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Charles Joseph “Joe” Heckler, Jr.

November 17, 1943 - November 21, 2018


Charles Joseph “Joe” Heckler, Jr., age 75, of New Castle, DE passed away peacefully on Wednesday, November 21, 2018.

Born in Wilmington, DE on November 17, 1943, he was the son of the late Charles Joseph and Harriet (Lux) Heckler. Joe proudly served his country in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Vietnam War. He then earned his associate degree in criminal justice from Delaware Technical Community College. Joe made his career as a truck driver with Teamsters Local #326.

A life member for 41 years with Minquadale Fire Company, he served as past president, vice president and secretary. Serving in the Delaware State Fire Police, Joe was honored with the title of Fire Police Emeritus. In his spare time he enjoyed fishing.

In addition to his parents, Joe was preceded in death by his sister, Jean Oneschuck. He is survived by his children, Christopher Heckler (Lori) and Dawn L. Worth, both of Newark; companion, Patti Heckler; sister, Sandra Bowden (Barry) of New Castle; and grandchildren, Robert Worth, Jr. and Savannah Worth.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 10:30 am until 12 noon on Wednesday, December 5, 2018, at St. Peter the Apostle R.C. Church, 521 Harmony St, New Castle, DE, where a Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 12 noon. Interment will follow in Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 2465 Chesapeake City Road, Bear, DE.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Joe’s memory to the Minquadale Fire Company, 129 E Hazeldell Ave, New Castle, DE 19720.

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8 Condolences for Charles Joseph “Joe” Heckler, Jr.

  • RIP Joe. You have no more pain. You will be missed. God bless

  • Miss you glad you aren’t in pain anymore
    My sincere sympathy to your family and friends

  • I knew Joe from The Firehouse & the Union. Joe was a great Man who I am glad to have known. He Always liked to Tease me But He Was a Great guy who I will miss. He was always there to Lend a Helping Hand . I will Remember him from Past DVFA Firepolice Dinners. Rest in peace My Friend Till We Meet Again…

  • RIP Joe It was an honor to serve the citizens along side of you at Minquadale Fire Company!

  • God speed Joe great nabor and friend many stories and fishing trips RIP ole friend

  • Friend of Dottie Goodyear, Christopher and Dawn Heckler. So sorry for your loss. Our hearts are with your family. ♥️

  • Sorry about your brother sandy lost two myself youl remember all the wonderful times .god bless from jack and me.

  • I was saddened to hear of Joe’s passing. I’m unable to make it to his services, but I will keep him and his family in my thoughts and prayers.