August 3 1942 April 13 2020
Herbert S. Heaney, Jr of Maywood, New Jersey August 3, 1942 – April 13, 2020 Herbert ‘Bert’ Heaney, age 77, a longtime resident of Maywood, passed away on April 13th, 2020 due to COVID-19 complications. He was born on August 3rd, 1942 in Bridgeport, Connecticut and was the beloved husband to Marybeth (nee Lally) for 44-years. He was a loving Father to Kathleen Heaney Schulman and her husband Neil, and Bert, a Lieutenant in the United States Navy. Herbert was a graduate of Bogota High School (class of 1960) and of Rutgers University where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry. He worked for 36-years as a forensic scientist for the NJ State Police at the North Regional Laboratory in Little Falls, NJ. Herbert also served his country overseas in the US Army during the Vietnam War and later retired as a Lieutenant Colonel from the US Army Reserves after 29 years. He was a member of the American Legion Post 42. Herbert devoted much of his time and energy to the town of Maywood. He was a member of the Maywood Recreation Commission and an assistant Boy Scout Leader to Maywood’s Troop 12. He also proudly served on the Maywood Board of Education for 11-years. Herbert’s dry sense of humor was one of his best qualities. He was funny in ways he didn’t always recognize. Many who knew him would say he was the smartest guy they’ve ever known. They might also say he was a stubborn curmudgeon, which he most certainly was. More importantly, he was incredibly generous and always put the needs of his family before himself. Herbert was also intensely creative in a scientific way and looked at the world through a unique, methodical lens. He was an avid hunter and fisherman and had a passion for vanilla ice cream cones with chocolate sprinkles, cigars, champagne, his cats, tinkering around the house, and music from the 1950s. It was life’s simplest pleasures which he held closest to his heart. Most of all, Herbert loved his family very much and was always deeply proud of his children.
Our most sincere sympathies to the family and friends of Herbert S Heaney Jr of Maywood New Jersey August 3 1942 April 13 2020.
Death notice for the town of: Maywood, state: New Jersey