Brian W. Heizler Sr. – HOOKSTOWN (HANOVER TWP.)

Brian W. Heizler Sr., 75, of Hookstown (Hanover Twp.), died unexpectedly Thursday morning, April 27, 2017, at Heritage Valley Beaver.

Born in Hookstown on March 1, 1942, a son of the late Harold R. Sr. and Gladys Mae (Cowan) Heizler, he had worked as a heavy machine operator at both Dravo Sand & Gravel of Georgetown, and Beaver Valley Slag of Aliquippa. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army having served during the Vietnam Era. His hobbies included fishing and flying ultralights and model planes, and also enjoyed traveling, camping and square dancing.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Ronda Webb; a brother, Harold R. Heizler Jr., and a brother-in-law, Merc Digenaro.

Surviving are his wife of 52 years, Stephanie Ann (Fairbanks) Heizler, whom he married September 26, 1964; his children and their spouses, Lynda and Kenneth Gailey, Ohioville; Cherie and Ron Asbury, New Cumberland, W.Va.; Brian W. Heizler Jr., Hookstown, and Louann and Eric Swiger, New Cumberland, W.Va.; a son-in-law, Freddie Webb, Leetonia, Ohio; a sister-in-law, Barbara Heizler, Hookstown; two sisters and a brother-in-law, Barbara Digenaro, Aliquippa, and Anna Romaine and James Michael, East Liverpool, Ohio; an adopted son and his wife, Paul and Brenda Ware, Georgetown; 14 grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren.

Family and friends are welcome to call Sunday from 12 noon until the time of services at 2 p.m., with Rev. Norman Eckert, of the Ohioville Free Methodist Church, officiating, at MCCONNELL FUNERAL HOME, 447 Pine St., Hookstown, PA 15050. Cremation will follow with interment at a later date.

Memorials, if desired, may be made in his name to the Diabetes or Kidney Foundations.

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