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Vernon “Bud” J. Heinley

Posted By DeBord Snyder Funeral Home & Crematory On November 13, 2019 @ 1:54 pm In Obituaries | 5 Comments

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Vernon  J. “Bud” Heinley, 85, of East Petersburg, passed away peacefully at Country Meadows of Lancaster on November 12, 2019.

Born in Lancaster, PA, he was the son of the late Alexander F. Heinley and Kathryn Brown Heinley.  He was the loving husband of the late Alta R. Heinley, and was preceded in death by his brother Donald E. Heinley and his sister Betty Lou Thomas. Bud is survived by a stepson Bruce Quinn, granddaughters Jessica and Sarah Quinn, and great granddaughter Arabella.

Bud was a J.P. McCaskey graduate, and was a decorated US Air Force and US Army veteran. He was awarded a Purple Heart for his service overseas. After retiring from the military, he worked for RR Donnelley & Sons.

Bud enjoyed competitive roller skating and was eager to teach students of all ages.  He also coached Special Olympics softball for many years. He loved vacationing at the beach and spending time with family. His kind spirit and sense of humor will be greatly missed.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend a funeral service at DeBord Snyder Funeral Home & Crematory, Inc.,   141 East Orange Street, Lancaster on Monday, November 18, 2019 at 11:00 AM.  Family will greet guests from 10:00 AM until the time of the service. Interment will be private.

In lieu of flowers contributions can be sent to Country Meadows Benevolent Fund, 1380 Elm Ave, Lancaster, PA 17603.

Condolences for the family of “Vernon “Bud” J. Heinley”

Condolence from Kate Saltonstall on November 14th, 2019 6:25 am

Bruce, Jess & Sarah,
I am sorry for your loss. Knowing Pop Pop is now with Alta again must bring some kind of peace. He lived a long a wonderful life.
Our sincere condolences,
Kate & Bill

Condolence from tom zangari on November 14th, 2019 6:41 am

My condolence . I knew Bud from Walnut st. Ilived a few doors down. My grandmother and Buds mother were friends, Rose Zangari. Iworked at R.R. Donnelley & sons.

Condolence from Claire Theis on November 14th, 2019 9:57 am

I knew Bud through the Special Olympics roller skating program. He was a great coach with outstanding roller skating skill and eternal patience. He coached my daughter who wanted to skate since she was 4 years old. He taught her well and she still skates today, doing both figures and dance, thanks to Bud.

He always had a joke to tell and kept the roller skating practices lively. He will be sorely missed.

May you rest in peace Bud <3

Condolence from Lynn Lopez, Special Olympics Lancaster County on November 14th, 2019 1:51 pm

Special Olympics Lancaster County is deeply saddened by the passing of Bud. His continual and loving commitment to our athletes was exceptional and so very much appreciated by all! His humor and story telling were just two of his greatest assets. We also appreciate his service to our country. We are honored and blessed to have Bud as a member of our Special Olympics family. Our sincere condolences to Bud’s family. Thank you.

Condolence from Joseph Gargano on November 17th, 2019 7:21 pm

We would like to express our sadness over Bud’s passing.

Sincerely, The Gargano family.

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