August Heining, Jr.

Obituary of August Heining, Jr.

~~August C. “Gus” Heining, Jr., 79, of Latrobe, passed away Sunday, October 15, 2017, in Excela Health Latrobe Hospital.  He was born July 11, 1938 in Uniontown, a son of the late August C. Heining, Sr., and Nora Conn Heining. 

Prior to his retirement Gus was employed by the Torrance State Hospital in Blairsville for 31 years, where he served as a Psychiatric Aide.  He was a veteran of the Vietnam War having served with the US Air Force and was a member of the Christ United Church of Christ in Latrobe. 

He is survived by his loving wife Alzene Long Heining; his children, Sherry Heining, and Michael Heining and wife Diane, all of Latrobe; grandchildren, Ashley Batsa and husband Stevie, Nicholas Heining, and Alyssa Heining; a sister Mary Jane Bell of Somerset; his best friend Andy Majorsky of Derry; and several brothers and sisters in law. 

The family would like to thank the nurses, doctors, respiratory and staff at Excela Health Latrobe Area Hospital, Arnold Palmer Cancer Center and Excela Health Hospice for their care and kindness during this difficult time.

As per Gus’s wishes, there will be no public visitation.  Funeral services and interment in Unity Cemetery were private.  The Hartman-Graziano Funeral Home, Inc. in Latrobe has been entrusted with the arrangements. To post an online condolence, please visit