Dan was the perfect combination of his dad’s big heart and his mom’s gypsy soul. The big man had a laugh just as big. But as loud as it was, it was just as contagious; his mere presence lit up a room. And it wouldn’t be long until you were bombarded with a bunch of his smart comments. He was a fan of the birds who could watch the games somewhat calmly; maybe just an occasional cringe. He may have been a homebody but it was only because everyone was welcome at the Heston Home. Music calmed his being; everything from rap to country to rock. He turned a wrench with the best of them; a diesel mechanic by trade but he could keep just about anything running. Though there may have been a few extra wires sticking out when he was done. If his T.V was on he’d be checking out all of the “build a pickup” shows or watching some racing with the Street Outlaws. But what he was really meant to be was a dad; he’d watch all the kid shows, give Dan wrestling pointers and point him in the right direction on computers and video games.
Daniel is survived by his wife, Lisa (nee Jurkofsky) of Riverside, and their son, Danny Jr. He is also survived by his sisters, Desiree Heston and Kristee Heston-Bond; his nieces and nephews Dylan Danley, Jesseca Danley, Jalissa Bond, Karlee Heston and Chloe Heston, and Karlee Bea Johnson; his mother in law Kathleen Jurkofsky; he is predeceased by his mother and father Thomas and Cindee Heston.
Come celebrate 40 years, Saturday from 1PM-3PM, at the Sweeney Funeral Home, 337 Bridgeboro St., Riverside, NJ 08075, where there will be a service at 3PM. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to Lisa Heston or the Sweeney Funeral Home.