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.
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.