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Frank “Mississippi Weed” Heckman

March 20, 2019


Frank E. “Mississippi Weed” Heckman Jr. 72 of East Vandergrift died March 20, 2019 in the VA hospital Oakland. Born December 30, 1946 in Pittsburgh he is the son of the late Frank and Marry Simmers Heckman Sr. A veteran of the US Army having served during the Vietnam War, Frank had been employed by Wean United Engineering and Foundry in Vandergrift and had also been a bartender at the East Vandergrift Slovak Club. Frank had been a member of numerous clubs in the area, a member of the Hutch and Bunner Flintlockers Club he enjoyed fishing and shooting pool. Survivors include his brother David Heckman of Panama City Beach, Florida along with numerous nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by a brother Harold Heckman and a sister Joanne Phillips. A time of gathering will be held on Saturday April 13th from 2:00 – 6:00 pm in the East Vandergrift Slovak Club Social Hall. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Dunmire-Kerr & Rowe Funeral Home, Inc. 244 Franklin Avenue, Vandergrift. To leave an online condolence visit us at

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