John M. Heimbach

MILTON — John M. “Duke” Heimbach, 93, formerly of Sunset Drive, Milton, and for the past three years Cedar Crest in RiverWoods, died Saturday, June 15, 2019, at Evangelical Community Hospital, Lewisburg.

Born Dec. 29, 1925, in Kingston, he was a son of the late John “Dewey” and Florence (Lewis) Heimbach. He was married to the former Emma Hope Covany until her death in 2017 just two days prior to their 68th anniversary.

He attended Milton schools and had served in the US Navy from 1942 to 1945 on the USS Kasaan Bay, a Casablanca Class Escort Carrier.

He was a member of St. Andrew’s United Methodist Church, Milton, where he taught Sunday school. He attended Sunday services while a resident of RiverWoods.

After returning from his military service he had a Gerber Baby food route, and with his wife, he owned and operated one of the largest food stands at the Bloomsburg Fair. He retired from Weis Markets in Milton, where he was produce manager.

He is survived by daughter and son-in-law, Joann and Frederick Davis of Wallingford; two sons and daughters-in-law, John and Nancy Heimbach of Lairdsville, and Allen and Janice Heimbach of Milton; five grandchildren, Andrea, Bridget, Christie, Allen and Kaitlyn; two great-grandchildren and a stepson and daughter-in-law, Harry and Linda Balliet and their family of Northumberland.

In addition to his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, June; and a brother, George.

Friends and relatives will be received from 5 to 6 p.m. Wednesday at the Shaw Funeral Home, 400 N. Front St., Milton. Funeral services will begin at 6 with the Rev. Kate Morse, RiverWoods chaplain, officiating. Military honors will be offered at the end of the funeral service.

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