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Dennis Knight Heffner

Silver Spring, MD

October 20, 1938 - September 26, 2022

Dennis Knight Heffner Obituary

Dennis Knight Heffner, CAPT, MC, USN, of Annapolis, MD passed away peacefully on September 26 at Anne Arundel Medical Center with his loving family by his side at the age of 83. Dennis was the beloved husband of 54 years of Mary Nola Heffner and the cherished father of Lally Anne Heffner. Dennis received his undergraduate degree from the University of Kansas, and went on to medical school at the Johns Hopkins University leading to his commission in the Medical Corps of the U.S. Navy. His active duty included tours at the Naval Medical Research Institute, the U.S.N.H. Philadelphia, and the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology where he rose to chair the Department of ENT and Endocrine Pathology. His service awards included the Legion of Merit. Retirement brought many hours of enjoyment with planes, trains, and boats. Visitation at Collins Funeral Home, 500 University Blvd W; Silver Spring, MD on October 5 from 2-4PM. A second visitation will be on October 6 at 9:45 AM with funeral mass to follow at 10:30 AM at Holy Redeemer Church; 9705 Summit Ave; Kensington MD. Interment will be at Crownsville Veterans Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Physicians For Social Responsibility or the SSG Christopher W. Swanson Support Charity for Veterans and their Families.

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