Ina Philips Heiman, 85, of East Windsor, died in her sleep in the early morning of Tuesday, April 4, 2023.
She is predeceased by her husband Carlin J. Heiman. She is survived by her daughters, Diane Steele of Robbinsville, and Robin (and Irwin) Margolin of Ewing Township. She is also survived by: her grandchildren; Sam Steele of Hamilton, Carly Steele of Minnesota, Steven Margolin of Vermont, and Hannah (and Anthony) Mathias of Monmouth Junction; her brother, Fred (and Arlene) Philips of New York, and many nieces and nephews.
Born in Brooklyn, New York, Ina moved to East Windsor with her family in the Spring of 1971. Always a firm believer in education, Ina spearheaded the campaign to lobby Mercer County to build a library branch in the developing community of Twin Rivers and became a Library Assistant in the library system in 1973. Rising to the title of Senior Library Assistant, Ina was the longest tenured employee in the Mercer County Library System when she retired in 2016. For more than 40 years she was known as the “Twin Rivers Library Lady” sharing her love of reading, learning and growing.
An avid traveler, Ina has explored many countries and cultures in Europe, Asia, South America, Africa, Australia, Oceania and, of course, North America.
According to Ina’s wishes, there will be no funeral.
Those wishing to pay their respects may do so at Adath Israel Congregation in Lawrenceville, after the Passover holiday on: Sunday, April 16th, Monday, April 17th, and Tuesday, April 18th 2023. Visitation with the family will be from 7:00pm-9:00pm each night with a brief Shiva service at 7:30pm.
In her honor and memory, please patronize your local library and read a book.