James “Jim” Henry Heilbrun, age 89, of Warsaw Twp., PA, passed away peacefully in the comfort of his home on Thursday, December 27, 2018. Jim was born on June 21, 1929, to the late James Edward and Virgie Ellen (Miller) Heilbrun in Munderf, PA. He attended both the Ridgway and Sigel School districts. Jim served his country honorably, during the Korean War, as a member of the United States Army, being stationed in Japan. After his time in the military, he worked for Allied Chemical for fifteen years, which was in New York. Then for over twenty-five years he worked for Ti-Brook in Brookville, retiring in 1995. Jim was a member of the American Legion Post 95 in Brockway, PA, and he attended the Richardsville United Methodist Church. On October 14, 1954, he married Mary (Stewart) Heilbrun in Hazen PA, after sixty-four years of marriage and companionship, Mary survives him. He was an avid gardener growing both flowers and vegetables. Jim loved seeing and feeding the birds, this is something that he made sure to do every day no matter what the weather was. He enjoyed deer hunting, as well as rabbits, squirrel, and grouse. Jim kept his mind busy solving puzzle books and he was especially fond of word searches and number searches. He was a selfless person who always was willing to help others by performing many different types of services. He spent years as the caretaker of Riggs Cemetery in Warsaw Twp. In addition to his wife Mary, Jim is survived by three brothers; Jerry Heilbrun, Jesse Heilbrun, and Jake (Debbie) Heilbrun. In addition to his parents, Jim is preceded in death by his son; Dale Heilbrun; four brothers; John, Jack, Jay, Joe; and three sisters; Jane Repine, June and Judy. Family and friends will be received on Sunday, December 30, 2018, from 1 – 3pm, at the McKinney – d’Argy Funeral Home, ltd, 345 Main St., Brookville, PA, 15825. A funeral service will immediately follow the viewing, beginning at 3:00pm, and officiated by Pastor Paul Thompson. Interment will take place at the Riggs Cemetery, Warsaw Twp., Jefferson County PA. Memorial contributions are encouraged to be made in his name to the Hazen United Methodist Church. Online condolences and other information may be found at www.mckinneydargy.com
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