Frederick William "Bud" Hecker, Jr., 86, of White Oak,died Monday, June 25, 2018. Bud was born April 23, 1932 in Donora and was the son of the late Fred and Ida Mae (Neff) Hecker. Bud was a graduate of Grove City College after serving in the US Army during the Korean War. He would then go on to be employed for 31 years at Alco as Chemical Engineer and be an active member at St. Angela Merici Church, White Oak. In retirement, he and his wife lived in Naples, Florida and later in Celebration, Florida. He is survived by his beloved wife of 31 years, Eleanor R. (Andrejcak) Hecker, step-daughter, Debra (Dale) Anlauf of North Huntingdon, step-son, Michael Gary (Randi) Macosko of Henderson, NV, daughter, Suzanne (Philip) Johnson of California, sons, Tom (Barbie) Hecker of Colorado, and Jim (Cindy) Hecker, of New Holland, PA, twelve grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Anna Mary Collins. There is no visitation. Arrangements are by the Gilbert Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc. 1638 Lincoln Way, White Oak, (412) 672-6322 Troy J. Gilbert, Director. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday, June 29, 2018 at 11:00 am at St. Angela Merici Church, 1640 Fawcett Ave, White Oak, PA 15131 with the Rev. Kevin J. Dominik, officiating. Private inurnment will be held at Jefferson Memorial Park Cemetery at a later date. Condolences may be made at GilbertFuneralHomeandCrematory.com