William A. Heckman, Jr., age 81, of Pottstown, passed away on Thursday, April 1, 2010, at Pottstown Memorial Medical Center.  He was born on March 8, 1929, in Reading, Pa., the son of the late Caroline (Ziegler) Heckman & the late William A. Heckman, Sr., & he was the beloved husband of 19 years to Elaine E. (Moyer) Heckman.

Mr. Heckman was a United States Army Veteran of the Korean War, & he worked for 45 years for Acme Supermarkets in many various capacities.  He was also a lifetime member of the Ivy Leaf Association of Reading, Pa., & he loved to play golf & watch the Phillies & Eagles.

In addition to his wife, he is also survived by his son Scott Althouse ( husband of Jennifer ) of Collegeville, Pa., his brothers; Harold Heckman, of Reading, Pa., Howard Heckman, of Newmanstown, Pa., James Heckman, of Leesport, Pa., and his three grandchildren, Aubrie, Jayne, & Alexandra.  He was also preceeded in death by his brother, the late Fred Heckman.

Relatives & friends are invited to attend his Funeral Service on Tuesday Evening, starting at 7:30 PM at Catagnus Funeral Home & Cremation Center, 1020 E. Philadelphia Avenue, Gilbertsville, Pa., 19525, & to his Visitation on Tuesday evening from 6:30-7:30 PM at the Funeral Home.  Interment will be held privately by his family at a later date. 

In Lieu of flowers, contributions can be made in his memory to the Limerick Elementary Autistic Program, c/o Spring-Ford School District Educational Foundation, 857 S. Lewis Road, Royersford, Pa., 19468.

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