Heather Naylor

Heather Jean Naylor

Monday, July 14th, 1986 - Saturday, June 1st, 2019
Recommend this to your friends.
Share via:

Sign in to the Family Interactive Login

The Family Interactive feature enhances An Amazing Life. Authorized family members can securely access their loved one's memorial website settings at any time.

Share Book of Memories with a Friend

Please enter the name and email details so that we can send your friend a link to the online tribute. No names or addresses will be collected by using this service.

Email Sent

Your email has been sent.

To share your memory on the wall of Heather Naylor, sign in using one of the following options:

Sign in with Facebook


Sign in with your email address

Your condolence has been posted successfully

Provide comfort for the family by sending flowers or planting a tree in memory of Heather Naylor

No Thanks

Contact Funeral Home

Please enter your question or comment below:

Email Sent

Your email has been sent.

Heather's Tribute Fund

  •  Full Name
  •  Initials
  •  Anonymous
By continuing, you agree with the terms and privacy policy.

Heather's Tribute Fund

There may be a delay while processing. Please do not click the back button or refresh while a payment is processing.


Heather Jean Naylor, 32, passed away surrounded by her family, on Saturday, June 1, 2019 at Upstate Medical Hospital.

Heather was born July 14, 1986 in Cortland NY and spent her entire life living in the area. She is survived by her son Tavin Naylor; her parents, Justin (Barbara) Naylor of Cortland and Cindy (Timothy) Foster of Freeville; four brothers, Eric Conklin of Groton, Christopher Hewes of Cortland, Justin (Ashley) Naylor of Cortland, and Timmy (Michelle) Foster of Dryden; her paternal grandparents, Tom and Robin Naylor of East Freetown, maternal grandfather, Ed Gunn of Groton; nieces Anahlee, Emma, Morgan, Paige, Lyla and nephews Ashtin and Lincoln; many Aunts, Uncles, and Cousins, and all of her friends. Heather is predeceased by her paternal grandmother, Jean Naylor, and maternal grandmother, Olia Gunn. 

Heather graduated from Cortland High School in 2004 and later attended OCM BOCES enrolled in the LPN program. She had a zest for life and gave the best hugs ever hands down. She loved fishing and camping and animals and while growing up often adopted creatures as pets such as frogs and ferrets. Heather was determined to live her life, her way. She had a contagious laugh that we would give anything to hear one more time. She was bossy but loving. She was bold but caring. Heather’s journey in life included struggles that only the souls of those who’ve walked that path would know or understand. Her soul is now free. The way she always wanted. She fought her battle with courage.  And she will watch over Tavin who will know a beautiful life. We will miss Heather terribly. But she will never be forgotten. 

Revelations 21:4
“And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain, for the former things are passed away”

Calling hours will be held on Friday, June 7, 2019, 11:00 -1:00   at the  Zirbel Funeral Home, 115 Williams St. Groton with a memorial service officiated by Pastor Sam Neno immediately following at 1:00 p.m.. 

Memorial Contributions in Heather’s name may be directed to:

Catholic Charities
Attn: Peer Addiction Services Program
In Memory of Heather Jean Naylor
33-35 Central Avenue
Cortland, NY 13045
Read Less

Service Details

  • Visitation

    Friday, June 7th, 2019 | 11:00am - 1:00pm
    Friday, June 7th, 2019 11:00am - 1:00pm
    Zirbel Funeral Home
    115 Williams St.
    GROTON, NY 13073
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    Friday, June 7th, 2019 | 1:00pm
    Friday, June 7th, 2019 1:00pm
    Zirbel Funeral Home
    115 Williams St.
    GROTON, NY 13073
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Pastor Sam Neno
  • Interment

    Friday, June 7th, 2019 |
    Friday, June 7th, 2019
    Bird Cemetery
    Bird Cemetery Road
    LOCKE, NY 13092
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email


We encourage you to share your most beloved memories of Heather here, so that the family and other loved ones can always see it. You can upload cherished photographs, or share your favorite stories, and can even comment on those shared by others.

Private Condolence

Alex R

Posted at 02:08pm
My name is Alex and, although I didn’t know Heather personally, please accept my condolences on the loss of your dear young loved one. The Bible can offer great comfort in these difficult times. John 5:28,29 gives hope to many who have lost loved ones in death. I hope these words can do the same for you. If you would like to learn more about this beautiful hope for the future, please visit jw.org. I am so sorry for your loss.


Posted at 08:01pm
We had our ups ans downs but u we're still a good person . Watch over ur family and friends and ur lil boy. I'll keep all the memories from our teenage years. RIP my friend.

Friends & Colleagues at AA&D Cornell University

Posted at 01:37pm
Please accept our most heartfelt sympathies for your loss... Our thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time.
Flower Image

Friends & Colleagues at AA&D Cornell University purchased flowers for the family of Heather Naylor.


Jaimee Strauf

Posted at 09:11pm
Gosh Heather, I could never literally WRITE all of the CRAZY stuff we did, some 15 years ago😂🙊. I’ll tell you this, I cry when I think of it, I’ll hold the memories close. Love you girl. 💋😭😔

Kristina Marie Knight

Posted at 10:24am
I remember spending night at her house years ago back when they had the baby fox as a pet I also remember babysitting her n justin jr 😭 I'm so Deeply sorry for your loss sending my deepest condolences to the family and friends of this beautiful lady

Photos & Videos

Photo Album

Upload up to 10 images at a time, max 8MB each