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Dr. William G. Heisey, 83, beloved husband of Rosanna R. (Savino) Heisey, died Wednesday, May 24, 2017, at the Lahey Medical Center in Burlington.
Born and raised in Lebanon, Pa., he was the son of the late William G. Sr. and Mable A. (Rank) Heisey. He graduated from Lebanon High School, Class of 1951 and continued his education earning a bachelor’s degree from Elizabethtown College in Pennsylvania and his Doctor of Medicine Degree from Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia, Class of 1959.
An honorably discharged veteran, he served his country during the Vietnam Era as a Captain in the United States Navy.
Dr. Heisey had been employed for over 30 years as a well-known neurosurgeon at several hospitals in Boston and the surrounding area, serving most of his career at Beverly Hospital until the time of his retirement in 2000. Following his retirement he worked for many years as a doctor in the pain management field.
Accomplished in his field of neurosurgery, he was a member of the American Board of Neurological Surgery, the New England Neurosurgical Society, the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, and the Fellow American College of Surgeons just to name a few. He held a license to practice medicine in Massachusetts, Pennsylvania and California.
Dr. Heisey had a talent for building things. He was an avid woodworker and was also a professional model ship builder. He was a member of the U.S. Constitution Model Shipwright Guild and had won awards for ships he had built. He also had a passion for gardening at his home. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend who will be missed by all who knew him.
In addition to his wife, with whom he shared 56 years of marriage, he is survived by two sons, William G. Heisey, Jr. and his wife, Susan of Eugene, Ore., and Baron H. Heisey and his wife, Lisa of Highland, N.Y.; two grandchildren, Dylan Heisey and Jasmine Heisey; a sister, Anna Mae Decker of Lebanon, Pa.; and a brother, Dr. George W. Heisey and his wife, Delores of Lebanon, Pa.; and several nieces and nephews.
A private family service will be held at the First Church in Wenham. Arrangements by the Campbell Funeral Home, 525 Cabot St., Beverly. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made in his memory to the American Heart Association, 20 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701. Online condolences at www.campbellfuneral.com.
Published on  May 31, 2017
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