August 4, 1944 - August 27, 2022
Walter was born on August 4, 1944, in Bronx, New York. His parents were Raymond Heckman and Angelina Zanfardino Heckman. He was the second of two children. He lived his life in New York, New Jersey and, Texas.
After graduation, he began a career playing baseball followed by a long career in the airline industry.
He was married to Annette Bigone on February 12, 1966, at St. Theresa’s Catholic Church in Pelham Bay, New York. He was an active member of St. Theresa’s, St. Thomas and, St. Martha’s Catholic churches. He had a strong faith in God and met his future wife while they were attending and volunteering at the Church.
Walter was involved in local organizations including Little League and Pony Baseball, High School Baseball, Umpire Associations, and Special Olympics. He was a coach, umpire, coordinator, and board member. He loved sports, animals, music, trains, community and the love of family and friends. He was loving, funny, caring, trusting and, a great mentor. He felt blessed for the opportunity to play baseball, marry a wonderful woman, have children and build a beautiful life.
He is preceded in death by:
His Wife Annette Bigone Heckman
His Father Raymond Heckman
His Mother Angelina Zanfardino Heckman
He is survived by:
Sister Barbara Heckman Neglia
Daughter Pam Heckman Zettlemoyer and husband Kevin Zettlemoyer
Son Michael Heckman
Son Eric Heckman and wife Brandy Heckman
Six grandchildren: Kayla, Mathew, Corey, Joseph, Jacob and, Blake
Nieces and nephews: Linda, Maria, Robert and, Ryan
As well as many loving family members and friends
Visitation: Thursday, September 1, 3-7 PM at Darst Funeral Home
Service: Friday, September 2, 10:30 AM at St Martha Catholic Church, Kingwood
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