John Conrad Heck

December 22, 1949April 23, 2014

HECK John Conrad, fondly known as "the Commander" and "Dink" passed peacefully in his sleep, April 23, 2014. He was born and raised in Old Tappan, NJ and was a longtime resident of Harrington Park with his family. John is survived by his loving wife Lydia of 33 years, along with his children John, Michele and James and his grandson John Bryan. Also survived by his parents Herbert and Melba Heck. Beloved brother of Lynn Heck and Melba Bocchino, as well as many nieces, nephews and many more friends and family. John was a 1968 graduate of NVOT, before enlisting in the U.S. Marine Corp, and honorably serving in the Vietnam War. John was a 100% disabled veteran and a lifetime member of the Disabled Veterans of America Post 32. John loved playing cards and reading the newspaper and watching the History Channel. Funeral service will be held on Saturday from 2-6 PM at Becker Funeral Home in Westwood NJ. Donations can be made to the Wounded Warrior Project He will be greatly missed by all those whom he leaves behind.


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Frank Rowland

May 9, 2014

I knew John from Charles DeWolf school in Old Tappan. He was kind and friendly to me. There is so much of his life of which I was not aware. I know he will be missed and wish his friends and family love and peace.

Mike DeGrego

May 2, 2014

John to me you were a hero. You have a beautiful family. Anyone can count the seeds in an apple, but only God can count the apples in a seed. I will pray for you and your family John. Semper Fi


May 1, 2014

Janice Aquilina

April 30, 2014

I am so sorry for you and your family's loss. I will always remember him from Art Class in NVRHS.

Sandor AKA Chris Petrik

April 30, 2014

I spent 4 years in NVRHS OT with John. He was a friend!!! My heart felt sorrow is shared with his entire family! I moved out west 35 years ago and lost touch,but did see Lynn at Newark AP behind the United counter once while flying through. Life passes way too quickly for us all!! Hug and kiss each other TODAY!!

April 29, 2014

my thoughts and prayers too the john heck family

Bill Menhinick

April 29, 2014

I knew John way back in my Little League coaching days. I remember when we had LL awards night at Charles DeWolf. The Yankee first baseman Moose Skowron was saying a few word about the World Series film we had just seen when John stood up and asked him why he hesitated making a throw for a double play they needed but didn't get. That play eventually cost the Yankees the game. Moose said,"son you're the first guy that brought that up. I've tried to forget it, till now." John was eleven years old.
I am sorry for your loss.

Pat Gaggin

April 29, 2014

Melba, I am so sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my prayers.

April 29, 2014

April 28, 2014

Melba, I am so sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you and your family.
Jeanette Petronzio [PVH Radiology].