Sydney Clark Heindel Jr.


A memorial service for Sydney Clark Heindel Jr., 97, of Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, will be held at a later date at The Palms. 

Mr. Heindel died Monday, Sept. 2, 2019 surrounded by his family. 

Born April 1, 1922, in Atlanta, he was the son of the late Sydney Clark Heindel Sr. and the late Jennie Heindel. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his son, Clark Heindel; and grandson Jake Heindel.

Sydney served in the United States Army and enjoyed telling of his adventures with a truck convoy on the Burma Road during WWII. Sydney received a bachelor's degree in accounting from the University of Georgia and retired from the state of Georgia as an auditor. Sydney was an active member in the Habersham County Historical Society and Cornelia United Methodist Church. He enjoyed astronomy and was an avid card player. He and his wife, Sarah, have been participants in an Alzheimer's study for more than 20 years at Emory University. To further Alzheimer's research, Sydney was a brain donor. 

He is survived by his wife of 71 years, Sarah G. Heindel of Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina; son, Frank G. Heindel (Renee) of Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina; three grandsons, Frank Heindel Jr., Joseph Heindel and Nick Heindel, all of Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina; and granddaughter, Brooke Heindel of Cornelia. 

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Goizueta Alzheimer's Disease Research Center at Emory University, 1762 Clifton Road N.E., Suite 1400, Atlanta, GA 30322, or

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Arrangements are in care of J. Henry Stuhr, Inc., Mount Pleasant Chapel.