Sheldon F. Heulitt
August 22, 1941 – October 6, 2021
Mr. Sheldon Fredrick Heulitt Sr, of Manchester Township, NJ, died peacefully on Wednesday October 6, 2021. He was 80. Sheldon was born August 22, 1941 in Neptune, NJ. In 1957, at the age of 17, Sheldon joined the USMC where he would proudly serve the United States of America for five years during the Vietnam War and the Bay of Pigs Invasion. After his military career, he opened a successful business, Quality Controlled Plumbing & Heating, Inc. in Wall, NJ and became a household name in town. Later, he worked for his brothers’ in-law company, Zengel Bros. Inc., & the State of New Jersey before retiring. Sheldon is survived by his loving wife of 41 years Theresa Heulitt, daughter Jennifer Leigh Sofo, her husband Anthony, daughter Stefanie Bentley Burnett, her husband Grant, son Adam Graham Bentley & his wife MJ. His grandchildren, Anthony & Nicholas Sofo, Jared, Owen & Ryan Burnett, and Emma, Mason, Abraham & Carver Bentley. His sisters Alice McGrath, Gale Goddard and brother Oliver and many nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in passing by his son Sheldon Fredrick Jr. He is also predeceased by his parents, Florence and Oliver Heulitt, sister Jacqueline Palombi and brothers, Leroy and James. He and his wife enjoyed extensive traveling. Sheldon loved music and could name any song, artist and year from his vast collection of 50’s and country music. He would often share his beautiful vocals with those closest to him. Sheldon’s depth of knowledge on nearly any topic and his ability to make others laugh with his intelligent quick wit will be terribly missed. Just like he dealt with all experiences in life, Sheldon managed his illness with strength. We will always carry his memory within us. The funeral service will be held at St Mary's Cemetery Mausoleum, One Honey Locust Dr, Lakewood, NJ 08701 on Saturday October 16, 2021 at 11:00 am. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to: Faith Community Church Food Pantry, 526 Route 9 Atlantic City Blvd. Bayville, NJ 08721
- Faith Community Food Bank
Funeral Service with Military Honors
Saturday, October 16, 2021