William Frederick Heyler III; Attorney


William Frederick Heyler III, a longtime Glendale attorney, has died in Glendale. He was 55.

Heyler died Friday of a heart attack, said his son Frederick William Heyler.

Born in Santa Monica, Heyler served in the U.S. Navy from 1957 to 1960 and graduated from the UCLA School of Law in 1963. He worked for a year as a law clerk in the Los Angeles County Court of Appeals before he began practicing law. He worked as an attorney in Los Angeles and in 1967 moved his practice to Glendale. At the time of his death, he was a partner with the law firm of Yanz, Heyler & Hertz in Glendale, where he specialized in family law.


Heyler was president of the Glendale Bar Assn. from 1975 to 1976, president of the Tropico Kiwanis Club of Glendale from 1976 to 1977, president of the Verdugo Hills Visiting Nurses Assn. from 1978 to 1980, executive committee chairman of the family law section of the Los Angeles County Bar Assn. from 1980 to 1981 and a member of the board of directors of the Glendale Chamber of Commerce from 1979 to 1982. In addition, he taught family law and business law classes at Glendale Community College and Pasadena City College in the 1980s.

He is survived by his wife of 28 years, Beverly Heyler; a son, Frederick William Heyler of San Francisco; a daughter, Ann Marie Heyler of Glendale, and two sisters, Sharon E. Heyler of Cupertino, Calif., and Marilyn H. Hettick of Yorba Linda, Calif.

A funeral was held Wednesday at the First Church of the Nazarene of Los Angeles. Burial followed at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Glendale, which handled the arrangements. Donations can be made to the William Frederick Heyler III Memorial Fund at the Los Angeles First Church of the Nazarene.