Robert A. Heron
Robert A. Heron, II, 76, of Lititz, passed away Monday, February 4th, 2013 at Hospice and Community Care of Lancaster with Helen, his loving wife of 50 years, by his side. Born in Baltimore, Maryland, he was the son of the late Robert A. Heron, Sr. and Hilda Muhr Heron. Robert proudly served in the United States Naval Reserve for 8 years. He is a 1958 graduate of Millersville University and after several years of teaching, received a Master?s degree from Temple University in School Administration. An educator of forty-one years, he worked in the Solanco School District prior to serving thirty-five years as a principal in the Warwick School District until his retirement in 2000.An avid reader of non- fiction and biographies, Robert also enjoyed gardening and spending time with his family and grandchildren. He was a member of St. Thomas Episcopal Church in Lancaster, Manheim Lodge 587 of Free and Accepted Masons, Lancaster Forest of Tall Cedars and Rajah Shrine in Reading. In addition to his wife, Robert will be sadly missed by daughters, Theresa E., wife of Robert L. Crawford, Lititz; Suzanne Y., wife of Dr. Robert E Wertz, Emmaus; and grandchildren, Stephen, Evan, Sophia, Samuel and Nathaniel. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a memorial service at St. Thomas Episcopal Church, 301 St. Thomas Rd., Lancaster, PA on Saturday, February 16th, at 11:00 a.m. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service, officiated by Father Jonathan Currier. In addition, a Masonic Rite Service will be conducted by the Manheim Lodge #587 F&AM. Interment will be held privately by the family. The family wishes for contributions to be made in Robert?s memory to the Shriner?s Hospital for Children, 3551 North Broad St., Philadelphia, PA 19140. Visit www.richardheiseyfuneralhome.com to send online condolences to the family.