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Jeanne (Heimann) Vass

May 28, 1923 ~ April 12, 2019 (age 95)


Jeanne (Heimann) Vass, of Bethesda, Maryland,  passed away April 12, 2019, after a brief illness at her home in Maplewood Park Place. She was born May 28, 1923,  to the late Alfred and Anna  Heimann, in Massillon,  Ohio.

Jeanne attended Mount Marie Academy in Canton,  Ohio,  before graduating from George Washington University where she met and was married to George O. Vass, Jr. for 35 years.  She was retired from the Center for Naval Analyses and had served on the board of the Montgomery County Hospice. She regularly attended Saint Jane Frances de Chantal Church and was a member of Church of the Little Flower in Bethesda. Jeanne was an avid golfer and a lifetime member of Congressional and Chevy Chase Country Clubs.  She traveled the world and had a deep love for the opera. Jeanne was preceded in death by her brothers, Paul Heimann (MaryJane) of Palm City, FL, and Richard Heimann (Dorothy) of Massillon, Ohio.

She is survived by her Sister, Carol Aman (Donald) of Massillon, Ohio, her partner, Joseph Malone, and many longtime, close friends.  Jeanne was also admired and loved by her numerous nieces and nephews. 

A Funeral Mass will take place, 10:00AM,  May 11, 2019 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church , Reverend A. Edward Gretchko  presiding.

The family wishes to thank all of those who cared for Jeanne during her last few weeks. In Lieu of Flowers, Memorial donations may be made in Jeanne’s name to the Montgomery County Hospice. (

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Funeral Mass
May 11, 2019

10:00 AM
St. Mary's Catholic Church
206 Cherry Rd. N.E.
Massillon, Ohio 44646

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