Philip E. Heide grew up in New York City, attending Allen-Stevenson School. He attended Portsmouth Abbey School in Rhode Island. Upon his graduation from Portsmouth, he attended The University of Pennsylvania where he graduated from The Wharton School of Business. He served in the United States Army and was honorably discharged. In 1964, Mr. Heide joined Henry Heide Inc. full time. He spent over 30 years at the company, which was founded by his great-grandfather in 1869. Among his accomplishments, Philip was particularly proud of discovering Gummi Bears in 1977 and bringing the product category to North America. He was the son of Andrew and Eleanor Heide, who predeceased him. He was also predeceased by daughters Christina and Penelope; and brother Peter Heide. He is survived by his children Andrew William Heide of New York City and his daughter Elizabeth Heide Fessenden of Greenwich, CT, his son-in-law Jamie Fessenden and daughter- in-law Erin Maxon. He was the beloved grandfather of Ella, Aidan, Ava and Cooper.