Greg Heindel

MANSFIELD – Memorial services will take place Saturday to honor the passing of local news personality Greg Heindel, who unexpectedly died in his Mansfield home on March 13 at the age of 58.

Snyder Funeral Home at 350 Marion Ave. in Mansfield will host Heindel’s memorial service at 10:30 a.m. on March 24.¬†Celebrant Dave Roberts will officiate.¬†

Heindel had a 35-year career in radio and television broadcasting as a news anchor and reporter, covering presidents, governors, senators and Congress members, and breaking news of all kinds.

He moved to Mansfield in 1991 for a job with WMAN and later worked for WMFD, bringing him into north central Ohio homes through radio and television for 26 years. Most recently, Heindel worked as a Modern Woodmen of America Financial Representative in Mansfield.

He was born on Oct. 1, 1959 in Lansing, Michigan to John and Jean Heindel. After graduating from Mentor High School in 1977, he attended The Ohio State University for general business and journalism courses before graduating from the Ohio School of Broadcast Technique in Cleveland in 1982.

In his spare time, he enjoyed attending Cleveland Indians and Browns games.

He is survived by his mother Jean Cosgrove, of Bluffton, South Carolina, two brothers and sisters-in-law David and Patti Heindel, of Bothell, Washington, and Edward and Terri Heindel, of Kent, Ohio; nieces and nephews Stephen, Sarah, Matthew, and Joseph Heindel; along with numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

Greg was preceded in death by his father John Heindel and step-father Allan Cosgrove.

Contributions in his memory may be made to Hospice Care of the Lowcountry (P.O. Box 3827, Bluffton, South Carolina 29910).