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J. Robert (Bob) Heether

Born: Sun., Jun. 6, 1937
Died: Tue., Oct. 30, 2018


7:00 PM to 9:00 PM, Tue., Nov. 06, 2018
Location: Riverside

Mass of Christian Burial

10:30 AM Wed., Nov. 07, 2018
Location: St. Joseph's Church

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     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

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Deborah Fletcher
   Posted Sat November 03, 2018

MOUNTAIN MEADOW PEDESTAL ARRANGEMENT was sent by the Fletcher and Stratton families.

With all our love and deepest sympathy. Love, the Fletcher and Stratton families.

Antonio Walker
   Posted Mon November 05, 2018

TRADITIONAL FUNERAL BASKET was sent by Randy Cherkas and The Zurbrugg Mansion.

To the Heether family: Our deepest sympathy for the loss of your father. Our prayers are with you. Bob will be deeply missed by the Zurbrugg Mansion community. Randy Cherkas and The Zurbrugg Mansion