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Donald J. Heimiller of Williamsville died Sunday (Aug. 16, 1998) in Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital, Amherst, after a long illness. He was 77.

Born in the Town of Tonawanda, Heimiller graduated from Canisius College.

He served in the Army Air Forces in the China-Burma-India campaign during World War II.

From 1939 to 1976, he worked at Battenfeld Grease and Oil Corp. in North Tonawanda, where he was vice president in charge of production. He retired in 1982 as vice president and plant manager of West Penn Oil in Warren, Pa., after five years with that company.

Heimiller was a past member of the Niagara Falls Traffic Club, the Stationary Engineers Association, the Ellwood Volunteer Fire Company Exempt Association in the Town of Tonawanda and the Ken-Ton Historical Society.

Survivors include his wife, Betty; two daughters, Ellen Seguin of Montreal and Virginia Lunn of Williamsville; three sons, Donald J. and Carl, both of the Town of Tonawanda, and Michael S. of Grand Island; two sisters, Elizabeth Howland of Eggertsville and Ruth Hooton of Palm Harbor, Fla.; and eight grandchildren.

Services were held Tuesday in SS. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, Williamsville. Burial was in Mount Olivet Cemetery, Town of Tonawanda.


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