James Heffner Class 1942
of service U. S. Navy
during WWII. In the Navy, he transported troops
onto Omaha Beach, during the invasion of Normandy.
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
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
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
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,
Interment will be in Resthaven Memorial Gardens,
Pallbearers will be Keith Campbell, grandson;
William Kubat, nephew; Chad Smith and Brandon
Smith, both great-grandsons; and Mark Smith,