In Memory

Roy A Heino

Roy A Heino

Roy Alan Heino passed away August 22, 2006 in Florida from pancreatic cancer. He was preceded in death by his wife who passed in 2001 from the same cause. Roy and his wife had three sons.

Roy was a hockey enthusiast and played varsity for Michigan Technical University in Houghton. He graduated in 1966. After graduation, he continued playing hockey in the amateur and semi-pro leagues, including the Sarnia Legionaires. In 1972 he reached the final cut for the USA Olympic Hockey Team, losing out to Marty Howe, son of the Detroit Red Wings star Gordy Howe. 

Roy was a Mechanical Engineer and worked most of his career for Honeywell, starting in Minnesota and ending in Joliet IL. 

No obituary was published. Thanks to David Heino, Roy's brother for this information. 

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02/21/10 03:51 PM #1    

John Chidester

In attempting to locate Roy, I came across a note in the Michigan Tech alumni magazine Winter 2008-2009 noting his passing. Roy played hockey for Michigan Tech. He passed away in 2006 in Florida. I was able to locate Roy's brother David who lives in the Port Huron area and provided me with the above information about Roy. Your remembrances of Roy are most welcome.

02/28/10 05:16 PM #2    

Alan Wilks

My sympathy for Roy's family. I got to know Roy quite well as he and I were the only two '61 PHHS graduates that went on to Michigan Tech. He was a friend and a great hockey player. I lost track of him and am sorry to hear of his passing.

Alan Wilks PHHS-1961, MTU-1965

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