Kenneth Paul Heaps, M.D. Obituary


Dr. Kenneth Paul “Ken” Heaps, age 82, loving husband, father, grandfather, uncle and dependable good friend handed away peacefully on Monday, June 20, 2022, at The SpiriTrust Lutheran Village at Sprenkle Drive in York, PA. Ken was born on November 11, 1939 in Hershey, Pennsylvania. Ken was predeceased by his spouse of just about fifty-six years, Judith Warren “Judy” Heaps, who handed away in 2020, and his daughter, Barbara Elaine Heaps, who was tragically killed by a drunk driver in 1996. He additionally was predeceased by his sister, Norma Heaps Stewart, and brother H. Barry Heaps. Ken was the son of the late Hugh and Alma Heaps. He’s survived by his son, John Allen Heaps, of Wrightsville, PA and his granddaughters Kira Elaine Heaps and Alisa Marie Heaps. Ken can also be survived by his brother-in-law Phil Weller of Bailey, NC, his sister-in-law Eileen Heaps, of Palmyra, PA in addition to quite a few nieces and nephews. Ken graduated from Hershey Excessive Faculty and Hershey Junior Faculty and earned his Bachelor of Science Diploma from Franklin and Marshall Faculty. He went on to earn a Physician of Medication Diploma from Jefferson Medical Faculty. Ken met Judy Warren whereas they have been each working on the Philadelphia Jewish Neighborhood Summer season Camp close to Collegeville, PA they usually married on August 29, 1964 in Wallingford, PA. Ken and Judy moved to York the place Ken did his medical Internship at York Hospital, after which to Columbus, Ohio the place he accomplished his Residency in Pediatric Medication at Columbus Youngsters’s Hospital. From there they moved to Fort Campbell, Kentucky, whereas Ken served as a significant within the U.S. Military and as Chief of Pediatrics at Fort Campbell Army Hospital. Their two kids, John and Barb, have been born throughout this era. After his military service, Ken, Judy and their two toddlers moved again to York the place Ken joined Springdale Pediatrics. After serving as a pediatrician to many kids within the York space for years, Ken made a profession change and have become a Hospital Administrator. He labored at York Hospital as Director of Medical Schooling and as Vice President of Medical Affairs. Ken and Judy relocated to Youngstown, Ohio, the place Ken labored at St. Elizabeth Hospital as Vice President of Medical Affairs for a number of years. He and Judy then moved again to Pennsylvania, settling in Crimson Lion. After attempting retirement and “failing at it”, as Ken would say, he determined to return to work once more, taking the place of Vice President of Medical Affairs at Central DuPage Hospital close to Chicago. He commuted forwards and backwards and Judy joined him in Chicago at occasions. Ken lastly, formally, retired about fifteen years in the past. Ken and Judy have been each very energetic within the York neighborhood, particularly with their church, First Presbyterian Church of York, the place Ken served as an Elder and labored on a number of committees. Ken was an elected member of the Dallastown Space Faculty Board for eleven years, gave PTO talks and was energetic with the Crimson Cross. Ken performed racquetball and he and Judy each loved exercising usually on the Jewish Neighborhood Heart, snowboarding and taking part in duplicate bridge collectively. They traveled extensively and have been most happy with their 18-day around-the-world journey, with stops in Amsterdam, Vienna, Bangkok, Ho Chi Minh Metropolis and Tokyo. Ken and Judy’s property on Previous Dutch Lane was a favourite gathering place for family and friends, particularly for picnics with swimming and volleyball. Ken’s household wish to specific their deep, real gratitude to the caregivers from ComforCare who helped him over the previous few years, particularly Marc Anyatonwu, who thought-about Ken greater than a consumer, however a pricey good friend. In addition they wish to acknowledge the wonderful care he obtained whereas not too long ago a resident at Nation Meadows at Chief Heights and The SpiriTrust Lutheran Village at Sprenkle Drive. A personal service honoring Ken’s life and interment of his ashes will happen within the Memorial Backyard of First Presbyterian Church at a future date. In lieu of flowers, the household is requesting donations in Ken’s title be made to both the “Barbara Elaine Heaps Memorial Scholarship” at Dallastown Excessive Faculty, 700 New Faculty Lane, Dallastown, PA, 17313 or to First Presbyterian Church of York, 225 East Market Avenue, York, PA 17403. Preparations by the Etzweiler Funeral Properties and Cremation Service, 1111 E. Market St. York, PA 17403.

Posted on-line on June 22, 2022

Revealed in York Each day Report, York Dispatch


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