Leonard J. Heckwolf Sr., 89, personnel manager

October 10, 2002

Leonard J. Heckwolf Sr., a retired oil company personnel manager and a church and community volunteer, died Sunday of heart failure at St. Agnes HealthCare. He was 89 and had lived at the Charlestown Retirement Community since 1992.

A former Ednor Gardens and Ruxton resident, he retired in 1977 from Amoco Oil Co. in downtown Baltimore, where he worked in human resources and labor relations.

Born in Baltimore and raised on Riverside Avenue, he attended St. Mary Star of the Sea Parochial School before graduating from Calvert Hall College High School in 1930. He earned a bachelor's degree from Loyola College in 1934.

He was a former president of the Towson chapter of the American Association of Retired Persons and the St. Bernard Roman Catholic Church parish council in Waverly.

In 1990, he was elected to the Maryland Senior Citizen Hall of Fame.

He was a former officer of the Ednor Gardens-Lakeside Association and was committee chairman of Boy Scout Troop 70 in Waverly for 20 years.

During World War II, he was an Army Finance Corps paymaster. He saw service in North Africa and Italy and was recalled during the Korean War.

Mr. Heckwolf had been married to the former Ann Helen Roche, who died in 1973, and the former Ramona D. Stedman, who died in 1998.

A Mass of Christian burial will be offered at 10 a.m. today at Our Lady of the Angels Chapel, 711 Maiden Choice Lane, where he was a corporator and business manager.

He is survived by two sons, Leonard J. Heckwolf Jr. of Phoenix and Thomas T. Heckwolf of Laguna Niguel, Calif.; a daughter, Mary Ann Heckwolf of Glen Arm; a sister, Mary Staylor of Catonsville; and six grandchildren.

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