George J. "Papa" Heeks

Heeks, George J. of Irondequoit/Webster passed away on Saturday, September 17, 2022 surrounded by his loving family. George was predeceased by his parents, John and Marie (Lomb) Heeks; siblings, John (Elaine) Heeks, Robert (Shirley) Heeks and Mary Elizabeth (Frank) Sacco. George is survived by his loving wife of 62 years, Susan (Sillence) Heeks. Children, Lisa (James) McGary, George (Kathleen) Heeks, Mary Sue (Sven) Vetter, John Henry (Mary Frances) Heeks and Jennifer (Martin) Jarosick. Brother, David (Brenda) Heeks. 15 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

George graduated from the University of Rochester. He proudly served his country in the US Army. George went to work for Xerox and retired with 30 years of dedicated service. As a research scientist at Xerox, George developed more than 70 patents for which he earned the prestigious Eagle Award. In his free time, George enjoyed music, namely classical and New Orleans jazz, biking, the Adirondack mountains, sailing, but most of all he loved and enjoyed his family.

Friends are invited to meet the family on Wednesday, September 21, 2022 at 10AM at Christ the King Church for his funeral mass. Interment will follow at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in George’s memory to the Alzheimer’s Disease Research Fund and the Golisano Children’s Hospital Annual Fund (www.rochester.edu/giving/georgeheeks). To share a memory or send the family a condolence, please visit www.harrisfuneralhome.com.