Love and memories last forever...
  • 73 years old
  • Born on September 2, 1943 .
  • Passed away on January 7, 2017 .

Dorothy F. Heckman, (Nee Szy), 73, of Naples, FL, formerly of Diamond Beach and Mt. Laurel, NJ passed away on Jan.7, 2017.

Beloved wife to Clifford L. Heckman, Jr. for 54 years. Devoted mother of Denise J. Heckman, Christine S. Campbell and Jonathan P. Heckman, loving grandmother of Rachel C. Catts, Andrew M. Denning, Christopher M. Denning, Addison Heckman and Kendall Heckman.  Dear twin sister Jean Szy Harrison of Alexandria, VA

Visitation Sat., Jan. 14, 2017 from 12-1PM at FERTIG FUNERAL HOME, 63 N. Main St., Mullica Hill, NJ 08062, where her Memorial Service will begin at 1PM. Interment private.

In lieu of flowers, donations to help support the valuable work of the Penn Frontotemporal Degeneration Center would be greatly appreciated. If you would like to make a donation in memory of Dorothy, it can be accepted online at the Penn FTD Center Giving page or by check. Checks should be made out to the "Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania." The Penn FTD Center should be clearly indicated in the memo section of the check. Checks should be mailed to the following:  ATTN: Christine Ray, Penn FTD Center, 3 West Gates, 3400 Spruce St., Philadelphia, PA 19104

Posted by Lorraine Swartz Krisanda on 14th January 2017
To cliff and family My deepest sympathy to you and your family. I am honored to have known such a beautiful and fun lady for 55 years. Dot and met in high school and had some fun years together. I am blessed that I could spend some Dot this past year Rest in peace Memory Eternal. Memories of her will leave in your hearts forever and a shining star will always shine on you
Posted by Michelle Holder on 14th January 2017
Dot was always serving something up and inviting everyone over to enjoy! Will miss her sweet sunny smile down here in Florida. May your family find peace and comfort from heaven above. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. The Holders
Posted by Misty DiPietro on 13th January 2017
It was a pleasure to have known and spent time with Dottie. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her colorful wit. I pray that you find comfort and peace through this dark time and recall the beautiful memories and love you shared with her. She would want smiles and laughter. All my love to Cliff, Christine, Denise, Andrew, Christopher, and Rachel. With deepest sympathy, Misty & Steven DiPietro
Posted by Ellen & Mike Dodd on 13th January 2017
To a beautiful woman who left us too soon. We will miss your smiling face walking on our sunny beach. With all our love - Mike & Ellen
Posted by Amy Calhoun on 13th January 2017
I've had the pleasure of being close to the Heckman family for many years. I have been amazed by Dot's strength and determination in many different situations. But above all else, I will remember the laughter and the love. My deepest sympathies. - Amy (MacDonnell) Calhoun
Posted by Amanda Engemann on 12th January 2017
I never had the opportunity to meet Mrs. Heckman however based upon my friendship with her daughter, Christine, I can only image how amazing of a woman, mother, friend and wife she was. My deepest sympathies to Mr. Heckman, Christine and their family. You are all in my thoughts during this difficult time.
Posted by Christine Campbell on 12th January 2017
Almost 60 years of friendship with lots of memories and all the fun we had in high school. She will always be remembered by her nickname (Hippo) she always seemed to remember when Sandy called her by that name even in the darkest times. We miss her dearly and will always remember her in our prayers. May her soul rest in peace. Love, Sandy & Lou Stellato
Posted by John Walz on 12th January 2017
Joan and I were fortunate to meet and spend time with Dorothy when we visited in Florida. She was a lovely lady!
Posted by Carol Bishop on 12th January 2017
A beautiful lady taken from us too soon. Carol Bishop RHS'59
Posted by Betty Mangos on 12th January 2017
Such a beautiful lady! This is a wonderful slide show of how much she loved her family and friends. She will be missed in our Florida neighborhood.
Posted by Lisa Heckman on 11th January 2017
I'm so glad that I got to call you mom for so many years. You are loved and will be missed by so many. I know that you are now at peace. We now have a special angel to watch over us from above. Love you forever. Rest In Peace Mom Xo

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