Jason Patrick Heeney, 22, chef and musician

April 20, 2004

Jason Patrick Heeney, a chef and musician, died in an automobile accident Wednesday in Annapolis. The Glen Burnie resident was 22.

Mr. Heeney was a passenger in a Honda that struck a telephone pole at Bay Ridge Avenue and Bank Street. Mr. Heeney and the driver, Ryan James Wiseley, 21, also of Annapolis, were pronounced dead at the scene.

Born and raised in Annapolis, Mr. Heeney was a 2000 graduate of Annapolis High School.

"He started out working as a door guard and waiter and later moved up to cooking at Riordan's in Annapolis. It was his plan to attend culinary school in Baltimore," said his father, Joseph F. Heeney Sr. of Glen Burnie.

In 2002, Mr. Heeney began working the raw bar at Fran O'Brien's Oyster Bar and Grill in Annapolis, and was promoted to grill chef.

Mr. Heeney was an accomplished musician, playing acoustic guitar, drums and piano. He also performed with a number of local bands and composed music, family members said. Mr. Heeney also enjoyed writing poetry.

He was a communicant of St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church in Annapolis, where a funeral Mass was offered Saturday.

Mr. Heeney also is survived by his mother, Arlene Heeney of Glen Burnie; a brother, Joseph F. Heeney Jr. of Annapolis; three sisters, Maura Campbell of Webster, N.Y., and Christin Heeney and Jackie Heeney, both of Annapolis; and his maternal grandmother, Margaret Camisa of Hopelawn, N.J.

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