Kathleen C. “Kay” Heckman

Kathleen C. “Kay” Heckman, age 78, passed away Friday, April 18, 2014 at the Transylvania Regional Hospital in North Carolina.

Kay was born in Meadville, Pa., July 28, 1935, the daughter of Walter and Blanche (Doubet) Chisholm.

Kathleen retired from the former JN Adam Developmental Center in Perrysburg where she worked as a dietician. She worked for New York State for nearly 20 years before retiring. A few years after retirement Jerry and Kay decided to move to Brevard, N.C., a place they called home for almost 20 years.

Kathleen married David “Jerry” Heckman at the St. Bridgets RC Church in Meadville Pa., May 4, 1957. Jerry survives. Kay is also survived by three sons, David Heckman of Jamestown; Douglas (Luann) Heckman of Gowanda; and Timothy Heckman of Lexington S.C., along with grandchildren Brian and Kimberly and great grandson Gavin. Survivors also include a brother Walter (Wymina) Chisholm of Meadville, Pa., and sister Elizabeth (John) Olds of Sugar Grove, Pa. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

Besides her parents Kathleen was preceded in death by a son, Charles Joseph Heckman, who passed away January 5, 1967.

Friends may call at the SCHINDLER FUNERAL HOME 44 Center St. Gowanda (716) 532-4200 from 4 to 7 p.m. today where funeral services will be held Thursday, April 24 11 a.m. Fr. Joseph Porpiglia of the St. Joseph’s RC Church, Gowanda will officiate with interment to follow in the Perrysburg Cemetery, Rt. 39, Perrysburg.

Memorials may be made to the Transylvania Region Hospital, c/o the funeral home or to the charity of one’s choice.