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Robert J. Heeter

November 29, 1940 ~ July 29, 2018 (age 77)

Robert J. Heeter, 77, of Sugarloaf, passed away Sunday at his residence.

Born in Bloomsburg, November 29, 1940, he was the son of the late Arthur L. and Karolyn K. (Kosinski) Heeter and had lived in Sugarloaf for the past seven years after moving from Freeland.

Robert worked as a guidance counselor and assistant principal for the Hazleton and Freeland area school districts.  He loved to travel, gardening and played many musical instruments. 

He was preceded in death, in addition to his parents, by an infant brother Ronald.

Surviving are a sister, Arnella Sloan; two nieces, Valerie McArdle; and Michelle Spayde all of Clearwater FL; two great-nephews, Brian and Alex McArdle and several cousins also survive.

A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Monday at 10 am at St. John Bosco RC Church, 573 PA-93, Sugarloaf, with the Rev. Richard J. Polmounter officiating the service.  Friends and family are invited to call at the church from 9:30am until the time of the service.  Interment will be held privately at St. Joseph’s Cemetery in Warren, PA.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Association, 968 Postal Road, Suite 110, Allentown, PA 18109 or to the American Diabetes Association, 150 Monument Rd., Suite 100, Bala Cynwood, PA 19004.

Harman Funeral Homes and Crematory (East), 669 W. Butler Drive, Drums is assisting the family with arrangements.  Online condolences may be entered and more information is available at


Donations may be made to:

American Heart Association
613 Baltimore Dr., Suite 3, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702,

American Diabetes Association
613 Baltimore Dr # 3, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702,
Tel: (570) 822-9438

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