LEVITTOWN

MEMORIAL HS

Class of 1961 Alumni Page
WARREN HECHINGER

Marcy,

I see on the web-site that several LMHS alumni have sent information and pictures of their present activities. I have a small place in Indonesia where my friend and I provide support for a small village near Singarajar. It's our way of putting something back to the world, which has been rewarding to us.

If anybody from our alumni wishes to take the long trip to Bali I can guarantee a special package which is as they say " offer you can't refuse "

Warren

 


With daughter Dena in Hechingen, Germany Vacation October, 2003. Hechingen is the town my family came from some time ago. If you come from a town like Berlin you're a Berliner - Hechingen = you're a Hechinger - Notice the name of the street in the picture.


My ride - She never talks back.

 

 

One of the advantages of working with the village people is that we are invited to Hindu Ceremonies that tourist would not ever see. This is a tooth filing ceremony, Balinese Hindus believe that if you have eye teeth longer than the rest of your teeth you are approaching an animal status (Canines). When young people reach the proper age the village has a ceremony where they file the eye-teeth even.

From my porch looking straight out, this is the view, not to bad.

This is the patio or as we call it the hang-out. 

Iím out of Bed and dressed what more do you want?

From the same seat if you look left you see the pool

Looking right, the Restaurant grounds
Two Views of the Beach
Fresh Fruit

Bali Bedroom

Needs more Vodka !

Enough Said - The End

Warren Hechinger (3/15/43 - 2/12/07) passed away February 12, 2007


Warren Hechinger

HECHINGER - Warren , 63, of Marina Del Rey, CA on February 12, 2007. Former resident of Levittown, NY. Beloved father of Dena Melin and father-in-law of David. After graduating Levittown Memorial High School in 1961, Warren joined the U.S. Air Force, following his tour he settled in California where he was a valued employee of Teledyne Controls for 40 years and was director of Worldwide Sales.

Tributes


Dear Marcy,

It saddens me to learn that Warren has passed away. However, I take some solace knowing that I recently had the opportunity to talk to him, exchanging memories of the past and learning of his life's work and many accomplishments. I thanked him for his friendship during our high school years and I especially thanked him for the kindness and advice he offered me during a very difficult time during our senior year. Amazingly, he recalled that time well, and of course, modestly minimized his role. I learned at that time that there are no unimportant acts of kindness. What a message to learn at such a young age.

Marcy, a special thanks to you for taking the time and effort to reconnect us. My admiration to those classmates who were so kind, compassionate and thoughtful to organize and attend Warren's recent life celebration in California. You are all a class act!

Let us remember Warren's spirit and may it live on with the birth of his grandson.

Sincerely,
Doug Gibson

Via Email 2/24/07


Marcy,

I was so saddened to hear that Warren lost his battle with cancer at such a young age. He went out in style and the way only Warren would like to have gone. His spirit will live on in his daughter and his grandchild yet to be born. He always lived life to the fullest. I remember a time back in 1960 when Warren took his Dad's 1957 Ford out, raced up and down Loring Rd in Levittown challenging a few of us to drag. As I remember it, that was a fast stock car for its time. He blew the doors off my 1959 Renault (40 HP) and as he pulled away from me at lighting speed. He looked sooooooo cool driving that Ford. I will miss him and his antics.

Stu Smith

Via Email 2/15/07


Marcy,

I was very sorry to hear of Warren's passing - but it was wonderful that so many people were able to visit with him at his party.

Honey Murway Cottrell

Via Email 2/14/07


Marcy,

While not unexpected, Warren's death is still a shock. I feel terrible and will say prayers for his soul. When I broke my collarbone playing football, Warren took me to the hospital. I'll never forget his kindness then. He didn't even remember taking me.

Jerry Murphy

Via Email 2/14/07


Hi Marcy,

I was very sorry to hear of Warren's passing. We never know what life has in store for us. It's a shame that Warren did not get to meet his grandchild. Val and I had planned to attend the party for Warren in January, but Val's 93 year old mother took a turn for the worse just after the new year and we couldn't travel too far from home. She passed away on January 18th.

Joe Garofalo

Via Email 2/14/07


Dear Marcy,

I was so sad to learn of Warren's passing but at the same moment I smiled thinking about his friends who were
able to be with him in California recently to celebrate his life! What a wonderful gift for all.
God Bless

Susan Amrhein Mulligan

Via Email 2/14/07


Hi, Marcy,

Gino just sent me an email telling of Warren's death last night, which is so very, very sad. I went to our website to have my own little "memory lane of Warren" and, despite a way-too-early passing, I have to say he did things in grand style. His place in Indonesia I'm sure was his heaven on earth, but still I know we'd all have preferred having him around for more years than were given us. He was a one of a kind fellow. I'd like to think he's up there smiling.

Celeste Vives Holden

Via Email 2/13/07


It is with great sadness that I share the news that Warren Hechinger passed away last night at 8:30. His long battle with cancer has ended. He is survived by his daughter Dena Melin, who is expecting his first grandson in April. Dena can be reached at Denamelin@charter.net

Via Email 2/13/07

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