James P. Heiderman

James P. Heiderman

Retired Police Lieutenant James P. Heiderman, 82, of Dunkirk died Sunday afternoon (Aug. 18, 2019) at the Erie County Medical Center in Buffalo following a brief illness.

He was born Nov. 11, 1936 in Dunkirk, the son of the late Frederick and Ruth (Smith) Heiderman. A lifelong Dunkirk resident, James was a graduate of Dunkirk High School, Class of 1954 and served in the U.S. Army from 1960 to 1962. He joined the Dunkirk Police Department in 1967, retiring in 1997 after 30 years of service.

Survivors include one sister, Ruth E. (Stephen) Karin of Dunkirk; three nieces, Heide Karin of Dunkirk, and Emma Karin and Scout Karin, both of Nashville, TN; and two nephews, Kevin Karin of Nashville, TN and Ian Karin of Dunkirk.

Private funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family. Burial will be in Willowbrook Park Cemetery. Arrangements are by the McGraw-Kowal Funeral Home.