Glenn J. "Bandy" Heshizer, 91, of North Huntingdon, passed away Tuesday, November 26, 2019 at Excel Health Westmoreland Hospice surrounded by his loving family. He was born September 15, 1928 in Turtle Creek, a son of the late George and Margaret (Blotzer) Heshizer. Prior to his retirement, Glenn was a machinist for WABCO and later Shafton Machine. He was a veteran of the US Navy having served during the Korean war era, a member of the Linway United Presbyterian Church, N. Versailles, and past commander of the American Legion, N. Huntingdon. He enjoyed hunting and dancing, loved feeding the birds, and watching western movies. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers, George, Robert, Jack and Donald; sisters, Margaret, Doris, Glenna, Janie, Edith, Elizabeth and Mildred; and son-in-law, Carl Muentzer. He is survived by his loving wife of 46 years, Gwenn Brown Klingensmith Heshizer; children, Kevin Heshizer and his wife, Diane, Gerald "Bucky" Klingensmith and partner, Cindy, David Klingensmith, Colleen Tabak and her husband, Mike, Glenda Sekerchak and her husband, Ron, Kathy Muentzer, Sandy Bante and her husband Bob, Karen Saxion, Sue Heshizer and partner, Kathy, and Glenda Sellers and her husband, Pete; sister, Evelyn Bray; sisters-in-law, Elsa Heshizer, Betty Heshizer, Jackie (Bob) Giles; grandchildren, Michael (Renee) Tabak, Melissa (James) Danko, Ronald (Kelly) Sekerchak, Jr., Vaughn (Lisa) Norbert, Brooke (Jason) Santo Colombo, Shaun (Marissa) Norbert, Vanessa Bante, Brittany (Adam) Plank, Tiffany Unger, Robert C. Bante, Samantha (Brian) Flannery, Jimmy Ray Choate, and Michael (Michelle) Choate; 21 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. Family and friends will be received from 2-8 p.m. on Sunday at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon. A funeral service will take place on Monday at 11 a.m. in Linway United Presbyterian Church, N. Versailles. Interment to follow in Penn Lincoln Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Linway United Presbyterian Church. www.shirleyfuneralhome.com.
Originally published November 27, 2019.