John Heisner


12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Saturday, December 11, 2021
Willard H. Scott Funeral Home
12 South Avenue
Webster, New York, United States

Obituary of John D. Heisner

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Webster: John D. Heisner passed away peacefully on November 30th, 2021. An avid golfer for life and journalist by trade, the former editor of the Democrat and Chronicle’s “Upstate” magazine and “TV Tab” was a graduate of Bowling Green University where he met his future bride, Dolores Kolthoff.


Preceded in death by his parents, Don and Pearl Heisner; wife, Dolores; brother, Don. He is survived by his daughter, Heather Himes; son, John A. (Janice) Heisner; grandchildren, Madeline and Emily Heisner; brother, Phil Heisner.


His career included stints at newspapers in Ohio, Pennsylvania, and New York; public relations jobs; and managing editor of Instructor Magazine. He also spent many years working at Webster West Golf Course.


In recent years he could be found driving around the Rochester area in his blue Mustang convertible, looking for an open first tee for a quick round of golf. He shot his age often and made two holes in one. He was 89 when he passed, managing to keep it under 90 until the very end.


Friends are invited to call 12 Noon-2:00 PM Saturday, December 11 at Willard H. Scott Funeral Home, 12 South Ave., Webster. Interment to follow at West Webster Cemetery.

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