A resident of Charleston, SC since 1995, went home to the Lord and died peacefully at his home after a short illness on April 8, 2014. He was born in Washington, DC on July 9, 1925 to Annalee Hagerman Siddons and Frederick P.H. Siddons. His grandfather Judge Siddons was a Federal judge who jointly presided over the Tea Pot Dome case in the early 1920's. His father was Vice President at the American Securities and Trust in Washington. Heyward graduated from St. Albans School in Washington, DC and served his country honorably as an navigator on B-29's for the Army Air Corp in World War II. He attended Princeton University where he was a member of the Colonial Club and graduated in 1948. He had a successful career in journalism and advertising in Denver, Colorado and Atlanta, GA. He married novelist Anne Rivers Siddons in 1966 in Atlanta where they lived until moving to Charleston ,SC in 1995. In Charleston after retiring, Heyward served for many years as the head of the Carolina Cleft Lip & Palate Board. He was instrumental in guiding the research and clinic management teams to modernize with computer technology. His charming nature always set a professional standard. His efforts helped many children . Besides his wife, Heyward is survived by four sons from his first wife, Nancy Williams Siddons. They (and their families) are Lee Siddons, Kem Siddons, his wife Carol, their son Stuart and daughter Kelby. Rick Siddons, his wife Julie and their daughter Maggie. David Siddons and his wife Tracy Siddons. Heyward's sharp mind and keen wit endeared him to a large circle of work colleagues, relatives and friends. Heyward was always young at heart and displayed a gentle spirit that impressed everyone he met. He was a friend to all. Those qualities along with many other gifts and talents made him the valuable man that he was. He will be missed."  A private service is being held in Charleston, SC on Saturday, April 19.

Published by The Washington Post on Apr. 15, 2014.
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Ann, hard to believe that it has been 5 years since you lost your beloved husband. I'll be thinking of you today.
A friend asked me recently if I knew who you were.....I said "oh, yes, I love her, and told her that we had worked together all those many years ago. Some people leave a happy spot in our hearts, and you left one in mine, Anne. Love you!!! Trudie Anderson Barron, 1425 Woodcrest Drive, Roswell, Ga. 30075.
Trudie Anderson Barron
April 8, 2019
I didn't know to sign my earlier post. Anne, I sent the message about wanting you to come to Governor's Honors in Valdosta along with Heyward's gentle "no way." Please remember that you and Heyward are special to Woodward Academy. I retire after 44 years here in 2015. Carolyn Haldeman
Carolyn Haldeman
May 12, 2014
Anne- We just read Pat's wonderful eulogy and hadn't yet heard about Heyward's death. Gloria and I want you to know that we send our love and concern and sympathy. Just this week I read another's obituary whose words said it so well: "I will not grieve because he died. I will rejoice because he lived". We do both, don't we?
Love, John and Gloria Barringer
April 25, 2014
I've encountered many people on my path in life. Some, I knew to step around. Others, I knew to embrace. Heyward was one of the most embracable. He made me laugh, he made me think and he showed me how to do business as a gentleman. He enlightened my path with his wisdom and friendship...and I am forever grateful.
Joe Benton
April 18, 2014
I was so fortunate to work one-on-one with Heyward for four years from 1986-90. I was a young journalist then and he taught me so many things about writing and editing. He was sharp, kind-hearted and had a quick whit. I consider it an honor to have enjoyed his company during those years in Atlanta.
Creston Mapes
April 18, 2014
Heyward ~ my mentor, my partner, my friend. We travelled many a mile together, created some great things, discussed many an idea, and also had some great fun. I will miss you terribly. Three Cheers for Old Nassau. ~Ross
Ross Lenhart
April 18, 2014
Ann, so saddened to hear of the loss of your husband. May you be sustained by all the wonderful memories you have of him. Trudie Anderson Barron, Roswell, Ga.
April 16, 2014
Condolences to Anne and the family. He was fine man, and we were fortunate to have known him.
Eloise Mills
April 16, 2014
Heyward answered the phone once when I wanted to ask you, Anne, if you would speak at Governor's Honors in Valdosta as you had in my classroom. He said, "Carolyn, we spend our summers in Maine, and I can tell you that Anne won't give up the climate in Maine for the heat in Valdosta!" He was so cordial and yet protective of your time. How fortunate that you found each other, so beautifully told in John Chancellor Makes Me Cry.
April 15, 2014
To Anne, so sad to see this is the Atlanta paper this morning- brought back so many memories- I remember how much I used to enjoy Heyward at Marschalk and how funny he was. So glad you two had this time together in your lives. Know you will miss him so. Wish I was there to wrap my arms around you to comfort you. Will be thinking about you so with prayers going your way. Much love, Linda Webb Alexander
Linda Webb Alexander
April 15, 2014
My sympathy to you in the loss of your husband.
Nancy Boston
April 15, 2014
I enjoyed many conversations with Heyward during the few years I was privileged to know him. His wry wit will be missed.
Rusty Burbage
April 15, 2014
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