OBITUARY

George Frank Heimbach, M.D.

August 20, 1937June 5, 2019
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George F. Heimbach, M.D., age 81, entered into eternal life on June 5, 2019, surrounded by his family, after a brief battle with cancer.

George was born in Chicago, IL to the late George J. Heimbach and Catherine Stenger Heimbach. He was blessed to have an older brother, the late Raymond Heimbach. He spent his youth in Chicago and was educated at Weber High School where he was an accomplished pianist and was accepted into the Chicago Symphony at the age of 17. During medical treatment for a broken arm, he developed an interest in medicine. After graduating from Loyola University Chicago, he attended the Stritch School of Medicine and graduated in 1963. George completed his residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Cook County Hospital, where he met his future wife, Martha Metzger. Upon completion of his residency, he entered into the United States Air Force. He was assigned to Lajes Field Air Force Base on Terceira Island, Azores, Portugal. There, he served as the OB/GYN at the base.

After his service in the Air Force, he moved with his wife and their two young daughters, Catherine and Elizabeth, to West Palm Beach, Florida. George and Martha were blessed with the birth of two more children, Laura and George, after moving to Florida. Dr. Heimbach opened a private solo practice, where his wife, Martha, worked by his side as his RN. During this 30-year period, he delivered over 5,000 babies at Good Samaritan and St. Mary’s hospitals. He was a devout Catholic and an advocate for protecting the unborn.

George retired in 2001, and spent several years enjoying his hobby of antique car restoration. During this time, he served as a volunteer firefighter/EMT for the Palm Beach Gardens and Bass Lake, Wisconsin Fire Departments. He enjoyed summers spent in Hayward, Wisconsin with his family. After several years of retirement, George returned to his passion of medicine. George’s most recent position was with the Palm Beach County Health Department, serving as an OB/GYN at the Lantana location.

George was a long-standing Knight of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem. He was very active in this organization and developed treasured relationships with fellow Knights. For 35 years, he attended the annual Jesuit retreat at Manresa House in Convent, LA with his brothers-in-law and nephews. He was a long-time parishioner at St. Ann Catholic Church, where he was a lector and eucharistic minister.

George was a humble, kind and faithful man with a great devotion to his community, church, family and friends. Survivors include his wife of 52 years, Martha Heimbach, children Catherine (Daniel) Martucci of Tampa, Elizabeth (Marc) Yavinsky of West Palm Beach, Laura (William) McGarry of Vero Beach and George (Mary) of Tallahassee and their grandchildren Parker, Cole and Lauren Martucci, Andrew, Erin, Ava and Tucker Yavinsky, Jack, Matthew and Catherine McGarry and Jennifer, George and Jordan Heimbach.

The family will receive friends and family from 5-7 pm on Friday, June 7, 2019 at Quattlebaum Funeral Event Center, 5411 Okeechobee Blvd., W. Palm Beach, FL 33417. Mass of Christian Burial for George will be celebrated at 11 am on Saturday, June 8, 2019 at St. Ann Catholic Church, 310 N. Olive Avenue, W. Palm Beach, FL 33401.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Historic St. Ann Catholic Church Maintenance Fund, 310 N. Olive Avenue, W. Palm Beach, FL 33401.

  • FAMILY

  • Martha M. Heimbach, Wife
  • Catherine (Daniel) Martucci, Daughter
  • Elizabeth (Marc) Yavinsky, Daughter
  • Laura (William) McGarry, Daughter
  • George (Mary) Heimbach, Son
  • Parker, Cole and Lauren Martucci, Grandchildren
  • Andrew, Erin, Ava and Tucker Yavinzky, Grandchildren
  • Jack, Matthew and Catherine McGarry, Grandchildren
  • Jennifer, George and Jordan Heimbach, Grandchildren
  • DONATIONS

  • Historic St. Ann Catholic Church Maintenance Fund

Services

  • A Celebration of His Life Friday, June 7, 2019
  • A Mass of the Resurrection Saturday, June 8, 2019

Memories

George Frank Heimbach, M.D.

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Terry & Pam Fairclough

June 8, 2019

Have known George since the early 50’s. Was a wonderful man. Martha , a sweetheart of a woman. Gods speed to you George my dear friend!

Rita Peterson

June 7, 2019

I cnnot think of a more loving family. I had the great pleasure to invest time with Martha, George and family in Hayward, WI. They are all very easy people to love and want to be around.

George, I’m certain you are quietly standing by your entire family from the sunny and perfect view from heaven. We are all going to miss you!

Martha.... I’m sending love to you. I’m sorry. This is very difficult. I’m grateful you have a beautiful family and special friends to stand by you. I love you my friend. I wish I could be there.

Peace and ease to all of you during this time, the coming days, weeks and months ahead.

Much Love,
Rita

jennifer murphy

June 6, 2019

Thoughts and prayers to the Heimbach family. Love - Jen (Zook) Murphy

Katherine (Katie) Robbins Rodriguez

June 6, 2019

I'm so sorry for your loss.
I met Dr. Heimbach on May 2, 1977, 9:35pm at St. Mary's Hospital. This was the moment I was born to Cornelia (Connie) and Thomas Robbins. My mom, Connie, was 35 and had toxemia. I was her first (and only) child. Although she has been deceased for over 10 years now, I still remember her saying how Dr. Heimbach was the best doctor out there, and it's because of him that she and I made it through the labor and delivery alive. He did everything in his power to ensure my mom was safe and as healthy as she could be, considering her condition. For this, I am grateful.
I am confident Dr. Heimbach treated all of his patients this way, as she spoke of his catholicism. He was truly a great man and will have a great seat in heaven! My prayers to the entire family.

Jamie Engel

June 6, 2019

One more fond memory from our wedding...

Jamie Engel

June 6, 2019

So many wonderful memories of spending time with your dad in preparation for our wedding (coming up on 30 years ago). This photo is a special one, as your dad and mom both did a reading at wedding ceremony. Truly a special man that will be missed by all who knew him. Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire Heimbach family at this very difficult time.

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