Virginia Beach – Arthur James Heine, 73, passed away on March 30, 2013. A native of New Orleans, LA, he was born to James Arthur and Lois Foeckler Heine, on February 4, 1940.
Arthur was a veteran of the Louisiana Air National Guard and a dedicated Instructor for the US Navy, who retired after 36 years of distinguished service. He was an award winning author, avid reader and gardener, true jack of all trades and world traveler. Arthur excelled in serving his community as a volunteer with Habitat for Humanity, the Virginia Beach Public Libraries, and Eucharistic Minister at St. Nicholas Catholic Church. He was also a member of Just Seniors, American Parkinson Disease Association and Mended Hearts Chapter 233.
Left to cherish his memory are his devoted and loving wife of 52 years, Jean; daughters: Kim, Cindy, and Karen; sons: Christopher and Jeffery; grandchildren: Cheryl, Adam, Alexander and Katherine; great-grandson: Guy; sister: Jackie; brothers: Alois, John, Ted and Mark and their families. He will be missed by too many family and friends to mention.
A celebration of Art’s life will be held on Saturday, April 13, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Nicholas Catholic Church, 712 Little Neck Road, Virginia Beach, VA 23452. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to American Parkinson Disease Association Hampton Roads Chapter; Habitat for Humanity Virginia Beach Chapter or St. Nicholas Catholic Church.
One of Art’s favorite quotes: “Try to leave this life knowing that mankind is a little better off for you having been born.”
In keeping with his amazing sense of humor, we, his family, can only say, he was indeed an irreplaceable work of ART.