Obituary | Richard “Dick” Heyes

Richard “Dick” Heyes

Richard “Dick” Heyes enjoyed a long and happy life as a Glendale, California resident since his birth on March 31, 1925. He passed away peacefully February 11, 2021, at the age of 95. His parents Lincoln and Pearl Heyes moved to Glendale from the east coast in 1923. Dick was the middle child of three siblings. His older sister Gloria and younger brother Robert both predeceased him.
Dick attended Glendale public schools: Keppel Elementary, Toll Junior High, and graduated from Hoover High School in June 1943. His father Lincoln Heyes was a member of the Glendale Board of Education and had the pleasure of handing Dick his high school diploma.
After serving as an enlisted man in the United States Navy during WWII, Dick attended the University of Southern California, where he majored in business and was an active member of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity. He married his college sweetheart Judith May Hayward in her hometown of Kansas City, Missouri on June 17, 1949. Their daughter Lynne Ann was born in 1951, and their son Richard “Rick” was born in 1954.

Upon graduation from USC, Dick began working with his father, and later his brother, in the family business. The Heyes family owned and operated Fanset Cleaners, a successful dry cleaning business in Glendale from the early 1920s until 1987 when Dick retired and sold the business.
Dick was a very active businessman in Glendale and Burbank and was a member of a number of service clubs. He served as a member and president of the Burbank Rotary Club and the Burbank Chamber of Commerce. He was also an active member in South Bay Dry Cleaner’s Association.
Beyond his professional career, Dick had many hobbies and interests including tennis, boating, snow and water skiing, wood working and travel. He built great toys for his kids, including remote control cars and boats, go carts, slot cars and even a golf cart. He held a patent for a business machine and was always tinkering and dreaming of innovative ways to work and play. His lifelong friends from USC were much-loved companions for Dick and Judy. They constantly had get-togethers and trips with friends and families. Dick never missed a chance to swim around the pier in Malibu, jump his dirt bike on a secluded bit of road, slide into a daredevil water ski turn or race down June Mountain on skis. He did it all with a smile and a wink. Dick will be remembered especially for the way he lived his life, always planning the next trip with friends and forever cherishing his family.
Dick is survived by his wife of 71 years. Judith, his children Lynne Heyes Naeve and Dr. Richard Heyes, grandchildren Carly, Stacy, Clarke and Alexandra, and great-grandchildren Liam, Adyson, Brigitta and Ayden.