Norma Heck

July 28, 1934 - March 6, 2002
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Norma J. Heck, 67, of New Philadelphia, died Wednesday, March 6, 2002 in her home following a brief illness.Born in New Philadelphia, she was the daughter of the late E. James and Angelina Parolini Mattevi. She was valedictorian of the 1952 graduating class from St. Joseph High School in Dover and had worked for the fo…

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Norma J. Heck, 67, of New Philadelphia, died Wednesday, March 6, 2002 in her home following a brief illness.Born in New Philadelphia, she was the daughter of the late E. James and Angelina Parolini Mattevi. She was valedictorian of the 1952 graduating class from St. Joseph High School in Dover and had worked for the former Belmont Stamp and Enameling Company in New Philadelphia and the Ohio Department of Transportation. Norma was a member of Sacred Heart Church in New Philadelphia and had volunteered for the past twenty-six years as a Red Cross Swimming Instructor at Tuscora Park. She was an avid sports fan and loved watching her children and grandchildren participate in New Philadelphia School Athletics and every Sunday for the past twenty-five years cooked Sunday dinner for her entire family.Surviving is her husband, Eugene V. “Buster” Heck who she married April 24, 1954; eight children, David (Patty) Heck, Amy (Tony) Sandy, Kathy McGaha, Sherry Bernard, Mickey (Kelly) Herron, Jeany Heck; Ed (Stacie) Heck and Joe Heck; thirteen grandchildren; three sisters, Erma (Louis) Lesjak of New Philadelphia, Eileen (Robert) Contini of Lima, Gloria White of New Philadelphia and a brother, Vic Mattevi of Lima.A Funeral Mass will be held Saturday, March 9, 2002 at 10:30 AM at Sacred Heart Church in New Philadelphia with Msgr. George J. Schlegel and Fr. Edward L. Keck officiating. Burial will be at Calvary Cemetery in New Philadelphia. A reception will be held in St. Ambrose Hall following the committal. Visitation will be held Friday, March 8, 2002 from 1 to 9 PM at the Linn-Hert-Geib Funeral Home in New Philadelphia. A Christian Wake service will be conducted at 8:30 PM. The family requests that memorial contributions be made to Hospice of Tuscarawas County, 201 West Third Street, Dover, Ohio, 44622, or, New Philadelphia High School Athletic Department, 343 Ray Avenue NW, New Philadelphia, Ohio, 44663.

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Born: July 28, 1934
Died: March 6, 2002

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On behalf of the Geib Family and Staff, we offer our most sincere sympathy for your loss. We are honored to have been called upon to serve your family.

 

Vince and Maryann Kyle posted on 3/9/02

Dear Buster and Family: We wish to express our condolences on the passig of Norma. She was always a pleasure to be around. Being in Florida we're sorry we could not attend calling hours. Vince and Maryann

 

carl weber posted on 3/7/02

thinking of you with deepest sympathy. carl weber family.

 

Brad Rippel posted on 3/8/02

To the Heck Family, Our most sincere thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. Knowing how close your family is, I'm sure that you will come together in your time of grief and console each other. That is exactly what your Mother would want for you to do. After losing my dad, I didn't know if life would ever be the same. There won't be a day that goes by that you won't think of your mom and wife, but you, like I did, will find great comfort in all the fond memories of the love that your family has shared over the years. The great memories are the things that will keep you strong in your love for her. I'm sorry that I was unable to attend services. I just returned from Atlanta and must be out of town tomorrow as well. Please know that I pray with you, and that your family and friends will always be there for you. With heartfelt wishes, Brad Rippel and Family

 

Mike Wassem posted on 3/7/02

My sympathy goes out to the entire family. No words can make your pain go away. I only pray that you will be given the strength to endure your loss. I remember Norma from the Red Cross swimming program and remember her as a kind and patient woman. May God grant you peace. Mike Wassem

 

Ralph and Patty Anderson posted on 3/8/02

We are very sorry we were unable to make it to Calling hours. Our Thoughts and Prayers are with you. Ralph and Patty Anderson

 

marymroman posted on 3/6/02

DEAR BUSTER AND FAMILY......MY HEART GOES OUT TO ALL OF YOU. THIS PIECE WAS GIVEN TO ME WHEN WE LOST SOMEONE VERY DEAR TO ALL OF US...HOPE IT IS OF SOME COMFORT. "SO I AM GLAD NOT THAT MY LOVED ONE HAS GONE,BUT THAT THE EARTH SHE LAUGHED AND LIVED ON WAS MY EARTH, TOO. THAT I HAD KNOWN AND LOVED HER, AND THAT MY LOVE I'D SHOWN. TEARS OVER HER DEPARTURE? NAY, A SMILE...THAT I HAD WALKED WITH HER A LITTLE WHILE." NORMA IS IN A MUCH BETTER PLACE...HEAVEN FOR SURE. ALL MY LOVE, MARY ROMAN

 

Chris Mascotti-Rasor posted on 3/8/02

Dear Family, It is with a sad heart that I send my deepest sorrows of the loss of a wonderful person...friend, relative, and avid fellow sports fan. Although I did not see her often after my high school years, I always loved her a lot. I know she will be missed by all but she is definately in a better place than we are. I will always remember her cheering in the stands. Stand strong. Chris.

 

Polilli Family posted on 3/8/02

Our sympathy to all your family. Norma is being remembered in our thoughts and prayers. from Denny, Emma, Coney, Tammi and Denny Polilli

 

Roger Metzger posted on 3/7/02

Jeany, On behalf of the sports staff at The Times-Reporter we would like to send to you our condolences with the loss of you mother. Roger Metzger, T-R Sports

 

Garland & Jane Johnson posted on 3/7/02

Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family in this time of sadness. We'll remember Norma as a grand lady who brought smiles and happiness to those around her. We will miss her greatly. Gar & Jane Johnson

 

Bill & Linda Stokey posted on 3/7/02

We were very sorry to hear of the passing of Norma, she was a super lady and loved by all. May she rest in peace. We send our love and prayers. Bill & Linda

 

Mr. & Mrs. Dennis and Stacy (Rusznak) Wolfe posted on 3/7/02

OUR PRAYERS AND THOUGHTS ARE WITH YOUR FAMILY.

 

Lori Hamrick posted on 3/7/02

Please accept my deepest sympathies. I can't put into words how much I admired Mrs. Heck. Her dedication to her family, the church, and the community impacted so many in such a positive way. Please know that you all are in my thoughts and prayers. I truly feel blessed to have known such a wonderful person- she will be missed by many! With much love and sympathy- Lori

 

Marlene Daniels posted on 3/7/02

Dear Gloria & family, I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your sister. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you at this very difficult time. God bless... Marlene

 

Geoffrey S. Harriman posted on 3/7/02

Our thoughts and prayers are with your family during this difficult time. May the lord bless and keep Mrs. Heck and her family. Our deepest symphathies: Geoff, Kim, Jordan, Noah, and Seth Harriman

 

Bruce Leone posted on 3/7/02

Buster & family i'm so gratefull that i had the honor to be one of norma's friends since we were kids! And I'm so thankful that I had time with her last week! Be sad because you miss her, but be happy knowing where she has gone! God be with all of you! Bruce Leone

 

paula sulzener posted on 3/7/02

Mrs. Heck was like a second mom to me. I have many wonderful fond memories of her. My best to the family. Love and Prayers, Paula

 

Lorin & Betty Miller posted on 3/7/02

Our Love and Prayers go out to your family.

 

Rob and Jen Wassem posted on 3/7/02

Family: We are thinking of you during your time of loss and will pray for your family. We have fond memories of your mom at the park while we were pool guards many years ago. Rob, Jen, Matthew, Lauren, Katie Wassem

 

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