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William A. Heberer

July 6, 1929 ~ May 1, 2019 (age 89)

William A. Heberer, 89, passed away on Wednesday, May 1, 2019 at home in North Arlington, NJ.

Relatives and friends are invited to visit at the Thiele-Reid Family Funeral Home, 585 Belgrove Drive on Sunday, May 5 from 2 to 6 p.m. The funeral service will be held on Monday, May 6 at 11:00 a.m. in the Grace United Methodist Church, 380 Kearny Avenue, Kearny. Interment will follow at Arlington Cemetery, Kearny. Joseph E. Frobisher Post 99, American Legion service Sunday at 4:30 p.m. Copestone-Ophir Lodge No. 108 F. & A.M. service Sunday at 5:00 p.m.

Mr. Heberer was born in Kearny and lived there until moving to North Arlington in 1970.

He served in the United States Air Force from 1946 until 1952.

Bill was a Chief Switchman for Bell Atlantic for 42 years before his retirement 18 years ago.

He was a member of Copestone-Ophir Lodge No. 108 F. & A.M., Kearny; and the Joseph E. Frobisher Post 99, American Legion, Kearny.  William was also a 60 year member and Past President of the Kearny Optimist Club, (Friend of Youth) in Kearny.   He was a former Secretary Treasurer and Past Lieutenant Governor. The club received many State and National awards under his leadership.

He is survived by his son, Mark Heberer and his wife, Rubirosa and one grandson, Mark Heberer.

Bill was predeceased by his wife, Helga (nee Baldering) Heberer and one son, Warren Heberer.

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