Jacob Vincent Heimark
Captain, United States Navy
Jacob Vincent Heimark, 86, of Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, a retired naval officer who served in World War II and later was appointed to diplomatic posts in Argentina and Italy, died of cancer Sunday at home.
Captain Heimark was raised on a farm in Clarkfield, Minnesota, and left home to study at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland, graduating in 1940.
He served as a gunnery officer during World War II.
After the war, Captain Heimark studied naval intelligence and international affairs and was appointed to diplomatic posts in countries including Uruguay and Mexico.
He retired from the Navy in 1967 and began working for Wharton Econometric Forecasting Associates, first in Washington and later in Philadelphia. He retired in the mid-1990s.
Captain Heimark was active on behalf of organizations including the Philadelphia Museum of Art and the Republican Party. He helped establish an exchange program for students in the United States and Japan with Kaoru Hasegawa, a former World War II kamikaze pilot for Japan.
He married Betty Bennett Banker in 1946. She died in 2001.
Surviving are sons Donald, Andrew, Douglas, and Christopher; daughter Marta Staples; and nine grandchildren.
A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. February 27, 2004, at St. Christopher's Episcopal Church, 226 Righters Mill Rd., Gladwyne. Burial in Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia, will be at a later date.
Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1626 Locust St., Philadelphia 19103.
HEIMARK, BETTY BENNETT
HEIMARK, JACOB VINCENT