March 11, 1948 - January 5, 2013
James E. Heidelberg, Jr., age 64, died suddenly and unexpectedly on January 5, 2013. He was born on March 11, 1948, to his parents, James E. Heidelberg, Sr. and Mary June (Murray) Heidelberg. Jim was a lifelong resident of Toledo and graduated in 1966 from Woodward High School where he held many leadership positions and lettered in football and tennis. He was selected for All-City recognition in tennis. He attended the University of Toledo where he was a member of Alpha Sigma Phi Fraternity and enjoyed participation in all-fraternity intramural sports. He served in the Army National Guard's Military Police Unit during the Vietnam era. Jim was a gifted artist and studied under LeMaxie Glover at Woodward. He was also gifted musically and loved to play the guitar and sing with friends and family. He was self-taught in playing the guitar, as he was when he undertook furniture woodworking. He loved sailing and working on his sailboat, "Boom Boom", with boat partner, Jim Bode. Fishing at Blind Pass on Sanibel Island, Florida was a favorite pastime during his annual vacations with his family. He had plans to move to Florida to enjoy his hobby full-time. He retired in 2009 after a thirty-seven year career as a Journeyman Electrical Mechanic at Toledo Edison and had many long time friends from his Edison days. Jim was known for his friendship and humor. He loved to welcome friends and family to enjoy his special culinary dishes that he enjoyed refining to perfection. He was most proud of and dearly loved his two sons, James Victor (Julie) of Tampa, Florida and Scott Jeremy of Columbus, Ohio, and granddaughters, Emma Kay and Kathryn Marie. He is survived by his mother, Mary Heidelberg; sister Toni Gerber (Kenneth); his ex-wife, Cathleen; and nieces and nephew, Craig, Kristy, Sarah and Melissa. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Woodward High School Hall of Fame Scholarship Fund. Visitation will be Saturday, January 19, 2013, at Ansberg West Funeral Home, 3000 W. Sylvania Avenue after 2:00 p.m. where a memorial service will be held from 6:30-7:30 p.m.
James E. Heidelberg, Jr., age 64, died suddenly and unexpectedly on January 5, 2013. He was born on March 11, 1948, to his parents, James E. Heidelberg, Sr. and Mary June (Murray) Heidelberg. Jim was a lifelong resident of Toledo and graduated... View Obituary & Service Information
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