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Thomas C. Heeter

August 22, 1941 — June 27, 2020


Thomas C. Heeter 78, of Punxsutawney, passed away on Saturday, June 27, 2020 at Altoona Hospital.

He was born August 22, 1941 to Ethel Heeter in Punxsutawney.

Tom was a member of Saint Cosmas and Damian Roman Catholic Church, Punxsutawney, He retired as a salesman from Kromer’s Dairy. Tom enjoyed hunting, gardening, and spending time with his family and grandchildren. Tom was raised by his late aunt and uncle Betty and Bill Hinkle, who he greatly respected. He considered Betty and Bill’s children as his own brothers and sisters. Tom felt blessed to have the Hinkle family in his life.

He is survived by his wife Esther “Betsy” Heeter, Punxsutawney, two daughters, Kelly J. Yanelli and husband Emmanuel, Ohio, Kathy A. Ginsburg and husband Howard, Pittsburgh, four grandchildren, Sara Yanelli, Henry Ginsburg, Gianna Yanelli and Lauren Ginsburg, special cousins, Dennis Hinkle, Paula Corbin, Betsy Manners, Mary Pat Hinkle,

and Jane Capella.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Leo and Ethel Farrell, his aunt and uncle, Betty and Bill Hinkle.

A private funeral mass was celebrated at Saint Cosmas and Damian Roman Catholic Church, with Msgr. Riccardo Celebrant.

Interment took place at Calvary Cemetery.

The McCabe Funeral Home Inc. of Punxsutawney have been entrusted with the arrangements.

Memorial donations may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, or

Saint Cosmas and Damian Roman Catholic Church, 616 West Mahoning Street, Punxsutawney, PA 15767

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