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Posted: 14 Apr 2008 3:30PM GMT
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Surnames: HEH, Holleran, Schildge, Ouimet, McQuilkin,
predeceased by his wife of 34 years, Rita Cecile, who died Dec. 12, 1986.


Heh, Richard J.

Middletown, N.J.
Richard J. Heh,
a resident of Middletown, N.J., for 38 years, died Wednesday, April 9, 2008, in Riverview Medical Center, Red Bank, N.J. He was born in 1922 in Pittsburgh, served as a second lieutentant in the Army Air Forces during World War II and was a navigator on a B-17 "Flying Fortress."

Richard was shot down over Belgium and survived German prison camps until the end of the war. He received several commendations for his service, including a Purple Heart. After completing college at Carnegie Institute of Technology under the GI Bill,
Richard worked as an electrical engineer until the age of 75, when he retired from Consolidated Edison, New York City.
He previously lived in East Brunswick, N.J., and Flossmoor, Ill. He was predeceased by his wife of 34 years, Rita Cecile, who died Dec. 12, 1986.
Brother of Helen Holleran, of Pittsburgh.
Father of Paula "Polli" Schildge, of Rumson, N.J.;
Richard Heh Jr., of Underhill, Vt.;
Gregory Heh, of Long Branch, N.J.;
Patricia Ouimet, of Millbrook, N.Y.;
Kristina McQuilkin, of Ridgefield, Conn.,
and Michael Heh, of Long Beach, Calif.
Also survived by 18 grandchilden.
A wake will be from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at the JOHN F. PFLEGER FUNERAL HOME, Middletown.
A service will be at 8:45 a.m. Saturday in the funeral home, followed by funeral liturgy at 10 in St. Anthony of Padua Roman Catholic Church, Red Bank. Burial will follow in Fairview Cemetery, Middletown

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