Hill. Most of all, I noticed the amazing bond between him and Christine - a one of kind bond between a father and his daughter. Rest in Peace with your beautiful wife Mr. Heckman. Love From Vivian Pugliese Nania and Family.
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Shared by Lisa Heckman on April 9, 2017

Dad - you will be missed every day.  You were an amazing man and so glad that you welcomed me into your family with open arms.  Even though the girls are young they will cherish the  great memories of the time they spent with you forever.  I'm glad you are reunited with your true love.  Hope you are up there smiling.  Love you forever.  


Love Lisa

Xo

Such a wonderful human being

Shared by Jim Kirk on April 9, 2017

This would be ironic if I am the first to do a story about "Cliffy". That's what I have always known him by. I say ironic to be first because Cliff yand I ran the 440 (quarter-mile as it was known) on the track team at Riverside High. I was pretty good but, Cliffy was always better. It took me three years to realize I was his "rabbit." I would sprint out to a quick lead but, Cliffy would never let me get too far in front. Then, no matter how big a lead I had, when we made that final turn, Cliffy woud turn it on and go past me. If I ran a "52", Cliffy would run a "51.5" and nip me at the finish line. In our senior year I asked Rocky Cancellieri, the coach, if I could run the dashes--100 and 220. He asked,"why?" And I said, "so I can have a chance of winning." Thankfully, Cliffy was content to keep running the 440.
  What I remember most about Cliffy, in addition to his strong competiveness, was that he always thought the best of everyone. I never heard him say a bad thing about anyone. It wasn't that he was a cock-eyed optimist but rather, he was just a great guy. Cliffy, I will miss you. Thanks for being the wonderful person you were.