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George “Scooter” Xavier Hefferon, MSgt., USAF (Retired)February 23, 1932 – May 04, 2015
Mr. George X. Hefferon, age 83 of Chesterfield Township, passed away Monday evening in William Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak. He was born on February 23, 1932 in Phillipsburg, New Jersey, a son of the late John and Aurelia (Walthour) Hefferon. George was married to Nancy Payne. Later he was united in marriage to Karen Young on July 30, 1981.
George served 44 years in the military, the United States Army, 24th Infantry Division during the Korean Conflict and then retired from the United States Air Force with the rank of Master Sergeant E-7. He was a member of the American Legion Post No. 4. George enjoyed painting, fishing and hunting.
George is survived by his wife of 33 years, Karen; his daughter, Nancy Hefferon; grandchildren, John Patrick Hefferon and Rachel Catherine Hefferon; two sisters, Veronica Donahue and Mary Pires; step-son, Randy (Shellie) Smirnoff. George was predeceased by his son, John Hefferon; siblings, Elizabeth Ann Carolan, Gerald, John and Joseph Hefferon; and step-daughter, Deborah Reardean.
Visiting hours will be on Friday, May 8, 2015 from 2 – 8:00 p.m. in the Will and Schwarzkoff Funeral Home, 233 Northbound Gratiot Avenue, Mount Clemens. Funeral service will be on Saturday at 10:00 a.m. (visiting at 9:00 a.m.) in the Funeral Home. Burial with Full Military Honors will follow at Resurrection Cemetery in Clinton
May 19, 2015 10:11 AMProud to have served with you, George. Rest in Peace.~Bob Blough, Chattanooga, Tn.
May 9, 2015 11:40 PMOn behalf of American Legion Post 4 Patriot Team Honor Guard, We were so Proud to Honor a TRUE American Hero. “WELCOME HOME”~Sarge Parr, Chesterfield, Michigan
May 7, 2015 4:06 PMSo sorry for your loss, may his memory be eternal…~Bobbi Torres, Point Pleasant, NJ.
May 7, 2015 3:09 PMGeorge was warrior and a gentleman, in short what most of us strive for George did with Grace and kindness. GOD watch over your family and keep them save.~PAUL CLEMENT, WARNER ROBINS, GA.
May 7, 2015 8:42 AMGeorge, my PJ brother made his final jump. Mission complete… Hoo-Yah! Airborne! Rescue!~Jim Morris, Neenah, Wisconsin
May 6, 2015 4:11 PMGeorge was a legend in our world and will be sadly missed. May he rest in peace and we’ll pray for his family.~Martha and Jim Wilton, Richmond, MI.
May 5, 2015 7:28 PMGod bless the soul of George and bless his family! He was a dedicated Pararescueman and good comrade in arms. Sincerely, Udo and Rosalie Fischer.~Udo Fischer, Alamogordo NM.
May 5, 2015 6:45 PMThoughts and prayers are with you. GOD’S Speed to you George.~Mike & Silvia Czarnecki, New Braunfels, TX.
May 5, 2015 6:19 PMMy favorite memory of George is when the PJ team at Selfridge hosted the parachute training section of the Pararescue School for SCUBA jump training on Lake St Clair. George went out of his way to accommodate every need we had and made us feel welcome. He was a fine gentleman and great PJ. My sincerest condolences to his family. Blue skies my friend. Rest well.~Tommy Connell, Gainesville, Florida
May 5, 2015 4:20 PMThoughts and prayers are with your family. George was a wonderful person to be around, always giving advice or taking care of someone. Enjoyed working and serving with him. RIP George.Russ & Rhonda O’Neal~Rhonda O’Neal