Palmyra: Chad James Heaven died on January 5, 2016 at the age of 28. Predeceased by his grandparents, Edward and Ann Heaven and James and Evelyn Newman. Survived by his parents James and Janet Heaven, his children Alexis Marie and Holly Elizabeth, his sister, Elizabeth (Alvis) Sanders, many aunts and uncles, James (Kathy) Newman, Brenda Newman, Phillip (Diana) Newman, and cousins Denielle and Christina. 

Chad served as a Sergeant in the US Army from 2008-2013. “Chadderbug” was a kind, generous, loving son, brother, father, nephew, cousin and friend. 

Sadly, Chad’s journey through life included experimenting with drugs. He fought his heroin addiction for the last 10 years. Chad’s family would like to raise awareness of this devastating epidemic. For those who would like to make a donation in his memory, please consider Syracuse Behavioral Health, Rochester Evaluation Center, 1050 University Avenue, Rochester, NY 14607. ( 

At a future date, there will be a Celebration of Life to honor Chad’s memory.