David L. Heigel

David L. Heigel, 79, of 235 Glasshurst Road, Brockport, PA, passed away Saturday, June 22, 2013 at his residence.

He was born June 25, 1933, in Kersey, son of the late John and Dagney Hedberg Heigel.  He was a graduate of Weedville High School, Class of 1951, and was a lifelong resident of the area, having lived in Bennetts Valley until 2003.  He was a retired employee of Airco Speer, retiring in 1994 after 30 years of service.

On September 24, 1971 in the First Lutheran Church in Ridgway, he married Jeanne F. Frey who preceded him in death on November 6, 2005.

He is survived by a daughter, Sandra “Sandi” Rodrigue of Boston, MA; a son, Carl D. Heigel and his wife Genia of Brookville, PA; three grandchildren, Matthew Rodrigue, Jarred Heigel, and Valerie Heigel Hayes; three great grandchildren, Walter Heigel, Olivia Heigel, and Joanna Hayes; a sister, Mary Ellen Crocco of Richmond, VA; and his companion, Marie Reed of Brockport.

Besides his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Bruce Heigel.

Mr. Heigel served in the US Air Force during the Korean War.

Funeral services will be held in the Lynch-Radkowski Funeral Home on Friday, June 28, 2013, at 11:00 AM, with the Rev. David Nagele officiating.  Burial will follow in the Parklawn Memorial Gardens in Ridgway.

Visitation is at the Lynch-Radkowski Funeral Home on Friday morning from 9:00 till 11:00 AM.

Memorials, if desired, may be made to the DRMC Hospice, 100 Hospital Avenue, DuBois, PA  15801 or to the Hahne Cancer Center, 100 Hospital Avenue, DuBois, PA  15801.

Gene Guilyard June 24, 2013 at 5:34 pm

Just a note to let you know how sorry I am to read of Dave’s passing. Although we have lost touch since he has left the Valley he has always been a great friend. I will always remember the good times we had at Gate’s camp on Millers Run with Bruce, Norb, and the fellows that Bruce went to school with. Also the trip to Wyoming, the hunting trips to the Wayne Farm and the good times at Ron and my camp in Spring Run. I will miss him as I do my brother Ron, Norb and Bruce.
One day we will all be together again.

Martha (Frey) Pullen June 26, 2013 at 8:07 am

My thoughts and prayers are with Dave’s family. Dave was my boss for a time while I worked at Airco, and later became a part of our family when he married my sister Jeanne.

The only thing that goes with us when we move to heaven is our ability to love. I know that Dave’s family will feel his love in their lives every day.

Denise Modoono June 26, 2013 at 10:59 pm

I wish to extend my sincerest condolences to the Heigel family. I am very sorry for your loss. I hope you are all able to celebrate the happy memories shared with your loving father, grandfather, brother, and friend. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Tammi Cotter June 27, 2013 at 8:56 am

It has been many years since I worked with Dave & Jeanne but when I saw the news of Dave’s passing, it brought back memories of what a wonderful and pleasant man he was to be around. I pray for comfort for you, Jeanne, and your family. May God bless you all and may Dave’s memories bring you joy in years to come.

Love, Tammi

Steve & Dody June 28, 2013 at 9:34 am

Our thoughts and prayers are with Dave and his family. He was a good friend for many years. He was a big part of our children’s lives as they as they grew to be adults. We’ll miss him.

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