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Schuylkill County Obituaries

🇺🇸 James M. Heffron, 77 – Member of the U.S. Merchant Marines

James M. Heffron, 77, of Duncott, Cass Township, passed away on Thursday at Schuylkill Center.

Born in Heckscherville, Cass Township, he was a son of the late Joseph and Mary Samilo Heffron.

He was a 1961 graduate of Cass Township High School where he was a member of the 1957 Cass Township Condors who, in that year, were undefeated, untied and unscored upon. He was a member of the U.S. Merchant Marine and later worked as a heavy equipment operator for several regional highway construction firms. He last worked for Reading Anthracite.

He was a member of St. Michael the Archangel R.C. Church, Minersville. He was also a life member of the former Duncott Hose Company, and a member of the Navy Club and the American Legion.

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Jim was preceded in death by two brothers, Joseph and Harold Heffron.

Surviving are his wife, the former Georgine Hanney, to whom he was married for 50 years; four children, Martin Heffron (spouse, Tanya), Branchdale, James Heffron (spouse, Tricia), Duncott, Edward Heffron, Branch Township, and Karin Kromer (spouse, LeRoy), Schuylkill Haven; nine grandchildren, Lukas, Amber and Kane Heffron, Jarrod, Jameson and Aly Heffron, Gage Heffron, Pierce and Pearl Kromer; three great grandchildren, Rhea Heffron, Kasen Heffron and Harper Heim. He is also survived by a brother, John Heffron (spouse, JoAnn), Minersville, and his twin sister, Cecelia Brown, Lebanon; a sister-in-law, Cecelia Heffron, Minersville; nieces and nephews.

Interment will be in St. Vincent #2 Cemetery, Branch Township. Contributions will be used in accordance with the wishes of the family.

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