Heidi Ann Waxman

25 March, 196527 July, 2020

Heidi Ann Waxman of Dexter, MI passed away unexpectedly in her home on July 27, 2020. Heidi was born in Torrington, CT at Charlotte Hungerford Hospital on March 25, 1965. She was the daughter of Peter Allvin and the late Helen (Beth) Allvin. For the majority of her formative years Heidi was raised in Litchfield, CT and graduated from Litchfield High School. Heidi went on to graduate from the University of Connecticut and later took advanced course work which led to her becoming a certified perfusionist responsible for running heart-lung equipment during cardiac and other surgeries. At the time of her passing she was employed by the Henry Ford Hospital system in Jackson, MI. Heidi was an intelligent, fun loving and adventurous woman and was active in all outdoor activities. She particularly enjoyed bike trips she took to Italy, Finland and the Netherlands. In addition to her Father and beloved step-mother Barbara of North Port, FL, Heidi is survived by her son Samuel and her ex-husband Matthew of Williamsville, NY and her brother Eric and his wife Michelle of Bar Harbor, Maine. Heidi was also fortunate to have in her life her life-long friend/sister Kim (Hooper) Haas and her husband Mark of Brighton, MI as well as her special friend Kyle Potocki of Northville, MI and her special cousin Dr. Julie Buckley of Ponta Vedra, FL. Heidi is also survived by several other relatives living in Florida and South Carolina. A small gathering was held at the Hosmer-Muehlig Funeral Chapel in Dexter on August 1st. Words cannot express the void Heidi’s passing will leave in the lives of her family and friends. Her final resting place will be in Schwenksville, Pennsylvania next to her Mother. Donations in Heidi’s name may be sent to the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association, P.O. Box 840692, Dallas, TX 75284.


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Toni Ventrilla

18 August 2020

I had the pleasure of working with Heidi in Buffalo, NY. She was always a ray of sunshine in a very stressful environment. Even with a mask on, hiding her beautiful smile, she smiled with her eyes and always made our days a little bit brighter. I mourn for her family, son and close friends. She will be sorely missed as a colleague, mother, daughter, and friend. May she rest in grateful peace.

DMC Team

12 August 2020

Heidi was a great perfusionist and a loving friend to all. She was always eager to try new things and enjoy life to the fullest, always wearing a smile and lighting up the room with her spirit. Working with her was a pleasure and her memory will not be forgotten.


-The DMC Perfusion Team

Michelle Clements

9 August 2020

Being so close with her brother, Eric, we met Heidi through him. My husband David and I spending the most time with her at Aunt Pat’s house, with Kim, Mom, Julie and Peggy during family get-togethers and Holidays.

I am not surprised to hear how much joy she brought to everyone’s life. She was always so much fun. I can’t even imagine her without a smile and laughing. She just loved everyone.

I have no other words to describe this loss. My heart breaks for all her friends and family. Thank you to all who have posted pictures and remembrances. God bless you all.

With Love,
Mich and David

Chet Czaplicka

7 August 2020

From all of us at Comprehensive Care Services , I and the team send our condolences to Heidi’s family. She was a good Perfusionist who was instrumental in saving many patients lives. So unfair for hers to be cut short. 🙏🙏

Maurine Meleck

4 August 2020

I send my condolences to Heidi's whole family. I was deeply saddened to hear of her passing. I am a close friend of Robert Armour, who was the older brother of Heidi's mother. Two lives that were taken too young. Prayers for everyone.

Maurine Meleck
Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida

Sean Fleming

1 August 2020

Heidi and I were friends through the perfusion community. Heidi had a gregarious personality that made you love her instantly . She made me smile anytime we were together . GOD bless her and her family. 🙏🙏🙏

Tom Lam

1 August 2020

Tiki and I met Heidi through our friend and brother Kyle. Our first impression of Heidi was that she was the most lovely person and is God sent. Heidi was a bubbly and kind person, she brought joy and loving kindness to everyone she came across. Heidi made Kyle's days brighter and brought laughter once again into his life. It was a honor and privilege for us to have met and befriended her. We will miss you Heidi, thank you for being part of our lives and sharing your love with us.

Tom & Tiki Lam

Kim Haas

1 August 2020

Today we are saying goodbye but you and I both know it’s not really goodbye. How could it be after being BFF’s for 40 years? No matter the distance or time between visits, whenever we connected again it was like no time had passed. We were still giddy that for the last few years we could just hangout on a random Tuesday just because we wanted to. So, no , this is not goodbye. You are a part of me. I carry you in my heart. Always. And like you wrote in my yearbook all those years ago: “Everything with you is twice the fun or half the work, trouble or sorrow.”

You will always be my person. I love you fiercely and will miss your light and joy just as fiercely.

Michelle Allvin

31 July 2020

The world lost a beautiful soul this week. Those who knew her knew that she would light up a room. And always had a smile on her face and was game for anything fun especially if it ended with a beer. She loved to bike and run. She could run for miles and never break a sweat.
We bonded over our mutual love of dark beers. Our birthdays are 1 day apart. We also bonded over our love of Eric. Eric and his sister were so close I’m not sure how he will get over this. So sudden so sad and such a great loss.
Eric will be traveling out to Detroit this weekend to be with the family. I wish I could go too but one of us has to get up and cook breakfast for our guests. I know Heidi would understand.
We love you Heidi and miss you terribly.

Julie Buckley

31 July 2020

My cousin loved life and lived it with her hair on fire. She personified the thought "I would rather have thirty minutes of wonderful than a lifetime of nothing special." She loved her friends and her family fiercely. It was and is mutual. Say hi to our moms Heidi. We will miss you fiercely.

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