William H. Heschke Sr.

By Orleans Hub Posted 22 August 2019 at 11:06 am

William Heschke

William H. “Sonny” Heschke Sr., 92, of Gasport, died Aug. 19, 2019 in his residence following a long illness.

Sonny was born April 23, 1927 in Cambria to Harold and Gertrude (Miller) Heschke and was a lifelong resident of this area. A retiree of Harrison Radiator, Mr. Heschke spent his life working on the family farm. He was a founding member and past chief of the Terry’s Corners Fire Department and a member of the WNY Gas & Steam Engine Association. He loved to work on engines, tractors and mowers, and he enjoyed going to rodeos, attending Old Fashion Days, and visiting the Southern Tier.

Mr. Heschke was predeceased by two brothers, Donald and Clarence Heschke.

He is survived by his sons, Jeffery Heschke of Gasport and William (Jean) Heschke Jr. of Barker; his daughter, Barbara Harris of Gasport; his brother, Richard Heschke of Middleport; his sisters, Shirley Doty of Gasport, Mary Woods of Lockport, and Ida (Fred) Giertz of Middleport; four grandchildren, Christopher, Timothy, Kenneth and Tonya; great-grandchildren, Jessica, Troy and Katlynn; great-great-grandchildren, Aiden, Coulton and Bryson; as well as several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends on Sat., Sept. 14 from 10 to 11 a.m. at Zion Lutheran Church, 4447 Central Ave., Gasport, where his memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. following visitation. Private interment will take place at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Terry’s Corners Fire Department, 7801 Chestnut Ridge Road, Gasport NY 14067; or to Niagara Hospice, 4675 Sunset Drive, Lockport NY 14094.

To share a special memory of Sonny, please visit www.mitchellfamilyfuneralhomes.com.