Suzanne Heffernan Gitschlag

Gitschlag PhotoSuzanne Heffernan Gitschlag, of League City, Texas completed life’s journey and was taken by the angels to the Lord on Wednesday, June 4, 2014 at the age of 50. She was born April 7, 1964 in Galveston, Texas to Christopher “Dan” and Ann Heffernan. She was a loving wife, mother, daughter, and had many friends. She graduated from O’Connell Preparatory High School with honors and was a member of TAPS sorority. Suzanne later attended University of Houston at Clear Lake. Suzanne had a servant’s heart and took great joy in helping others. She never met a stranger and always struck up conversations with everyone she met. She had a unique ability to find humor in any situation. She loved life and cherished her two sons and devoted husband. Suzanne is survived by her loving husband Gregg, parents Christopher “Dan” and Ann Heffernan, sons Christopher Clark and Grant Gitschlag, brother Danny Heffernan and wife Cami, sister Melinda Hanks, brother-in-law Gary Gitschlag and wife Priscilla, and numerous family members. She is preceded in death by grandparents Mr. and Mrs. James F. Heffernan, Sr. and Mr. and Mrs. Frank Pucar Sr., and father-in-law and mother-in-law Norman and Joan Gitschlag.
Family will receive friends on Friday, June 6, 2014 from 6-8pm with a Vigil and Rosary Service at 7:00pm at Crowder Funeral Home, 1645 East Main Street, League City, Texas. Funeral mass will be held Saturday, June 7, 2014 at 10am at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 1612 East Walker Street in League City, Texas with burial immediately following at Mount Olivet Cemetery in Dickinson, Texas. Pallbearers include brother-in-law Gary Gitschlag, nephew Christopher “Tripp” Heffernan III, and cousins Gary Farine, Joe Townsend, Jr., Joey Giminez and Sean Heffernan.


  1. You will be missed as I always enjoyed our times of laughter and family around although it has been too long since our last gathering. God has given all of us a glimpse to what our lives should cherish which is enjoying one another with engaging spirit and friendship to one another.

    Barbara Howard
  2. Gregg and Family please take comfort in knowing that you are in our thoughts and prayers.
    Rick and Julie Hart

    Rick Hart
  3. When we lose a loved one here on earth, we gain an angel in heaven that watches over us. May you take comfort in knowing that you have an angel to watch over you now. I extend my most sincere condolences to you and your family. Suzanne will be missed but not forgotten.

    Donny Ruiz
  4. Our heart is aching and breaking for you, Tasha and Danny, as well as all of Suzanne’s family. We are just shocked over this tragedy. May our loving Lord and Savior wrap Suzanne in His loving arms as she is welcomed in to heaven by her Uncle Sonny, grandparents and all other relatives and friends who predeceased her. May God provide the strength to endure the tremendous pain and sorrow you now suffer. But always remember: Earth hath no sorrow that heaven can’t heal.

    Our love, prayers, and sympathy to all,
    Pet & Ed Pittman

    Pet & Ed Pittman
  5. Dear Uncle Danny, Aunt Ann, Danny and Melinda,
    I am so sorry to hear about Suzanne’s passing. It’s been many years since I’ve seen all of you but I do remember her being a very beautiful and caring person. Heather and I will keep all of you in our prayers. Lisa Larson & Heather Heffernan

    Lisa Larson
  6. Our thoughts and prayers are with Danny, and your family, in this time of sorrow.

    Walt Krueger
  7. Danny I am so sorry for you and your family’s loss. I will keep you all in my thoughts and prayers.

    Mike Pearson
  8. Suzanne was such a beautiful person inside and out. Her love of Greg and the boys was so sweet and was reflected in almost every conversation. We will truly miss her.

    Punkie and Tom Davies
  9. You will be missed, sweet girl. Prayers for you!

    Joan Hogan
  10. Gregg

    I was so sorry to learn of Suzanne’s passing. So young. I’ve been where you are now, and know how you feel. My heartfelt condolences to you and your family.

    Don Harper
    New Wilmington, PA

    Don Harper
  11. Gregg,
    Tommy, Ed and I were so saddened by the news of Suzanne’s passing. She was such a sweet and lovely person. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

    Jane, Tommy and Ed Lowe
  12. Our heart is aching after the news of Suzanne’s passing. She was always so kind and had such a heart for her family. Sending our thoughts and prayers to your family in this difficult time.
    Courtney & Travis Black


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