June 14, 1926June 25, 2018

James Richard Heistand, 92, passed away June 25, 2018 at Menno Haven Nursing Center where he had been for the past 6 years. He was born June 14, 1926 in Elizabethtown, and was the son of the late Isaac K. and Martha Heistand Eisenhower, graduated from Hershey High School in 1944. He served in WWII US Navy in the Pacific Theater. Graduate of Temple University School of Pharmacy and was employed by Rea & Derick Drug Stores where he served as store manager, district manager of several districts and finally retiring from CVS in a management position. He enjoyed gardening and also devoted many hours to his woodworking hobby. Jim is survived by his wife of 70 years, Eunice; two sons: Robert (Lucinda) and Terry: 4 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. In lieu of flowers Memorial contributions may be sent to the SpiriTrust Lutheran Hospice, Menno Haven Benevolent Fund, both of Chambersburg, PA. Services will be private. Condolences to www. robertlhendricks funeral home


  • SpiriTrust Lutheran Hospice
  • Menno Haven Benevolent Fund


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Adrionna Whitehead

July 5, 2018

To Mr. Heistand’s Loved Ones,
James Heistand was my first ever resident that I had the opportunity to care for at the start of my nursing career. I was scared and didn’t know what to excpect , but he was the sweetest man I’ve ever met with a smirk that I will never forget. He made me laugh and he reassured me that this was for sure the career I wanted to pursue. I will never forget his name and I will never forget the mark he left on my heart.

My condolences,

Doreen Rice

July 5, 2018

Dear Eunice,
When I saw your husband died, I wanted to tell you I'm so sad for you. I know you visited him so faithfully and it must have been so hard to see him unable to do the things that are so much a part of living a quality life, day-to-day.
May you find peace and comfort in the days, weeks, and months to come.
Doreen Rice