Curvin E. ‘Cork’ Heiss, 76, formerly of Lititz, Army vet, Civil War reenactor, enjoyed 50s music

By on June 25, 2014
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Curvin E. “Cork” Heiss, 76, of Manheim, passed away June 16, 2014 at the Lebanon VA Medical Center.

Formerly of Lititz, he was born in York, and he was the son of the late Curvin H. and Evelyn Pressel Heiss. He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Goldie Eckert Heiss.

Cork was a veteran and served in the U. S. Army. He was a member of the Lititz Mennonite Church and he retired from Lancaster Malleable Casting Co. after 29 years as a core inspector.

Known for his stories and jokes, he enjoyed collecting Hallmark Christmas Ornaments, putting models together, and listening to 50s music and Brooks and Dunn. He liked to participate in Civil War Reenactments and relaxing on his front porch when he lived in Lititz.

In addition to his wife; he is survived by his daughter: Beth Ann Eckert, Conestoga; five grandchildren: Andrea, Amy, Nicolas, Sierra, Celeste; six great-grandchildren: Morgan, Alice, Claire, Makayla, Limarys, Jayson; and a foster sister: Phyllis Mummert, Abbottstown.

He is preceded in death by a son: Anthony “Tony” Eckert.

Services were held June 20 at Richard H. Heisey Funeral Home, Lititz, with Reverend Rodney Martin officiating. Interment will be at the convenience of the family.

Donations in memory of Cork may be made to the American Cancer Society, 314 Good Drive, Lancaster, PA 17603.

To send online condolences to the family, visit richardheiseyfuneralhome.com. Arrangements by Richard H Heisey Funeral Home, Lititz.

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