ROCK HALL — William “Bill” Bernard Heinefield Jr. of Rock Hall, Md. passed away at the University of Maryland Medical Center in Baltimore on Jan. 2, 2021. He was 71 years old.
Born on Sept. 2, 1949 in Chestertown, Md., Bill was predeceased by his beloved father William “Hank” Bernard Heinefield Sr.; his in-laws Jack Iseman and his wife Ann, whom Bill looked up to as a loving mother; and four brothers-in-law, (Butch, Tommy, Mickey, and Gene), whom he considered not only family but friends.
Bill was a veteran of the United States Army from 1969 to 1972 and served in the Vietnam War. Upon his release from the military, he joined the family business, Heinefield Construction. In 1988, he went to work for Alton Darling Construction until his retirement in 2018.
Bill was a “quintessential renaissance man.” In addition to being a master carpenter, he was a gourmet chef, accomplished guitar player, and was also quite the TV junkie. He loved all music, but especially the blues. He loved to travel, his two favorite places being Paris and time spent each year at the Outer Banks with family and friends. He was also a huge dog lover. Bill was a man of few words but his wit was legendary. In his younger years, he was an active member of the Rock Hall Volunteer Fire Company. He spent five years as an EMT and Ambulance Captain.
Bill’s grandson Jack was his whole world. They spent many hours together watching movies and fishing. To Jack, he was his “Pop.”
He is survived by his loving wife of 46 years Patricia; his daughter Kristine Quam (Rob); sisters Beverly Leight (Charles) and Lena Lucas (Steve); grandson Jackson “Jack” Quam; various cousins, nieces, nephews and well-loved friends; and his adored dogs.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Bill’s name to the Animal Care Shelter for Kent County and/or the Rock Hall Volunteer Fire Company.