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William Roy "Bill" Heacock
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Birth: Aug. 14, 1947
Dallas County
Texas, USA
Death: Aug. 13, 1988
Allegheny County
Pennsylvania, USA

One of two children born to Patty Gwendolyn (Burt)(1927-) and Arland Roy Heacock (1924-1998). Brother to Catherine "Cathy" Ann Heacock (1949-)(Michael A. O'Donnell) and half-brother to Lisa Ann Tobin (1955-) (Gary W. Gilliland).

A memorial service for William "Bill' R. Heacock, a nationally known author and historian of antique glass, will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Thomas the Apostle Church in Dallas.

Heacock, who was 41, died Sunday in Pittsburgh after a 13-month battle with AIDS. The body was cremated.

Heacock graduated from L.D. Bell High School in Hurst in 1966.

He worked for two years for Western Union Co. in Dallas after high school. In 1971, he moved to Jonesville, Mich., where he became a glass collector and dealer.

Heacock, a Dallas native, published 27 books about glass. He also wrote columns for several antique glass publications. He became a contributing editor for Rainbow Review Glass Journal in 1975.

In 1978, Heacock helped found the Historical Glass Museum at Redlands, Calif. In 1982, he became editor and publisher of The Glass Collector, an Ohio-based quarterly research publication about glass.

Heacock moved to Pittsburgh in 1986 and became senior adviser for Glass Collectors Digest a year later.

He was a member of the National Association of Dealers in Antiques.

Heacock's longtime companion was Nick Daemous, a technical instructor for nuclear power plants who cared for Heacock full time in the last year of his illness.

Heacock is survived by his mother, Patti Tobin-Brittain of Carrollton; two sisters, Cathy Heacock O'Donnell of Irving and Lisa Tobin of Dallas; and his stepfather, David Tobin of Dallas.

Dallas Morning News, The (TX) - August 18, 1988 
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  Arland Roy Heacock (1924 - 1998)
Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend.
Created by: EricS
Record added: Apr 02, 2014
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