Elmer J. Heiman


Elmer J. Heiman, 92, of Darien Center, went peacefully to be with the Lord on Sunday, July 26, 2020, at United Memorial Medical Center with his children by his side. Elmer was born May 3, 1928, at home to the late Walter (Lillian Bierline) Heimann. He is preceded in death by brothers, Richard and George Heimann; sisters, Irene Hahn, Marie Welker; Marie Heiman’s daughter, Deborah Shaffer; and a grandson, Kevin Heiman.

He served in the U.S. Army from 1951-1953 in Germany. He was a member of the Joseph M. Collins Post 6239. Mr. Heiman was employed by Westinghouse for 37 years and later worked for the NYS Thruway Authority until he retired.

Because of his love of Darien, he became active in the Darien Fire Department as a Volunteer Firefighter, First Aid Instructor and EMT. His passion for history led him to seek appointment as Town Historian, where he served for 52 years. He became active in town politics serving as Councilman and on the County Planning Board.

He attended the Darien United Methodist Church. Mr. Heiman enjoyed weekly card games and Euchre tournaments. He will be remembered for the fun times he shared with his grandchildren, his wit and sense of humor and his ability to fix anything with duct tape.

Elmer is survived by his wife of 60 years, Marie (Heintz) Heiman; his children, Melissa (Jerry) Allsup of Alaska, Philip (Angela) Heiman of Pavilion, Beth (Bruce) Clingerman of North Rose; Marie’s sons, James (Gail) Richert of Michigan, Daniel (Kathy) Richert of Florida; siblings, Marian Tiberio of Holley and Ralph (Sylvia) Heimann of Rochester; 14 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, along with many nieces and nephews.

Friends are invited to call on Wednesday, July 29, 2020, from 2 to 6 p.m. at Marley Funeral Home, LLC 135 Main Street, Attica, NY 14011. A 6 p.m. Funeral Service will immediately follow at the Funeral Home. An 11 a.m. Graveside Service will take place on Thursday, July 30, 2020, at Darien Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Darien Fire Company & Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 135, Darien Center, NY 14040 or to National Kidney Foundation http://www.kidney.org. For more information, please call (585) 591-1212 or to leave a message of condolence visit www.marleyfuneralhome.com. Arrangements completed by Marley Funeral Home, LLC. 135 Main Street, Attica, NY 14011.

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