Guy George Heilman

August 14, 1919June 3, 2013

Guy G. Heilman, 93, of Sacramento, Calif. passed away Monday from complications from a fall. He was born on Aug. 14, 1919, in East Brady, to Gertrude and Charlie Heilman. He decided to follow in his father's footsteps and be a funeral director. His apprenticeship was interrupted by World War II, and he served for almost five years in the U. S. Air Force as a navigator completing 35 missions over Europe, two of which were on D-Day. He married Ardys Sibole, a Sacramento, Calif. native, who he met while stationed at Mather Field. He joined the firm of Harry A. Nauman and Son in 1947. Guy way very involved in the Sacramento community. He joined the 20-30 club, was president of Junior Chamber of Commerce in 1949, was selected by the Jaycees as Outstanding Man of the Year, became president of the Easter Seal Society and served three years on the State Society Board. He was active in the American Cancer Society as campaign chairman in 1961-61, and president in 1965. After 20 years, he received an honorary lifetime membership and joined on a national level. He joined the Masonic Fraternity in 1941, Washington Lodge, the Shrine and was a member of the Scottish Rite. He served as master of the Rose Croix and was awarded the honorary 33rd degree. He joined the First United Methodist Church in 1947, and was active in many capacities. He served as personnel commisioner for the County Board of Education from 1972 to 1981. He served on the governor's committee for New State Planning. He was a board member of Methodist Hospital for nine years. With several funeral directors, he purchased Camellia Memorial Lawn, and was founding president. Guy retired from Harry A. Nauman and Son in 2003, after 56 years of service. He was president and part owner when the company was sold and stayed on for an additional 14 years as a consultant. A member of Point West Rotary since 1987, he was their song leader. He is survived by his daughter, Lisa Heilman-Cozzalio and her husband, Victor Cozzalio, of Sacramento, Calif,; sister-in-law, Pauline Heilman of East Brady; niece, Charyl Barnhart (Howard) of Butler, and their sons, Todd and Jason. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his brother, Charles; sister, Lilian and beloved wife, Ardys. HEILMAN-Services for Guy G. Heilman, who passed away Monday, June 3, 2013, will be at the First United Methodist Church, Sacramento, Calif., at 1 p.m. Monday. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Harry A. Nauman and Son Funeral Home, Sacramento, Calif. Memorial donations may be sent to the First United Methodist Church, Scottish Rite or charity of your choice. Please sign the guest book at www.


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Susanne Mentzer

June 16, 2013

Dear Lisa
Although I did not know your dad he sounds amazing. My thoughts are with you. It is never easy to lose a parent even when they have lived a long life. Xo

June 11, 2013

A member of the greatest generation. I admired Guy, a real hero for me.

Lyle Seeband, Sacramento

Sande Monagan

June 9, 2013

I will miss you always, our weekly phone visits, and your kind and gentle voice. Love always, Sande

Keith Tronson

June 8, 2013

Guy, for years you have shared your table at Rotary with me. I will think of you often. We will miss you.

April Kozlosky

June 7, 2013

The loving relationship between Lisa and her Dad was such a joy to behold! In his late 80's Lisa introduced Guy to the cult of Mac/Apple computers and he thoroughly enjoyed his new technology. At age 25 when I had to make the arrangements for my Mom's funeral, Guy made a very difficult time much more peaceful for me. I know he is Heaven smiling down on his beloved Lisa.

June 7, 2013

A life well-lived among friends and family for whom he meant so much. Now he's leading songs with the Angels & The Lord.

God Bless You, Guy!

Don Levin, West Sacramento, California

Trish Harrington

June 7, 2013

I loved Guy. Most Fridays he led our song at Rotary. He was so witty and fun. I admired him and will always have a special place in my heart for him. So sad to heartfelt his passing. Guy was remarkable.