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David  A. Heim
  • Wheelchair Recycler
    54 Linda Circle
    Marlborough, MA 01752

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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...Read More »
1 of 34 | Posted by: Debbie Goodwin - Ashland, MA

“Mr. & Mrs. Heim, We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. The Zieglers ”
2 of 34 | Posted by: Sue Ziegler - Berlin, MA

“Our Deepest Sympathies Rachael & Fred. Our thought and prayers are with you. Donna & Tim Wehler (Bay Lake) ”
3 of 34 | Posted by: Donna Wehler - Polk City, FL

“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...Read More »
4 of 34 | Posted by: Maryan - Newton, MA

“Love and Peace be with you, David. ”
5 of 34 | Posted by: Christine (Heim) Robinson - CA

“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...Read More »
6 of 34 | Posted by: Christine (Heim) Robinson - CA

“Dear Rachel, Fred and beautiful family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time. Love to you all. Judi & family xo ”
7 of 34 | Posted by: Judi Gifford - Somerset, MA


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9 of 34 | Posted by: Christine (Heim) Robinson

“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. ”
10 of 34 | Posted by: Karen Callahan - Friend

“Rest In Peace, David, Thank you for all you did for folks like m who use wheelchairs. ”
11 of 34 | Posted by: Mary Connelly - Charlestown, MA


12 of 34 | Posted by: Susan DeStefano - Framingham, MA

“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...Read More »
13 of 34 | Posted by: Meghan Condry - Marlborough, MA

“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...Read More »
14 of 34 | Posted by: DAVID SAWYER - Worcester, MA

“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...Read More »
15 of 34 | Posted by: Michele (D'Alessio) Giglio

“With sincere sympathy to Fred and Rachael and all the Heim family. Roberta & John Gray ”
16 of 34 | Posted by: A friend

“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...Read More »
17 of 34 | Posted by: Pat Visocchi - Acton, MA - Friend

“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...Read More »
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Loving Rick Heim's boat on the Charles last fall :)
30 of 34 | Posted by: A friend

“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...Read More »
31 of 34 | Posted by: Pat Visocchi - Acton, MA - Friend

“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...Read More »
32 of 34 | Posted by: Michelle Young - Marlborough, MA

“Our love and prayers for your entire family. ”
33 of 34 | Posted by: Sheryl and Conray Wharff - Hudson, MA

“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. ...Read More »
34 of 34 | Posted by: Lisa Young - Marlborough, MA


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