Roberta Lush Heistand
Jun 1, 2017
HEISTAND, Roberta Lush, died in her sleep with her dog at her side on May 28, 2017.
She was the widow of the Rt. Rev. Joseph Thomas Heistand, retired Episcopal Bishop of
She is survived by her three daughters, Hilary Long and husband, Henry P. Long Jr., Andrea
Boyd and husband, The Rev. Lawrence Boyd, and The Rev. Canon Virginia Heistand and
husband, Jim Wilson; seven grandchildren, Toby (Molly), Jake (Lauren), Caroline (Katie),
Wynnie (Jon), Harrison, Emily and Caroline; and three great-grandchildren, Ollie, Libby and
She graduated from George Washington University.
She was a brillant reader and accomplished pianist. She was a devoted supporter of all
endeavors pursued by her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was skilled at
the thoughtful gesture and a prolific writer of letters.
A service will be held in Eagles Mere, Pa., where she will be buried with her beloved husband.
Donations may be made to St. John's in the Wilderness Episcopal Church, Eagles Mere, Pa.