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Harold W. Heine

September 14, 1922 ~ July 23, 2018 (age 95)

Harold W. Heine, 95, of Lewisburg, died Monday, July 23, 2018 at the Evangelical Community Hospital, Lewisburg.

He was born September 14, 1922 in Highland Park, NJ, a son of the late Charles W. and Elizabeth (Gabriel) Heine. On August 1, 1953, he married the former Marjorie Boote and together they celebrated nearly 65 years of marriage.

Harold received his undergraduate and graduate degrees from Rutgers University. He retired in 1992 from Bucknell University, where he was a professor of organic chemistry and chairman of the department for many years.

He loved both teaching and doing research, and leaves a legacy of many students who went on to have successful careers of their own.

In his spare time, Harold enjoyed gardening, reading, traveling, crossword puzzles, playing tennis and innumerable games of solitaire. He also had a passion for minerals and amassed a very large collection.

In his years after retirement, he was an avid poet, and even had two books of his poetry published.

Surviving, in addition to his wife, are his children, Katharine Keller and her husband, Jule, of Gilbert, AZ and Eric Heine and his wife, Kristina, of Carrollton, GA; one son-in-law, Robert Varney, 10 grandchildren, Christine, Rebecca, Christopher, Katie, Tim, Niki, Amelia, Deanna, Valerie and Julianne; eight great-grandchildren; one niece, Dorothy Easton and one nephew, Jeff Heine.

In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by one daughter, Elizabeth Varney and one brother, Charles W. Heine, Jr.

Friends will be received from 4 to 5 p.m. Friday at Cronrath-Grenoble Funeral Home, South Second and St. Louis Streets, Lewisburg, where a Memorial Service will be held at 5 p.m.

Burial will be held privately at the convenience of the family in the Lewisburg Cemetery.

The family will provide the flowers and suggests contributions in Harold’s name be made to the Chemistry Graduate Research Fund and mailed to Bucknell University, 301 Market St. Suite 2 Lewisburg, PA 17837.

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