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Robert Josiah Heller

September 30, 1966 ~ February 23, 2022 (age 55)


Robert Josiah Heller, 55, of Hazleton, passed away Wednesday, February 23, 2022 at his home following a sudden illness.

Born in Hazleton, September 30, 1966, he was the son of the late Thomas and Margie (Swigart) Heller and spent the past 20 years in Hazleton, after moving back from Toms River, NJ.

Robert was a Maintenance worker for Office Max, Humboldt Industrial Park.  He was a happy-go-lucky guy, who enjoyed crocheting, paint-by-number on Facebook, playing online games, and cards. 

He was preceded in death, in addition to his parents by his beloved Cock-a-Poo, Cooper.

Surviving are three sisters Jessie Gudoski and her husband William, Hazle Township; Marion Heller; and Cherie Kotansky, both of Hazleton; a brother Thomas Heller and his companion Jennifer Zigler, Hazleton; several nieces and nephews; and two cousins.

A Memorial Service will be held Saturday, March 12, 2022 at 2 pm in Faith United Church of Christ, 21 Faith Drive, Hazle Township.  The Rev. Dr. Jane Hess will officiate.   Memorial donations may be made to

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

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Memorial Service
March 12, 2022

2:00 PM
Faith United Church of Christ
23 Faith Drive
Hazleton, PA 18202

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