George A. F. Heidemann, Jr.

By Orleans Hub Posted 27 December 2021 at 1:10 pm

George A. F. Heidemann, Jr., 81, of Alden passed away on Dec. 25, 2021. Born in Rochester, NY on April 22, 1940, he was a son of the late Katherine (nee Eslner) and late George A.F. Heidemann Sr., who established their family farm – Heidemann Farms on Peter Smith Rd in Kent, NY.

George was very active in the Kendall School F.F.A. He won the Empire Farmer Degree and in his senior year he served as President of the New York Association of Future Farmers of America. Over the years he served as various class officers and a member of the school’s championship basketball team.

Upon graduation, he went into farming with his father. The business expanded to include vegetables, hogs, livestock and eventually grains. He recently mentioned taking wheat to the Great Northern Grain Elevator in Buffalo that was damaged by the winds.

George married Betsy Smith and together they raised two sons. Scott attended Ohio Welding School then returned to the farm forming a partnership with his father. Todd pursued truck driving in lieu of farming.

George’s wife Betsy passed away in 1991 following a long illness. George eventually met and married Kathy Strickland. Over the course of many years they did a lot of traveling and cruising to points in all four directions.

George was the beloved husband of Kathy (nee Strickland) and the late Betsy (nee Smith); devoted father of Todd and the late Scott Heidemann; dearest step-father of Samantha (Doug) Townsend; loving grandpa George to Pete Borgosz, Tess Borgosz, Reed Heidemann and Spencer Heidemann; cherished bonus father of Janine (John Corda) Klimeczko. Predeceased by his sister Dorothy Lombardi.

The family will receive friends at the Christopher Mitchell Funeral Homes, Inc., 21 West Ave., Albion, Mon., Jan. 3, 2022, 12-2 p.m. Memorials may be made in George’s name to Paws or MADD.

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