Elizabeth Heyn DeTar, 91, of West Brandywine Pennsylvania, passed away quietly on Friday, March 17 2023.
Elizabeth was born in Mineola, New York on November 18, 1931. She was the daughter of the late Henry Amy and Marcelle McKinny Amy.
She is survived by her children: Susan McCullough (Dan), Karen Iuliano (Joe), Christopher Heyn (Kimberly) and her 11 grandchildren: Seth Sklar-Heyn, Sarah Sklar-Heyn, Elizabeth Ingram, David Ingram, Joseph Iuliano , Amy Iuliano Whalen, Laura Iuliano Long , Alexander Iuliano , Hillary Heyn Budds, Stephanie Heyn Teixeira and Christopher Heyn Jr. She was blessed with 14 great grandchildren.
Elizabeth grew up in Garden City, New York and graduated from Garden City High School in 1949. In 1951 she married her high school sweetheart, George Richard Heyn Jr., and they raised their four children on Long Island until his sudden death in 1966. In 1969 Elizabeth married John David DeTar and they were longtime residents of Garden City, New York, Lighthouse Point, Florida, and West Chester, Pennsylvania. Throughout her life Elizabeth loved to travel, play tennis, sail and was an avid reader. Elizabeth and her husband John greatly enjoyed traveling around the world. She worked for many years as a volunteer for the American Cancer Society Thrift Shop. One of her greatest joys was following the lives of her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Elizabeth was predeceased by her husbands: George Richard Heyn, Jr., John David DeTar; her son George Richard Heyn, III (Claudia); and her sisters Eleanor Amy Foxen and Marcelle Amy Faulkner.
Elizabeth will be deeply missed by her family and friends. Visitation will take place Monday, March 27, 2023 from 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM and a Funeral Mass to follow at 10:30 AM at St. Peter Catholic Church, 2835 Manor Rd, West Brandywine, PA 19320. Private burial will follow.
In lieu of flowers the family has requested that donations be sent to the American Cancer Society in memory of Elizabeth DeTar. (Cancer.org) American Cancer Society, P.O Box 1640 Hagerstown. MD 21741.