David Frederick Heckard
August 5, 1949 – May 29, 2018
David F. Heckard, 68, of Mechanicsburg passed away peacefully at home May 29, 2018 following a long term illness. Son of the late John P Heckard & Gladys E. Pulham Thorpe Heckard, Dave was a graduate of East Pennsboro High School. He served in the U.S. Air Force and was a Vietnam War Veteran, a retired police officer for the Hampden Township Police Department and former co-owner of "Confident of Protective Services". Dave was a long term member, partner and supporter of Cornerstone Church, John Hagee Ministries and Christians United For Israel. Dave is survived by his wife and companion of 20 years, Cathy J. Heckard, daughter Gina M. and husband Michael Welsh of Lewisberry, son David J. and wife Nikki Heckard of Mechanicsburg, three stepdaughters, Miki L. and husband GP Gromacki of Amherst MA, Jasie L. Garlin of Camp Hill, Ashlee E. Cobaugh of Mechanicsburg and five beloved Grandchildren, Jordan, Derek, Jayden, Garrett and Katie. He is also survived by two brothers, Anthony and wife Myrtle Thorpe of Amarillo Texas, Perry and wife Connie Heckard of Carlisle, sister-in-law MaryEllen Thorpe of New Bloomfield and numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, Dave was preceded in death by brothers, William J. Thorpe and Peter M. Thorpe and sister Heather A. Evans. A private memorial service will be held at the convenience of the family. Dave will be missed and loved forever by his wife and family.