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Obit Heitman (Gloucester City)

Paul R. Heitman Sr. Longtime Member of the Gloucester City Knights of Columbus Council 674; World War II Veteran; Union Carpenter

Paul R. Heitman Sr., (photo) of Gloucester City, passed away at age 84Paulrheitmansr on Tuesday, February 27, 2007.  Paul was a longtime resident of Gloucester City and served our country proudly in the U.S. Army during World War II. He was a carpenter for the Carpenter’s Local # 393.

Paul was very dedicated to his Catholic faith and was a lifelong parishioner of Saint Mary’s R.C. Church in Gloucester City where he served on the Parish Council, Holy Name Society and Past President of the Saint Mary’s Ushers Society. He was a member of the Townsend C. Young V.F.W. Post # 3620 in Gloucester City.

Paul was a longtime member of the Gloucester City Knights of Columbus Council # 674 from 1950 to present and served as Grand Knight, District Deputy and from 1975 to 1977 was State Deputy for New Jersey. Paul was a member of the 4th degree Bishop Eustace General Assembly in Haddon Township.

Loving and devoted husband of 64 years to the late Margaret Heitman (nee Boyle). Beloved father of Paul Heitman, Jr. (Sandra) of Clermont, Florida, Joseph Heitman (Barbara) of Barnsboro, Patrick Heitman (Kathleen) of Mantua and Michael Heitman (Jane) of Gloucester City. Dear Brother of Anna Catri of Lady Lake, Florida. Loving grandfather of 11 and great-grandfather of 4.

Relatives, friends and Brother Knights of Columbus are kindly invited to attend his viewing on Friday March 2 from 6 to 9 pm and Saturday from 9 am to 10:15 am at the McCann-Healey Funeral Home: 851 Monmouth Street, Gloucester City (Phone: 856-456-1142).

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 11 am at Saint Mary’s R.C. Church: 426 Monmouth Street, Gloucester City. Interment with military honors Monday at 10:30 am at Brigadier General William C. Doyle Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Arneytown.

Family requests no flowers for the viewing. Memorial donations in Paul and Margaret’s memory to the Alzheimer’s Fund c/o New Jersey Columbian Charities Inc.: New Jersey State Council of the Knights of Columbus: 172 Main Street, West Orange, New Jersey 07052. Expressions of sympathy can be e-mailed to the family through the funeral home website under online obituaries of Paul R. Heitman.