John Robert Heether of Delanco, Age 81 years, passed away October 30th,2018 at home.
Bob was a longtime resident of Riverside, former resident Beverly and presently a resident of Delanco. He was a graduate of St. Peter’s Parochial School and Riverside High School Class of 1955 where he was Captain in his Junior & Senior Year of the Varsity Baseball Team. After graduation he played semi- pro baseball with the Riverside Bombers.
He was employed for 35 years as a Postal Clerk at the Riverside Post Office and as a Cashier at the Moorestown Pathmark where he was known for his friendly personality, keen wit and love for telling jokes. He loved being with people.
Bob was a member of the South Jersey Umpire Association and later started his own Association called the River Front Umpire Association.
He was a member of Jesus the God Shepherd Parish, St. Joseph’s Church, Beverly where he was a former Usher and past President of the PTA.
Bob’s love was Baseball, playing cards with the family. He was an avid sports fan and especially loved the Phillies.
He was a very warm and caring person, and was known all around the Riverfront communities.
He was preceded in death by his parents John & Pauline Heether, brother Larry and sister Joan.
Beloved father of Dr. Joseph J. Heether and Donna Bonner & husband Michael all of Beverly, sister Janet Dickinson & husband Thomas, devoted grandfather of Sean Bonner & Michael P. Bonner.
He is also survived by his former wife Veronica Heether of Beverly,
Relatives and friends of Bob’s family are invited to his viewing and visitation 7:00 to 9:00 PM Tuesday evening and 8:45 to 9:45 AM Wednesday morning at The Lankenau Funeral Home 303 Bridgeboro St., Riverside.
The Liturgy of Christian Burial will be celebrated 10:30 AM, Wednesday morning at Jesus the Good Shepherd Parish, St Joseph’s Church, Warren Street, Beverly.
Interment will be in St. Peter’s Cemetery, Riverside next to his parents.
The Lankenau Funeral Home, 303-305 Bridgeboro St., Riverside.
Stephen Lankenau, Director