Mr. Heather was born and raised in Marydel, Maryland to the late Thomas E. Heather, Sr. and Lydia A. Milbourn. He graduated from Caeser Rodney High School and attended The University of Maryland before transferring to Wesley College.
He worked for the American Can Company in New Jersey, where he became a Master Mechanic. In 1945 he moved back to Marydel and worked as a Plant Manager for the Covell Canning Company until 1975. The canning company in the later years was known as San-Del Packing Company.
Mr. Heather was a life member and past Chief of the Marydel Volunteer Fire Company. He was a one-time member of the Marydel Town Council. He enjoyed reading, sailing and gardening.
He was preceded in death by his wife Virginia Whitmarsh Heather in 2000, and his sister Elizabeth Heather Covell in 1990.
Mr. Heather is survived by one son, Thomas E. Heather III and his wife Dorenda of Marydel, MD; one sister, Marietta Hienle of Deerfield Beach, FL; four grandchildren, Thomas E. Heather IV & Denise L. Heather, both of McKinney, TX, Jarrett M. Heather of Sacramento, CA, and Beth Spiering of Marydel, MD.
Memorial Services will be held at 11 AM, Saturday February 22, 2003 at Torbert Funeral Chapel, 61 South Bradford Street, Dover, DE. Friends may call at the viewing, from 7 - 9 PM Friday, February 21, 2003 at the Funeral Chapel.
In lieu of flowers the family suggests contributions be made to the Marydel Volunteer Fire Company, PO Box 400, Marydel, Delaware 19964.
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