Joseph B. Heistand “Poppy” of Glen Mills, PA peacefully passed away January 13, 2023 at the age of 71.
Survived by his loving children Brian (Megan), Karen (Vincent) Ambrosine, Tracy (Dan) Doherty, Alison (Joe) Larkin and Denise (Brad) Flexon. Poppy to 7 granddaughters and 7 grandsons and two grandpuppies. Also survived by his brothers Harry, Stewart & sister Pauline Heistand, mother-in-law Margaret Breslin and many nieces & nephews. He was predeceased by his wife Maureen, parents Frances & Harry, brothers Herbert, William & sister Alice Boyer.
Joe was a family man and loved his wife, Maureen, with all his heart. He was a wonderful provider for his family and enjoyed spending time with his five children. Joe graduated from John Bartram High School and worked for the Philadelphia Naval Shipyard for over 25 years. Joe and his wife raised a beautiful family in Upper Darby for more than 30 years then moved to Glenolden in 2010. Joe enjoyed traveling with his wife and visited Canada, Ireland, Las Vegas and the Outer Banks with his family. Joe was known by many as the famous “Poppy” as that is the name his grandchildren gave him and how he was known at his current residence Glen Mills Senior Living. Joe loved all the Philadelphia Sports Teams especially his Eagles and never missed a game. He will be missed by his family dearly but is now at peace with his beloved wife of 45 years, Maureen.
Relatives and friends are invited to his visitation on Thursday, January 19, 2023 from 9:30am – 11am at Donohue Funeral Home, 1627 West Chester Pike, West Chester, PA 19382. Memorial Service will begin at 11am. Interment will be private at the request of the family.
In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to K-9s for Warriors 114 Camp K9 Road, Ponte Vedra, FL 32081 or k9sforwarriors.org.