Richard T. "Dick" Heglin, 84, of Dataw Island, South Carolina and Beulah, Michigan passed away on Friday, November 19, 2021, after an extended illness. Dick was born in December 1936 in Detroit to Edward Kyle Heglin and Aida Jagmin Heglin.\nDick attended twelve schools as his father supported the war effort, including living in Oak Ridge, Tennessee for the Manhattan Project. His senior year in high school he moved to Grosse Pointe, Michigan, where he graduated from Grosse Point High School. It was there where he met Mary K. Shenefield, to whom he was married for over 62 years.\nDick attended the University of Michigan, where he was a Sigma Chi. He graduated as a mechanical engineer. He served on the UofM Engineering Alumni Society Board for 25 years. He was presented with the College of Engineering Alumni Merit Award in 2007.\nDick's mechanical and business acumen were put to work at General Electric Company, followed by Tecumseh Products Company where he served for 18 years, ending his tenure there as a Senior Vice-President. He then became a Vice-President at American Standard, and the Trane Company. He was President of Superior Valve Company, Leybold Vacuum Products, and Balzers and Leybold Taiwan. He was active in several air-conditioning and refrigeration professional associations, including the Air-Conditioning Refrigeration Institute (ARI) (now AHRI) where he served as President.\nA consummate sportsman, Dick played football, basketball, tennis, paddleball, and a brief stint in semi-pro hockey. He loved being outdoors hunting and fishing. Sailing was a passion; he was proud of his membership in The Old Goat Society, signifying his surviving 25+ years sailing in the Port-Huron to Mackinac Island race. He was on three first-place winning boats! He was a fervent golfer, a fixture on the Dataw Island courses in South Carolina, and Crystal Downs Country Club in Michigan.\nDick was devoted to his family and his community, serving in many roles, including baseball coach, PTA president, school board member, Sunday school teacher, choir member. In retirement, Dick was active helping to build St. Andrews Presbyterian Church, in Beulah, MI, where he served on the Finance Committee for many years.\nDick felt one of his most important roles was being "Bapa" to his four grandchildren. Summers on Crystal Lake in northern lower Michigan surrounded by family and friends, watching the sunset with him was a particular joy.\nDick is survived by his wife, Mary S. Heglin, daughter Catherine "Katie" Heglin Windom, (D. Bruce Windom), of Fort Mill, SC, and son Andrew "Andy" Holmes Heglin (Susan Black Heglin) of Chicago, IL, grandchildren, Samuel Lantz Windom, Chandler Elizabeth Windom, Kristen Power Heglin, and Mary Jagmin Heglin, and his sister, Ann Jagmin Heglin.\nA celebration of life will be held at Sea Island Presbyterian Church, 81 Lady's Island Drive, Beaufort, SC, 29907, Sunday December 5th, at 2:00 pm. A reception will follow at the Dataw Island Club. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Andrews Presbyterian Church, 8190 Lincoln Road, Beulah, MI 49617.