Rose Heilman

Rose Heilman, 92, of Williamsport, passed away with her daughter by her side, Sunday, Jan. 12, 2020, at Manor Care North.

Born Aug. 17, 1927, in Williamsport, she was a daughter of the late Rocco and Mary (Stanzione) Martinozzi.

Rose was a 1945 graduate of Williamsport High School where she was a proud A+ student and part of the National Honor Society. She worked as a payroll clerk for Weldon’s retiring in 1989. Following retirement, Rose volunteered at the Williamsport Hospital for over 25 years and also was a volunteer for Meals on Wheels. She was a member of St. Joseph the Worker Parish and a member of the former Ascension Church, where she volunteered in many capacities. Rose enjoyed playing cards in her card club, was a member of the former Antlers Club and served on the election board for Old Lycoming Township for 50 years.

Surviving are three children, Michael B. Heilman (Megan), of Ocracoke Island, N.C., Susan M. Best (Allen), of South Williamsport, and David L. Heilman (Gina Krowka), of Philadelphia; five grandchildren, Joshua, Taryn, Kyrie, Blair and Matthew; three great-grandchildren, Ava, Stihl and Graham; a brother, Fiore M. Martinozzi, of Williamsport; a sister, Josephine Bush (Jim), of Williamsport; a sister-in-law, Jean Martinozzi, of Williamsport; and several nieces, nephews and extended family members.

In addition to her parents Rose was preceded in death by her husband of 59 years, Donald L. Heilman, on June 19, 2007; a sister, Mary Boatman and her husband Harry; sister, Sarah Shebest and her husband Lenny; a brother, Angelo Martinozzi; and a sister-in-law, Leona Martinozzi.

A Mass of Christian Burial to honor the life of Rose will be held 10 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 16, at St. Joseph the Worker Parish, 702 W. Fourth St., Williamsport. Burial will follow in Resurrection Cemetery, Montoursville. A viewing will be held from 9 to 9:45 a.m. Thursday in the church portico.

Memorial contributions may be made in Rose’s name to the Alzheimer’s Association c/o Greater Pennsylvania Chapter, 2595 Interstate Drive, Suite 100, Harrisburg, PA 17110.

Arrangements entrusted to Sanders Mortuary.