John Otto Heck, 73, resident of Fort Washington, PA. died on July 15, 2019, at Artman Home from complications of Parkinson's disease. He was born July 25, 1945, in West Reading, PA. son of Otto and Mildred Heck (Posey). He is survived by his wife Elizabeth, his children Gregory and Erica, Jenna Doviak Conrad (Kevin) and Steven Doviak, his grandchildren Aaron, Ethan and Ryan Conrad and Emily Conrad, siblings Barbara Reeser (David), Margaret Waring and Thomas (Kathleen) as well as many nieces and nephews.
He graduated from Wyomissing High School and Muhlenberg College. He was employed as a CPA at PriceWaterhouse, Boyertown Casket Company, American Can and for most of his career as a Partner at Kreischer, Miller in Horsham, PA. He served on Boards in leadership roles for Liberty Lutheran Services, Lutheran Seminary of Philadelphia, Ambler Area YMCA, Glenside Rotary and on Council for Upper Dublin Lutheran Church. He was an ardent fan of Philadelphia sports teams, especially The Eagles.
Relatives and friends are invited to call Friday, July 19, 2019, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m at the Anton B. Urban Funeral Home 1111 S. Bethlehem Pk. Ambler and to his Memorial Service Saturday at 11:00 AM at Upper Dublin Lutheran Church 411 Susquehanna Road, Ambler. Interment will be private.
Donations can be made to The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research
Grand Central Station P.O. Box 4777 New York, NY 10163-4777 https://tribute.michaeljfox.org/tribute-page.php?id=1234&np=true
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"I am sending all the sympathy and condolences I am able to send to John's family. John was one of the many "lifers" in Wyomissing. I have known him since 1950 and am fortunate to have had him as a good friend, teammate and all-around good guy for so many years. I will remember him fondly for the rest of my life. God bless you John and your family. John Stevens "
"John was a classmate and always had the best smile and great sense of humor. He will be missed. Prayers go out to his family ."
"I have fond memories of playing bridge after school with John. He was a formidable opponent. I am so sorry for your loss.
"John was a good friend for many years. I regret since moving from Philly to Georgia in 2006 that we did not keep in touch. 25 years of friendship from 1981 - 2006 - then 13 years of no communication. It does not make me feel good. We shared good times and tough times. We counted money at UDLC together for years, served on UDLC committees, served on the Artman Board together for years, etc. I will miss John. May God's PEACE"
"I am smiling remembering John's sense of humor. He had to fill in for the church financial secretary giving the financial report at the congregational meeting one year and he introduced himself as "the guy who usually carries Bruce's briefcase". John was a good and faithful servant, serving as long as he was able. He was an example to us of GRACE. "
"My sympathies to the family. I have fond memories of John while working with him on committees at Liberty Lutheran Services. He was always a gentleman. Ellen Yanni"