Jon R. “Randy” Heitzenrater

Jon R. “Randy” Heitzenrater, 72, Punxsutawney, died Saturday, July 29, 2017, at Mahoning Riverside Manor.

He was born May 11, 1945, in Punxsutawney, a son of the late Mary (Dormire) and Irvin Heitzenrater.

Jon worked as a teacher, farmer, electrician and lastly as a union carpenter.

He enjoyed hunting, going to Benezette to see the elk, and spending time with his family and grandchildren.

He was a member of the BPOE Elks Lodge #301 of Punxsutawney.

Surviving relatives include two sons, Brent Heitzenrater and wife Heather of Punxsutawney, and Todd Heitzenrater and Lynn Berchiolly of Detroit, MI; two grandchildren, Kylee Goldsmith and husband Alex and Reagan Heitzenrater; a brother Greg Heitzenrater and wife Janet of Punxsutawney; and a sister Margaret “Peg” Harris of The Villages, FL.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Robert and William Heitzenrater.

Friends will be received from 6 to 8 p.m., Friday, August 4, 2017, at the Deeley Funeral Home, Punxsutawney.

A service will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, August 5, 2017, at the funeral home.

Interment will be in Round Top Cemetery, Trade City.

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