Joseph Albert "General" Heiss

September 25, 2022


Joseph Albert "General" Heiss, 71, a long- time resident of Waterford Ohio passed away peacefully in his sleep, surrounded by family and loved ones early Sunday, September 25th 2022 at Altercare nursing home in Newark Ohio.

He was he was born on September 22nd 1951 to Fred and Rosemary (Brooker) Heiss and was the oldest of 18, growing up on the family dairy farm in Waterford Ohio. He attended St John Vienna Seminary and graduated from Waterford High School, class of 1969. He went on to study at Ohio University and later Washington State where he earned an associate's degree in industrial engineering class of 77.

Joe is survived by 15 brothers and sisters: two children, Isaac (Mandy) Heiss of Waterford and Elizabeth (David) McAdams of Newark; 9 grandchildren, Kade Kostelac, Blake Heiss, Jordan Farnsworth, Jansen Bailey, Ryley Heiss, David McAdams III, Drake McAdams, Devin McAdams and Deric McAdams; two great grandchildren, Garrett Heiss and Londyn Hossom. He was preceded in death by his parents, Frederick and Rosemary Heiss; and brothers, Maurice, Jerry and Thomas. Joe was married three times in his life to, Alethea Davis, Peggy Drake and Cindy Cheesman. His career included Bechtel Power Corporation where he tracked pipe installation on a nuclear power plant; Raymond Keizer Engineers working on nuclear power plant renovations; Burgess and Niple Incorporated, estimating cost for Bridges and treatment plants and other large scale facilities and Salem Ridge Contractors as an aspe certified professional estimator

and other construction services. Joseph was an avid supporter and member of the Sons of American Legion Post 389 in Beverly Ohio, where he held many offices, district offices, and was the detachment of Ohio Son of the year. He was also active and held offices with the Fraternal Order of Eagles # 3665 in Beverly. He enjoyed taking pictures and videos and documenting many events for both organizations, as well as making tickets and flyers for community events. He was also an instrumental key figure of the Beverly Bash. Joe was a self-taught computer expert way before Apple came along and was active on Facebook. He posted on Facebook his theme once, " I think about I think about everything in my time, everything that I didn't do wasn't worth doing at the time ".

For many years he fought rheumatoid arthritis crippling him little by little and limited his ability to do the things that he loved. Joseph believed whole heartedly in the benefits of cannabis and in lieu flowers the family wishes donations be made to national organization for the formation of marijuana laws and cannabis

research and education.


A visitation for Joe will be held on Wednesday, September 28, 2022 from 4:20pm until 7:20pm at McCurdy Funeral Home in Beverly.


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September 28, 2022

4:20 PM to 7:20 PM
McCurdy Funeral Home
309 Sixth Street
Beverly, OH 45715

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