- 76 years old
- Date of birth: Mar 17, 1941
- Date of passing: Apr 5, 2017
|Love and memories last forever...|
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
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"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. ."
"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."
"You will be forever missed but it brings happiness to know you are reunited with your true love & and smiling again. We love you!"
"To Dot and family,
Deepest sympathy from Aunt Anna May Heckman and Cousin Rita and family."
"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"
"I pray that God lifts you and your family up and holds you in the palm of His hands."
"Love forever Daddy"