Calvin J. Heddings,
92, of Danville PA passed away Thursday, May 4, 2017 at his residence. He
was born November 16, 1924 in Pottsgrove PA the son of the late John and
Mary Robenolt Heddings. He was married for 69 ½ years to Shirley T.
Young Heddings. They were married on December 28, 1947.
He graduated from
Milton High School in 1943 with perfect attendance for six years.
He served his
country in the United States Navy as a combat veteran during World War II on
the LSM and LST landing crafts.
employed as a machinist for TRW Danville PA for 35 years, retiring in 1987.
He was an active
member of St. James (Ridgeville) United Church of Christ Danville PA. Calvin
served on the Danville Area School District School Board from 1957-1969, his
last two years serving as President. He was a committed and dedicated
Danville Little League Coach for over two decades for TRW and later for
Continental. His sons were honored and privileged to have him as their
coach. He was also an Honorary Member of the Friendship Fire Company in
Calvin was never
idle in his life and displayed that with his avid vegetable gardening,
meticulous lawn work, along with harvesting English Walnuts with victorious
battles with the squirrels. His love and his skill for bowling was
notable. He bowled up until the time of his death and within the last six
months achieved a 600 match. He also enjoyed camping. His woodworking
skills were evident throughout his home of 69 1/2 years and his children’s
homes with kitchen cabinets and various pieces he designed and built with
great attention to detail. When he was idle, Calvin was an avid
Philadelphia Phillies fan and always enjoyed their games and especially
enjoyed watching Western movies with his family. A spirited and
tenderhearted man, Calvin especially enjoyed spending time with his family,
especially his grandchildren and great-grandchildren, whom he adored.
In addition to his
wife, he is survived by two sons; John J. “Jay” Heddings and his wife Daryl
of Bloomsburg PA and Matthew T. Heddings and his wife Carrie of Plantsville
CT and two daughters; D. Jane Baer of Danville PA and Jolene “Jody” McDonald
and her husband John of Seven Valleys PA. He is also survived by seven
grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren along with one
great-great-grandchild. Numerous nieces and nephews also survive him. Also
surviving are two sisters; Ida Wagner of Northumberland PA and Mary Acor of
Florida. He was preceded in death by four brothers; Luther, Graydon,
Raymond and Sydney and two sisters; Pearl Koch and Alda Black.
friends are invited to attend a Celebration of Calvin’s Life to be held on
Wednesday, May 10, 2017 at 2:00 PM at St. James (Ridgeville) United Church
of Christ 2507 Bloom Road Danville PA with the Reverend Richard J. Shearer
officiating. Friends will be received from 12:00 Noon until 1:45 PM.
Burial will follow in Odd Fellows Cemetery Danville PA. Military rites
will be accorded by the American Legion Post 40 Honor Guard.
The family will
provide flowers. Memorial contributions may be made to the church.
under the direction of Visneski Funeral Home, Inc. 10 West Mahoning Street
Danville PA. www.visneski.com