Timothy Heitz

Timothy Heitz

Friday, September 23rd, 1960 Wednesday, July 3rd, 2019

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Obituary for Timothy A. Heitz

Timothy A Heitz, at age 58, went home to be with his Lord on July 3, 2019 peacefully, surrounded by his loving family. Tim was a native of Ephrata Pennsylvania, a graduate of Grove City College and Wesley Theological Seminary, Washington D.C. He served many years as pastor in the following church communities throughout Eastern Pennsylvania: Evangelical United Methodist Church in New Holland, First United Methodist Church in Frackville, Fredericksburg United Methodist Church in Fredericksburg and First United Methodist Church in Ephrata. Additionally, he served as interim pastor to Saint John’s Center UCC and Mount Zion United Methodist Church. As a man of great faith, God continued to use and bless Tim in his service to the Lord at Superior Walls of America, Lancaster Bible College, JK Mechanical and Elite Coach.
Tim leaves behind his loving wife of 35 years, Julia E (Gehman) Heitz, a daughter, Karolin E, wife of Ryan B Kennedy, and sons, Brian R Heitz, husband of Nicolina (Maiorana) and Stefan M Heitz, his four grandchildren, Jacob, Daniel and Wesley Kennedy and Hailey Heitz, as well as his brother, Kenneth L Heitz. Tim was preceded in death by his brother Rick Heitz and his parents Richard F and Betty J (Rice) Heitz.
A celebration of life service will be held at Hopeland United Methodist Church, located at 295 North Clay Road, Lititz, PA 17543 on Sunday afternoon, July 14, 2019 at 3:00 pm. An hour of visitation with the family will precede the service. Interment will be at the convenience of his family.
In lieu of flowers please make gifts in Tim’s memory to Hospice for All Seasons, 280 S. Hill Drive, Grantville, PA 17028; ALS Association of Greater Philadelphia, 321 Norristown Road, Suite 260, Ambler PA 19002 or Hopeland United Methodist Missions Fund, 295 North Clay Road, Lititz, PA 17543.
Arrangements by Groff-High Funeral Home, New Holland. Online condolences may be posted at

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  • Visitation

    Sunday, July 14th, 2019 | 2:00pm - 3:00pm
    Hopeland United Methodist Church
    295 N. Clay Rd.
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    Sunday, July 14th, 2019
    2:00pm - 3:00pm
  • Service

    Sunday, July 14th, 2019 | 3:00pm
    Hopeland United Methodist Church
    295 N. Clay Rd.
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email |
    Sunday, July 14th, 2019

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Kim Frederick

I met Tim when he was the Pastor of Fredericksburg UMC. Such a wonderful man! Always there for anyone in need at anytime. As I know he is in a much better place there still aren’t enough words to say how he will be missed.
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Mark Stallman

Mark Stallman
To the family of Tim Heitz , I was a close childhood friend of Tim and his parents , spent spare time in the summer together as we lived only a short bike ride apart , through elementary , middle school , and then lost touch through latter years of high school , even worked on his car during my employ at Fredrick Chev in Lebanon , I have lived outside of Pennsylvania for some time and often loose touch with people I knew , Tim was a good man and a good friend , he will be missed
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Bonnie Griggs

I am so sorry for the loss of Tim. I kept in touch with Aunt Betty and was so happy that she came home with you. I never got to meet my cousin Tim, but in our correspondence I could tell what a kind, thoughtful and happy man he was. He accomplished so much for his family and gave to others with love. It is comforting to know this good, faithful man is with our Lord. My prayers and comforting hugs are with you all during this difficult time. Bonnie (Heitz) Griggs and Ross Griggs
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Our thoughts and prayers are with you and the family. He will truly be missed on earth and was a true example of a man honoring Christ. We will see him in a little while.
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