John R. Heich, Sr., 84 of Kintnersville died Saturday March 6, 2021 in GrandView Hospital, Sellersville. He was the husband of the late Grace T. (Levins) Heich. Born in Blooming Glen he was the son of the late Joseph and Elizabeth (Rausch) Heich. He was a heavy equipment operator for Jorgensen Steel in Langhorne before retiring in 2002. After his retirement he worked for Ringo Hills Farm Equipment Co. in Pleasant Valley. John was an avid hunter, trapper, and fisherman. He also enjoyed gardening and taking care of his ten-acre property and going to flea markets. John’s late aunt Lena Rausch was the nanny to Pearl Buck’s children John and Richard and therefore earning his name John Richard. The connection to Pearl Buck continued till his death dying on March 6, the same day Pearl Buck died in 1973. John is survived by his children Joan Shive (Charles) of Richlandtown, Patti Davies (Mark) of Levittown and John Heich, Jr. (Rachael) of Levittown. Services will be held at the convenience of the family. Arrangements are in the care of the C. R. Strunk Funeral Home, Inc. (www.crstrunk.com) Quakertown.
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