William Heeder

Obituary of William R. Heeder

William R. “Bill” Heeder, 65, of Pleasantdale, Town of Schaghticoke, beloved companion for 18 years to Rosemarie Cruickshank, unexpectedly entered into eternal life at home on Wednesday, November 13, 2019.


Born and educated in Castleton-on-Hudson, New York, he was the son of the late Louie and Ruth Garrison Heeder.


Bill was a dedicated employee for the past 35 years at Adirondack Trailways in Albany.


Bill loved to watch ‘his’ cooking and DIY shows on TV, enjoyed a good meal, play Bingo, spending the past 33 years at the Alps Family Campgrounds but most of all spending time each summer with his grandchildren in Virginia and Georgia.


Beloved companion of Rosemarie, devoted father of Elizabeth R. Heeder and step-father to Kelly (Timothy) O’Keefe, Scott (Alisha) Johnson and John E. Cruickshank, II, brother of Louie Heeder, Patricia (Thomas) Bleadow, and Carol (late, Rocco) Cataldo, cherished grandfather of Camron DeShaw, Aiden O’Keefe, twins Jessica and Emily Johnson, also survived by several nieces and nephews.


Relatives and friends are invited to visit with Bill’s family at a Celebration of his life, which will be held on Saturday, November 23, 2019 from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 76 Grace St. Waterford, NY 12188.


Bill’s family wishes to express their sincere gratitude to Dep. Mark Collins, Dep. Alida Durrant and Sgt. Matt Trolio of the Rensselaer County Sherriff’s Office for all of their compassion and professional services while responding to their call for assistance. They would also like to offer their specials thanks to Dr. Paul Lemanski for his many years of wonderful care that he provided to Bill.


Please express your on-line condolences on Bill’s “Tribute Wall" on this page.


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2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Saturday, November 23, 2019
Knights of Columbus Hall
76 Grace St.
Waterford, New York, United States
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