Richard J. Heim of Scranton died Tuesday June 16, 2020 at the Regional Hospital of Scranton following a brief illness. Born in Scranton, he was the son of the late Richard John and Marcina Pearl Capwell Heim. He was a graduate of Scranton Technical High School, Class of 1992. Prior to his illness he was employed as a clerk for Goodwill Industries.
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Rich was a sports fan and played football in high school. He was a lifelong Pittsburgh Steelers and New York Yankees fan. He stayed active by going to the YMCA. He was an avid bowler who bowled multiple 300 games. But most of all, Rich’s greatest love was his family. He had the most contagious laugh and a never-ending smile. He was a loving brother, grandson, nephew, uncle, and cousin and will be missed by all who knew him.
Rich’s family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff at the St. Joseph’s Center for their many years of helpful service, especially Gretchen Kohut and Martin Grant, as well as all his friends at United House and the YMCA.
Surviving are a sister Lisa Lynch and husband David; Uncle Daniel Capwell; nieces Sara Serrenti and husband Ricky, Alyssa Lynch; nephew Michael Bean; great-nephew Samuel Serrenti; great aunts and several cousins.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, aunts, uncles, and a cousin.
Graveside committal services and interment will be held Tuesday at 10 am in Fairview Memorial Park, Elmhurst. Everyone attending is asked to follow CDC guidelines for social distancing and to please wear a mask.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to St. Joseph’s Center 2010 Adams, Ave. Scranton, PA 18509.
Arrangements are under the care and direction of the Miller Bean Funeral Home Inc., 436 Cedar Ave. Scranton.