David A. Heim

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

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40 Pleasant Street
Marlborough, MA 01752

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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


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Condolence & Memory Journal

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Dave was a wonderful friend, who will greatly will be missed, he was a man of great compassion for helping others. REST now my friend, i am sorry for your loss

Posted by Debbie Goodwin - Ashland, MA - Friend   July 07, 2017

Mr. & Mrs. Heim, We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. The Zieglers

Posted by Sue Ziegler - Berlin, MA   June 29, 2017

Our Deepest Sympathies Rachael & Fred. Our thought and prayers are with you. Donna & Tim Wehler (Bay Lake)

Posted by Donna Wehler - Polk City, FL - Family Friend   June 26, 2017

David's life will be lived through each of us he touched, and the incredible impact he made on our lives. I remember David telling me about putting the plow on the power chair, and opening up opportunities for others to be out in the snow enjoying nature with their new powered mobility. May you feel comfort in knowing that David is with us, as we all carry a part of his living legacy. Sending love,

Posted by Maryan - Newton, MA   June 25, 2017

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Love and Peace be with you, David.

Posted by Christine (Heim) Robinson - San Diego, CA   June 24, 2017

I'm so sorry for your loss. I remember David continuing to smile and be positive as he met many medical challenges. In the gallery I included a favorite photo of David in a colorful tie dye shirt. Prayers and peaceful thoughts for all The Heim family.

Posted by Christine (Heim) Robinson - San Diego, CA   June 24, 2017

Dear Rachel, Fred and beautiful family.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time.
Love to you all.
Judi & family xo

Posted by Judi Gifford - Somerset, MA - Friend   June 24, 2017

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Posted by Christine (Heim) Robinson    June 24, 2017

Maureen, Sam, Joe and Lydia ... So very sorry for your loss.. Dave was a kind, caring man who gave so much for others ... A true loss.

Posted by Karen Callahan - Friend   June 23, 2017

Rest In Peace, David, Thank you for all you did for folks like m who use wheelchairs.

Posted by Mary Connelly - Charlestown, MA   June 23, 2017

Posted by Susan DeStefano - Framingham, MA   June 23, 2017

Sam, Joey, and family, I am so sorry for your loss. Countless wonderful childhood memories come to mind when I think of your dad. Boat rides on White Hall, biking, fishing, playing Monopoly together, buffet lunches, and the list goes on. I am thinking of you and wish you much love and comfort at this time.

Posted by Meghan Condry - Marlborough, MA   June 23, 2017

Mr and Mrs Heim and Family sorry to hear of your loss. I met David years ago at Whittier Rehabilitation Hospital Support Group. He was a great, smart man to have known.

Dave Sawyer

Posted by DAVID SAWYER - Worcester, MA   June 23, 2017

Mr. And Mrs. Heim,

I am so sorry for your loss. I know these last few weeks have been so difficult. I am hoping your son and my Mom are in a far better place. Thinking of you during this most difficult time.

Posted by Michele (D'Alessio) Giglio    June 23, 2017

With sincere sympathy to Fred and Rachael and all the Heim family.

Roberta & John Gray

Posted by A friend   June 23, 2017

My thoughts and prayers are with Maureen and her children Joe and Samantha and Lydia. I am so very sorry for your loss. Hopefully the fond memories that you all have will help get you through this very difficult time. Xoxo

Posted by Pat Visocchi - Acton, MA - Friend   June 23, 2017

My thoughts and prayers are with Maureen and her children Joe and Samantha. I am so very sorry for your loss. Hopefully the fond memories that you all have will help get you through this very difficult time. Xoxo

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Posted by A friend   June 23, 2017

Many thoughts and prayers go out to Maureen and his children Joe and Samantha. Remember all the fond memories and hopefully they will help you get through this very difficult time. Xoxo

Posted by Pat Visocchi - Acton, MA - Friend   June 23, 2017

Maureen,Samantha,Joe and Lydia,my heart goes out to you all. Having lived in town all my life and growing up with all of us in the neighborhood brings back tons of memories and watching our kids grow up and hang out and live life says it all_you never know when life as we know it is going to change so do what you need to do to make the best of it and make sure you leave many memories behind. God Bless You Michelle

Posted by Michelle Young - Marlborough, MA   June 23, 2017

Our love and prayers for your entire family.

Posted by Sheryl and Conray Wharff - Hudson, MA - Family Friend   June 22, 2017

The best childhood vacation ever was the time that the Heim's, the Young's, and the Formisani's all rented cottages on the same street at the Cape. it seemed as though there was a "slew" of us. I can remember 15 or so, of us trying to get into a restaurant for dinner. David and I were paired in line at Marlborough High graduation in 1979. We sat next to each other. My Mom tells me David lived just a street or so away from me. I wish I know. I would have visited. It is so sad to hear about his passing. My prayers and hugs to you all. With my love and great memories.

Posted by Lisa Young - Marlborough, MA - Friend   June 22, 2017