Dennis Eugene Heitman

November 22, 1942March 22, 2012

Dennis E. Heitman November 22, 1942– March 22, 2012 Died at home unexpectedly in Old Station, CA. Born and raised in Alameda, CA. He retired from the Oakland Fire Department in 1993 and moved to Old Station, CA where he & his wife built their own home and became Pacific Crest Trail Angels. Dennis leaves behind his wife; Georgianna, his children; Sandra, Daniel, Charlotte, Maryanne, Jennifer and Nicole, his grandchildren; Stephanie, Michael, Derek, Matthew, Jacob, Alison and Marshall, his sister Cindy and his brother John. Memorial service to be held at a later date, for information contact, Georgi at or Nikki at Donations can be made in his name to Oakland Firefighters Random Acts -Oakland Firefighters Random Acts, P.O. Box 874, Oakland, CA 94604-0874


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Sharon Barnett

January 16, 2017

Denny, We were talking about you the other night and all the fun we had as young people with small children. You helped Bob with cars, brought me 7-up when I was pregnant with Joe and had morning sickness and Bob was in Guam. We had water fights at old Encinal Apts. God we were all young. Lost track of you all, however never forgot you all and kept you in our prayers. So sorry to Georgi and the children. You are resting in Peace and we will see you again. Bob and Sharon Barnett

April 20, 2014

Oh, Dennis, how I miss you! I'll soon be heading up to Heitmans' Hideaway to house and pet-sit. I'd love to show you my newest fishing lure and flies and show you a photo of the newly repaired sea wall near your boyhood home here in Alameda. As I sit here at the computer, I can see that house from my window; it reminds me of you dozens of times each day.

You are gone, my friend, but definitely missed and will never be forgotten.


April 16, 2014

It's been two years now since you've gone, and I still miss you, your smile so much. I'm doing O.K. tho, great support from children and grand kids helps so much, as does ongoing PCT hiker help. Your Scamper is doing alright, is outside quite a bit now. He's not too happy about a new addition to the family, Toro, a three year old Shih TzuPoo that I adopted from Mexico. He's a daring, barks at strange noises bu isn't an ankle-biting yappy dog at all. You'd like him, I think, and I feel more secure at night with him around. Kittie SweetStuff thinks he's O.K. Toro and I walk for a while and then run home...good exercise for both of us so he's keeping me healthy. I love you, always will.
Your Bunky

Georgi Heitman

May 6, 2012

George Heitman

May 6, 2012

Paul (Capt Bivy) Freiman

April 19, 2012

Oh Dennis, what a great life you lead. From being a sound man at the Fillmore, to building your own house. What a legacy. You lived your life! I'm honored to have shared a small part of it.

April 14, 2012

Such a quiet, kind man. Our deepest Sympathy goes out to you Georgie and Family.

Jim and Verna Vanderveldt

Patricia Beason

April 13, 2012

I am so sad to read this, Denny was awesome and had the best sense of humor ever.My heart and prayers go out to Georgia and his children,the world will be a little sadder with him.

Georgi (aka Bunky) Heitman

April 8, 2012

Dennie, please know that I love and miss you so much. Thank you for your love and support of me, for making my family yours, You filled our lives with tenderness, laughter and joy. It will be impossible to forget your enthusiasm for life, your wonderful creativity,your amazing practical jokes, your kindness. Sadly, life isn't perfect, it has it's moments of sorrow and disappointment but even thru difficult times the love we felt for one another never diminished. Our friends and families mourn your passing, our Pacific Crest Trail 'family' does as are so missed. God Speed on your next adventure, my dear...I'll see you up the trail.

Barbara (Tadpole) Johnston

April 7, 2012

April 07, 2012
Dennis was one GREAT guy! I spent two weeks in 2009 and two more in 2010 at Firewalker and FireFly's home in Old Station, helping them with Trail Angel chores. I live in Alameda and can see Dennis's boyhood home from mine! He and I would sit in his shop in the garage and talk about Alameda, the fire boat he worked aboard in the Oakland Estuary, fishing and every imaginable topic--for hours on end. Whenever I returned from Hat Creek with a nice catch of trout or even one, he was thrilled. That's the kind of guy Dennis Heitman was. I miss him already.