Memorial Set for Former Rumsonite, RFH Grad Lee Heinsius, 62

Former Rumsonite and Rumson-Fair Haven Regional High School (RFH) graduate Lee A. Heinsius passed away on Friday, Nov. 30, at Riverview Medical Center after a long, courageous battle with lung disease. She was 62.

A memorial service for Lee is set for 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 4, at Saint George’s By The River Church, 7 Lincoln Avenue, Rumson. Burial will be private.

From Lee’s obituary … 

Lee Heinsius
Photo/courtesy of Thompson Memorial Home

Born in Neptune in 1956, Lee was the daughter of the late Marilyn and Howard A. Heinsius.

After growing up in Rumson and graduating from RFH, Lee received her bachelor’s degree in Hotel Administration from the School of Hotel Administration at Cornell University.

She then went on to have a very successful career as an advertising marketing director for many world class hotels and travel destinations, including RockResorts, Marriott International, Cunard Cruise Line, and the New York Palace Hotel. Her greatest joy though was working with her father at his advertising agency, Needham and Grohmann, in New York City.

Lee was able to travel the world but got the most enjoyment from her family, growing up on the New Jersey shore, and her beloved cats. She was a loving and caring daughter, sister and friend and always known for her kindness and admired by all.

Lee is predeceased by her mother Marilyn S. Heinous.

She is survived by: her father, Howard A. Heinsius, of Shrewsbury; her sisters, Lynn Heinsius, of Tinton Falls, and Diane Richards and husband John, of Berlin, CT;  her niece, Ardis O’Mara and husband Peter, of Shrewsbury, and great nephews and nieces Mason, Molly, Sean, and Adelaine.

The family would like to thank Dr. Frank Arlinghaus, Dr. Vivek Ayah and the staff of the University of Pennsylvania Lung Transplant Institute, and the staff at The Atrium Post Acute Care of Matawan for their excellent care.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Monmouth County SPCA, 260 Wall Street, Eatontown, NJ 07724. Arrangements are under the care of the Thompson Memorial Home, 310 Broad Street, Red Bank, NJ.