Pauline P. (Pappas) Heckman, 83, of Reading, passed away peacefully on Thursday, December 19, 2019. She was born Thursday, October 13, 1936 to the late Thomas and Effie Pappas.

Pauline enjoyed volunteering for her community including the Berks Jazz fest, the Berks arts Council, the Reading Public Museum and Sovereign Performing Arts Center.  She is also a faithful member and very involved with her church, St. Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Church in Reading. Most importantly she is a loving mother, grandmother, and great grandmother.

She is survived by her children: Athena, Kevin and Vincent Heckman; 5 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

A funeral will be held on Friday, December 27, 2019 at 10AM at St. Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Church 1001 E. Wyomissing Blvd., Reading, PA 19611 with Father Thomas Pappalas officiating.  A time of viewing will be held from 9AM until the start of the service.  Burial will follow in E. Harrisburg Cemetery, Harrisburg.

Arrangments have been entrusted to the Rothermel-Finkenbinder Funeral Home & Crematory, Inc., 25 W. Pine St., Palmyra, PA 17078.  Memories and condolences can be shared at

In Lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in her memory to her church or to a charity of your choice.