Robert A. Heck Sr., 78, of Anderson, S.C., previously of New Milford, died Sept. 8, 2009, in Lawrenceville, Ga.

Mr. Heck was born June 12, 1931, in Oneonta, N.Y., and lived most of his life in New Milford before moving to Anderson in 2005.

He is survived by two daughters, Holly Mercer and her husband, Michael, of Snellville, Ga. and Robin Saude and her husband, John, of Lawrenceville, Ga.; a son, Robert Heck Jr. and his wife, Deborah, of Washington; five grandchildren, Nicole Mercer, of Norcross, Ga., Jeremy Saude, of Decatur, Ga., Sara Watkins and her husband, Jay, of Anniston, Ala., Jason Saude of Lawrenceville, Ga. and Dillon Mercer of Snellville, Ga.

A memorial mass will be held Sept. 26, 2009 at 10 a.m. at St. Francis Xavier Church in New Milford.