John Laurence Heathwood
1928 - 2016

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December 10, 2016

John Laurence Heathwood Obituary

Reverend Brother John Laurence Heathwood C.F.C. WEST PARK, N.Y.- Reverend Brother John Laurence Heathwood, C.F.C., passed away on Dec. 7, 2016. Born on Dec. 31, 1928 in New York City, the son of John and Sarah McKinney Heathwood. He entered the Congregation of Christian Brothers on Sept. 13, 1943, taking his first vows on Sept. 8, 1947 and final vows on Sept. 5, 1954. After attending St. Peter and St. Paul Elementary School and Power Memorial High School, he received his BA in English from Iona College, an MA in Math from Fordham University and an MED in Education from Columbia University. His ministry took him to many positions including Holy Cross School and St. Bonaventure College in Newfoundland, Canada, All Hallows High School, Cardinal Hayes High School, Bishop Kearney High School, Iona College, Bishop Henricksen High School, Guadalupe Regional Middle School, Los Hermanos Community and Centro Juan Diego- St. Leo Parish, Christian Brothers Central Harlem Community and St. Joseph Residence. He is survived by one brother Neil Heathwood. Br. Heathwood was predeceased by his parents and a sister Mary. A wake will be held at St. Joseph Care Center, 30 Montgomery Circle, New Rochelle, N.Y., on Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m. A mass of Christian Burial will be held at Holy Family Church, Mayflower Avenue, New Rochelle, N.Y., on Monday at 9:30 a.m. In lieu of flowers donations may be made in his memory to St. Joseph’s Residence.

Published in Daily Freeman on Dec. 10, 2016

















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