Walter Raymond Heckman

08/04/1944 ~


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  

Service Information

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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3 thoughts on “Walter Raymond Heckman”

  1. Ryan family -Pelham Bay

    Sincere Condolences to the Heckman-Neglia & extended families on the loss of Barbara’s dear brother. Prayers to you and find comfort that he is in heaven’s home with The Lord.

  2. Vito A Tomanelli

    Great man from Pelham Bay in the Bronx, New York. He helped many young families from his church parish with sports, many different types of sports!

    May he forever Rest In Peace 💝🎁🌸

  3. Joseph Scavone

    Rest amongst the angels Wally. I always remember you playing ball with us on our block on Edison ave , bronx. I was really bummed out when you moved to Texas. We lived two doors away from your inlaws and he always made it his business to play ball and shown us how to play. I guess you can say that we as kids at the time we looked up to him. My deepest condolences go out to his wonderful family. May the lord look down on them. Rest peacefully Wally. Until we meet again!!!

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