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Mr. Richard Daniel "Dick" Heckathorn

Obituary for Mr. Richard Daniel "Dick" Heckathorn

March 29, 1935 - July 1, 2018
Middleburg Heights, Ohio | Age 83

Loving Father, Dear Grandfather, Cherished Brother, and Friend of Many


Richard Daniel "Dick" Heckathorn, age 83, of Middleburg Heights, Ohio; beloved husband of 52 years of the late Elnora R. Heckathorn (nee Bear) who passed away in May 2010; loving father of Jay Heckathorn (Paula), Mark Heckathorn (Christi), John Heckathorn (Joan), and Dennis Heckathorn (Laura); dear grandfather of John Jr., Jackie, Christina, Megan, Joshua, Joseph, Mark Ryan, Stephanie and Michael; and cherished brother of Nancy Macias (Art). Dick was a U.S. Army veteran, and was a retired educator, having taught and instructed for 52 years, with 26 years teaching physics at Midpark High School. Dick was a Jennings Scholar, and a Shell Merit Fellow at Cornell University. He received the Presidential Award for Excellence in Science Teaching in Ohio in 1987 and was recognized as a Distinguished Teacher in the Berea City School District in 2002. For 25 years, Dick served on the Christian Academy School Board, and was a longtime, faithful member of Parma Heights Baptist Church. Dick mostly enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren and loving family. He passed away suddenly on Sunday, July 1, 2018. Memorial contributions may be forwarded to the Parma Heights Christian Academy, 8971 West Ridgewood Drive, Parma Heights, Ohio 44130. The family will receive friends at the BUSCH FUNERAL HOME, 7501 Ridge Road, Parma, from 1:00 P.M. to 4:00 P.M. and from 6:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M. on Thursday, July 12, 2018. Funeral service to be held on Friday, July 13, 2018 at 11:00 A.M. at Parma Heights Baptist Church, where the family will receive friends from 10:00 A.M. until the time of the service at 11:00 A.M. Interment with U.S. Army honors will follow at 2:30 P.M. at the Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery in Seville, Ohio.


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  • Parma Heights Christian Academy
    8971 West Ridgewood Drive
    Parma Heights, OH 44130

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