William J. Heina
William J.Heina, 89 of Fairfield N.J., passed away peacefully at his home on October 14th, 2016. He was born in Fort Lee, NJ and was a former 50 year resident of New Milford, NJ. William attended Fort Lee High School, where he graduated as a top basketball star. He also had a great passion for golf, fishing and bowling. He loved to create things and his talent was present in everything he did. He was the owner of an upholstery business, W.J. Heina and Son, Inc.in New York City where his expertise, reputation and creativity led him to be the most sought after company in his field, working for top decorators and an elite group of clients. He took great pride that he designed and built his own home, where he and his wife raised their six children. Bill is predeceased by his wife of 57 years, Ann. She was the love of his life and the girl next door. Loving brother to Rita Cushnie (Late) and Connie Mitchell (Late). He was the devoted father to William and his wife Beth, Meg Balter and her husband David, Robert, Susan Giannotta and her husband Angelo, Janice Deevy and her husband Mark, Kenneth and his wife Bonny. Cherished grandfather to Christopher and his wife Jody, Evan, Brett, Julia, Miranda, Mikayla and Rebecca. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. He thoroughly enjoyed his family and friends and his kind gentle and enthusiastic spirit will live on in those he touched. A mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 AM on Monday, October 17th at St. Joseph's R.C. Church, Oradell. Interment to follow at Maryrest Cemetery, Mahwah. Visiting will be Sunday, October 16th, 1-5 PM at the William G. Basralian Funeral Home, 559 Kinderkamack Road, Oradell, NJ. The family requests in lieu of flowers, donations made to The Lupus Foundation and The M.S. Society, would be greatly appreciated.
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