Carl Michael Heck, 63, of West Wyoming, passed away Sunday, January 15, 2023, in Penn Presbyterian Medical Center, Philadelphia, with his loving family by his side.
Born in Wilkes-Barre on September 14, 1959, he was the son of Marion Amato Heck, West Wyoming and the late Edward Otto Heck.
Carl was a graduate of Wyoming Area High School, class of 1977 and received a bachelor’s degree and master’s degree in mechanical engineering from Penn State University. While attending Penn State, Carl was a Graduate Research Assistant.
He spent a large portion of his successful career first, as a Lead Engineer and then, as a Senior Applications Engineer for Martin Marietta Aircraft Controls, NY. He then was employed as an engineer for Eglin Air Force Base, Florida, utilizing his vast knowledge of expert engineering tactics in aerospace control systems.
Most recently, Carl was employed by Merut Construction in the arena of business management; responsible for reviewing contracts and submissions, as well as the liaison between the company and vendors, contractors and project owners. As well, he was the company’s cyber security manager.
In addition to his father, Edward, Carl was preceded in death by his daughter, Dr. Lindsay Ann Heck on December 20, 2022.
Surviving, in addition to his mother, are his daughter, Dr. Carly Heck and her fiancé Dr. Matthew Snyder, Pittsburgh; brothers, Edward (Bridget) Heck, West Wyoming; Anthony (Maria) Heck, West Pittston; and Patrick (Jennifer) Heck, West Wyoming; numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews whom he loved very much.
The family will receive friends and relatives Friday, January 20, 2023, from 9am-11:15am in Adonizio Funeral Home, LLC, 251 William Street, Pittston. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 12:00 noon in Parish of St. Monica, 363 West 8th Street, West Wyoming. Interment, Italian Independent Cemetery, West Wyoming.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-9959.