James “Duffy” A. Heath Sr.

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James “Duffy” A. Heath, Sr., 79, of Elk­ton, MD, passed away on Novem­ber 18, 2016. Born on May 31, 1937 in Elk­ton, MD, he was the son of the late John Arthur and Dorothy Reynolds Heath.

Duffy was a 1955 grad­u­ate of Elk­ton High School. As a young man, he worked as a pin set­ter at the bowl­ing al­ley for seven cents a game. He was a well-known auto body man who worked for var­i­ous body shops in the area, in­clud­ing Pur­nell’s, Aby’s, and Har­ring­ton’s. Us­ing his auto body skills, Duffy built a 1932 Ford truck and named it “Magnolia Springs.” He en­joyed trav­el­ing to many car shows, meet­ing new peo­ple, and mak­ing life­long friend­ships. Duffy was also a mem­ber of the Trin­ity Epis­co­pal Church, where he served as an al­tar boy.

Duffy is sur­vived by his wife, JoAnn Peel Heath, the love of his life, whom he mar­ried in 1959; three chil­dren: James A. Heath, Jr. (Kathy), John “Jay” Heath (Denise), and Dorothy “Dot­tie” Reynolds (Den­nis); nine grand­chil­dren: James Heath, III, Joseph Heath, Tyler Heath, Charles Heath, Pa­trick Heath, Elizabeth Heath, Andrew Heath, Olivia Reynolds, and Den­nis Reynolds; and one great-grand­child, Ken­dall Heath.

A cel­e­bra­tion of Duffy’s life will be held at 2pm on Fri­day, Novem­ber 25, 2016 at R.T. Foard Fu­neral Home, P.A., 259 E. Main Street, Elk­ton, MD 21921, with a visi­ta­tion be­gin­ning at 12:30pm. Burial will fol­low at Elk­ton Ceme­tery.

To send con­do­lences, please visit www.rt­foard.com.

R.T. Foard Fu­neral Home, P.A. A Life Cel­e­bra­tion ® Home

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