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Rohland Funeral Home Inc.

508 Cumberland Street, Lebanon, PA

OBITUARY

Lawrence Alan Heilman

March 27, 1945September 10, 2020

Lawrence A. Heilman, 75, Lebanon, passed away on Thursday September 10, 2020 in his residence. He was the loving husband of Linda F. Zehring Heilman with whom he celebrated a 56th wedding anniversary in August. He was born in Lebanon, a son of the late Samuel and Jessie Williamson Heilman. He was a graduate of Lebanon High School and had served in the U.S. Navy. He was a musical talent who played many instruments. He was a long time Director of Music at his church and was a member and director of the Keystone Band in Rehrersburg. While in the Navy he played with the Navy Band and was one of the original members of the Rosie O’Grady’s Band in Florida. He also played locally with Big Band Nostalgia. In addition to his love for music, he was also a master wood-turner. Lawrence was a current member of the First Baptist Church, Lebanon. In addition to his wife, he is survived by children: Elizabeth J. wife of David Wolfe, Palmyra; David L. and wife Jamae Heilman, Palmyra; Jesse A. Heilman, Lebanon; grandchildren: Madeline, Benjamin and Jack Wolfe and Jacob Heilman. He is also survived by siblings: Claralou Desabaye; Samuel C. and wife Carol Heilman; Susan McGuire and Melanie Leinbach. Memorial services will be on Saturday September 19, 2020 at 11:00 am. in the First Baptist Church, 20 Linden Rd., Lebanon, PA 17042 where a visitation will be held from 10:30 am until the time of service. Guests are kindly reminded to follow current CDC guidelines.

Services

  • Memorial Service

    Saturday, September 19, 2020

  • Visitation

    Saturday, September 19, 2020

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Lawrence Alan Heilman

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Doris Bergman

September 14, 2020

Dear Linda & Family,
We knew Larry from our band days with the Tall Cedar Band. Husband Frank played the snare drum and I was recruited to play bass drum. Never played bass drum but they assured me I could handle it. I was a clarinet player, but was told that all I had to do was keep the beat. Larry was always lots of dry humor fun. He will be missed. Remember the good times. Sincerely, Frank and Doris Bergman

Janet Light

September 14, 2020

Lawrence was a friend who was kind and funny. He and I shared many rides together to Rehrersburg band rehearsals and concerts. Sometimes he paid for my Greenspot orange soda after rehearsal and one time I brought a can of beer for him to drink after the Auburn parade. Larry was a wonderful musician who led the St. Stephen 's choir, orchestra and bell choir. He came from a very talented family of musicians. I will miss his smile, his jokes, his beautiful voice, and trombone melodies. May the peace of Christ be with his family at this time of loss.

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