Edwin Joseph Heitman, of Warminster and Barnegat Light, NJ, passed away on September 7, 2021 while on hospice care at Doylestown Hospital. Born in Philadelphia, he was 97 years old, five days shy of age 98.
Ed was the beloved Uncle of his two nieces: Barbara Lacey (Thomas) of Furlong and Lynn Peay, Norristown; great uncle of Thomas J. Lacey, Jr. (Kathy) of Roslyn; Lynda Burns, Hatboro; Cindy Jarret ( Dave), Buckingham; Karen Crawford, Norristown and Richie Bruno; great great Uncle of Ryan D Jarret (Tara), Doylestown; Katie Burke (Ryan), Furlong, Lisa Llewellyn (Chris), California, Tina Burns, Lansdale and Daniel Burns (Danielle), Lansdale; as well as great great great uncle of many nieces and nephews whose artwork, notes and company he tremendously enjoyed.
Ed attended the Philadelphia University of the Arts and then went on to Temple University earning a Master of Psychology with a minor in sculpture. Later he earned a degree in Horticulture.
He taught art and drawing to students in Philadelphia for twenty-six years. Following his teaching career, he painted scenes of the beach at his second home in Barnegat Light, where he was well known in the community. Many collected his artwork, which was always framed in driftwood.
Ed volunteered at the Pennsylvania Horticulture Society, which included working at the yearly Flower Show. He was one of the five founding faculty members of the LBI Foundation of Arts and Sciences in Loveladies, where he taught art to preschoolers in the summer for sixteen years.
Among his favorite things were traveling around the world, working in his gardens at the Queen Ann Style Home in Barnegat Light, painting on the beach and spending time with family and friends.
Services and interment will be private.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contribution in Ed’s name to: American Red Cross, Bucks County Branch, 455 East St, Doylestown, PA 18901 or: Saint Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, Tennessee 38105 would be appreciated.