Friday, May 13, 2011

Charles Robert Heller

Charles Robert Heller, of Chatham Township, N.J., died at his home, surrounded by family, on May 3, 2011. He was 82.

Born in Boston, Mr. Heller grew up in Cleveland, Ohio, and graduated from the University School there in 1946. He then attended Harvard College in Cambridge, Mass., graduating in 1950 with a B.A. in economics.

Mr. Heller served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War, commanding a heavy artillery battery with the 17th Field Artillery Battalion. He was honorably discharged in 1953, receiving two Bronze Service Stars and a Bronze Star.

After his Army service, Mr. Heller received his M.B.A. from Harvard Business School in 1955.

Mr. Heller worked in the financial field his entire career.

A resident of Chatham since 1966, Mr. Heller was active in his community.

He and his wife owned a New Villager and had been coming to Sun Valley for many years. Chuck learned to ski in Sun Valley 50 years ago. He was a member of the Idaho Conservation League and the Boulder-White Clouds organization. He loved to hike the four surrounding mountain ranges, photographing many locations and sharing his photos with friends and conservationists in the area. He participated in and enjoyed the events in Sun Valley, Ketchum and Hailey. His daughter, Anne, was married in 2005 in Sun Valley.

He was the beloved husband of Nancy C. Heller; loving father of Charles O. Heller of Watchung and Anne Heller Morrissey of San Francisco; devoted grandfather of Louise Benton Morrissey and Timothy Crane Morrissey; and cherished brother of Frederick Heller of Tuscon, Ariz.

A memorial service will be celebrated at the Presbyterian Church of Chatham Township, 240 Southern Blvd., Chatham Township. on Friday, May 13, 2011, at 11 a.m. A reception will immediately follow in the church hall. Arrangements by Wm. A. Bradley & Son, funeral directors, Chatham.

Those who wish may contribute in his memory to Family Service of Morris County, 62 Elm St., Morristown, NJ, 07960.

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