HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, N.J. — Hasbrouck Heights resident William F. "Bill" Heitmann, formerly of North Bergen, died Tuesday, May 31. He was 84.
A Jersey City native, Heitmann received a scholarship from St. Peter’s College in Jersey City where he received a bachelor's degree in education and was inducted in the St. Peter’s Basketball Hall of Fame in 1975, as well as being inducted into the Emerson High School Hall of Fame in Jersey City.
Heitmann also was an 11th-round draft pick of the Chicago Bulls in 1955 and was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War.
He was a parishioner of Corpus Christi R.C. Church in Hasbrouck Heights.
Before retiring, he was a partner at the Railhead Bar & Grill in Hoboken for 33 years and the Silver Fox Restaurant in Weehawken.
Heitmann is survived by his son, William R. Heitmann and his wife Rosemarie; daughter, Linda N. Clark and her husband Bobby; sons, Michael R. Heitmann and Peter M. Heitmann; daughter, Lorry D. Talavera and her husband Glenn; daughter, Nicole M. Pascarella and her husband Biagio; and grandchildren, Jessica, Billy, Peter Mark, Richard, Alexandria and Hannah.
Heitmann was predeceased by his wife, Janet B. (Roy) Heitmann; his brother, Ronald Heitmann; and his parents, William and Hannah Heitmann.
The funeral liturgy will take place at 11 a.m. Friday, June 3 at Corpus Christi R.C. Church.
Cremation will follow at Cedar Lawn Crematory.
Visitation will be from 9:30-10:30 a.m. Friday at Costa Memorial Home, Boulevard and Central Avenue in Hasbrouck Heights.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to the American Diabetes Association would be appreciated.
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