Leonard Heisey served with the US Army Air Corps during WWII.
Leonard C. Heisey, 89, of Providence Point, formerly Mt. Lebanon, went to be with the Lord Sunday, June 29, 2014. Leonard was born Aug. 15, 1924, in Austin, Minn., to the late Leonard and Ruth (Peck) Heisey. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Eugenie (Leighton) Heisey, and his second wife, Patricia (Kelly) Heisey. He is survived by his sister, Elizabeth Apold, of St. Paul, Minn.; his children, Phyllis (Steven) Musial, of Franklin Park, David Leighton Heisey, of Scotch Plains, N.J., John Leonard (Denise) Heisey, of Peters Township, and Shelly (Dave) Saba, of Mt. Lebanon; loving grandchildren, Megan and Sarah Musial, Leighton, Cameron and Cooper Heisey, Brian Heisey, Sydney and Avery Saba; and is also survived by nieces and nephews. Leonard graduated from Austin High School in 1942, where he swam and was a state champion back-stroker. His state record was not broken until the 1970’s. Immediately after high school, he attended Austin Community College, but then enlisted in the Army Air Corp. After World War II, he attended the University of Minnesota, where he met his first wife, Eugenie. He graduated in 1949 with a degree in Industrial Engineering and began his career with Montgomery Ward. He moved his family to Pittsburgh in 1965, accepting a position with PPG Industries. He retired from PPG in 1988. Leonard was the former president of the Pittsburgh chapter of the University of Minnesota Alumni Association. He was an avid golfer and played the Mt. Lebanon Golf Course for many years as well as Chartiers Country Club. He loved to play bridge and was considered to be an excellent duplicate bridge partner. Leonard enjoyed attending his grandchildren’s swim meets, softball, soccer, lacrosse and hockey games. He served as an elder at Bower Hill Community Church. He was also one of the first residents of Providence Point and was pictured in their marketing campaign. Family and friends are welcome from 2 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at WILLIAM SLATER II FUNERAL SERVICE, (412-563-2800), 1650 Greentree Road, Scott Township. Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Thursday in Bower Hill Community Church. Everyone please meet at church. The family would like to thank the Personal Care staff at Providence Point and Family Hospice. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the American Cancer Society, 320 Bilmar Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15205, Bower Hill Community Church, 70 Moffett St., Pittsburgh, PA 15243, or Baptist Homes Society, 489 Castle Shannon Blvd., Pittsburgh, PA 15234.
Published in Pittsburgh Tribune Review on June 30, 2014