James W. Heckard, 77, of Turkey Run, Shenandoah PA, peacefully passed away on April 13, 2022, surrounded by loved ones, after a difficult battle with Parkinson’s.
Jim was born on October 16, 1944, to Follmer and Margaret Heckard in the town of Frackville. Jim was a lifeguard and an avid swimmer and diver putting on comedy diving shows at the Frackville pool. After high school graduation, he was employed by Caterpillar, Purolator, and Reneer Films.
In 1964, he met Louise Komosinsky at Holiday Lanes. Jim and Louise married and went on to have 4 children. Jim was preceded in death by two of his daughters; Michelle Anne and Cheryl Anne, parents Follmer and Margaret, and sister Shirley Knight. He is survived by his wife Louise (Komosinsky) Heckard, his daughter Colleen Heckard, and son David Heckard; grandchildren Emanuel, Haley, and Leah as well as brothers Glenn and Keith Heckard and sister Donna Kratz.
Services will be held at the Oravitz Home for Funerals Inc, 40 N. Jardin St, Shenandoah on Wednesday, April 20, 2022, at 10:30am and will be officiated by Msgr. Ronald Bocian. Visitation for family and friends will be held from 8-10:30. Interment will follow in St. Casimir’s Cemetery, Shenandoah Heights.
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