David A. Heim

  • Born: July 14, 1961
  • Died: June 20, 2017
  • Location: Marborough, Massachusetts

Slattery Funeral Home

40 Pleasant Street
Marlborough, MA 01752

Tel. (508) 485-0225

Tribute & Message From The Family

David A. Heim, 55, of Marlborough, died peacefully, June 20,2017, with his family by his side at Rose Monehan Hospice in Worcester.
Born in Waltham, he was the son of Frederick K. and Rachel (Wheelock) Heim of Marlborough.
In 1998, David recognized the need of the mobility impaired for wheelchairs that were affordable and available in a timely manner. He founded the Wheelchair Recycler, Inc. in Marlborough, using his background as an accomplished machinist and his son Joe's abilities and eagerness to learn. As president, he worked alongside his son Joe, his business partner and good friend Pedro Trovo and his longtime friend David Kalin. Although nationally recognized for his efforts, David's dream was to help as many people as possible by recycling, refurbishing and reclaiming used electric wheelchairs, scooters and other medical equipment.
Besides his parents, he is survived by his longtime friend and companion, Maureen Baker, his son, Joseph Heim of Marlborough, his daughters, Samantha Heim of Boston and Lydia Baker, of Marlborough, his brothers, Rick Heim and his wife Janice of Milford and Michael Heim and his wife Paulette of Sterling, his sisters, Lauren Heim and her friend Anthony Hoffman, of Gardner and Pamela Lane and her husband Michael of Southborough as well as many nieces and nephews.
Visiting hours will be held on Sunday, June 25, 2017 from 3:00pm – 7:00pm at the Slattery Funeral Home, Inc., 40 Pleasant St., Marlborough, MA, 01752. A funeral service will be held on Monday, June 26, 2017, at 10:00am, at the First Church Congregational, 37 High St., Marlborough, MA 01752. Burial will be at a later date.
In Lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Wheelchair Recycler, 54 Linda Circle, Marlborough, MA 01752 or wheelchairrecycler.org