Phillip Garrett Heavner

August 10, 1929 - April 23, 2015

08/10/1929 - 04/23/2015

Phillip Garrett Heavner

Chesapeake- Phillip Garrett Heavner, 85, passed away April 23, 2015 at Georgian Manor. He was born August 10, 1929 to the late Frank R. Heavner, Jr. and Mabel Garrett Heavner in Norristown, Pennsylvania. Phillip proudly served in the United States Army in the Korean War, where he earned the Purple Heart and the Bronze Star Medal. Following his military service, he furthered his education at California Polytechnic State University and then worked in agriculture and the steel industry in Pittsburgh. In retirement, he lived in Washington, PA.

Left to cherish his memory are his loving wife of 57 years, Mary Faust Heavner; his daughters, Sue Ellen Heavner and Gail Trzcinski and her husband Doug; his granddaughters, Julia and Lauren Trzcinski; his sister, Charlotte Miller and her husband William; his sister-in-law, Jane Heavner, nieces, nephews and close friends. Phillip is preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Frank R. Heavner III.

A private funeral service will be held at the Altmeyer Funeral Home, with Pastor Timothy Lim officiating. Burial will follow at Albert G. Horton, Jr. Memorial Veterans Cemetery. Condolences may be shared with the family online at

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Dave McStay
8 years ago

At a time like this it is hard to find the words to express how you feel but rest assured that your loss is felt by me and my family. It is funny how our friendship started because it started at work with Phil as a boss and me as a union rep. We were at each other pretty good but always respected each other which ended in a friendship of trust and respect. I will remember Phil always. May God be with you all as you go through this time of loss. It has been a pleasure to know your mom and dad. Respectfully, Dave McStay and family

Monica Dipyatic Brooks
8 years ago

Dear Mary and Family,

We are so sorry for your loss. You will be in our thoughts and prayers.

With sincere sympathy,

Chuck and Monica Brooks

Randy and Cookie Metz
8 years ago

Dear Mary, Sue Ellen, and Gail,

We were so sorry to hear of Phil’s passing. Randy has so many fond memories of working on the farm with him taking care of the horses and traveling together. I remember he always had a kind word for everyone he met and truly cared about how they were getting along in life.

May he rest in peace.

With sincere sympathy,

Randy and Cookie

Fran & Jan Lenich
8 years ago

Dear Mary, Sue Ellen, Gail & Doug, Julia, and Lauren,

We are so sorry for your loss. Your Dad was a wonderful, wise, and kind man. We feel so fortunate to have known him. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.

Linda Howard
8 years ago

Dear Mary, You have my most heartfelt sympathy. You and Philip were two of my favorite people, never another client. I knew Philip for along time, and always knew him as a gentleman and a good man. You were lucky to have had each other. He will be greatly missed. All my love, Linda

Cathleen Bernett
8 years ago

Fond memories of you, Philip will be everlasting. I am glad to be part of the Heavner family. Love to all the Heavner, Trzcinski and Miller families.

Joe & Ginny
8 years ago

How lucky we are to have known Phillip and his family. There is not enough space or time to tell all the good memories, tough decisions, advice, tears, dinners, laughs, moving, hospital visits on both sides… where did the time go? Thank you, Phil, for all the wonderful memories and for sharing your family, time and life with us.

Rest in Peace… You did a great job… Joe and Ginny

Shirley Luketich-Egnosak
8 years ago

Mary and daughters and families……deepest condolences…….Shirley Dr Changco office and Freanesca mother

Paula Britt
8 years ago

Mary and family I was so sorry to read of the passing of Phillip. He had a heart of compassion for people that I will never forget. May our Lord bless and comfort you and your family during this time of grief. Please accept my sincere condolences.

Cathy & Brice Gordon
8 years ago

My sincere condolences are going out to y’all. I was so very sorry to hear of Phil’s passing.

Roger and Frances White
8 years ago

Our sympathy to Mary and family. Philip was a very polite gentleman. We always enjoyed your company when you and Philip chatted with with us while sitting on the benches at the cul-de-sac and also at the community dinners. May memories help to ease your sorrow at this difficult time.

Wink Chiropractic
8 years ago

Phillip was a beloved patient, and he will be missed.

Your family is in our thoughts and prayers.

– Dr. Wink, Katie & April