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Vincent Michael Heazel




AAFA #0664

1925 VA – 2012 MD



Photo taken at AAFA’s annual meeting in 1999, San Antonio, TX




Baltimore, MD—Thursday, 29 November 2012


            On November 24, 2012, Vincent Michael "Mike" Heazel of Gwynn Oak [Baltimore Co.], formerly of Severna Park [Anne Arundel Co.], died peacefully after a long struggle with cancer.

            Mike was born in 1925 in Roanoke, Va. He served with the U.S. Army infantry in France and Austria during World War II. Upon discharge he entered UVA and earned a degree in Electrical Engineering in 1951. He spent the next 36 years pursuing his passion for electronics and technology by working for Westinghouse Electric as a radar and electronic countermeasures engineer (a true 'Old Crow').

            In 1952 he married his sweetheart, Elizabeth Grossman, and they settled in Severna Park. He was a charter member of Our Shepherd Lutheran Church, serving in the choir, on the church council, and as an enthusiastic member of the work crew. For 20 years, the boys in the community benefited greatly from his leadership of Boy Scout Troop 796. His interests included travel, history, and genealogy.

            Mike is survived by his wife Elizabeth, daughters Barbara and Susan, sons Chuck and Tom, eight grandchildren, and a great-grandchild due in January.

            A memorial service will be held at the Augsburg Lutheran Home Chapel (6811 Campfield Rd., Gwynn Oak, MD 21207) on Friday, Nov. 30 at 11 am. Interment will be at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Augsburg Home


AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Vincent M. Heazel (SS# issued in VA) was born 23 Jan 1925, last residence not listed.

            Mike was the son of Vincent Michael Heazel Sr. and Elizabeth “Bess” McPherson Alford.

            For more information about this family, see AAFA’s published genealogy, Descendants of John & Mary Alford of Frederick County VA.

            His Alford lineage, from his mother: Elizabeth McPherson 1893 VA2, Isaac Anderson 1856 VA3, James Stephen 1831 VA4, John 1795 VA5, John 1768 VA6, Thomas 1736 VA7, John 1696 ??8.