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“Elaine:I was so saddened to learn of the passing of your beloved husband. Joe was truly a nice person and truly a gentle man.Please accept my...Read More ยป
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Joseph Heckelman, 87, of Charleston, South Carolina, husband of Elaine Friedman Heckelman, entered into eternal rest Monday, October 7, 2019. His funeral service will be held at the gravesite, Thursday, October 10, 2019 in Kahal Kadosh Beth Elohim Cemetery, Huguenin Avenue at 2:00 p.m. Arrangements by J Henry Stuhr Inc. Downtown Chapel.
Joseph was born May 22, 1932 in Brooklyn, New York, son of the late Isaac Heckelman and Sophie Barnett Heckelman. He was the author of 'The First Jews in the New World' as well as being an accomplished pianist and veteran of the United States Army. He was a member of Kahal Kadosh Beth Elohim Congregation and retired as a physicist with the Department of the Navy.
He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Elaine Heckelman of Charleston, SC; daughter, Leah Marcus (Kevin) of Passaic, NJ; son, Jay Heckelman of Surf City, NC; sister, Judy Lax of Summit, NJ; twelve grandchildren and five great grandchildren.