Alfred Donald Heck

Col. Alfred D. Heck, USMCR
May 12, 1932 - December 02, 2019

Col. Alfred D. Heck USMCR ret., 87, passed away
December 2, 2019.  

He was born in Schenectady, NY, May 12, 1932 to Alfred
and Lillian Heck.  

He grew up most of his life in Washington, D.C. and as a
teenager delivered newspapers to the White House as
part of his route and graduated from
Eastern High
School (1950).

He married his childhood sweetheart, Ann Taylor Baldwin, who preceded him in death
in 2015.  

As a young man he proudly answered the call to duty and joined the Marine Corps at
the start of the Korean War.  His courageous conduct in Korea led the Marine Corps to
commission him as a second Lieutenant.  At the time he was the youngest Marine ever
commissioned.  Al went on to become a real-estate broker and appraiser in Northern
Virginia but continued to serve his beloved Corps in the Reserves reaching the rank of

He was always active in the Toys for Tots program and served as the area
coordinator.  Once retired he and his wife moved to Harpers Ferry, WV.  Here Al
continued to serve his community as President of the local Lions Club chapter.  Upon
his death he was living in Leesburg, Va.

He is survived by three daughters, Karen Heck, Laura Heck, Leigh Ann Heck-LaRosa,
and son in law James LaRosa, two sisters Emily Gewecke and Alva Loudermilk, and a
brother Arthur Heck.  He also leaves behind 9 grandchildren, Dwayne Barton, Gillian
Helmick, Alexandra Pollock, Nermina Arnaud, Hugo Greyling, Lynn Sligar, Lauren
Aman, Natalie LaRosa, and James LaRosa.  He was blessed to have also known 8
great grandchilderen, Charlotte, Grayson, Dino, Audrey, Lavender, Eloise, Landon,
and Emil.

Services will be held at a later date at Arlington National Cemetery.