James Heffner Class 1942

Branch of service U. S. Navy during WWII. In the Navy, he transported troops onto Omaha Beach, during the invasion of Normandy.
Entered service
Birth 1/28/1922
Died 11/22/2005
Buried Rest Haven Memorial Garden, Frederick, MD


As originally published on Monday, October 4, 2004.

     Mr. James William Heffner, 79, of Monocacy Village, Frederick, passed away on Saturday, October 2, 2004 at the Frederick Memorial Hospital, from injuries he sustained in an accident after his wheelchair was struck by a vehicle.
     He was the husband of Anna Mae Hawes-Heffner, whom he married in 1942.
Born February 25, 1925 in Brunswick, a son of the late Charles C. and Nora V. Hildebrand Heffner.
     He graduated from Brunswick High School and served in the U. S. Navy during WWII. In the Navy, he transported troops onto Omaha Beach, during the invasion of Normandy.
     He was a machinist on the B & O and Chessie Railroads until he retired in 1985. He enjoyed sports, including the Washington Redskins, Baltimore Orioles, and the Frederick Keys. He was a member of the V.F.W. Post 3285 and the American Legion Post 11, both of Frederick. His favorite times, since the loss of both legs was cruising around Monocacy Village in his candy apple red wheelchair visiting friends and neighbors. Also, he was a daily visitor to the Monocacy Village and Village Lanes Bowling Center.
     He was a member of the Maranatha Community Church of God and will be missed by many people, some whom have called him their inspiration. He never gave up and even though handicapped, he lived his life to fullest, despite his limitations. He loved people of all ages, especially children, and also his dogs Maggie and Millie. He was a loving father, grandfather, and great-grandfather.
     Surviving besides his wife at home, are a daughter, Janet Lenore Heffner of Frederick; a grandson, Keith A. Campbell and wife Jennifer of Ellicott City; a granddaughter, Deborah A Smith and husband Mark of Frederick; a nephew, William M. Kubat, wife Sue and their son Mark, all of Brunswick; nephew, John Crovo of Clarksburg; great-grandchildren, Chad Edward Smith and Brandon Matthew Smith, both of Frederick, Alison Deborah Campbell, Alexander James Campbell, and Shannon Nicole Campbell, all of Ellicott City.
     Mr. Heffner was preceded in death by his brother, Malcolm Heffner; two sisters, Violet Kubat and Ivy Crovo; and two nieces, Judith and Patricia Crovo.
Mr. Heffner is at the Robert E. Dailey & Son Funeral Homes, P.A., 1201 North Market Street, Frederick, where the family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m., Tuesday, October 5.
     Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday, October 6, at the funeral home with his pastor, the Rev. Jerry Price, Maranatha Community Church of God, officiating.
     Interment will be in Resthaven Memorial Gardens, Frederick.
Pallbearers will be Keith Campbell, grandson; William Kubat, nephew; Chad Smith and Brandon Smith, both great-grandsons; and Mark Smith, grandson-in-law.