Raymond Joseph Heimbuch age 87 passed away unexpectedly and peacefully on Sunday October 22, 2017 at the Sunrise Assisted Living facility in Stamford, CT.
He was born in Brooklyn, NY to Ferdinand and Ethel O’Gara Heimbuch. He leaves his sister Margaret Hickey and two nephews Robert (Pam) and Christopher Hickey and four nieces Aileen Bowers (Chad), Maureen Hines (Jim), Meg Capodanno (Rob) and Patricia Malatesta (Christian), along with nine grandnieces and nephews.
Ray played a prominent part in their lives and continued to show as much interest and enthusiasm in the lives of his grand- nieces and nephews as he had with their parents. Ray was an integral member of the Hickey family joining them in all celebrations and even vacations to Long Beach Island.
Ray was a Professional Engineer who received his B.S. in Civil Engineering from Manhattan College where he was a member of Epsilon Sigma Pi Honor Society and his M.S. in Civil Engineering from Columbia University. He was President of Clarke & Rapuano Engineering Co. from 1978 through 1995 when he became Principle Engineer for Rust Environment and Infrastructure, Inc.
Peter J. Tesei, Greenwich First Selectman, proclaimed with great appreciation and gratitude, July 1, 2010 ‘Ray Heimbuch Day’ for his 30 years of selfless volunteerism.
He was appointed to the Inland Wetlands and Watercourse Agency in 1980 and was named chair in 1987 and served until 2000. In 2001 he was appointed to the Planning & Zoning Commission where he served until March 2010. He also spent several years driving for Meals on Wheels.”
A mass of Christian Burial will take place on Saturday, Oct 28 at 10:00am at St. Jerome R.C. church, 23 Half Mile Road, Norwalk, CT. There are no calling hours and burial will be private.