SHERIDAN — Stephen Heffernan Jr., a member of Good Shepherd Church, died June 21. He was 86.
Mr. Heffernan was born July 4, 1926, in Los Angeles. After graduating from Mt. Carmel High School in 1944, he entered the U.S. Navy. Following the war he remained in the service during the Korean War and Vietnam War as an explosive ordinance disposal specialist.
He is survived by his wife Theresia; children, Stephen III, Anna Mary Heffernan-Greer, Frank Heffernan, Sheila Hay and Amy Potter; 12 grandchildren; and nine great grandchildren; brother, Tom; and sisters Maureen Baccari and Mary Ann Heffernan.
A rosary and viewing will be held at 7 p.m., Friday, July 5, and a funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, July 6, at Good Shepherd Church, with a reception following the Mass. Memorial contributions can be made to the Knights of Columbus or Bishop of Fairbanks, Alaska, Native Masses in care of Macy & Son.