William John Heuges, Jr., of Mifflinburg, Pennsylvania, (formerly of Del Haven, New Jersey) passed away on December 28, 2021.
He was born February 5, 1933, in Philadelphia, a son of the late William and Helen (D'Ouville) Heuges. On June 23, 1962, in Philadelphia, he married the former Margaret Bees, of Sharon Pennsylvania, who survives.
John was a graduate of North Catholic High School, Philadelphia, and earned a Bachelor of Science Degree at LaSalle College.
John served in the Coast Guard from July 22, 1952, during the Korean War until his honorable discharge July 20, 1956.
For several years, John served as a police officer for Cheltenham Township, Pennsylvania. He was then employed as a Regional Security Manager for Sears Roebuck.
John was an avid birder. He was a life member of the New Jersey Audubon Society and spent many hours volunteering at the Cape May Bird Observatory. He also gave many lectures on the horseshoe crab.
Surviving in addition to his wife of 59 years, are four children, a son Christopher and wife Sarah of Rockledge, Pennsylvania, a daughter Gretchen and husband Mark Mahosky of Mifflinburg, Pennsylvania, a daughter Mary and husband Al Benzoni of South Pasadena, California, a son Stephen and wife Tina of Oaklyn, New Jersey; seven grandchildren, Emma, Spencer and Sydney Heuges, Nicholas, Samuel, and Sophia Benzoni, Atticus Heuges; and one great-grandchild, Amelia Dabney-Heuges.
Family and friends are welcome from 10 to 11 a.m., Saturday, March 26, at St. George Catholic Church, 775 Forest Hill Rd., Mifflinburg, where a Mass of Christian Burial will be conducted at 11, with Rev. Matthew Larlick, as celebrant.
Arrangements are by Roupp Funeral Home, 8594 Old Turnpike Rd., Mifflinburg.
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