Murray A. Heine, age 89, of Hamden, passed away on August 6, 2013. Murray was predeceased by his wife Janet Conroy Heine. Born in Baltimore, MD on July 12, 1924, he was the son of the late Anthony B. & Helen Murray Heine. Murray is survived by his daughters, Christine Radawiec & her husband Myron of Hamden and Melissa Olivares & her husband Carlos of Little Falls, NJ; sons, Paul Heine & his wife Catherine of Sammamish, WA and John Heine & his wife Deborah Caplan of Northford; grandchildren, Melanie & Michael Radawiec, Peter, Carolyn, Anne & Deanna Heine, Jason & Janet Croog and Jamie Olivares and his compassionate caregiver for the past 2 years Prince Amankwah. He was predeceased by his sister Anne Wilhelm. Murray was a graduate of Johns Hopkins University and a WWII Navy Veteran; he was a Chemical Engineer for the Olin Corporation, while there he was the holder of several patents. Murray was a member of the Cub Scouts of America and the Boy Scouts of America being the recipient of the James E. West Award, Arrow Head Honor and the Order of the Silver Beaver. He was a member of Tau Beta Pi. Funeral from BEECHER & BENNETT FUNERAL HOME, 2300 Whitney Ave, Hamden on Saturday at 9:15 AM followed by his Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 AM at St. Rita Church. Friends may visit with his family at the funeral home on Friday from 5:00 to 8:00 PM. Burial will take place in All Saints Cemetery, North Haven. In lieu of flowers contributions in his memory may be made to The Boy Scouts of America, Troop 608, 1825 Whitney Ave, Hamden, CT 06517.

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  1. John, Celia and I are very sorry to hear about your loss. Our sincere condolences to you and your entire family during this very sad time.

  2. John, Sorry for the loss of your Dad. He was a very nice man whose dry sense of humor I enjoyed during conversations at countless soccer games over the years. I will remember him with great fondness while praying for his soul and your feelings of loss.

  3. John, we’re so sorry to hear about your dad — just wanted to let you know that you, Deb, Deanna, and your family are in our thoughts. Our sincere condolences to all at this truly sad time.

  4. Murray will be missed!He was one of my adopted parents in those teen years. My heart goes out to all of you Heine’s and know you are in my thoughts and prayers.Love you!

  5. Paul, John, Christine & Melissa – I was sorry to learn of your Dad’s passing. My memories picture him through the lens of a kid as we passed through your house pursuing our various adventures around Spring Glen. Having since raised a son, I can see your Dad from a different perspective – realizing and truly appreciating how much time he unselfishly committed to support what we did from the High Lane Club to Scouting to Soccer. I can also appreciate the contribution he must have made to the various committees on which he served reliable, straight shooting, and short on ceremony. And I’d be remiss in not remembering that he had one of the world’s all-time greatest smirks! We’re thinking of you and remembering your father.

  6. To the Heine’s, I last saw Murray on Spring Garden at a party in 2010 in my Dad’s backyard. A few of the scouts he had mentored (Spring Garden neighbors) were in attendance to his surprise which made him happy. His smile and laugh, as always, were priceless. He was very kind to me and the rest of us. All my best, John O’Connell

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