Jon Harry Heiden, 68, music director, art collector

March 11, 2004

Jon Harry Heiden, a retired church music director and collector of art glass, died of abdominal cancer Sunday at Union Memorial Hospital. He was 68.

Mr. Heiden was born and raised in Denison, Iowa. He was a graduate of the University of Northern Iowa, where he earned a bachelor's degree in music.

During the late 1950s, he served in the Army and was a member of the U.S. Army Chorus. He later moved to New York City, where he continued studying and sang in choruses of Broadway musicals.

In 1965, Mr. Heiden moved to Falls Church, Va., where he was director of music for 30 years at Falls Church Presbyterian Church.

Since 1994, he had lived in Roland Park, where he collected and sold art glass and art glass shades.

"He was a highly respected dealer and participated in a variety of shows nationwide," said his longtime companion, Donald S. Mooers.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Falls Church Presbyterian Church, 225 E. Broad St. in Falls Church.

In addition to his companion, Mr. Heiden is survived by a brother, Charles W. Heiden of Des Moines, Iowa, and a sister, Ruth Volkmann of Denison.

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