Bertram Heyman(1919 - 2013)

Bertram Heyman
June 7, 1919 - March 2, 2013
Resident of Los Gatos
Bertram N. Heyman, 93, of Los Gatos, died March 2, 2013.
He was born to the late Harry and Gussie Heyman on June 7, 1919, in Youngstown, Ohio, where he worked in his father's grocery store. Bert's education at Miami University was interrupted by WWII where he proudly served as a fighter pilot in the Pacific theatre. He was a decorated veteran who flew 57 combat missions during his service in the Air Force. In 1946 he married the late Esther Kolman, and they moved to Los Angeles and raised two sons. A job promotion with the International Order of the Foresters led to their move to Los Gatos in 1973, where Esther passed away in 1981. Bert and Ida Cutler were married in 1983 and they shared their love of travel and community. Bert was a founding member of Congregation Shir Hadash, and proud member of the Masons and Lion's Club. Bert showed kindness and compassion to countless people and organizations throughout his life, and truly never met a stranger.
Bert is survived by his beloved wife Ida Heyman and her two children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren; adored sons Steven Heyman of Los Angeles and Kenneth Heyman and wife Kimber of San Francisco; brother Dr. Louis Heyman of Michigan; cherished nieces and nephews; and a host of dear friends. He was predeceased by his first wife Esther Heyman; sister Helen Heyman-Cohen and brother Alfred Heyman.
The family thanks the staff of the Los Gatos Meadows for their tender care over the years. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to www.Run4Papa.com for Primary Progressive Aphasia research.
Funeral and interment at Los Gatos Memorial Park on Sunday, March 10 at 2:00pm with a celebration of life at the Los Gatos Meadows immediately afterward.


Published in San Jose Mercury News/San Mateo County Times on Mar. 8, 2013