Roy J. Heilman, 91, formerly of Kittanning, died Monday, August 17, 2020, in Transitions Health Care Autumn Grove in Harrisville.
Born December 11, 1928, in Manor Township, he was a son of the late Allison and Myrtle (Schall) Heilman.
A veteran of the U.S. Army, he served in the Korean War.
Mr. Heilman worked for PPG Industries, Ford City, and Pullman Standard, Butler. He was a member of North Buffalo Grace Brethren Church, where was a trustee, usher, and deacon, and helped with AWANA.
He is survived by four children, Sherry (David) Sharp of Templeton, Donna (Thomas) Garner of Kittanning, Tammy (Edward) Iseman of Kittanning, and William Heilman of Charleroi; 13 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and 2 great-great-grandchildren.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Betty M. (Bowser) Heilman, who died December 5, 2019; two sons, Roy Heilman, Jr., and Randy Lee Heilman; and a daughter, Barbara Darlene Knight.
Roy’s family would like to express their sincerest gratitude to the amazing staff at Autumn Grove for the genuine and loving care they provided to both Roy and Betty during their stay there.
Friends will be welcomed from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, at the Welch Funeral Home, 1032 Fourth Ave., Ford City. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Thursday, at North Buffalo Grace Brethren Church, officiated by his grandson, Rev. Chris Knight. There will be an additional visitation at the church one hour prior to the service. Interment in Center Hill Cemetery. To share memories and condolences, please visit www.welchfh.com.
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