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Sherwood R. Heckman

June 1, 1936 — May 21, 2024

Moore Township

Sherwood R. Heckman, Sr. 87, of Moore Twp., passed away Tuesday, May 21, 2024 at Lehigh Valley Hospital - Hecktown Oaks. He was the beloved husband of the late Shirley A. (Wambold) Heckman. Born in Fountain Hill, Sherwood was a son of the late Herald Heckman and Verna (Flyte) Edelman.

A proud veteran, Sherwood served in the US Army during the Korean War and later dedicated 20 years as a truck driver for Makovsky Bros. - Cementon, retiring in 1994. He was a valued member of Teamsters Local #773.

In addition to his military and professional accomplishments, Sherwood was a passionate musician who excelled at playing the banjo and composing music, particularly in the bluegrass genre. His creativity and talent brought joy to many throughout his life.

Survivors: He will be missed by his children: Sherwood Heckman, Jr. and his wife Carol, Dale Heckman, with whom he resided and Jacquelynne Gossler and her husband Wayne, all of Point Phillips; grandchildren: Adam Heckman and Rebecca Stocker and her husband Keith of East Allen Township; great-grandchildren: Brayden, Heidi and Jace; sisters: Dorothy Eberts, of Bath; step-sister: Donna Walbert and her husband Larry of Spring Hill FL., along with many nieces and nephews. Sherwood is predeceased by a brother: Leroy Heckman.

Services: Private. Online expressions of sympathy may be recorded at: bensingfuneralhome.net. Arrangements are under the care and direction of the GEORGE G. BENSING FUNERAL HOME, LLC.

Contributions: Memorial contributions may be offered to the American Heart Association - 4250 Crums Mill Rd, Harrisburg, PA 17112.

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